The late 1960’s was the creation of  exactly what  would certainly  be among one of the highly fierce  plus ruthless African-American street organization in the history of Los Angeles, the Crips  started with the production of a local street gang called the “Baby Avenues” by South Central, Los Angeles high school pupils, Raymond Washington and Stanley Tookie Williams.

The two eventually  started calling  their gang the “Cribs,” which is believed to have at some point involved into the present label of the South Central gang, the Crips. Raymond and Tookie claimed to have created this specific gang as a way to defend themselves against rival gangs in the neighborhood whom were committing numerous criminal offenses.

Crips Foundation

The Crips started on high school campuses across South Central, Los Angeles. Freemont High School was the home for the “Eastside Crips,” and the”Westside Crips” started on the opposite side of the 110 Harbor Freeway. On top of that, an additional faction of Crips was developed in the Compton jurisdiction  of Los Angeles, which is known today as the “Compton Crips.”

Almost a decade after the establishment of this specific gang, “the Crips had expanded from a miniature Los Angeles gang to a cross-country organization with membership spreading throughout the state of California. Also formally developed gangs, such as the “Main Street Crips,” “Kitchen Crips,” “5 Deuce Crips,” and the”Rolling 20 Crips,” combined the Crip label into their gang set.

Regardless of the fact that these gangs  welcomed the Crip name, they typically continued to be independent and remained to have their own leadership structure and affiliates. Several of these Crip subsets often found themselves in conflict with each other as a result of non affiliation with Deuces and Trays. Therefore, the Crips  had actually ended up being similar to the gang affiliates they had once formed to protect themselves from-Crips evolved into  gangbangers who petrified their very own communities”.

Throughout their early years of existence, Crips’ primary activities consisted of extortion of funds  from everyday working African-Americans , burglary and assault. The fathers of the Crips gang both lost their connection with the gang many years after its creations. A rival gang killed Raymond Washington in 1979, and Tookie was behind bars that very same year on multiple counts of murder.

Bloods Foundation

The Bloods was started on Piru Street in the Compton, CA. Sylvester Scott and Vincent Owens were the  creators of the Bloods, and this particular gang really in fact started as the “Compton Pirus.” rapid growth of the Bloods was helped by an intense dispute between the “Compton Crips” and the “Compton Pirus,” in which the Pirus were significantly outnumbered and brutally beating. 

This conflict delivered a number of  sets of the Pirus with each other, and the Pirus combined forces pressures with the “Laurdes Park Hustlers” and the “LA  Brims.” As a matter of fact, the Brims were very impassioned to combine forces against the Crips, who had not to long ago killed a member of their gang.  

Numerous gangs around the neighborhood who had been assaulted or outnumbered in the past by the Crips were also excited to team against them, and these gangs were united under the Blood name. “Red” gangs in the Compton called themselves “Pirus,” and  a number of other “red” gangs in the area such as the “Brims,” “Bounty Hunters,” “Swans,” and the “Family” are also called the”Bloods.” Those  connected with the Bloods are relatively well-recognized for their “take no prisoners” mindset  along with their relentless and unforgiving attitude. 

Initiation And Sets

Throughout the latter half of the 1970’s, the Crips and the Bloods started to split up into smaller sets, throughout the Los Angeles location, they  started to claim particular areas as their gang territory. Their gang enemies ended up being ferocious and bloody. Nearly thirty thousand gang affiliates connected with either the Crips or Bloods made their residence around Los Angeles throughout the early 1980’s.

Gang participants varied in ages from as young as thirteen to as old as thirty-three, and they were required to carry out specific acts in order to obtain initiation into these gangs. Future affiliates of either the Bloods or Crips were expected to be “jumped in”  or “Qouted in” where they fight  established members of the gang which they desired to be recruited in. These future participants would additionally be asked to be devoted to a life of crime in a specific neighborhood or assault a member of a rival gang.

Crips Identification

The Bloods and the Crips were very territorial and  fairly devoted in terms of protecting their turf against intrusion by another rival gangs.  As a result of the multitude of gang members occupying a fairly small location of Los Angeles, the gangs formulated a technique of  recognizing each other. This system of recognition allow gang affiliates to prevent attacking members of various sets that belonged to the same gang. The Crips ” recognize themselves with the color blue, which is thought to come from the colors of Washington High School in south Los Angeles.

Crip gangsters wear articles of  blue apparel, blue bandanas, shoelaces, hair rollers,  belts, hats, or sweatshirts”. If one’s apparel is unclear, gang signs are commonly used, which is a derivative of sign language for these gangs. Crip members are likely to change the letter “B” with the letter “C” when composing  particular words. Therefore, “back”  ends up becoming “cacc,” “being” ends up becoming “ceing” example “kiccing cacc ceing cool.” When talking to each other, Crips refer to each other as “Cuzz” and “Blood Killas”(BK), and affiliates of this gang  could be seen sporting British Knight (BK) shoes.

Bloods Identification

The Bloods, comparison to the Crips, recognize themselves with the color red, which is Centennial High School color where the Bloods come from, and unlike the Crips, the Bloods could be seen sporting red apparel such as red bandannas or rags. ” An additional color might be used in regard to the name of the set, such as green for the Lime Hood Pirus“.

Affiliates of the Blood gangs greet each other in  a number of ways such as “Blood,” “Yo Blood,” and “Wuz up blood?” Bloods also cross out the letter “C” as an indication of disrespect for the Crips, and on top of that, the Bloods will  decorate walls and residential property with graffiti which is rude towards the Crips.

Blood members are likely to change the letter “c” with the letter “b” when composing  particular words. Therefore,  “coffee” ends up being “boffee,” “Compton” ends up being “Bompton,” and “Cool” ends up being “Bool.” When  talking to each other, Bloods refer to each other as “Crip Killas”(CK).

The Drug Trade

Before the 1980’s, the Crips and the Bloods had little involvement in narcotics trafficking. “Nonetheless, by 1983, African-American Los Angeles gangs  took advantage of drug market after the easy accessibility of narcotics, especially crack, as a  way of  earnings”. Several of the gang affaires who became engaged in the purchasing and selling of drugs originated from the inner city areas where unemployment and poverty are a way of life.

Gangsters could possibly make anywhere from five hundred to five thousand dollars each day dealing crack cocaine. Therefore,  the cash reward was a primary part which  attracted gangsters to this specific profession. Bloods and Crips manage crack cocaine distribution in several cities around the nation.

Affiliates of these gangs will expand to various cities, ascertain the narcotics demand in that city, recognize the drug dealers in the city, and determine the established operations for narcotic sales. Gang participation in the drug market has resulted in an unbelievable amount of brutality throughout specific cities as a result of the members battling over “lucrative drug trade”.

So, as members of the Bloods and Crips populated in different cities throughout the United States, they brung with them the sale of narcotics and the violence connected with it. Gang members frequently travel to other cities based on established family connections within a certain city and the temptation of fast money from the purchasing and selling of drugs.

Alliance And Influence

The Crips and the Bloods “are seen in the majority of states and their jail populations. There are essentially hundreds of sets or individual gangs under the  primary Blood and Crip name. East coast-based gangs consisting of People Nation and Folk Nation has become so popular that the Crips and the Bloods have developed allies with them.

Bloods have developed an alliance with the People Nation, and the Crips have developed an alliance with the Folk Nation. The Bloods and the Crips started over twenties years ago in a little area of Los Angeles, and today, there more than 33 states and one hundred twenty-three cities which are occupied by Crips and Bloods gang members. New York City is among the one of the biggest cities in the United States, flooded with Bloods and Crips.

65 Responses to “Crips”

  1. 5Deuce H52va Crip . Hxustxn Tx . 🔵

  2. Froot brims lime hood n the elm st…wbz weirdos bl55ds can’t forget about the millers…esp and the tramp 5 this 4 all the pirus on the west side…bl55d up gang denver lane bloods hacienda and bounty hunnas…mob gang es pain pueblos all my villans bop gang outta watts hollyhood niggaz 151s ttp ftp village town cabbage patch in the park harvard park athens park all my bloids n pirus big bs tall ps


  4. Reply July 19, 2015 at 11:24 am

    Hey I need to squad up

  5. I’m from jack an kill Florida my pops from LA he was and still is a crip till the day he died he kept me and my brothers from knowing anything about gang life but I ran into a situation were the bloods and some young niggas in Jacksonville called cut circle ganged up on me about a bitch I mean niggas was really trying to get at me about a female. If my pops wouldn’t have hid it from us I know I would have joined if I could find some crips in the jack I would still join and I’m 32 fuck a blood. Y’all some bitches !!!! CRip 👊 slob !!!!

  6. Watts up Grapke!! If u ain’t GraPken u fakin

  7. What craccin cuzz 6OWE,CRipk westcyde IG cuzz.

  8. it’s so easy on the outside looking in to simply say why this why that why don’t they do something different you never know what you’ll do. until you were placed in that situation. minorities are underprivileged in more ways than one not just our schools the educational system for the youth the jobs the opportunities but you’ll never know cause you’re not in that situation

  9. Are women attracted to this?? Even they way they type is a turn off…buhahahaha

  10. why does this even exist?

  11. Sup?

  12. I think that the Crips and the Bloods need to take a lesson from the Black Panther Party. In Baltimore, the recent truce is a positive thing and the young men and members of both factions should move towards protecting the people and the community from random violence and looters. Think how crazed Fox News and the other conservatives would be, if the Crios and Bloods kept peace and protected the community form violence.

  13. C7 ta all da homies. SGC Westside 132nd Green Gang 2×9 C51

  14. mrkillaSnoochFast Reply April 8, 2015 at 7:13 pm

    WS Rolando 40we

  15. punk ass politicians and police are gang members too so fuck the dumb shit… 1 day the public might have to turn to street gangs for protections from those gangs

  16. I beg it from the heart, CoMPCton , Mona Park dirty red 126 Street

  17. we stay crippin over here, you feel me..

  18. GGC Ohio niggas we do this shit cuz Geer GANG CRIP.

  19. Wuts Craccin Cuz!?! MSGC Marcket St Crip 502 Louisville,Ky




  22. Hxxva gang r don’t 6ang gr52ve ebk abk bk

  23. I’m a crib chillin google I’m a blue twila

  24. Gangbangin is straight up stupid, mindless, ignorant, and genocidal. And that fact its black on black is even more stupid, That’s exactly what whitey wants and you’re doing his bidding against your own brothers. Do you work for the Klan? Educate yourself. Put all the hostilities in the right perspective, free you mind, let go of the anger and be warriors of peace n forgiveness; not terror and bloodshed. Live the purpose driven life with power to change. YOU WILL ALL have to atone for your sins in the next life. Heed the warning brothers.

  25. avenue 40 king crips, lynn murda mass

  26. 252 Pete up or get beat up 311!! Fuck a ricket!!

  27. 81st Kitchen Kcrip Gangsta Str8 Cook1n

  28. I’m white…

  29. Reply October 24, 2014 at 8:12 pm

    187 paybacc gangsta crip is here..str8 clean up set for all those bangin..hope u doing it correct..if not we coming…to build or destroy..come to new england..yup nys loc got it on locc

  30. 81St street hustler Cripks E/S straight out of Cali


  32. listen the crips in florida or uneducated knowing no true history of crippn this is a stress call.real shit i was banging but later on was told that my set aint real so i fell they have some shit called(603) mean (friend of crips)so i was prison when they told me this and made me 603 ok i ask a homie from cali and he said he never heard of it either u is or u aint so he just told me u is what u can some one come from cali and come to jacksonville fl and set shit right oh c careful about all crips i love ya’ll so stay on ur shit.fucc a slob dead em now

    • One thing I fucked with as a member of the 213 area code of the Face Squad legion of the Faceheads was how to read shit. I would read books by Donald Goines. That is what I know to be an essential part of crippin. Some say Tupac used to base his excapades on books he would read. Even Hardy Boyz is essential in knowing the difference between white and black crippin. Kenyatta is a famous character.

    • Thats because most of the Cet in florida started on the eastCoast in NyC suCh as (823-Gstone)(180NhC-RolliN60) so they have no history in Cali Cuz .. FaCtz niCcaz jus Gotta kno wat they standin for im from NyC and went through the same Chit Cuz .. Cripk luv h2xh from a GeerGanGCripk W/s2x

    • Wana be ass ckrabh soundin all desperate
      If it ain’t broke don’t fix it

  33. ceep it crippin cuzz

  34. Fuck gangs! They are just a bunch of stupid people. If they want to fight for their rights they must take Luther king as example. they can just make porn movies and smoking weed! Fuck them and their fucking Africa used as an excuse for do the victims in the U.S. where everybody can apply for a job. They are like jews: “oh everybody against us” fuck you little pussies, i say do you want the change? Become the change! Like the Black Panthers in the past! No excuse! They just want to live the easy way, they just want to smoke and fuck without pay the weed and the whores. Fuck you niggaz!

    • Fuck you ho. You have got to be some immigrant nationalist thinking you have the right to question what goes on in the us g’s. Motherfuckers like George Bush been making money off gangbangers for years. As a former gang member or banger, I strive to know the difference in everyday reality. I wonder what your life is about. Can’t be the struggle. Shun no the struggle for it is god’s gift. Different strookes for different folks. Shit. I seen niggaz while out in the millitary too. So who’s to blame. Where’s the shame? If you open your mind, you will see that the world is full of different people that don’t all get along. Just casue Black peole is a minority or majority on the street, doesn’t mean we can’t have our own culture. We are more relevant than y’all. I saluted the flag. Killed for it, and even died for it. Prison ritual is real becasue it is what makes the individual. I know now Gay, becasue I have done gay. I also know real. The cop test is real. Swears are real. People, places things are real. My father died when was twelve years old. He was a man. A religous man. But what I think is that people don’t necessarily have each others weight in education.

  35. Watts upk ?

  36. bloods,crips,criminals and pirus are the same black people or africans born in america that have been tricked and vanbooseld once again.

  37. watts good cuzz were u from

  38. i 6vNg the H00d . N3Y60rH00d

  39. Sup man I just wanted to quiccly say that CRIPS ain’t just in the U.S nomore They worldwide.. & are just as Callous as the ones in the U.S & also wanted to point out that ah you forgot another race that bangs CRIPS & BLOODS just as hard as the Blaccs & mexicans & the Asian and what not… My Polynesian people TONGANS & SAMOANS, HAWAIIANS etc..
    I’m from a country on the other side of the earth called New Zealand & we have a large polynesian population here … Now with what I remember growing up in the 90’s CRIPS & BLOODS were banging hard bacc then over here…Some Polys that were active gangmembers from L.A. had brought that shit over. they had come from gangs such as… T.C.G’s (Tongan Crip Gang ) S.O.S (Sons Of Samoa) Carson Bloods or whatever.. they all had family ties in our country.. They were either deported bacc here come over to visit family.. or cuzzns from here visited family in L.A & brought that shit bacc with them….. I bet Raymond Lee Washington & Tookie never thought in their minds that the CRIPS would spread worldwide, & took the bloods along for the ride I trip out at the thought of it….


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