Damu Ridas

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Damu Ridas
Also known as
*B-Brazy (deceased)
*Peanut 2 (deceased)
*Lil' Laniak 2 (deceased)
*Tip Toe (deceased)
*Pimp D
*Spyder (deceased)
*O.G Mad Eye (deceased)
*Big Hawk (deceased)
*Lil' Hawk
OriginLos Angeles, California, U.S.
GenresGangsta rap
G-funk
West Coast hip hop
Years active1993–1999
LabelsDangerous Records
Pump Records
Associated actsBloods & Crips, Nationwide Rip Ridaz, Young Soldierz
 
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Damu Ridas
Also known as
*B-Brazy (deceased)
*Peanut 2 (deceased)
*Lil' Laniak 2 (deceased)
*Tip Toe (deceased)
*Pimp D
*Spyder (deceased)
*O.G Mad Eye (deceased)
*Big Hawk (deceased)
*Lil' Hawk
OriginLos Angeles, California, U.S.
GenresGangsta rap
G-funk
West Coast hip hop
Years active1993–1999
LabelsDangerous Records
Pump Records
Associated actsBloods & 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. The group was mostly composed by gang-members from two gangs : the Denver Lane Gangsta Bloods and the Crenshaw Mafia. These two gangs are known to be really close, to the point that their alliance was called "Denver Mafia" or "Mafia Lane". Over 70 members of this alliance have been killed. 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.

Peanut 2, Lil' Laniak 2, Tip Toe, O.G Mad Eye and Big Hawk have been killed between 1995 and 1999. Spyder has been killed in 2000, and B-Brazy in 2003. Only two members of the Damu Ridas are still alive today : Pimp D and Lil' Hawk.

Members[edit]

Additional Members[edit]

  • Batman aka Evil Bat (Mad Swans Bloods) - Alive. Confirmed by fellow Bloods & Crips member redruM781 to be in Prison, not deceased as he was long thought to be.
  • Big Wy aka Red Rag (Crenshaw Mafia Gang) - Alive. Big Wy is still rapping.
  • Nini-X aka Bloody Mary (Avenue Piru Gang) - Deceased. Died in a motorcycle accident.
  • Dock-B (Inglewood Family Gangster Bloods) - Alive
  • Baby Popa Smurf (L.A Denver Lane Bloods) - Deceased
  • Dogg aka Suga Buga (Weirdos Bloods)- Alive
  • Eightball (L.A Denver Lane Bloods) - Alive.
  • G-Len aka O.G. Len (L.A Denver Lane Bloods) - Alive. In 1995, G-Len made a solo album named Woop Woop.
  • Green Eyez (Inglewood Family Gang) - Alive. He made a solo album.
  • June Dawg (L.A Denver Lane Bloods) - Alive. June Dawg is still rapping.
  • K-Low (Crenshaw Mafia Gang) - Deceased
  • G-Sexx (L.A Denver Lane Bloods) - Deceased
  • Mr. Dulo (L.A Denver Lane Bloods) - Deceased
  • Lil' G.Bone (Crenshaw Mafia Gang) - Unknown. G.Bone is from the 104th Street CMG.
  • Lil' Leak aka CK (Avenue Piru Gang) - Alive. Leak is the little brother of RedRum.
  • Lil' Stretch (Bounty Hunter Bloods) - Alive. Stretch now owns a motorcycle store.
  • O.G. (Unknown) - Deceased
  • Pops (Weirdo Bloods) - Deceased
  • RedRum 781 (Avenue Piru Gang) - Alive
  • TK 2 (Mafia Lanes) - Deceased
  • Yank (Bounty Hunter Bloods) - Deceased
  • TK 3 (Mafia Lanes) - Deceased

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

YearTitleChart positions[2]
HeatseekersTop R&B/Hip hop albums
1995Damu Ridas#25#40
1999How Deep Is Your Hood--

Collaboration with Nationwide Rip Ridaz[edit]

YearTitleChart positions[3]
Billboard 200Top R&B/Hip hop albums
1993Bangin' on Wax#86-
1994Bangin' on Wax 2... The Saga Continues#139#20

Compilations[edit]

Singles[edit]

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

Music videos[edit]

YearVideo
1995"Damu Ride"
"True Flue Killer"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cloud, David. "The Rapper Deathstyle". Retrieved 11 November 2012. 
  2. ^ "Albums chart positions". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-06-21. 
  3. ^ "Albums chart positions". Allmusic. Retrieved 2008-03-31.