how did Hat Gang and Bebopp Watts originate

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how did Hat Gang and Bebopp Watts originate

Unread post by wattscrackin » November 4th, 2003, 7:52 pm

anybody know?

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Unread post by Shox112 » March 8th, 2007, 6:52 pm

Bebop Watts got its name because from the bottoms down thru Central Av in Watts it was known as a strip where a lot of Jazz clubs and bars, and pool halls used to be...

Hat Gang has been around before the crips and bloods they was known for there brim hats too but the Brims named there hood after the hats

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Shox112 wrote:Bebop Watts got its name because from the bottoms down thru Central Av in Watts it was known as a strip where a lot of Jazz clubs and bars, and pool halls used to be...

Hat Gang has been around before the crips and bloods they was known for there brim hats too but the Brims named there hood after the hats
what year did Hat Gang come out?

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alexalonso wrote:
Shox112 wrote:Bebop Watts got its name because from the bottoms down thru Central Av in Watts it was known as a strip where a lot of Jazz clubs and bars, and pool halls used to be...

Hat Gang has been around before the crips and bloods they was known for there brim hats too but the Brims named there hood after the hats
what year did Hat Gang come out?
LATE 70s

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Re: how did Hat Gang and Bebopp Watts originate

Unread post by Jupebox » June 27th, 2009, 5:36 pm

I know the word "Bepopp" was a term that New York gangbangers used instead of the word "Banging" in the late 40's thru 50's....

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Re: how did Hat Gang and Bebopp Watts originate

Unread post by SisterBrim » May 13th, 2014, 12:11 pm

1968 andI know for sho they was Hat Gang in 1968, by the time 1969 was here they were Brims. When I met the Brims they had just changed their names to Brims. i became a Lady Brim by the end of 68 or early 69.

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Unread post by alexalonso » May 18th, 2014, 1:22 pm

OG Redbone wrote:
alexalonso wrote:
Shox112 wrote:Bebop Watts got its name because from the bottoms down thru Central Av in Watts it was known as a strip where a lot of Jazz clubs and bars, and pool halls used to be...

Hat Gang has been around before the crips and bloods they was known for there brim hats too but the Brims named there hood after the hats
what year did Hat Gang come out?
LATE 70s
I think Hat Gang predates the Blood / Crip era, so they may have existed in the late 1950s and early 1960s during the post WW2 black gang era in Los Angeles

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Unread post by bgcasper » May 22nd, 2014, 5:18 am

so the watts kept their og name while the westside ones became brims

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Unread post by BlueMoon » May 22nd, 2014, 8:46 am

To get they real history you gotta find they originals......An original 92 Bishop told me they were the same gang at a point in time.....Simular to the Mad Swans and Main St Mafia.......As a kid I always tripped off how they both share the same street.....92nd...

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Unread post by alexalonso » August 11th, 2014, 12:43 pm

BlueMoon wrote:To get they real history you gotta find they originals......An original 92 Bishop told me they were the same gang at a point in time.....Simular to the Mad Swans and Main St Mafia.......As a kid I always tripped off how they both share the same street.....92nd...
The share 92 at different parts.

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Re: how did Hat Gang and Bebopp Watts originate

Unread post by Silencioso » December 12th, 2014, 2:59 pm

bgcasper wrote:so the watts kept their og name while the westside ones became brims
It was never the same gang, just a name coincidence. There were several gangs named for hats in those days - the Acey Duceys, Black Hats. Wearing a particular style of hat was a way of repping a gang in those days, so a hat oriented gang name was a natural.

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