213 (group)

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213
Origin Long Beach, California, U.S.
Genres West Coast hip hop, gangsta rap, G-funk
Occupation(s) Rapping
Years active 1992–2011
Labels TVT, Doggystyle Records / Priority Records (2009-2011)
Website none
Past members Nate Dogg
Warren G
Snoop Dogg

213 was an American hip hop supergroup from Long Beach, California composed of Snoop Dogg, Warren G and Nate Dogg. The name "213" comes from Los Angeles' original telephone area code.[1][2] Whilst Calvin Broadus adopted the stage name of 'Snoop Doggy Dogg', followed by 'Snoop Dogg','Snoop Lion, and, more recently, 'Snoopzilla' , Warren G hints that Broadus' stage name, when he first started rapping in the 213 at clubs and parties, was in fact 'Snoop Rock'. In his single "Do You See" on his debut album Regulate...G Funk Era, Warren G reminisces "back when [his] nigga's name was Snoop Rock".

Their first appearance on a commercially released song was "Deeez Nuuuts", from Dr. Dre's multi-platinum solo debut album The Chronic. Each member had minor roles in the song, with Warren G, Snoop Dogg, and Nate Dogg appearing on the intro, chorus, and outro of the song respectively. Their breakthrough song was the minor hit "Ain't No Fun (If the Homies Can't Have None)" from Snoop Dogg's solo debut Doggystyle, which also featured Kurupt of Tha Dogg Pound.

In 2004 they released the album The Hard Way, which reached #4 in the U.S. Billboard 200 charts. It featured the singles, "Groupie Luv" and "So Fly".

On March 15, 2011, Nate Dogg died in Long Beach, California, from complications of multiple strokes.[3]

Discography[edit]

Other appearances[edit]

Song Album Album artist Other performers (aside from album artist, where applicable) Year
"Deeez Nuuuts" The Chronic Dr. Dre Daz Dillinger 1992
"Ain't No Fun (If the Homies Can't Have None)" Doggystyle Snoop Dogg Kurupt 1994
"Groupie" Tha Doggfather Snoop Dogg Tha Dogg Pound, Charlie Wilson 1996
"Friends" G-Funk Classics, Vol. 1 & 2 Nate Dogg 1998
"Neva Gonna Give It Up" Tha Streetz Iz a Mutha Kurupt Soopafly, Tray Deee 1999
"Don't Tell" No Limit Top Dogg Snoop Dogg Mausberg 1999
"Game Don't Wait" I Want It All Warren G Xzibit 1999
"Can't Go for That (Remix)" A Nu Day Tamia Missy Elliott 2000
"Yo' Sassy Ways" The Return of the Regulator Warren G 2001
"From Long Beach 2 Brick City" Paid tha Cost to Be da Boss Snoop Dogg Redman 2002
"PYT" In the Mid-Nite Hour Warren G 2005

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Warren G". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2007-10-24. 
  2. ^ John Bush. "Nate Dogg". Allmusic. Retrieved 2007-10-24. 
  3. ^ Perpetua, Matthew (March 16, 2011). "Rapper and Singer Nate Dogg". Rolling Stone. Retrieved May 7, 2011.