Craig "Mon" Monson from The Avenues (1950 - )

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Craig "Mon" Monson from The Avenues (1950 - )

Unread postby alexalonso » August 5th, 2016, 2:58 pm

Craig Munson and his brother were members of a gang called the Avenues that was very influential to the early Crips, and Raymond Washington. Raymond may have dabbled with membership in the Avenues.

Craig Munson was doing 315 back arm curls, photo must be from the 1970s.
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Re: Craig Munson

Unread postby alexalonso » August 5th, 2016, 3:13 pm



CT Fletcher says Craig Munson was the biggest guy he ever seen.

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Re: Craig Munson

Unread postby grundy » August 14th, 2016, 1:59 am

Craig munson is still alive he doesnt do interviews though

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Re: Craig Munson

Unread postby alexalonso » August 16th, 2016, 5:44 pm

grundy wrote:Craig munson is still alive he doesnt do interviews though


have you spoke to him?

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Re: Craig Munson

Unread postby grundy » August 17th, 2016, 7:51 pm

Talk to kevmavc

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Re: Craig Munson

Unread postby alexalonso » August 18th, 2016, 7:37 pm

grundy wrote:Talk to kevmavc


will do.

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Re: Craig Munson

Unread postby alexalonso » August 25th, 2016, 12:09 am

grundy wrote:Craig munson is still alive he doesnt do interviews though


Now i know why he does not do interviews, but did you know he killed a homosexual Preacher with a hammer during the 1970s? Did 7-years in prison for it.

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Re: Craig Munson from The Avenues during late 1960s

Unread postby grundy » August 30th, 2016, 8:23 pm

^no, lmao :lol:

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Re: Craig Munson from The Avenues during late 1960s

Unread postby grundy » August 31st, 2016, 7:20 am

Some men are born giants. Not a legend of bodybuilding but more of a myth. Craig Monson, his perilous journey through life has brought him to a place of friendly humility and encouragement. CT fletcher has talked about him, Craig was 20 years old with 22 inch arms and 240 pounds in 1971! Living in the hood and riding his bicycle to the gym in 71 with no money, no science, no supplements, just shit tons of work. In 1985 he's reported to have been bigger than any pro bodybuilder at at 310 pounds benching 585 during workouts. Currently at 62, he said he felt too small for pictures. Yeah Craig, you look tiny. #doingcurlswhenJFKwaskilled #trainedwithArnoldat23

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Re: Craig Munson from The Avenues during late 1960s

Unread postby alexalonso » September 3rd, 2016, 1:25 am

So it sounds like he did do an interview. At 62, where is the pic? If he was 20 years old in 1971, that means born in 1951, so that would make him 65, right?

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Re: Craig Munson from The Avenues during late 1960s

Unread postby grundy » September 4th, 2016, 11:55 pm

It was from some workout magazine article, couldn't post the pick with it. Dude is still huge

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Re: Craig Munson from The Avenues during late 1960s

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Re: Craig Munson from The Avenues during late 1960s

Unread postby alexalonso » March 9th, 2017, 2:18 am

So who has his number. What magazine did he do the interview for?

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Re: Craig Munson from The Avenues during late 1960s

Unread postby alexalonso » March 27th, 2017, 1:23 am




You can catch Craig Monson at 2:10 of this Gap Band video, "Gap Band: Party Train" 1983 video shot at Venice Beach. This is after his release from prison, so he is in great shape having been working out for the past 15 years.

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Re: Craig Munson from The Avenues during late 1960s

Unread postby alexalonso » April 11th, 2017, 11:57 pm

CORRECTION: Craig started working out when he was 13, which as around 1963 so in the 1983 Gap Band video he has been working out for 20 years.

Also who said Criag would never talk? Guess who I am posted up with?
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Re: Craig Munson

Unread postby alexalonso » April 12th, 2017, 12:03 am

alexalonso wrote:
grundy wrote:Craig munson is still alive he doesnt do interviews though


Now i know why he does not do interviews, but did you know he killed a homosexual Preacher with a hammer during the 1970s? Did 7-years in prison for it.


CORRECTION:
Craig did not go to prison for killing the preacher. Two other people went to prison for that murder. He went to prison for killing a burgler in his house. And he did about 5-years in prison.

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Re: Craig Munson from The Avenues during late 1960s

Unread postby bgcasper » April 12th, 2017, 5:12 am

[quote="alexalonso"]CORRECTION: Craig started working out when he was 13, which as around 1963 so in the 1983 Gap Band video he has been working out for 20 years.

Also who said Criag would never talk? Guess who I am posted up with?[/quote]lololol thats cool...did u got an interview ?

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Re: Craig Munson from The Avenues during late 1960s

Unread postby comptonblockz » April 15th, 2017, 10:26 am

alexalonso wrote:CORRECTION: Craig started working out when he was 13, which as around 1963 so in the 1983 Gap Band video he has been working out for 20 years.

Also who said Criag would never talk? Guess who I am posted up with?

Patiently wait on that interview!

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Re: Craig "Mon" Monson from The Avenues during late 1960s

Unread postby grundy » April 21st, 2017, 4:42 am

Heard Munson live in LGTB community, fleece johnson

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Re: Craig "Mon" Monson from The Avenues during late 1960s

Unread postby attila » April 21st, 2017, 7:51 am

Graig Monson and Poncho in 1979

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Re: Craig "Mon" Monson from The Avenues during late 1960s

Unread postby grundy » April 21st, 2017, 2:02 pm

Thats not munson

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Re: Craig "Mon" Monson from The Avenues during late 1960s

Unread postby attila » April 21st, 2017, 2:35 pm

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Re: Craig "Mon" Monson from The Avenues during late 1960s

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Re: Craig "Mon" Monson from The Avenues during late 1960s

Unread postby alexalonso » April 24th, 2017, 2:03 am

grundy wrote:Thats not munson


It sure his, went through his entire photo album, and here is a little proof in this photo he let me copy. That is a CDC prison photo when he was in San Quentin.
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Re: Craig "Mon" Monson from The Avenues during late 1960s

Unread postby attila » April 24th, 2017, 6:43 am

grundy wrote:https://m.facebook.com/craig.monson.52?tsid=0.9688555836190753&source=typeahead

Lgbt :shock:


You calling Graig Monson gay?

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Re: Craig "Mon" Monson from The Avenues during late 1960s

Unread postby alexalonso » April 24th, 2017, 12:35 pm

Does anyone know about Poncho in the photo? Was he an Avenue? By 1979 I am certain the Avenues were most likely done as being a factor in the streets.

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Re: Craig "Mon" Monson from The Avenues during late 1960s

Unread postby grundy » April 24th, 2017, 4:11 pm

attila wrote:
grundy wrote:https://m.facebook.com/craig.monson.52?tsid=0.9688555836190753&source=typeahead

Lgbt :shock:


You calling Graig Monson gay?



Ask Alonzo in a pm

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Re: Craig "Mon" Monson from The Avenues during late 1960s

Unread postby attila » April 25th, 2017, 12:07 am

Dude, i'm from Holland. We've dealt with this stuff ages ago.
To each his own.

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Re: Craig "Mon" Monson from The Avenues during late 1960s

Unread postby alexalonso » April 28th, 2017, 8:55 pm

Nearly every OG Crip, Blood and Piru from the early 1970s are all on the record respecting Craig Monson's resume, period. I just did an interview with Donald Archie and he stated the same thing, Craig Monson was a major factor in the streets. Tookie was meeting him to work out, and Raymond Washington was always trying to be around Craig. So at this point, it shouldn't matter what his sexual orientation is. I can understand if you don't like that get down, but it aint no need to be disrespectful to the brother who is about to be 67 this year.

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Re: Craig Munson

Unread postby alexalonso » April 28th, 2017, 8:58 pm

grundy wrote:Craig munson is still alive he doesnt do interviews though


I think you are going to have to take an L on that, "he doesnt do interviews" and your other comment that "that's not Craig Monson in the picture".
The facts are, that is him in the photo and he will do an interview. Thanks to not listening to all the BS or I would have gave up on tracking brother down.

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Re: Craig "Mon" Monson from The Avenues during late 1960s

Unread postby Red Kelly » May 1st, 2017, 4:40 pm

3 part interview with him by Josh Bryant on youtube talking about his career in bodybuilding. He seems like a pretty interesting guy.

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Re: Craig Munson

Unread postby bgcasper » May 3rd, 2017, 12:40 am

[quote="alexalonso"][quote="grundy"]Craig munson is still alive he doesnt do interviews though[/quote]

I think you are going to have to take an L on that, "he doesnt do interviews" and your other comment that "that's not Craig Monson in the picture".
The facts are, that is him in the photo and he will do an interview. Thanks to not listening to all the BS or I would have gave up on tracking brother down.[/quote]
:mrgreen: lol


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