The Hawthorne Piru Gang (HPG), are an African-American Piru gang located in Hawthorne, California. Their territory is around Crenshaw Ave and Hawthorne Blvd, between Rosecrans Ave and El Segundo Ave. Hawthorne police authority believe this gang have been around since the 1980s. Unda Dawg Ru (rapper) who was featured on Big June (Skyline Piru) song called “Piru N” is from the HPG.
Rivals include: Tonga Crip Gang, Paybacc Crips, 118th Gangster Crips, 120 Raymonds Ave Crips, Hawthorne Thug Family (HTF), Osage Legend Crips, and Lil Watts 13, a Latino street gang. The Hawthorne Piru Gang, was also mentioned by Bloody Mary from Bloods & Crips on a song called “Piru Love.”