213 is a hip hop collective from Long Beach, California, comprised of Nate Dogg, Warren G and Snoop Dogg, and in the early stages Nate's cousin Lil 1/2 Dead was also part of the group. In 1993 Snoop and Nate were signed to Death Row Records, ending the group but in 2004 they reunited for their only studio album The Hard Way, which reached #4 on the Billboard 200. The band name comes from the US area code 213, which used to be the area for Long Beach but is now the area code for downtown Los Angeles.
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213 was an American hip hop group from Long Beach, California consisting of Snoop Dogg, Warren G and Nate Dogg. The name "213" comes from Los Angeles' original telephone area code.
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.