213 (group)

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213
OriginLong Beach, California, U.S.
GenresWest Coast hip hop, gangsta rap, G-funk
OccupationsRapping
Years active1992–2011
LabelsTVT, Doggystyle Records / Priority Records (2009-2011)
Websitenone
Past membersNate Dogg
Warren G
Snoop Dogg
 
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213
OriginLong Beach, California, U.S.
GenresWest Coast hip hop, gangsta rap, G-funk
OccupationsRapping
Years active1992–2011
LabelsTVT, Doggystyle Records / Priority Records (2009-2011)
Websitenone
Past membersNate 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]

SongAlbumAlbum artistOther performers (aside from album artist, where applicable)Year
"Deeez Nuuuts"The ChronicDr. DreDaz Dillinger1992
"Ain't No Fun (If the Homies Can't Have None)"DoggystyleSnoop DoggKurupt1994
"Groupie"Tha DoggfatherSnoop DoggTha Dogg Pound, Charlie Wilson1996
"Friends"G-Funk Classics, Vol. 1 & 2Nate Dogg1998
"Neva Gonna Give It Up"Tha Streetz Iz a MuthaKuruptSoopafly, Tray Deee1999
"Don't Tell"No Limit Top DoggSnoop DoggMausberg1999
"Game Don't Wait"I Want It AllWarren GXzibit1999
"Can't Go for That (Remix)"A Nu DayTamiaMissy Elliott2000
"Yo' Sassy Ways"The Return of the RegulatorWarren G2001
"From Long Beach 2 Brick City"Paid tha Cost to Be da BossSnoop DoggRedman2002
"PYT"In the Mid-Nite HourWarren G2005

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.