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Snoop Dogg Honored As BMI Icon with Tributes From Dr. Dre, Nas, Wiz Khalifa and Others [VIDEO]

LOS ANGELES, CA -- Snoop Dogg was the recipient of a BMI icon award and several tributes from colleagues Too $hort, Dr. Dre, Nas, Bootsy Collins and others last night at BMI's Urban Awards from Hollywood's Pantages Theater.

LOS ANGELES, CA — Snoop Dogg was the recipient of a BMI Icon award and several tributes from colleagues Too $hort, Dr. Dre, Nas, Bootsy Collins and others last night at BMI’s Urban Awards from Hollywood’s Pantages Theater.

BMI (Broadcast Music, Inc.) holds annual events to recognize the top songwriters, publishers and producers in music. Snoop Dogg’s award recognized his 20 years in music.

Snoop’s all-star tributes featured covers from Wiz Khalifa (“Nuthin But a G Thang”), The Lady of Rage (“Deep Cover”), Too $hort (Gin & Juice”), Charlie Wilson (“Beautiful”), Game (“Murder Was the Case”), Akon (“Sexual Seduction”), Nas and Kurupt (“Next Episode”), and a rendition of “Ain’t No Fun” with Warren G, Kurupt and Daz Dillinger. Dr. Dre delivered a speech before Snoop joined the stage with Bootsy Collins and Charlie Wilson to perform “What’s My Name?”

Other award recipients for the next included Lex Luger (Producer of the Year), B.o.B. for “Nothin’ on You” (Urban Song of the Year) and Drake (Songwriter of the Year).

DR. DRE SPEECH, “WHAT’S MY NAME” (CHARLIE WILSON, DAZ, GAME, RAGE, BOOTSY COLLINS)

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WIZ KHALIFA “NUTHIN BUT A G THANG”

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NAS AND KURUPT “NEXT EPISODE”

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GAME “MURDER WAS THE CASE”

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