The Imperial Village Crips (IVC) also known as Inglewood Village Crips (IVC) are primarily an African-American street gang located in the Arbor Village, neighborhood on the West Side of Inglewood, California. They originated around Imperial Hwy, between Prairie Ave and Yukon Ave near Doty Ave. The Imperial Village Crips are one of the oldest crip gangs in the city of Inglewood.
The Imperial Village Crips are known to congregate in apartment complexes, between 115th Street and Imperial Hwy. This gang received national media attention after being connected to Tyruss Himes better known by his stage name Big Syke, an American rapper who is best known for being a member of Thug Life (rap group), founded by the late Tupac Shakur, in the early 1990s.
Michael Scruggs, one of the forefather of the Inglewood Village Crips, was one of the many to protest against the execution of Stanley “Tookie” Williams, the originator of the West Side Crips and co-founder of the Crips. Scruffs was among Hollywood stars and community leaders, who protested in hopes of commuting the death by lethal injection sentence of Stanley Tookie Willams.
Allies & Rivals
The Inglewood Village Crips are allies of the 118 Gangster Crips and the Mad Ass Gangster Crips. They are rivals of all Inglewood bloods, especially the Crenshaw Mafia Bloods and the Inglewood Family Bloods as well as the Weirdos Gangster Bloods. The Inglewood Village Crips also feud with the WaterGate Crips and the Hawthorne Piru Gang.