This week’s entry is a great mixtape that dropped last year from my man DJ Steve1der entitled “Nate in 08: The Best of Nate Dogg”. In my opinion, it’s probably the best mixtape I heard in 2008 and it actually inspired me to design a collabo t-shirt with Steve and release the tee & his mixtape exclusively through KNYEW like an all in one package. I remember calling up my boy Mike Drumman to somehow setup a meeting for me & Nate Dogg cause I wanted to have him record some drops to help market the release and more importantly, pose for some pictures since there were absolutely no high-quality photos of him online. Mike calls me up later that day and told me that Nate Dogg actually sufferred his second stroke the week before and had the left side of his face paralyzed. This shocked us all. It became clear that we had to make this t-shirt/mixtape happen cause Steve’s CD started to carry even more sentimental weight for all of us now. I had meetings with my designer Marvski and we worked on the design for 2-3 days trying to make something pop. Before I knew it, 2 weeks had rolled by and Steve’s mixtape had reached over 25,000 downloads on zshare.net!!! Then somehow, between work and traveling, the idea got lost and we never made it happen. To this day I think about it and it carries alot of regret on my part. Maybe it’s not too late for the t-shirt/mixtape collabo to happen? I can’t front, I’m getting re-inspired just writing this blog entry. Anyhow, email us and let us know what you guys think. It’s an incredible mix from 2 very talented artists and it’s never too late to make this thing pop. From Crooked and all the boys @ KNYEW, many thanks to Steve1der & Nate Dogg for the music!!!