We were so close to finally getting some posthumous material from the late Nate Dogg. His former 213 group member Snoop Dogg has had Nate’s unheard vocals in his possession for some time. The song is called “Wintertime in June” and featured Nate Dogg on the hook and the bridge. Snoop intended to use the unfinished track for his new body of work BUSH. Unfortunately, the track with Nate Dogg didn’t make it on to the album.
“I could never write to it,” Snoop explained to VIBE. “ I had it for about a year before I tried to do something to it because every time I would try to write, I would get emotional and cry, and couldn’t finish it ‘cause the way he was singing on it, the sh-t he was saying. So I ended up giving it to a writer to write it for me and he wrote the sh-t out of it and he sounded good. It felt good and Pharrell loved it. It’s just the producer didn’t like the way the mix sounded because when I had did it, I did it on a two-track and then he ended up separating it. And when he separated it, it didn’t feel like it felt on the two-track.”
It sounds like the song would have been one of the stand-out tracks on the album. Even though the song is still incomplete, don’t lose faith just yet. According to Snoop, we may end up hearing the song sometime in the future. For now, “Wintertime In June” will stay in the vault until the time is right.