Damu Ridas

Damu Ridas
Origin Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Genres Hip hop
Years active 1993–1999
Labels Dangerous Records
Pump Records
Associated acts Bloods & Crips, Nationwide Rip Ridaz, Young Soldierz

The Damu Ridas were an assortment of Bloods gang members from South Los Angeles who recorded the Bloods & Crips collaboration albums Bangin' on Wax and Bangin' on Wax 2... The Saga Continues. After Bangin' on Wax albums were made, the Bloods & Crips split up. The Bloods members formed the Damu Ridas, as well as the Crip members formed Nationwide Rip Ridaz. Most of the members are deceased. RedRum781 is related to rapper Kurupt, though the two have a long time feud. During the Death Row days, RedRum781 signed to Death Row Records, the same label where Kurupt was in at the time.

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Members

  • B-Brazy (L.A Denver Lane Bloods) - Deceased. Has been killed in 2003 by a Los Angeles mexican gang.
  • Peanut 2 aka KP (L.A Denver Lane Bloods) - Deceased. Has been killed by an unknown gang. His brother O.G Peanut has also been killed.
  • Lil' Laniak 2 (L.A Denver Lane Bloods) - Deceased. While he was walking with his kid, Laniak 2 was shot and killed by a Piru gang, the Campanella Park Pirus. His brother Big Laniak has also been killed. G-Len made a tribute to the Big Laniak in the song "For The Money" from his album Woop Woop.
  • Tip Toe (Crenshaw Mafia Gang) - Deceased. Tip Toe was a respected member of the 104th Street CMG. He was killed by a Piru gang.
  • Pimp D (Crenshaw Mafia Gang) - Deceased. Pimp D and Tip Toe had a similar voice, but they are not the same person.
  • Spyder aka S.P. (Crenshaw Mafia Gang) - Deceased. Spyder was another respected member of the 104th Steet CMG. Apparently, he was shot and killed by a Figueroa Avenue mexican gang.
  • O.G Mad Eye (Crenshaw Mafia Gang) - Deceased. Mad Eye was one of the oldest Damu Ridas and was a respected O.G of the Crenshaw Mafia Gang. Big Mad Eye had only one brother, Lil' Mad Eye. They both had been killed.
  • Lil' Hawk (Crenshaw Mafia Gang) - He's the only member of the Damu Ridas who's still alive today. Lil' Hawk is currently serving a 25 to life sentence. His little brother Tiny Hawk is also in jail. Lil' Hawk has lost two of his brothers, Big Hawk and Baby Hawk.

Additional Members

  • G-Len aka O.G. Len (L.A Denver Lane Bloods) - Alive. In 1995, G-Len made a solo album named Woop Woop.
  • June Dawg (L.A Denver Lane Bloods) - Alive. June Dawg is still rapping.
  • Eightball (L.A Denver Lane Bloods) - Deceased.
  • Big Wy aka Red Rag (Crenshaw Mafia Gang) - Alive. Big Wy is still rapping.
  • Big Hawk (Crenshaw Mafia Gang) - Deceased.
  • Mz. China (Crenshaw Mafia Gang) - Alive. Mz.China was the only female rapper of the Damu Ridas.
  • Lil' G.Bone (Crenshaw Mafia Gang) - Unknown. G.Bone is from the 104th Street CMG.
  • K-Low (Crenshaw Mafia Gang) - Unknown
  • T.Kayduse (Mafia Lanes) - Unknown.
  • Green Eyez (Inglewood Family Gang) - Alive. He made a solo album.
  • Lil' Stretch (Bounty Hunter Bloods) - Alive. Stretch now owns a motorcycle store.
  • Yank (Bounty Hunter Bloods) - Unknown
  • RedRum 781 (Avenue Piru Gang) - Alive
  • Lil' Leak aka CK (Avenue Piru Gang) - Alive. Leak is the little brother of RedRum.
  • Batman aka Evil Bat (Mad Swans Bloods) - Deceased. Batman was an ex-crip.
  • Dock-B (Family Swan Bloods) - Alive
  • Bloody Mary (Fruit Town Brims) - Deceased. Died in a motorcycle accident.
  • Dogg aka Suga Buga (Weirdos Bloods)- Alive
  • O.G. (Unknown) - Unknown
  • Pops (Unknown) - Unknown

Discography

Albums

Year Title Chart positions[1]
Heatseekers Top R&B/Hip hop albums
1995 Damu Ridas #25 #40
1999 How Deep Is Your Hood - -

Collaboration with Nationwide Rip Ridaz

Year Title Chart positions[2]
Billboard 200 Top R&B/Hip hop albums
1993 Bangin' on Wax #86 -
1994 Bangin' on Wax 2... The Saga Continues #139 #20

Compilations

  • 1997: Bang'n on Wax: The Best of the Damu's

Singles

Year Title Album
1993 "Bangin' on Wax" Bangin' on Wax
"Piru Love"
1994 "Gs & Locs" Bangin' on Wax 2... The Saga Continues
"Wish You Were Here"
1995 "Damu Ride" Damu Ridas
"True Flue Killer"

Music videos

Year Video
1995 "Damu Ride"

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