|Also known as||
*Peanut 2 (deceased)
*Lil' Laniak 2 (deceased)
*Tip Toe (deceased)
*O.G Mad Eye (deceased)
*Big Hawk (deceased)
|Origin||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
West Coast hip hop
|Associated acts||Bloods & Crips, Nationwide Rip Ridaz, Young Soldierz|
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 three gangs: the Denver Lane Gangsta Bloods, The Avenue Piru and the Crenshaw Mafia. Two of the 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.
Peanut 2, Lil' Laniak 2, Tip Toe, O.G Mad Eye and Big Hawk have been killed between 1995 and 1999. Spyder has been killed in 2000, and B-Brazy in 2003. Only two members of the Damu Ridas are still alive today : Pimp D and Lil' Hawk .
- B-Brazy (L.A Denver Lane Bloods) - Deceased. Was killed by a Mexican gang in 2003. He is the last of the Damu Ridas to have been killed.
- Peanut 2 aka KP (L.A Denver Lane Bloods) - Deceased. Has been killed by a Crip gang. His brother Peanut 1 has also been killed.
- Lil' Laniak 2 (L.A Denver Lane Bloods) - Deceased. While he was with his kid, Laniak 2 was shot and killed by a Piru gang, the Campanella Park Pirus. This murder started was the cause of the war opposing the L.A Denver Lanes and the Crenshaw Mafia on one side, and the Campanella Park Pirus on the other side. His older brother Shane Willer also known as Big Laniak got killed with 4 more people (2 men and two women) in a drug deal in which they were set-up. G-Len made a tribute to Big Laniak in the song "For The Money" from his album Woop Woop.
- Tip Toe (Crenshaw Mafia Gang) - Deceased. Tip Toe was a respected member of the 104th Street CMG. He was killed by a Piru gang, the Neighborhood Piru. His death started a war between the Crenshaw Mafia and the Neighborhood Piru even though they are both Blood gangs. Due to their strong alliance with the Crenshaw Mafia, the L.A Denver Lanes started to fight against the Neighborhood Piru.
- Pimp D (Crenshaw Mafia Gang) - Alive. Pimp D and Tip Toe had a similar voice, but they are not the same person. Confirmed by fellow Bloods & Crips member redruM781 to be alive, not deceased as he was long thought to be.
- Spyder aka S.P. (Crenshaw Mafia Gang) - Deceased. Spyder, named Billy John Hill, was another respected member of the 104th Street CMG. He was killed in July 14, 2000 at the age of 22. He was fatally shot at Hyde Park, at the corner of Slauson Avenue and Crenshaw Boulevard. 
- O.G Mad Eye (Crenshaw Mafia Gang) - Deceased. Mad Eye was one of the oldest Damu Ridas and was a respected O.G of the Crenshaw Mafia Gang. Big Mad Eye had only one brother, Lil' Mad Eye. They both had been killed.
- Lil' Hawk (Crenshaw Mafia Gang) - Lil' Hawk is currently serving a 25 to life sentence. His little brother Tiny Hawk is also in jail. His brother Baby Hawk who appeared in the documentary Slob 187 Crab 187 was shot and killed at Pop Warner Game. His other brother Big Hawk is dead.
- Big Hawk (Crenshaw Mafia Gang) - The older brother of Lil' Hawk. Has been killed.
- Batman aka Evil Bat (Mad Swans Bloods) - Alive. Confirmed by fellow Bloods & Crips member redruM781 to be in Prison, not deceased as he was long thought to be.
- Big Wy aka Red Rag (Crenshaw Mafia Gang) - Alive. Big Wy is still rapping.
- Nini-X aka Bloody Mary (Avenue Piru Gang) - Deceased. Died in a motorcycle accident.
- Dock-B (Inglewood Family Gangster Bloods) - Alive
- Baby Popa Smurf (L.A Denver Lane Bloods) - Deceased
- Dogg aka Suga Buga (Weirdos Bloods)- Alive
- Eightball (L.A Denver Lane Bloods) - Alive.
- G-Len aka O.G. Len (L.A Denver Lane Bloods) - Alive. In 1995, G-Len made a solo album named Woop Woop.
- Green Eyez (Inglewood Family Gang) - Alive. He made a solo album.
- June Dawg (L.A Denver Lane Bloods) - Alive. June Dawg is still rapping.
- K-Low (Crenshaw Mafia Gang) - Deceased
- G-Sexx (L.A Denver Lane Bloods) - Deceased
- Mr. Dulo (L.A Denver Lane Bloods) - Deceased
- Lil' G.Bone (Crenshaw Mafia Gang) - Unknown. G.Bone is from the 104th Street CMG.
- Lil' Leak aka CK (Avenue Piru Gang) - Alive. Leak is the little brother of RedRum.
- Lil' Stretch (Bounty Hunter Bloods) - Alive. Stretch now owns a motorcycle store.
- O.G. (Unknown) - Deceased
- Pops (Weirdo Bloods) - Deceased
- RedRum 781 (Avenue Piru Gang) - Alive
- TK 2 (Mafia Lanes) - Deceased
- Yank (Bounty Hunter Bloods) - Deceased
- TK 3 (Mafia Lanes) - Deceased
|Heatseekers||Top R&B/Hip hop albums|
|1999||How Deep Is Your Hood||-||-|
Collaboration with Nationwide Rip Ridaz
|Billboard 200||Top R&B/Hip hop albums|
|1993||Bangin' on Wax||#86||-|
|1994||Bangin' on Wax 2... The Saga Continues||#139||#20|
|1993||"Bangin' on Wax"||Bangin' on Wax|
|1994||"Gs & Locs"||Bangin' on Wax 2... The Saga Continues|
|"Wish You Were Here"|
|1995||"Damu Ride"||Damu Ridas|
|"True Flue Killer"|
|"True Flue Killer"|
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