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 1990–2011
Labels TVT, Doggystyle Records / Priority Records (2009-2011)
Website none
Past members Warren G
Snoop Dogg
Nate Dogg (deceased)

213 was an American hip hop trio 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]

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 1994, they released the St. Ides EP. Since then, they continued to collaborate on each other's solo projects, but they didn't release any new material as a group

On August 17, 2004, they released their only studio 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]

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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.