Dogg Pound, Warren G. Hosts Tribute To Nate Dogg Tonight

A group of Nate Dogg's closest rap associates will gather in Austin, Texas at the "Respect The West" showcase taking place at The Vibe House, during South By Southwest.

Tha Dogg Pound, Warren G. and special surprise guests will dedicate their performances at Venue 222 tonight to their fellow D.P.G.C. member.

Daz Dillinger and Kurupt worked closely with Nate Dogg, recording a number of tracks, including "Let's Play House," the club classics "It Aint No Fun" from Snoop Dogg's breakthrough album Doggystyle and "Next Episode" from Dr. Dre's breakthrough album The Chronic.  

Nate Dogg's vocals also helped shape Tha Dogg Pound's controversial 1995 Death Row Records debut, Dogg Food, as well a number of Daz and Kurupt's subsequent solo releases.

Tha Dogg Pound was prominently featured on Nate Dogg's Death Row debut G-Funk Classics, Vol. 1 & 2 as well and Warren G.'s track "Regulate" with Nate Dogg is well known throughout the world.

The official Respect The West Showcase is presented by Stampede Management and Cashmere Agency.

The tribute to Nate Dogg kicks off at 8pm in Venue 222 (222 East 6th Street, Austin, TX 78701).

Donations for the Nate Dogg Memorial Trust will also be collected tonight during the showcase, which will also feature performances by Planet Asia, Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Sick Jaken, DJ Nu Mark and others.

The event is sponsored by Xbox Kinect, Dance Central and Kinect Sports, PRO-Keds, Skullcandy and Looxcie.