Damu Ridas

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Damu Ridas
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

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.[1] The Bloods members formed the Damu Ridas, and the Crip members formed Nationwide Rip Ridaz.

Members[edit]

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.

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"

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bloods & Crips - Biography | Billboard". www.billboard.com. Retrieved 2016-12-06. 
  2. ^ "Albums chart positions". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-06-21. 
  3. ^ "Albums chart positions". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-03-31.