Hip-Hop group

Legendary West Coast rappers Snoop Dogg, Warren G and Nate Dogg originally got their start as the Long Beach, Califonia-based rap group 213. Named after Los Angeles' original telephone area code, the childhood friends got their big break when Warren G's half-brother, Dr. Dre, recruited them to his newly formed Death Row Records camp. Although Warren declined the offer, group member Snoop Dogg was recruited by the label and was debuted on the track "Deep Cover" on the Deep Cover soundtrack.  As a group, the trio scored a hit with "Ain't No Fun (If the Homies Can't Have None)" from Snoop Dogg's debut Doggystyle. Warren G would ultimately sign with Def Jam and go on to record the smash debut "Regulate" in 1994. The crew eventually reunited in 2003 for "So Fly" and finally released their group project The Hard Way in 2004.