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Bloods & Crips

Origin

Los Angeles, California

Genres

Gangsta rap, G-funk, West Coast hip hop

Years active

1993-1999

Labels

  • Warlock Records
  • Dangerous Records

Associated acts

Tweedy Bird Loc, Young Soldierz

Past members

The Bloods & Crips was a musical collaboration between members of the Bloods & Crips gangs formed by Tweedy Bird Loc, Redrum 781 and Ronne Phillips in 1993.

History

The Bloods & Crips project was organized by Ronnie Phillips and rappers Redrum 781 and Tweedy Bird Loc. Actual gang members in the Crips from Compton, Watts and Long Beach, and Bloods from Inglewood and Los Angeles, auditioned for the group with the best ones chosen for the album. In 1993 the Bloods & Crips released their debut album entitled Bangin' on Wax through Warlock Records. One year later, the groups second and final studio album, Bangin' on Wax 2... The Saga Continues was released. After Bangin' on Wax 2, the Bloods & Crips parted ways, with the Bloods becoming the Damu Ridas and the Crips becoming the Nationwide Rip Ridaz.

The idea behind the albums was to get the gang members to bang (slang for fight) on wax (i.e., record) and not in the streets. Each record consisted of a "B" side and a "C" side, with the B side for the Bloods and the C side for the Crips. The song "Bangin' on Wax" was the only song where the Bloods & Crips rapped together in the original album. Most of the songs were written and recorded in the same studio session.

Discography

Year Title
1993

Bangin' on Wax

  • Released: 9 March 1993
  • Label: Dangerous
1994

Bangin' on Wax 2... The Saga Continues

  • Released: 13 September 1994
  • Label : Dangerous

Compilations

Year Title
1996

Bangin' on Wax: Greatest Hits

  • Released: 27 August 1996
  • Label Dangerous

Music videos

Year Video
1993
  • "Bangin' on Wax"
  • "Steady Dippin'"
  • "Piru Love"
1994
  • "G's & Loc's"
  • "Wish You Were Here"
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