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Bloods & Crips

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  • Formed: Los Angeles, CA
  • Years Active: 1990s, 2000s


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Given the infamous violent reputation of rival Los Angeles gangs the Bloods and the Crips, it seems impossible that the two could collaborate on a music project, but that's exactly what the Bloods & Crips did on Bangin on Wax in 1993, organized by Los Angeles area producer Ron "Ronnie Ron" Phillips and rapper Tweedy Bird Loc. The success of N.W.A. had frustrated many in the gang community, who saw the group capitalizing on the gang lifestyle. Actual gang members and local rappers auditioned in an open tryout, with the best talents from both gangs being chosen to record. Some of the names to make the cut were Red-Rum-781, Sin Loc, Blue Ragg, Red Rag, Bloody Mary, and Lil' Stretch. Bangin on Wax was recorded in only two weeks and became an underground hit, selling over 400,000 copies and producing the popular single Piru Love. A second Bloods & Crips album, The Saga Continues, came out in 1994, but was the last time the two gangs would collaborate. However, it was not the last of either the Bloods or Crips as artists. Ronnie Ron continues to issue albums from gang members on his Dangerous Records imprint under the names Nationwide Rip Ridaz (Crips) and Damu Ridaz (Bloods). Some of the MCs on Bangin on Wax went on to record as the Young Soldierz, and Domino, who went under the name Genuine Draft, had a hit pop-rap single in 1994 with Sweet Potatoe Pie.


Bloods & Crips was a musical collaboration between members of the Bloods & Crips gangs formed by Tweedy Bird Loc, Redrum 781 and Ronnie Phillips in 1993.


The Bloods & Crips project was organized by producer Ronnie Phillips, rappers Redrum 781 and Tweedy Bird Loc. Actual gang members, Crips from Compton, Watts and Long Beach, Bloods from Inglewood and Los Angeles auditioned for the group and the best ones were chosen for the album. In 1993 the Bloods & Crips released their debut album entitled Bangin' on Wax for Warlock Records. One year later, the groups second and final studio album, Bangin' on Wax 2... The Saga Continues was released. After Bangin' on Wax 2, the Bloods & Crips parted ways, with the Bloods becoming the Damu Ridas and the Crips became the Nationwide Rip Ridaz.

The idea behind the albums was to get the gang members to bang (slang for fight) on wax (i.e., record) and not in the streets. Each record consisted of a "B" side and a "C" side. The B side consisted of Bloods and the C side consisted of Crips. The songs "Bangin On Wax", "G's & Loc's" and "I Wish You Were Here" were the only songs where the Bloods & Crips rapped together in the original albums. Most of the songs were written and recorded in the same studio session.Cite error: There are <ref> tags on this page, but the references will not show without a {{reflist}} template (see the help page).




Today some of the rappers are active on Facebook or Twitter like Gbizo aKa G-Bone,Duv Mac,C-Note,Sin Loc,Big Wy or Do or Die.

B.G. Scarface left the state, after he was incarcerated for 10 years. He committed suicide on October 2, 2012 according to the following of Gangsta Bone on Facebook.

Troll Loc also left the state.

Big Wy released an album with his group "Young Soldierz" in 1994.Now he is member of "The Relatives".

Lil Stretch owns a motorcycle shop.

Red Rum 781 is still active. His YouTube Account is: theREALredrum781

Gangsta Bone is still active.

C-Note is still active. Her YouTube Account is: MissCnoteDannygyrl

Sin Loc is still active. He released his 1999 debut album "Smell tha Smoke & See tha Fire" on July 22, 2013. He is also active on YouTube. His YouTube Account is: "livingdead1969".

Duv Mac is still active.

Do or Die (A-Lovs still active.

Twitter: Big Wy https://www.twitter.com/bigwy C-Note: https://twitter.com/Miss_Cnote Sin Loc: https://twitter.com/og_sin Red Rum 781: https://twitter.com/OYG_redruM781