Nate Dogg Honored at SXSW

11:30 AM PST 03/18/2011 by Lindsay Powers
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Wiz Khalifa paid tribute to his fellow rapper during the "Killers Lasers Papers" concert Thursday in Austin.

Wiz Khalifa honored fellow rapper Nate Dogg (real name: Nathaniel D. Hale) at the "Killers Lasers Papers" show at SXSW Thursday night.

Khalifa -- who rose to fame with the Super Bowl anthem "Black and Yellow" -- stopped his set and spoke openly about Nate Dogg, who died earlier this week at 41 from stroke complications.

Khalifa called Nate Dogg "one of my biggest heroes," according to MTV, and then paired up with the Taylor Gang to sing a medley of his biggest hits and most well-known versus, including "hey hey hey hey/smoke weed every day" from Dr. Dre's "The Next Episode."

"Rest in peace, Nate Dogg," Khalifa said after.

The Game released a tribute song, "All Doggs Go to Heaven (R.I.P. Nate Dogg)," on Thursday.

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