Good to see that the Dogg Pound went out of their way to remember the OG Nate Dogg.  He will be missed.

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AUSTIN, Texas — Less than 15 minutes before he was set to hit the stage, Warren G sat in a dressing room deep within Austin's Venue 222, wearing a white T-shirt emblazoned with the picture of his late friend and cohort, Nate Dogg, who passed away on Tuesday, reportedly from complications from multiple strokes.

Obviously still dealing with the loss, Warren was silent, stoic and lost in his thoughts. And then, seemingly out of nowhere, he turned to MTV News' cameras and said, with the upmost sincerity, "I honestly don't know how this is going to turn out."

What he was talking about was his tribute to Nate Dogg, which capped off not only the annual Respect the West party (which showcases some of the West Coast's hottest up-and-coming MCs) but the South by Southwest music festival, too. Throughout the night, DJs spun the classics that featured Dogg's soulful voice on the hook — "Lay Low," "The Next Episode," "21 Questions" — and everyone from Kenan Bell to Kendrick Lamar had already made mention of his legacy during their performances, but really, it was the combination of G and his D.P.G.C. running mates Daz Dillinger and Kurupt that would serve as the final word.

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