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Nate Dogg, Snoop Dogg and Warren G were once in a local rap group called 213

Nate Dogg, Snoop Dogg and Warren G were once in a local rap group called 213
HOLLYWOOD, CA – AUGUST 18: (L-R) Nate Dogg, Warren G and Snoop Dogg attend The Source Hip-Hop Awards on August 18, 1999 at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage)

Nate Dogg, Snoop Dogg, and Warren G were once in a local rap group named 213, which was L.A.’s original telephone area code.

The rap trio started in 1992 and they first appeared together on “Ain’t No Fun (If the Homies Can’t Have None)” from Snoop Dogg’s solo debut album Doggystyle, which also featured Kurupt of Tha Dogg Pound. The groups name was inspired by oakland rap group 415.

In 1994, 213 released their EP “St. Ides EP.”

In 2004, 213 released their only album “The Hard Way” which peaked at No. 4 on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart.

213 was me, Snoop, and Nate. That was my crew. We fell in love with [the group] 415 — Richie Rich, D-Loc and those guys in Oakland. So we was like, “Man, they 415, that’s they area code. So we might as well call ourselves 213 and represent from where we from down here.” Warren G told Rolling Stone

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