By Paul Russell
4/9/2003 8:11:03 PM
Tags and topics realted to this article include Nate Dogg.
The "Crooning Gangsta" recently spoke with MTV about his part in the Chris Rock movie, "Head of State," filming the 50 Cent video and why his album was postponed!
Nate Dogg only just got a chance to see the film he appears in as a singing narrator. Regarding "Head of State" he said : "It was cool. It looks different seeing yourself on the big screen. They didn’t take too much of my stuff out...I was counting my parts, like, 'I wonder if they cut that out.' I was really myself in the movie, I felt like I was shooting a video. I didn’t really get a chance to show my acting skills, but one of these days I will."
His time on set of the film was spent laughing by all accounts : "It was funny as hell. Chris and Bernie [Mac] are some funny cats. It never stops. If you don’t want to have a stomachache, don’t hang around them cats. It was funny, trying to act hard and laughing at the same time."
However when Nate wasn't acting or laughing, he was macking! He met Chris Rock's leading lady, Tamala Jones, on the set of the movie and the two are now dating : "We was just hanging out in the same place, got to talking, found out we had a lot in common, and we started hanging out," Nate said. "She listens to all kinds of music. She likes a lot of older music, old R&B music. I love old R&B records."
The Dogg Pound Gangsta also revealed that at the moment he is too focused on his career to think about walking down the aisle, however he did promise that when he does tie the knot, he won't have to look far to find somebody to sing at the ceremony : "When I do get married, I'm gonna sing to my wife. If a woman makes me fall in love, I've got to sing to her."
His hugely anticipated self titled third album, which was due out originally in February of this year, was postponed for reasons unexplained, until now! On Thursday in L.A. Nate is finishing up the last two tracks for the new release : "I'll be finished with it by the end of next week, I went and revamped a few things. I got Dre [producing] a couple of them and 50 Cent on one. I got the opportunity to put them on, so I postponed it. You got to have them kind of cats on there. Hopefully [the song with 50] will be a dance record or something real aggressive. Dre is doing the beat right now, so once that’s done we'll be on it."
Last weekend Nate spent more time with the Shady/Aftermath crew as he shot scenes for 50 Cent's "21 Questions" video, which Dr. Dre co-directed : "We was just sitting there doing the time, It's visiting day and your girl comes, and you ask her can she be down. You gotta do the time, but you ask her can she stay down with you. I just performed, I didn't do too much acting. 50 got [roughed] up a few times in the video. The po'-po gaffled him up."
In addition to Dre and 50, Nate has reportadly done a track with Trick Daddy that is set to be a new addition to the "Nate Dogg" LP : "It's about my favorite homegirl, Mary, It's pretty cool. I always sneak a marijuana song on my al
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