The Marvin Gangster Crips (MGC) also known as the Marvin Gangsters (MG) are an African-American street gang based in West Los Angeles, California. Named after Marvin Avenue, a street located West of Hauser Blvd, between Venice Blvd and Washington Blvd. The Marvin Gangster Crips fall under the 3X Gangster Crips (GC) umbrella.
During the 1980s, the Marvin Gangsters wore three golf balls emblems on their hats to signify their affiliation with Gangster Crips, according to “Monster: Autobiography of an LA Gang Member”, a memoir written by author Sanyika Shakur, better known on the streets as Monster Kody, a former member of the Eight Tray Gangster Crips.
The Marvin Gangster Crips are noticed for being linked to Shorty of Da Lench Mob, a popular rap group founded by rapper/actor Ice Cube, during the early 1990’s. Da Lench Mob released two albums before parting ways. G-Corleon, is an independent rapper affiliated with the Marvin Gangster Crips
Allies And Rivals
They are allies of gangs under the Gangster Crips 3x card such as the Eight Tray Gangster Crips and the School Yard Crips. Their closest blood rivals are the Black P Stones and the Rollin 20s Neighborhood Crips, based in the West Adams community of South Los Angeles. Their crip rivals include all Neighborhood Crips and all Rollin O’s, such as the Rollin 60s Neighborhood Crips. Other rivals include the Geer Gang Crips, Venice Shoreline Crips and the Mansfield Gangster Crips.
In the mid-1990s, a member of the Mansfield Gangster Crips was shot and killed by a member of the Marvin Gangster Crips. In 1998, the Mansfield Gangster Crips returned gunfire by killing a member of the Marvin Gangster Crips. In 1999, one of the suspected gunmen was murdered and the other was charged with first degree murder. Both gangs are bordered by Venice Blvd, with the Marvins to the South and the Mansfields to the North.