Bloods & Crips

Bloods & Crips

Bloods & Crips

Biography

Bloods & Crips was a musical collaboration Hip hop group between members of the Bloods & Crips gangs formed by Tweedy Bird Loc, O.Y.G Redrum 781 and Ronnie Ron. They released the album "Bangin' on Wax" in 1993.

The success of N.W.A. had frustrated many in the gang community, who saw the group capitalizing on the gang lifestyle. The Bloods & Crips project was originally organized by rappers O.Y.G redruM781 and Tweedy Bird Loc. Actual gang members, Crips from Compton, Watts and Long Beach, Bloods from Inglewood and Los Angeles auditioned for the group and the best ones were chosen for the album. In 1993 the Bloods & Crips released their debut album entitled "Bangin' on Wax" for 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 became the Nationwide Rip Ridaz. The Bloods and Crips members, from the albums were frauded out because of music royalties by Russ Regan and his wife and Adam Levy, soon Morris Levy and lawyer Steven Lowy gave the record deal to Ronnie Ron.

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. The 'B' side consisted of Bloods and the 'C' side consisted of Crips. The songs "Bangin On Wax", "G's & Loc's" and "I Wish You Were Here" were the only songs where the Bloods & Crips rapped together in the original albums. Most of the songs were written and recorded in the same studio session. The producer, Ronnie Ron passed away after a heart-attack in 2003. Tweedy Bird Loc was the last person to have a close connection with Ron, he is currently working on the next Bloods & Crips album, which it's expected to be released soon directly from him.

Discography

Bloods & Crips - Bangin On Wax

Bloods & Crips - Bangin On Wax

Dangerous Records, Pump Records 1993
Bloods & Crips - Bangin' On Wax 2...The Saga Continues

Bloods & Crips - Bangin' On Wax 2...The Saga Continues

Dangerous Records, Pump Records 1994
Bloods - Damu Ridas

Bloods - Damu Ridas

Dangerous Records, Pump Records 1995
Crips - Nationwide Rip Ridaz

Crips - Nationwide Rip Ridaz

Dangerous Records, Pump Records 1995
Bloods & Crips - Bangin' On Wax: Greatest Hits

Bloods & Crips - Bangin' On Wax: Greatest Hits

Dangerous Records 1996
Bloods - Bang'n On Wax: The Best Of The Damu's

Bloods - Bang'n On Wax: The Best Of The Damu's

Dangerous Records 1997
Crips - Bang'n On Wax: The Best Of The Crips

Crips - Bang'n On Wax: The Best Of The Crips

Dangerous Records 1997
Bloods - Damu Ridas II: How Deep Is Your Hood

Bloods - Damu Ridas II: How Deep Is Your Hood

Dangerous Records, Warlock Records 1999
Crips - Nationwide Rip Ridaz II Betrayed (Can't Trust Nobody)

Crips - Nationwide Rip Ridaz II Betrayed (Can't Trust Nobody)

Dangerous Records, Warlock Records 1999

Compilations

Various - Gangsta Lean (Classic West Coast Rap)
  • Piru Love

Various - Gangsta Lean (Classic West Coast Rap)

Warlock Records 2013