From Rap Dictionary
- The name of a group with Snoop Doggy Dogg, Nate Dogg and Warren G. This group was separated when they all got big. "Way back then 213 was the clique" -- Warren G (Do you see ).
- Also, 213 was the area code for Long Beach before it got 310, which now is the area code for a large portion of southern California, including Compton. Inglewood is 213 nowadays.
- 213 was named after a car (not a motor vehicle but an alliance of inmates in a prison). See Ice-T's book "Who gives a Fuck?" for reference. There are other cars as well but most West coast and/or Death Row rappers claim to be affiliated with the 213 car (not to be confused with the set somebody claims).