“Nate grew up great,” Nate said.
“He had the best friends.
He was so confident.
I’m not sure I could have done anything to change that.
He’s just such a great person, so funny, so down-to-earth.”
Growing up in the heart of Manhattan, New York, Nate didn’t have much of a childhood.
He attended a public school that focused on reading and math, and his parents had to take him to school every day.
Nate’s mother, who was an elementary school teacher, was a social worker and, in the summer, worked for the U.S. government’s Children’s Hospital in Washington, D.C. As a child, Nate was very shy, but he was always polite.
He learned to read the newspaper and play the guitar.
“My favorite book was The Story of My Life,” Nate told me.
“I could have written anything I wanted.”
He played in bands and studied jazz and classical music, and as an adult, he took acting classes.
“Nates was the coolest kid in school,” his mother said.
Nate grew up in Brooklyn, but his family moved to Manhattan when he was four years old.
“When he was born, he had a very, very big head,” his mom said.
He had a big mouth, so he had to chew on a regular basis, but eventually, he became so good at it, he was able to say, “I can’t do this anymore.”
He began playing in bands.
When Nate was 10, he started writing songs and went to New York City to study acting.
“In the city, he would walk around and try to impress people,” his friend Chris recalled.
Nate started acting in movies and was cast in films, but the roles didn’t interest him.
He also fell in love with music.
When he was 17, he wrote songs about being homeless.
One song, “All Alone,” became an anthem for his New York upbringing.
Nate has been in bands since the age of 12.
He said he’s a heavy metal guitarist, and a metal drummer, and he’s also a keyboardist.
Nate began performing when he could play drums.
His first big break came when he appeared in a video for the band The Black Angels.
He told his friends he had no idea what he was doing, but they didn’t care.
“They were really impressed,” his older brother Nate said, and they invited him on stage.
“A couple of years later, we were playing shows in L.A., and we got to meet him at the door and I said, ‘What the hell are you doing?'”
When Nate started performing in bands, he did a lot of acting, and soon after, he signed to a record label.
He became known as “Nyga.”
He’s known for being smart, witty, funny, and passionate about his music.
But he also made a few mistakes, including drinking too much, and taking drugs.
“It’s not like I was an easy guy to deal with,” Nate wrote in an essay about his early days in New York.
He started drinking heavily at age 12 and had a difficult time controlling it, but then he started drinking more and more, and eventually became addicted to pills.
“By the time I turned 18, I was drinking about five bottles of alcohol per day, and I was getting in a lot more trouble with the law,” Nate recalled.
His drinking continued and he had another run-in with the police.
Nate got arrested and spent the night in jail, but it was the police who took him to the hospital.
He died from pneumonia in May 2010.
The police were surprised and angry.
“This is how I grew up?
I drank like five bottles a day,” he wrote.
“Then, I started to have suicidal thoughts.
I’d cry, and the cops would yell at me to take the pills and get help.”
When I met Nate, he hadn’t yet found a record deal.
His mother, Nia, who is now a lawyer, said that he wasn’t worried about a record career, and she hoped that if he ever became famous, he could make money.
“There was a lot going on in his life at the time that was very difficult for him to cope with,” she said.
She told me that Nate was trying to help other people.
“As he grew up, he always thought that if you had a good story to tell, you could do it.
That’s why when I got to know him, I never thought he was going to be successful.”
I met him at his house in New Jersey.
“We didn’t even know each other,” Nate’s friend Chris said.
We didn’t talk much.
He just sat in the living room with a laptop on his lap, playing games on his phone.
Nate was sitting on the floor with his back to the wall,