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The Bloods are one of the Los Angeles, California street gangs. They are identified by the red color worn by their members, and their gang symbol is the word "blood" spelled out with their hands. The Bloods are made up out of various sub-groups known as "sets" or "tres" (trays) between which significant differences exist such as colors, clothing, and operations. Since their formation the Blood gangs have branched out throughout the United States, and have even influenced youth groups using the same name in Europe.[1][2] Nickname: Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates: , State California County Los Angeles County Settled 1781 Incorporated April 4, 1850 Government  - Type Mayor-Council  - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa  - City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo  - Governing body City Council Area  - City  498. ... Official language(s) English Capital Sacramento Largest city Los Angeles Area  Ranked 3rd  - Total 158,302 sq mi (410,000 km²)  - Width 250 miles (400 km)  - Length 770 miles (1,240 km)  - % water 4. ... A gang is a group of individuals who share a common identity and, in current usage, engage in illegal activities. ... Red is any of a number of similar colors evoked by light consisting predominantly of the longest wavelengths of light discernible by the human eye, in the wavelength range of roughly 625–750 nm. ... Most gangs have a way of identifying itself to both its members and its rivals. ...

A traditional gang sign of the Bloods which spells out the word blood.

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History

Starting in late 1971, the Avalon Garden Crips, Inglewood Crips and various other Crip sets joined forces. They began to expand to non-Crip gang territories such as those controlled by The L.A. Brims, a powerful street gang that had been formed in 1969. Due to the encroachments of the Crips, several gangs eventually became part of the Blood family, including the Bishops and Athens Park boys. The Denver Lanes also had conflicts with the Crips, but were outnumbered and eventually became unknown in California for some time. The Piru Street Boys, who presented a powerful force in Compton, actually collaborated with the Crips prior to 1972, as the Crips had affected the Piru neighborhoods. For a short time the Pirus were known as the Piru Street Crips, and they also wore the traditional blue rags (bandana) and blue Chucks (sneakers) as part of their attire. The blue bandanas worn by most Crip gangs. ... Nickname: Location of Inglewood in California and Los Angeles County. ... For the Stargate SG-1 episode, see 1969 (Stargate SG-1). ... Piru is a small town in located in Eastern Ventura County, California, near the Santa Clara River and Highway 126. ... Nickname: Location in the state of California County Los Angeles County Government  - Mayor Eric Perrodin Area  - City 26. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Piru is a small town in located in Eastern Ventura County, California, near the Santa Clara River and Highway 126. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


During the summer of 1972 the Crips and the Pirus had a conflict and warfare ensued. The Pirus, like other northern gangs, were outnumbered and the Crips prevailed. The Pirus wanted to terminate peaceful relations with the Crips, so they turned to the Lueders Park Hustlers for assistance. The Lueders Park Hustlers agreed and a meeting was called on Piru Street. The Pirus also invited every gang targeted by Crip sets to join the meeting. The Crips had murdered a L.A. Brim member earlier that year, so the Brims attended the meeting, as well. Other gangs that attended were the Denver Lanes and the Bishops.


At the meeting, the groups discussed how to combat Crip intimidation, along with the creation of a new alliance to counter the Crips. At that time the color of bandanas was not important, but since the Crips were known to wear blue bandanas, the Pirus and the other groups decided to discontinue the wearing of blue bandanas. They decided to take on the wearing of an opposite color, red, and created a united organization which later became known as the Bloods. The Pirus, Brims, Athens Park Boys, and Pueblos decided to unite with the Bloods, and soon after, other gangs who had been threatened or attacked by Crips joined the Bloods.


Entertainers with Bloods affiliations

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Bloods and hip-hop

A number of popular West Coast rappers claim to be affiliated with Bloods gangs or use speculation about their ties to gangs to generate media attention. The Game has said he was caught up in the gangs in his Cedar Block neighborhood[6]. Dipset is also allegedly affiliated with Blood sets. Due to employing several known Blood members, the media has long speculated that Death Row Records CEO Suge Knight maintains at the very least an association with the gang. Birdman & Lil 'wayne Uptown bloods. [7]. Rapper/producer DJ Quik, also a Compton native, has talked about growing up as a member of the Tree Top Piru Bloods[8]. In 1995, Los Angeles producer Ron "Ronnie Ron" Phillips produced the self-titled debut album of the Damu Ridaz, a rap group consisting of gang members from the Denver Lane Bloods and the Crenshaw Mafia Gang. List of hip hop musicians is broken down into several smaller lists and categories: // Beatboxers DJs and producers Turntablists Groups Rappers Christian (rappers | groups) Fictional Singers Albanian (groups) American (rappers | groups) Angolan (groups) Australian (rappers | groups | Crews) Austrian Belgian (groups) Bosnian and Herzegovinan (rappers | groups) Brazilian (rappers | groups) British (rappers... Jayceon Terell Taylor (born November 27, 1979 in Los Angeles,[1] California), better known by his stage name The Game, is a multi-platinum American rapper signed to Interscope Records. ... The Diplomats are an American hip hop group who are more commonly known as Dipset. ... Death Row Records is a record company that was founded in 1991 by Suge Knight and Dr. Dre, and was once home to some of raps biggest names, including: Tupac Shakur, Dr. Dre, Snoop Doggy Dogg, and Tha Dogg Pound (Kurupt & Daz). ... Suge Knight, CEO of Death Row Records Marion Knight, Jr. ... Birdman may refer to: Chris Andersen, a former NBA basketball player nicknamed The Birdman Robert Franklin Stroud, the Birdman of Alcatraz, famous for raising birds in prison Bryan Williams (businessman), a record executive and record producer, co-founder of hip-hop label Cash Money Records. ... David Martin Blake (born January 18, 1970), better known as by his stage name DJ Quik, or as of 2007 simply Quik, is a West Coast rapper and record producer from Compton, California. ... The Damu Ridaz was the group name of an assortment of Bloods gang members from the Los Angeles area which recorded the Bloods/Crips collaboration album, Banging on Wax. ...


Notes

  • According to a Los Angeles Weekly profile, the Bloods generally refuse to use the letter C in words and names, often replacing C with B for Bloods or appending a K, to form CK, meaning crip killer[9].
  • Bloods also wear their "colors" on their right side, often with right red shoe laces, a red belt, or a red bandana in the back right pocket.[10].

The L.A. Weekly is a weekly free paper in Los Angeles, owned by the same parent company as New York Citys Village Voice. ...

References

  1. ^ Maxson, Cheryl L. (October 1998). "Gang Members on the Move". Juvenile Justice Bulletin, U.S. Dept. of Justice. 
  2. ^ Prem. http://player.omroep.nl/?aflid=4083483 PremTime [TV-Series]. Amsterdam: NPS.
  3. ^ Straight outta' Compton, again...: The next generation Nigga With Attitude! (June 14, 2007).
  4. ^ IMBD: Biography (June 14, 2007).
  5. ^ Rap History (June 14, 2007).
  6. ^ Aftermath.com (2005). Game Life Story.
  7. ^ Bruno, Anthony. The Murders of gangsta rappers Tupac Shakur and Notorious B.I.G.. Crime Library. Court TV.
  8. ^ "Quik as F**k", September 29, 2005. 
  9. ^ "War and Peace in Watts", July 14, 2005. 
  10. ^ Template error: argument title is required. 
  • Yusuf Jah, Sister Shah'keyah, Ice-T, UPRISING : Crips and Bloods Tell the Story of America's Youth In The Crossfire, ISBN 0-684-80460-3

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See also

Banging on Wax album cover Banging on Wax 2: The Saga Continues album cover Banging on Wax or Bangin on Wax was a gangsta rap music project by both the Bloods and the Crips. ... The blue bandanas worn by most Crip gangs. ... Every gang has a way of identifying itself to both its members and its rivals. ...

External links

  • Extensive Blood Gang Knowledge Database.(most of it comes from the UBN knowledge and not from the original bloods in los angeles)
  • Site focusing on Reconciliation

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