Suga Buga, also known as Suga Buga The Pimp, and formerly known as Dogg is an American rapper born and raised in Inglewood, California. He is best known for being a member of several rap groups such as Bloods & Crips and the Damu Ridas as well as The Relativez. Suga Buga is the cousin of Big Wy (rapper), both were members of the Young Soldierz (rap group), and was signed to Death Row Records, by Suge Knight.
Suga Buga was born at Daniel Freeman Memorial Hospital and grew up on the West Side of Inglewood, where he ran with the Weirdo Bloods, a street gang located in an area known to residents as “The Bottoms”. Suga Buga is also a self-proclaimed pimp, (Suga Buga The Pimp) which is reflected throughout his music, especially on songs such as “Be a H#%” featuring B-Brazy and “Pimpin” featuring Too Short.
Bloods & Crips/Damu Ridas
Suga Buga originated as “Dogg” of the Bloods & Crips, (rap group) who debuted with Bangin On Wax (album) in 1993. The project was orchestrated by Ronnie and Tweedy Bird Loc of Kelly Park Compton Crips as well as Redrum 781 of Avenue Piru Gang. The Bloods & Crips consisted of real-life bloods and crips from different region of South Los Angles such as Compton, Watts, Inglewood, and Long Beach, California.
In 1994, the Bloods & Crips released their second and final album (Bangin’ on Wax 2… The Saga Continues). The Bloods became the Damu Ridas and the Crips, became Nationwide Rip Ridaz. The Damu Ridas released two albums “Damu Ridas” and “How Deep Is Your Hood” before parting ways. However, majority of the Damu Ridas died from a gang-related death, with the exception of Lil Hawk and Bloody Mary.
Life After Bloods & Crips
Suga Buga was apart of the Young Soldierz, a rap group established during the recording of Bloods & Crips, during the early 1990s. Suga Buga, Big Wy of Crenshaw Mafia Bloods and Lil Stretch from Bounty Hunter Bloods, were the lead performers of the Young Soldierz. In 1994, The group was signed to Death Row Records by Suge Knight after releasing “Eastside-Westside”.
The song featured former members of the Bloods & Crips, such as G-Pops of the Weirdos Bloods, Big Freeze (Watts Franklin Crips), Tweedy Bird Loc (Kelly Park Compton Ctips) and Bloody Mary who passed away. The Young Soldierz were featured on two soundtracks Murder Was The Case – “Eastside-Westside” (remix) and Gang-Related – “Take A Ni**a Like Me”.
In 1998, Suga Buga and Big Wy, formed The Relativez after Young Soldierz was abandoned, during their departure from Death Row Records. In 2000, The Relativez, debuted with Dirty Money (album) and released The Takeover (album), in 2002. Which features B-Brazy (of Damu Ridas) and WC (of Westside Connection) as well as YGD Top Dogg (former Death Row artist).
The Relativez, had a minor feud with rapper Mack 10, best known for being a member of the West Side Connection and being linked to the Queen Street Bloods, a street gang located in Inglewood, California. However, this feud has been deactivated and the duo have since collaborated on a song by Big Wy titled “Big Boys” featuring Jim Jones, Game and Mack 10.
- 2007: Legendary
- 2007: Rise To Power
- 2005: Money Respect Money
- 2002: The Takeover
- 2000: Dirty Money
- 1999: How Deep Is Your Hood
- 1995:Damu Ridas
- 1994: Young Soldierz
Bloods & Crips
- 1994: Bangin’ on Wax 2… The Saga Continues
- 1993: Bangin On Wax