Bloods & Crips
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|Bloods & Crips|
|Origin||Los Angeles, California|
|Genres||Gangsta Rap, G-Funk, West Coast Rap|
|Associated acts||Tweedy Bird Loc
|Members||Damu Ridas (Bloods)
Nationwide Rip Ridaz (Crips)
The Bloods & Crips project was organized by producer Ronnie Phillips, rappers Redrum 781 and Tweedy Bird Loc. Actual gang members, Crips from Compton, Watts and Long Beach, Bloods from Inglewood and Los Angeles auditioned for the group and the best ones were chosen for the album. In 1993 the Bloods & Crips released their debut album entitled Bangin' on Wax for Warlock Records. One year later, the groups second and final studio album, Bangin' on Wax 2... The Saga Continues was released. After Bangin' on Wax 2, the Bloods & Crips parted ways, with the Bloods becoming the Damu Ridas and the Crips became the Nationwide Rip Ridaz.
The idea behind the albums was to get the gang members to bang (slang for fight) on wax (i.e., record) and not in the streets. Each record consisted of a "B" side and a "C" side. The B side consisted of Bloods and the C side consisted of Crips. The songs "Bangin On Wax", "G's & Loc's" and "I Wish You Were Here" were the only songs where the Bloods & Crips rapped together in the original albums. Most of the songs were written and recorded in the same studio session.
|Kelly Park Compton Crips||Notes|
|Tweedy Bird Loc (alive)||Released two solo albums.|
|Fo Clips Eclipse (deceased)||Released a solo album, was shot and killed in front of his home the day his album went out.|
|Do or Die (alive)|
|Sin Loc (alive)|
|AWOL (deceased)||He was choked and killed by the police after he swallowed something police considered a clue.|
|Crip Inch (unknown)|
|Troll Loc (alive)|
|Trouble Loc (unknown)|
|Atlantic Drive Compton Crips||Notes|
|B.G. Scarface (deceased)||Committed suicide in 2012.|
|Rider-J aka Big Bun (unknown)|
|Neighborhood Compton Crips||Notes|
|Blue Rag (unknown)|
|Att Will (unknown)||Released a solo album.|
|Watts Franklin Square Crips||Notes|
|Big Freeze (deceased)||He was shot and killed in a restaurant.|
|Six Pac (alive)|
|Sinbad The Slayer (unknown)|
|Fudgetown Mafia Crips||Notes|
|Rollin 20's Long Beach Crips||Notes|
|Domino aka Genuine Draft (alive)||Released four solo albums.|
|Duv Mac (alive)|
|Avalon Gangster Crips||Notes|
|Twin Loc aka O.G. Cell-E-Cell (alive)||Released a solo album.|
|Rollin 60's Neighborhood Crips||Notes|
|Crenshaw Mafia Gang||Notes|
|Big Wy (alive)||Released an album with the group Young Soldierz.|
|Lil' Hawk (alive)||He's serving a 25 to life sentence.|
|Pimp D (alive)|
|Tip Toe (deceased)|
|Big Mad Eye (deceased)|
|Big Hawk (deceased)|
|Lil' G-Bone (unknown)|
|L.A. Denver Lane Bloods||Notes|
|Lil' Laniak 2 (deceased)|
|Peanut 2 (deceased)|
|G-Len (alive)||Released a solo album.|
Today some of the rappers are active on Facebook or Twitter like Gbizo aKa G-Bone,Duv Mac,C-Note,Sin Loc,Big Wy or Do or Die.
B.G. Scarface left the state, after he was incarcerated for 10 years. He committed suicide on October 2, 2012 according to the following of Gangsta Bone on Facebook.
Troll Loc also left the state.
Big Wy released an album with his group "Young Soldierz" in 1994.Now he is member of "The Relatives".
Lil Stretch owns a motorcycle shop.
Red Rum 781 is still active. His YouTube Account is: theREALredrum781
Gangsta Bone is still active.
C-Note is still active. Her YouTube Account is: MissCnoteDannygyrl
Sin Loc is still active. He released his 1999 debut album "Smell tha Smoke & See tha Fire" on July 22, 2013. He is also active on YouTube. His YouTube Account is: "livingdead1969".
Duv Mac is still active.
Do or Die (A-Lovs still active.
|1993||Bangin' on Wax
|1994||Bangin' on Wax 2... The Saga Continues
|1996||Bangin' on Wax: Greatest Hits
|1993||"Bangin' On Wax"|
|1994||"G's & Loc's"|
|"Wish You Were Here"|
- Exclusive Interview With Bangin On Wax Original Red Rum 781 raptalk.net. Retrieved on 2008-04-11
- Bloods & Crips at Allmusic