Lil Sodi begins serving sentence for his role in 2012 shooting January 24, 2015 | 3:53 a.m. LOS ANGELES – In 2012 Lil Sodi along with two other Eight Tray Gangster Crips members were arrested and charged with 1st degree murder. According to the LAPD, Lil Sodi was a participant in a homicide by his van being linked as the get-away vehicle. After facing a […]

From gang member, to prisoner, to entrepreneur: Kevon Gulley from Compton January 17, 2015 COMPTON – Kevon Gulley, grew up in Compton and became a member of the Fruit Town Pirus as a youth. He was sent to prison for car jacking, robbery and kidnapping. He was released from prison, but just after three years, he was sent back to prison, facing a life sentence […]

Holly Park gang conflict (1989/1990) at border of Hawthorne, Inglewood and South LA Published on Jan 1, 2015 In 1989 and 1990, Holly Park in Hawthorne, CA was the site of much gang related conflict and shootings. Surrounded by the Water Gate Crips, Neighborhood Crip 115, Shot Gun Crips, and with the Denver Lane Bloods and other Bloods gangs in Inglewood, made this location a hot gang […]

Terrance Roberts claims self-defense in shooting at peace rally in Park Hill, Denver December 23, 2014 | 3:45 a.m. LOS ANGELES – Terrance Roberts is a former Blood gang member from Park Hill’s Crenshaw Mafia Bloods in Denver, CO, but after serving over 10 years in prison, he decided to change the trajectory of his life by giving back to the community and calling for peace. Roberts […]

The Ratchet Store in South Los Angeles, Fig Side, T.H.O.T., School Boy Q & the Hoovers

FIGUEROA & SLAUSON – Alexx Tenorio from the Ratchet Store, located on Figueroa & Slauson (at 76 gas station) talks about the Fig Side Clothing and how TDE (Top Dawd Entertainment) artist School Boy Q has represented Fig Side, the Hoover Gang and what the terms Ratchet and THOT mean. What does “ratchet” and “thot” […]

Hip-Hop documentary “My Kingdom Come: An LA Gangster Rap Story” releases trailer November 12, 2014 SOUTH LOS ANGELES – Official Trailer for My Kingdom Come: An LA Gangster Rap Story is a documentary about H-Crown, a South Los Angeles gang member who was recently released from prison after serving almost 5 years for armed robbery. As a youth he became a member of the Five Deuce […]

Rapper Big Paybacc gunned down in a Palmdale McDonald’s

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By Stefani Camille November 07, 2014 Big Paybacc seemed as a gentle giant when I first met him in NoHo in the summer last year for an interview with Streetgangs. Yesterday, someone took his life as he sat inside a McDonald’s restaurant in Palmdale during lunch hour. Police say it was not a random […]

Joe Young from Black P Stone, City Stone on “Crenshaw,” his Mixtape & growing up in West Adams

WEST ADAMS – Joe Young from the 25th Street Black P Stone talks about attending elementary school at Arlington Heights when he first got exposed to street gangs. He has been working on music, and talks about working with Take Money aka Tiny M (RIP) who died in a car accident. His mixtape is entitled […]

Allhood Magazine founder, Kev Mac, on rapper Ice-T, LA gang history & Monster Kody’s book

LADERA HEIGHTS – Allhood Magazine founder Kev Mac, talks about going to prison, rapper Ice-T, Monster Kody’s book and Los Angeles Crip & Blood history. For more on Allhood magazine visit: Date: 2014 Location: Ladera Park, Los Angeles Related posts: Kev Mac, creator of Allhood Magazine talks about Los Angeles gang history Allhood Publications […]

No decision made on release of Kendrec McDade shooting report

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By Lauren Gold / Pasadena Star-News Posted: 10/14/14, 5:08 PM PDT LOS ANGELES >> A superior court judge Tuesday delayed a decision on whether an independent report on the officer-involved shooting of 19-year-old Kendrec McDade should be released to the public. However, the judge, James Chalfant, said he would likely allow the release of a […]

Fifty-Two Members and Associates of San Bernardino Street Gang Targeted in Federal Drug Trafficking Indictment

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By IVN / Imperial Valley News Tuesday, 14 October 2014 22:17 RIVERSIDE, CA—After a federal grand jury issued a 90-page indictment, federal and state authorities today arrested 21 of 52 defendants linked to San Bernardino’s largest gang on narcotics-trafficking charges that allege numerous transactions involving methamphetamine and heroin. The indictment, which was unsealed this morning, […]

Actor who played Omar from the Wire to play Freeway Rick Ross

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By Stefani Camille October 10, 2014 Who doesn’t know Michael Kenneth Williams, the 47 year old actor and director from Flatbush, New York. His most known and admired role was Omar Little from HBO’s the Wire and who now plays Albert “Chalky” White in another HBO hit series Boardwalk Empire. Get ready to watch […]