Stories written by alexalonso Alex Alonso is an professor of Sociology & Geography, author and TV producer. He has been covering street gangs in Los Angeles for 2 decades and is the founder of Streetgangs.com
Long Beach – Sneezy Tweet from Suicidal Town 12th Street posted up in Long Beach talking about life, gangs and music. This is part 2 of a 2 part interview we did with the Long Beach rap artist. Part one of the interview: http://www.streetgangs.com/video-clips/092413-sneezy-tweet Date: August 2013 Location: Eastside, Long Beach, CA Related stories: Suicidal [...]
Long Beach – Veebo from Exotic Family City Crip from Long Beach talks about SEA, rapping and growing up in Long Beach, California. SEA is an acronym for South East Asian and Suicidals / Exotic Family / Asian Boyz, which are three Asian gangs, mostly Cambodian, allied together in Long Beach. Location: Cal Rec Park, [...]
August 31, 2013 – $tupid Young hanging in his neighborhood with the Asian Boyz, discussing Asians in hiphop, independent versus signed artist. Date: July 2013 Location: Long Beach, CA No related posts.
August 31, 2013 – OYG Redrum from bangin’ on wax talks about early west-coast hip-hop during the early 1990s and how gang culture has had an impact on Los Angeles and California hip-hop. Interview date: July 2013 Related stories: Inglewood’s Redrum on the West Coast and fake Blood gangster rappers July 28, 2013 – Watts,… [...]
August 24, 2013 – Freeway Ricky Ross talks about his early days when he was stripping cars on 87th near Figueroa where he grew up next to the 110 Harbor Freeway in 83 Hoover turf. This was before he began making million of dollars in drug trafficking. He also explains the status of his law [...]
July 12, 2013 – Civil Rights Attorney Olu Orange, talks about how he and his firm successfully challenged the curfew clause of several Los Angeles City gang injunctions. They were challenged not in State Court but rather in Federal Court because of the overwhelming support that Los Angeles based State judges have for gang injunctions. [...]
June 30, 2013 – Rapper Lil Sodi from Eight Tray Gangster talks about collaborating with Brims and Pirus who were traditional enemies, his experience in Youth Authority and prison, and how he started writing music. Interview Date: May 17, 2013 Location: St. Andrews Park, South Los Angeles No related posts.
June 30, 2013 – On Tuesday, June 26, 2013, two undercover Los Angeles police detectives suffered minor injuries in what the LAPD is calling an “ambush shooting” early Tuesday morning after 4:00 a.m. They were in their car, returning to the Wilshire police station when an African-American, dressed in all black, confronted the vehicle and [...]
Posted June 25, 2013 – With Big Paybacc in North Hollywood. Rapper from Whitsett Avenue Gangster Crip in the San Fernando Valley in the City of Los Angeles. Quote of the interview: “you get a group of niggas on the corner, they [LAPD] comin” Interview Date: June 20, 2013 Location: Valley Plaza Park, North Hollywood, [...]
Keith, 46, has been addicted to crack cocaine for 12 years and has been living in a make-shift tent on the streets in the Hyde Park community of South Los Angeles. He has found a quiet spot next to the non-operational Burlington Northern/Sante Fe railroad tracks by Brynhurst & 71st Street. These tracks will soon [...]
Rap groups Cash Me Out (CMO) and First Family out of South Los Angeles perform at the Hollywood Studio Bar & Grill in Hollywood, CA. The main song, “I young and I’m Black and my hat real low” was performed. Posted: April 17, 2013 Artists: Buc Wild, K-toe (Kadiyah Movement), Chuc Crazy, Tay Tay, Related [...]
In 2008, Pedro Espinoza, 19, shot and killed Jamiel Shaw, 17, during a chance encounter on 5th Avenue where Shaw lived. Espinoza had saw Shaw walking on 23rd Street and noticed him to be a Blood gang member, a rival to the gang Espinoza was from, 18th Street. After an exchange of words, Espinoza shot [...]