The South Side Compton Crips (SSCC), also known as the South Side Crips (SSC) or the Double S Gang are an internationally known African-American street gang based on the East Side in the Southeast (also known as the South Side) area in Compton, California. They are famously known for being linked to high-profile murders, including rapper Tupac Shakur and Yetunde Price, the sister of tennis players Venus and Serena Williams.
Despite their geoghaphical location being on the Compton’s East Side, they claim South Side, due to their turf being in the Southern area of Compton. Members are known to wear apparel by the Seattle Mariners with the “S” (for South) to signify their affiliation with the South Side Crips. They are composed of smaller cliques such as the Burris Street Crew, Glencoe Ave, and the A-Line (Alondra Blvd).
Their neighborhood runs from Compton Blvd to Greenleaf Blvd, between Long Beach Blvd and Santa Fe Ave. Their territory is north of the 91 (Gardena) Freeway,
and West of their long-time ally the Atlantic Drive Compton Crips. This alliance is known as “South Side Atlantic Drive” or “South Atlantic”. They later formed
These two are also the South Side Compton Crips, besides the Atlantic Drive Crips, are the only two CC to identify with South Side.
Foundation And Early History
By the 1970s, the majority of Compton and territory East of Long Beach Blvd was dominated by gangs such as the Kelly Park Compton Crips and the Neighborhood Compton Crips. The only vacancy was territory West of Long Beach Blvd between the, which became the birth place of the South Side Crips.
During the early 1970s, this area was claimed by a short-lived gang called the Burris Block Bloods, according to Once Upon A Time in Compton: From gangsta rap to gang wars…The murders of Tupac & Biggie….This is the story of two men at the center of it all, a book by former Compton Police officers Tim Brennan and Robert Ladd.
During the 1980s, the crack epidemic era, the South Side Crips, capitalized off the crack epidemic became with numerous drug houses scattered throughout their neighborhood.
The South Side and the Atlantic Drive Crips formed an alliance with the Nutty Blocc Compton Crips, known as “Nutty South Atlantic”.
1990s and Tupac
In 1996, Orlando “Baby Lane” Anderson, a member of the South Side Compton Crips, was considered a prime suspect in the LAPD/LVPD investigation of the “Las Vegas Shooting” that claimed the life of American rap superstar 2Pac (Makaveli). This controversy sparked a deadly rivalry between two of Compton’s biggest gangs; the South Side Crips and the Mob Piru Gang. Suge Knight CEO of Death Row Records was suspected of supplying the Mob Pirus with military assault rifles, along with their allies at that time the Lueders Park Pirus.
Around the time cliques of the South Side Crips specially the Burris Street Crew and the Glencoe Ave fall victim to in-fighting
On May 29, 1998, at a car wash in Compton, Anderson and friend Michael “Lil Owl” Dorrough were involved in a drug-related shootout with Michael Stone and nephew Jerry (J-Dog) Stone, members of the Corner Pocket Crips. Anderson and both Stones were officially pronounced dead at King Drew Medical Center in Los Angeles. Dorrough was later charged with all three murders and sentenced to a triple life term in prison.
2000s And Today
By the 2000s, the South Side Crips, were in murder fueds with a number of gangs in Compton and Long Beach.
In 2003, the Southside Crips, made
Full Name: South Side Compton Crips, South Side Crips;
Founded In: 1968
Current Location: Compton California, Las Vegas, Nevada;
Allies: Nutty Blocc Compton Crips, Atlantic Drive Compton Crips;
Rivals: Mob Piru, Lueders Park Piru, Poccet Hood Compton Crips, Santana Blocc Compton Crips, Neighborhood Compton Crips;