The 213 is an American R&B, West Coast hip hop and gangsta rap band that was formed in 1990 by American Grammy Award-nominated rapper and actor Snoop Dogg, Grammy-nominated American R&B/hip hop artist and singer Nate Dogg and American West Coast rapper Warren G. This band began the careers of Snoop Dogg, Warren G (stepbrother to Dr. Dre) and Nate Dogg (Snoop Dogg's cousin). They recorded their first demo in the back of the famed V.I.P record store in Long Beach, the demo was later heard by Dr. Dre at a house party and he was instantly hooked on the soulful voice of Nate. Their debut album, The Hard Way, was released in 2004. It produced the singles, "So Fly" and "Groupie Luv", and it also peaked at number 4 on the U.S. Billboard 200 charts. And now, you may download this album by 213 in mp3 from our site. The Hard Way was also certified Gold.