“How do you honor the person who helped you redefine the sound of hip-hop? If you’re Snoop Dogg and that person is Nate Dogg, you get his face tattooed on your arm.
Snoop had the legendary West Coast tattoo artist, Mr. Cartoon, ink a black and gray portrait of Nate with the phrase, “All Doggs go to Heaven” on the inside of his forearm, after his 213 group mate died of congestive heart failure at the age of 41. Then he showed it off this weekend. “We lost a true legend in hip-hop and R&B,” Snoop tweeted. “One of my best friends and a brother to me since 1986, when I was a sophomore…I love u buddy luv. U will always be with me forever and a day. You put the ‘G’ in G funk. You put the ‘1’ n 213. And you put yo stamp on everybody you ever did it with.”
It just so happens the stamp he put on Snoop’s life was a little more permanent.”