A number of popular West Coast rappers claim to... (more)
Added: November 10, 2007
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. 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. . Rapper/producer DJ Quik, also a Compton native, has talked about growing up as a member of the Tree Top Piru Bloods. In 1995, Los Angeles producer Ron "Ronnie Ron" Phillips produced the self-titled debut album of the Damu Ridas, a rap group consisting of gang members from the Denver Lane Bloods and the Crenshaw Mafia Gang
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. * 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..
See also * List of California street gangs * Bangin' on Wax (CD) * Crips * Gang signals