Sanyika Shakur (born Kody Dehjon Scott; November 13, 1963), but he is known on the streets as “Monster Kody.” Kody was considered to be one of the most violate and ruthless gang member of all times. Kody is a member of the Eight Tray Gangster Crips, which have a long list of enemies: Denver Lane Bloods (DLB), Crenshaw Mafia Blood Gang, Harvard Park Brims, and all Piru Gang’s. Monster have expressed a deep hatred towards all Sureño’s Gangs, but he had a deep-rooted hate for the Rollin 60s Crips. Kody family moved to LA in 1972 and stayed on W 69th St and Denker Ave.
Friendship with Stanley “Tookie” William’s
Kody Scott eventually started hanging around his neighbor, Stanley “Tookie” Williams, who was the leader of the West Side Crips. Kody became infatuated with Tookie and fellow Crip members war tales, from assault and battery, to strong-arm robberies and homicides. According to Tookie autobiography ‘Blue Rage, Black Redemption” lifting weights and Smoking Phencyclidine initialized as (PCP), commonly known on the streets as angel dust or Sherm, was an everyday thing.
Tookie William’s was arrested and convicted of multiple homicides, he was later executed by lethal injection. Kody Scott was on the FBI’s Most Wanted list, the LAPD’s Top Ten Most Wanted List, and became a fugitive with a $50,000 bounty on his head, at the time of Tookie William’s Funeral. Kody heart was full of grief when his mentor/friend/father figure was laid to rest.
June 15, 1975, the day of his sixth-grade graduation, Kody was initiated into the 83 Gangster Crips (ETG’s). Kody and fellow gang member stole a car (GTA) and committed drive-bys, assaulting several blood member’s, of the 62 Harvard Park Brims. In 1977, at age thirteen, Kody and Tray Ball, decided to rob an older man walking, who also lived in the territory of the 83 Gangster Crips. Tray Ball tried to restrained the victim as Kody Scott attempted to rob the victim, but in the process kody was punched in the face. At that point, Kody became enraged with anger and violently kicked and stomped the man close to a half-hour.
The man was left for dead, as he laid in a puddle of blood. Kody Scott deadly assault left the older male in a coma with his face permanently disfigured, ambulance rushed the older man to the hospital where he was placed in the intensive Care Unit (ICU). The victim suffered from a concussion, bone fracture, and permanently head injuries. Police officials at the crime scene stated, “this was one of the most gruesome physical attack that they ever encounter, and whoever done this was a Monster” from that moment on, Kody became known on the streets as “Monster” from Eight Tray Gangster Crip’s.
War With The Rollin 60s
In September 1979, Kody stated, a member from Eight Tray Gangster Crips (Fattie) and a member from the Rollin 60’s Crip’s (Tyrone), had scheduled a head up fist fight on friday to settled their difference’s. The Eight Tray Ganster Crip’s and the Rollin 60’s Crip’s were close allies, so fist fight’s was a common way to solve any minor dispute’s, between the two gang’s. On friday the two gang’s met up, so Fattie (ETGC) and Tyrone (RSC) can have a one on one (fist fight).
Darryl Oaks, who had joined the (ETGC) two day’s prior to the fight, Darryl Oaks was really from the Rollin 90’s Crip’s. Darryl Oaks attended the fight as an on looker, who suddenly ran around the corner and got a gun then came back and open fire, shooting Tryon in the head and chest killing him instantly, then shot Bogaurd in the stomach, who was also from Rollin 60’s Crips.
Shortly after the shooting, members of the 60’s Crips, such as Big Rick, who was Tyrone older brother and Baby Face, Baby Hughly, as well as Motor Mouse, all respected Original Gangsters (OGs) of the Rollin 60s Neighborhood Crips. Older members from both sides, set up a meeting between the ETGC and the 60’s.
Big Rick, demanded that the 8-Tray’s turnover the shooter, but the 8-Tray’s explained that Dearyl Oaks, had just joined the gang and they knew nothing about him or his location’s. The Rollin 60’s Crip’s took it as a sign of disrespect, so the meeting at the park turned into a big gang fight. in 1979 the Rollin’ 60’s killed over twenty member’s of the 8-Tray’s, and the 8-Tray’s killed close to thirty member’s of the Rollin 60’s Crip’s.
Monster Kody, was responsible for a large portion of shooting’s on the Rollin 60’s, in return he became one of the main target of the 60’s Crip’s. Kody shot and assaulted multiple members of the Rollin’ 60’s, during the early stages of the feud. According to the Wikipedia, “on December 31, 1980, 17-year-old Kody was ambushed and shot five times by three adult members of the Rollin’ 60’s after being set up by a group of girls who were dating friends from his set.”
Kody’s younger brother Kershawn, AKA “Lil Monster” had joined the 8-Tray’s and participated in several retaliation shooting’s, Kershawn shot 3 member’s of the Rollin 60’s Crip’s, while Monster Kody was recovering in the hospital, Kershawn was later captured and charged with murder.
War With Sureño Gang’s
Monster Kody changed his name to Sanyika Shakur, and begin to shift his focus from the Rollin 60’s crip’s to all Sereno’s Gang’s. Monster Kody realized that Sereno’s had strength in numbers, why Blood’s and Crip’s (Black on Black) killings only help to keep the black communities, out numbered in the Race War, that started in the street’s of South Central L.A. Supposedly, member’s of the East Coast Crip’s (ECGC) robbed a Florencia 13 (F13) drug connection of a large quantity of dope.
The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) stated that “there has been no evidence or proof to support this theory” According to the LA Time’s. Authorities attribute the neighborhood’s gang troubles in large part to the huge demographic shift that occurred in this economically depressed community over the last 20 years, tipping the balance of power from black to Latino and turning it into a tinderbox of racial tensions.
Monster Kody watched how Sureño’s Gang’s: Florencia 13, 18th Street Gang, MS 13, Playboy’s Gang, and many other latino gang’s under the Sureño Brand, put aside their difference’s when instructed by the Mexican Mafia. In an attempt to push all “black gang’s” off their own turf to expand their drug operations. Kody stated, that “Blood’s and Crip’s only retaliate and never shoot first” he have brutally attacked over a dozen Sureños gang member’s in South Central .L.A.
Life after bangin
Kody Scott, changed his name to “Sanyika Shakur” and converted into a Muslim and found Allah, in the Pelican Bay State Prison. Kody developed strong interest in Malcome X, Martin Luther King’s, and George Jackson (Black Panther). Sanyika, was released from prison in 2012. Sanyika Shakur is a Political speakers, Black nationalist, and a Revolutionary socialist. Today, Sanyika make television appearances, and give speeches like fellow social leader Louis Farrakhan Muhammad.
Sanyika is apart of the New African Movement, and teaches the youth of today the important of unity. Sanyika no longer believe in ethnic groups or race separation. Sanyika stated “culture terms like Black, White, Yellow and Brown has been used to divide Humanity.” Sanyika no longer hold grudges against The Rollin 60s Crips and see them as brother’s. The Judge, governor and city Officials see Kody as a deadly threat and decided to exile and banned kody from South Central LA, and the whole Los Angeles County.
- Monster: The Autobiography of an L.A. Gang Member
- T.H.U.G. L.I.F.E.