Damu Ridas

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Damu Ridas
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Background information
Origin Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Genres Gangsta rap
G-funk
West Coast hip hop
Years active 1993–1999
Labels Dangerous Records
Pump Records
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 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.

History[edit]

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.

Members[edit]

L.A. Denver Lane Bloods Notes
B-Brazy B-Brazy is deceased, he was set up and killed by a Mexican gang. His case is still unsolved.[1]
Lil' Laniak 2 Lil' Laniak 2 is deceased, he was shot and killed by a Piru gang, the Campanella Park Pirus
Peanut 2 Peanut 2 is deceased, he has been killed by a gang. His brother O.G Peanut has also been killed.
Crenshaw Mafia Gang Notes
Lil' Hawk Lil' Hawk is alive, currently he's serving a 25 to life sentence and has an upcoming album.
Big Hawk Big Hawk is deceased, the older brother of Lil' Hawk and Baby Hawk.
Tip Toe Tip Toe is deceased, he was a respected member of the 104th Street CMG. He was killed by a Piru gang, the Neighborhood Pirus.
Pimp D Pimp D is alive. Pimp D and Tip Toe had a similar voice, but they are not the same person.
Spyder Spyder (aka SP) is deceased. He was killed by a gang in 2000.
Big Mad Eye Big Mad Eye (aka O.G. Mad Eye) is deceased. He was one of the oldest Damu Ridas.

Additional Members[edit]

  • O.G. (Unknown) - Unknown
L.A. Denver Lane Bloods Notes
Eightball Eightball (aka 8-Ball) is alive.
TK 2 TK 2's status is unknown.
G-Len G-Len (aka O.G. Len) is alive, he has released a solo album.
June Dawg June Dawg is alive and active rapper.
Avenue Piru Gang Notes
O.Y.G Redrum 781 O.Y.G Redrum 781 is alive and he has released an album and several mixtape(s).
Lil' Leak Lil' Leak (aka CK) is alive, he is the younger brother of Redrum 781.
Bloody Mary Bloody Mary (aka Nini X) is deceased. She has released two solo albums, she died in a motorcycle accident in 2006.
Crenshaw Mafia Gang Notes
Big Wy Big Wy (aka Red Rag) is alive, he has released an album with the group Young Soldierz. Plus, he founded Cali Swag District.
K-Low K-Low's status is unknown.
Lil' G-Bone Lil' G-Bone's status is unknown, he is the younger brother of G-Bone (of Crips).
cK-Let cK-Let (aka Dosia B) is alive.
Bounty Hunter Bloods Notes
Lil' Stretch Lil' Stretch is alive and he owns a motorcycle store.
Yank Yank's (aka Gangsta Yank) status is unknown.
Mad Swans Bloods Notes
Batman Batman (aka Evil Bat) is alive, he's currently spending time in prison.
Weirdos Bloods Notes
Dogg Dogg (aka Suga Buga) is alive.
Pops Pops is alive.
Inglewood Family Gangsta Bloods Notes
Dock-B Dock-B is alive.
Green Eyez Green Eyez is alive and made an solo album.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Title Chart positions[2]
Heatseekers Top R&B/Hip hop albums
1995 Damu Ridas #25 #40
1999 How Deep Is Your Hood - -

Collaboration with Nationwide Rip Ridaz[edit]

Year Title Chart positions[3]
Billboard 200 Top R&B/Hip hop albums
1993 Bangin' on Wax #86 -
1994 Bangin' on Wax 2... The Saga Continues #139 #20

Compilations[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Title Album
1993 "Bangin' on Wax" Bangin' on Wax
"Piru Love"
"Steady Dippin'"
1994 "Gs & Locs" Bangin' on Wax 2... The Saga Continues
"Wish You Were Here"
1995 "Damu Ride" Damu Ridas
"True Flue Killer"

Music videos[edit]

Year Video
1995 "Damu Ride"
"True Flue Killer"

References[edit]

  1. ^ $25,000 Reward Announced regarding B-Brazy's case CityOfInglewood.org 2014-05-17 Retrieved. 2014-05-17
  2. ^ "Albums chart positions". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-06-21. 
  3. ^ "Albums chart positions". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-03-31.