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|Origin||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
West Coast hip hop
|Associated acts||Bloods & Crips, Nationwide Rip Ridaz|
The Damu Ridas were an assortment of Bloods gang members from South Central Los Angeles who recorded the Bloods & Crips collaboration albums Bangin' on Wax and Bangin' on Wax 2... The Saga Continues. The Bloods members formed the Damu Ridas, and the Crip members formed Nationwide Rip Ridaz.
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The core members of the Damu Ridas were from two different Blood gangs: the L.A Denver Lane Bloods and the Crenshaw Mafia Bloods. The two gangs have been close allies for decades and are still allied today.
B-Brazy, Peanut 2 and Lil' Laniak 2 were from the Denver Lanes. Tip Toe, Pimp D, Spyder, O.G Mad Eye, Big Hawk and Lil' Hawk were from the Crenshaw Mafia. Of those 9 members, 7 have been confirmed deceased.
B-Brazy was shot and killed in 2003. He was the last member of the Damu Ridas to be killed. Peanut 2 was shot 17 times and died in November 1995 by some Crips. Lil' Laniak 2 was with his daughter when he was killed around 1995 by the 83 Gangsters. Tip Toe was killed by a member of the Neighborhood Piru. Spyder was in the neighborhood of the Rollin' 60 Crips when he was shot and killed in 2000. O.G Mad Eye and his little brother Lil' Mad Eye were both killed before 2001. Big Hawk is deceased and Lil' Hawk is serving a 25 to life prison sentence for murder.
|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"|
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