Eight Tray (83) Gangster Crip – Los Angeles

Westside Eight Trey (83) Gangster Crips are a predominately African-American street gang, founded during the mid 1970s as a splinter gang off the Original West Side Crips, that included Stanley “Tookie” Williams, Big Bob the Hawk, Melvin Farmer, Judson Bacot, Angelo “Barefoot Pookie” White and Mad Dog.

Kody “Monster” Scott (aka Sanyika Shakur), a member of this gang wrote a popular autobiography entitled An Autobiography of an L.A. Gangs Member while he was in prison during the late 1980s and early 1990s and in 2006 the rights to his book were sold and adopted into a screen play.

According to Shakur’s book, an O/G named Big Sidewinder was the founder who created this neighborhood which was a split off from the West Side Crips (p. 80). The gang started on 83rd Street but spanned north and south stretching from roughly Gage to Century, covering over 40 city blocks similar to the old boundaries of the West Side Crips. Over the years, they formed several sub-clicks including the Original South Side, Deep South Side, Bacc West Side, Far West Side and Nutty North Side. A section of their turf extends west past Western Avenue where St Andrews Park is located.

Scott has appeared on BET, 20th Century, and 60 minutes, and several other programs and magazines discussing his experiences in the Eight Tray Crips addressing the gang situation in Los Angeles. His younger brother, Kershaun “Lil Monster” Scott has been a part of the the peace movement and was involved in the gang truce of 1992.

Monster (b. 1963) was named to the top 10 most wanted gang members February 7, 2007 and was arrested on March 7, 2007 for assault and car-jacking. Because of his popularity the City of LA made a political decision to place Scott on the list above other gang members wanted for murder. According to the LAPD press release (March 8, 2007) Scott was identified on the 7600 block of Brighton Street by a tipster and was later apprehended. The LAPD also stated that Scott had been in and out of prison for 26 years of his life and that he was the “self proclaimed founder” of the Eight Tray Gangster Crips. Lil Monster appeared in the HBO documentary, Bastards of the Party (2005).

Because of the media popularity of this gang, it is one of the most reported Los Angeles based Crip gangs in the United States having been identified in Denver, CO; Aurora, CO; Hennepin, Minnesota; Harris County, TX; Wichita, KS; St. Louis, MO; Albuquerque, NM; and Portland, OR. These other gangs are not connected to Los Angeles and are not part of a national network. Youth from these cities have adapted this identity because of its popularity.

The Rollin 60s Crips are their main rivals and this conflict goes back to 1979. It is one of the biggest and most fierce rivalries between any two gangs in the County. Although there have been some new conflict during the 21st Century that has been extremely violent, such as the Blood Stone Villain vs. Pueblos Bloods and the East Coast Crips vs. Florence, the conflict between the 60s and 83s are among two of the largest gangs in Los Angeles and has existed for over 30 years unabated.

Lil Crip Toe talks about growing up in ETG hood from the Far West side, 2014

Lil Crip Toe talks about growing up in ETG hood from the Far West side, 2014

The rivalry between the Rollin 60s and Eight Trays has become a rivalry between N-Hood Crips and Gangster Crips, which extends the conflict from the two gangs into a regional one. This rivalry is discussed in Scott’s book Autobiography of an LA Gang Member and Donald Bakeer’s book, Crips.

Thus far, a truce or a cease fire between these 2 sets has not been implemented, but if possible a truce between all “Gangster Crip” sets that fall under the Eight Trays, and the N-Hood sets which fall under the Rollin Sixties would be revolutionary.

The ETG are also rivals to all “Rollin 0s” gangs which would include the Rollin 40s, Rollin 30s and the Rollin 90s. Their rivalry “NeighborHood” or “NH” gangs included the 67 NeighborHood Crips (67 NHC), located on the north side of their territory.

They are rivals to all Blood gangs but their main Blood rivalry is with the Inglewood Family Gang (IFG) located to the west of their territory but it must be noted that their rivalry with the Rollin’ 60s Crips is stronger than with any blood gang. The IFGs are attributed for the first ETG casualty (Autobiography of an LA Gang Member, p. 28) which predates their rivalry with the Sixties (1979). Their Crip rivalries include: Rollin 30’s, 40NH, 55NH, 57NH, 58NH, 60NH, 67NH, 90NH, 100’S NH, NH103HTHC, 111NH, 112NH, 115NH, UnderGround Crips, BCG, Menlo Crips, BudLong Crips, Geer Gang, 99 Mafia Crips, and 87 Gangsta Crips.

Graffiti of the 83 Gangster Crips crossed out by 67 NHC, 2002

Deceased member of ETG

  1. 8-Ball ( – July 1981)
  2. Lady Capp, shot by rival Crip
  3. Baby China
  4. Cheeseburger
  5. Big Criz ( ), died as a result of a fire.
  6. Baby Criz ( – 2005), from Back Westside, died in car accident on Normandie.
  7. Cocaine ( – 1981)
  8. D.B.
  9. Dirty Butch ( – 1981)
  10. Fat Rat ( – 2005)
  11. G-May ( – ), shot and killed on 76th Street & Dalton
  12. Lil Gun Slinger ( – ), shot and killed on 97th Street & Normandie
  13. Tiny J Lok
  14. Kay-O ( – 2015)
  15. Lucky ( – 1979)
  16. Lil Macaveli ( – 2005), shot and killed by 99 Mafias on Vermont & Century
  17. Baby Moe
  18. Martha
  19. Roach
  20. A.J. “Baby Set Trip” (-)
  21. Rayford “Sidewinder” Miles, 58 ( – October 1, 2016), died from health complications related to cancer.
  22. Baby Sodi
  23. Cedric Raynard “Tit Tit” Diggs, 17 (June 9, 1963 – Aug 23, 1980), shot and killed by Rollin 60s member
  24. James “Twinky” Cameron, 16 (Feb. 29, 1964 – Oct. 26, 1980), shot and killed by Rollin 60s member
  25. Wicc 1
  26. Young Country
  27. Young Evil, died of cancer
  28. Young Solo (- 2005)
  29. Young Teardrop ( – 2012)
  30. Shannon Hatley, 14 (Feb. 4, 1965 – Apr. 15, 1979), believed to have been killed by an Inglewood Family Blood member
  31. Mykel “G-Wit-It” Washington, 24 ( – June 10, 2015), shot and killed on 88th Street & Vermont

Lil Sodi recently released from prison from a gun case, 2017

Judson Bacot explains early conflict between ETGs and Rollin 60s, 2017

Any hope for Neighborhood 60s and Eight Tray Gangster truce, 2017

Monster Kody from Eight Tray Gangster Crips spits freestyle before his recent incarceration, 2017

OG G.T. on Chevy lowriders and Eight Tray Gangsters Crips history on Florence & Normandie, 2017

Original Westside/Eight Trays from Florence & Normandie on 25-years after 1992 Uprising, 2017

The 5 sides (clicks) of Eight Tray Gangster Crip’s neighborhood in South Los Angeles, 2017

Scooby Loc aka August Bleu, 2014

390 Comments for “Eight Tray (83) Gangster Crip – Los Angeles”

  1. Yes fellas, Im friends with yo homie big Joker that got life ,I remember are days at john muir jr high were ,he and I met lil opa dog and that was jokers beging, and his end, I beg him not to get involed with the gang life ,but he did anyway and that cost him his moms, lil brother and big sisters,so is any of you guys looking out for him while he does this life sentence.

    • LAwDogg

      You seem to be from everywhere and know everybody hard times.,

    • Cantiflas

      Yo haard i was taking care of him i was his cellie we used to make love at nite during lights out and we finger each otherrs man vagina…what u doing? u really haard?

      • yeah thats nice, I guess, for his stiuation, but he’ll never see the street’s again, now all you would bee gang banger’s listen to what you have to look forward to, if you get life,a life of gaydum, loving a man in place of a sweet woman keep on kil#i*gg ,and you to will become gay!

        • Cantiflas

          Come on Harrd if you cant be with the one you love then u have to love the one youre with. I did needlepoint in prison and made lovely underwear that was very sexy. now that i am out i wear my sisters panties and think of my days back in the pen

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    Being in a gang is not worth your soul because thats what you are giving up, my older brother is in a gang an he almost died a few times


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