The Damu Ridas were an assortment of Bloods gang members from South Los Angeles who recorded the Bloods & Crips collaboration albums Bangin' on Wax and Bangin' on Wax 2... The Saga Continues. After Bangin' on Wax albums were made, the Bloods & Crips split up. The Bloods members formed the Damu Ridas, as well as the Crip members formed Nationwide Rip Ridaz. Most of the members are deceased. The group was mostly composed by gang-members from two gangs : the Denver Lane Gangsta Bloods and the Crenshaw Mafia. These two gangs are known to be really close, to the point that their alliance was called "Denver Mafia" or "Mafia Lane". Over 70 members of this alliance have been killed. redruM781 is related to rapper Kurupt, though the two have a long time feud. During the Death Row days, redruM781 signed to Death Row Records, the same label where Kurupt was in at the time.
The Damu Ridas consisted of the Bloods, who branched off from the original Bloods & Crips in 1995. The Bloods became "Damu Ridas" and the Crips became :Nationwide Rip Ridaz" Most of the members were either from LA Denver Lane Bloods or Crenshaw Mafia Bloods. The Damu Ridas released two albums, Damu Ridas and How Deep Is Your Hood. The Damu Ridas (album) released only one video for the single called “Damu Ride”, which featured B-Brazy, Lil' Hawk, SP Spyder, Tip Top, Pimp D, and Peanut 2 aka KP.