TVT Records today announced the signing of West Coast rap supergroup 213. The trio of Nate Dogg, Snoop Dogg and Warren G will release its long-awaited debut, “The Hard Way,” on July 20. The artists have a long association that predates Snoop’s breakthrough appearance on Dr. Dre’s classic 1992 album “The Chronic” and have frequently collaborated in the years since.
Snoop Dogg has not released an album since 2002’s “Paid tha Cost To Be Da Boss” (Priority), while Warren G’s most recent solo release was that year’s “Return of the Regulator” (Universal). Nate Dogg released a self-titled album in 2003 via Elektra.