Famous people who have been members of the Bloods or Crips gangs include rappers Snoop Dogg and Lil Wayne and actor and rapper Ice-T. The Bloods and the Crips are rival gangs based in Los Angeles, Calif., and are frequently tied to illegal activities involving drugs, guns and violent crime.
Rapper Snoop Dogg joined the Crips as a teen, affiliated with the group "Rollin' 20s Crips." Lil Wayne, on the other hand, joined the Bloods after he became famous, and has frequently written lyrics about that affiliation. Ice-T was a member of the Crips before he joined the United States Army and deployed to Hawaii. Ice-T later found success as a musician and actor, and Snoop Dogg and Lil Wayne became rappers.Learn More
Famous people from the Caribbean include Bob Marley, Usain Bolt, and Rihanna. Usain Bolt and Bob Marley are from Jamaica, and Rihanna is from Barbados.Full Answer >
Some of the biggest rival gangs of MS-13 include the 18th Street, Street Thug Criminals and the South Side Locos. In March 2012, the government of El Salvador mediated a truce between the MS-13 and 18th Street gang, otherwise known as "M-18" or "Barrio 18." The truce was supported by the Organization of American States and the Catholic Church.Full Answer >
The 5-Deuce Hoover Crips, also called the 52 Hoover Gangster Crips or Young Hoggs, are a Los Angeles-based street gang that has existed since at least the 1970s. The gang originated on the west side of Los Angeles around 52nd and Hoover Streets between Vermont and Figueroa Avenues. They have since expanded to many other parts of the United States.Full Answer >
The Bloods gang does not have a specific founder, but the Pirus gang teamed up with other street gangs to form a new group to resist the influence of the Crips. The Pirus gang, also known as the Piru Street Family, was originally a subgroup of the Crips, but it became its own group after an internal gang war in the 1970s.Full Answer >