The Garden Blocc Crips (GBC) are primarily, but not exclusively, an African-American street gang located in the Meadowview, neighborhood of Sacramento, California. This region of Sacramento, used to be known as the “Correla Gardens.” The Garden Blocc Crips consist of three sub-sets known as the 21st Street Crips, 24th Street Crips and the 29th Street Crips.
The 29th Street Crips also known as the 29th Street Garden Blocc Crips (Deuce-9), which is located around 29th Street and Florin Rd, with parts of their hood extending to the Parkway neighborhood. They dominated the South portion of the Phoenix Park housing complex, formerly known as the Franklin Villa housing complex. While the G-Mobb, a rival street gang of the 29th Street Crips controlled the North portion of the Franklin Villa housing complex.
The 29th Street Garden Blocc Crips, regulated an alley between Franklin Blvd and El Mango, which was dubbed as “Crip Alley” and “Murder Alley” due to the large number of homicides that took place in the early 2000’s. The 24th Street Crips also known as the 24th Street Garden Blocc Crips (Deuce-4) is located around 24th Street and Florin Road/60th Street. The 21st Street Crips also known Garden Blocc 21st Street Crips (Deuce-1 or 2-One).
The Garden Blocc Crips, are known to congregate around the Florin Gardens Apartments, located on 24th Street and Wah Avenue along with the Florin Meadows Apartments on 29th Street.
The Garden Blocc Crips, are also known for producing successful rappers such as C-Bo (29th Street), who have sold over 3-million records and has collaborated with legendary artist’s such as Kokane and the late 2pac. Other rappers from the Garden Blocc Crips, include Brotha Lynch Hung (24th Street) and T-Nutty (24th Street) as well as X-Raided (24th Street) and many more.
Local rappers from the Garden Blocc Crips, include G-Macc protegé of Brotha Lych Hung. Young Meek, who is the brother of C-Bo and Mac Rell (24th Street). Along with Mr. Doctor (29th Street), Smigg Dirtee (21st Street), Roccett Loc (29th Street) and Big Gunplay (24th Street).
In The News
In 1992, Anerae Brown, better known by his stage name X-Raided and an ex-member of the Garden Blocc Crips (24th Street), was one of the five gang-members on trail for a murder that left a grandmother (Patrica Harris), dead inside her home. In 1992, the Garden Blocc Crips and the Meadowview Bloods, became engaged in a violent feud that resulted in a number of gang-related shootings.
Patricia Harris, a community activist, mother and grandmother of Jamal Harris and Kerry Harris (brothers), both were members of the Meadowview Bloods, who were held responsible for the killing of two reputable members of the Garden Blocc Crips. In March of 1992, allegedly several uninvited gang-members of the Garden Blocc Crips, ransacked the home of Patricia Harris looking for her two grandsons.
On April 16, 1992, X-Raided released “Psycho Active” (2nd album) which was recorded in 1990, and released in 1992. The album cover for Psycho Active, shows X-Raided holding a 38 chrome revolver pressed against his temple, police believe this is the same murder weapon used in the shooting death of Harris, who was fatally shot through the heart. X-Raided was arrested, convicted and sentenced to 31 years in a maximum state prison.
Allies & Rivals
The Garden Blocc Crips have a strong alliance with the Valley Hi Gangster Crips and the North Highland Gangster Crips as well as the 29th Street Tongan Crip Gang. They are rivals of the MeadowView Bloods, Valley High Pirus, G-Mobb and the Oak Park Bloods.