In the U.S., The Bloods is one of the two most significant black gangs and have the most influence on the underground artist world, especially rappers. Some rappers are veteran members of The Bloods, while others have more or less involvement with the gang. This article will contain a list of famous rappers directly connected to The Bloods or involved in rumors about this famous gang.
1. Lil Wayne
Lil Wayne is one of the most influential rappers in the music market today. This guy is said to have a lot of direct activities with The Bloods, but the specific rank in the crew is still unknown.
Lil Wayne’s real name is Dwayne Michael Carter, Jr., born on September 27, 1982, in New Orleans (USA). At 11, he met and befriended rapper Bryan Williams, also the owner of Cash Money Records. Thanks to Williams’ experiences, Wayne was able to confidently appear in True Story (released in 1995) – B.G.’s debut album. (Baby Gangsta), a senior rapper who joined Cash Money. Two years later, Lil Wayne formed the group Hot Boys with B.G., Juvenile, and Young Turk.
2. Tekashi 6ix9ine
Tekashi 6ix9ine is a rapper who often hangs out with the members of The Bloods. However, the rapper has testified against former associates such as Anthony “Harv” Ellison and Aljermiah “Nuke” Mack.
As sources say, many members of The Bloods have benefited from Tekashi 6ix9ine’s generosity in following him around, such as freely ordering alcohol and strippers at Queens strip club.
3. Chris Brown
Although the activities between Chris Brown and The Bloods are not prominent, and he was not one of the first members of the gang, Chris Brown is still one of the big-name artists allowed to use Exclusive hand signs of tape.
As the aggregator goes, Chris Brown has even provided work for several members of The Bloods and shot music videos in the gang’s territory.
4. Ol’ Dirty Bastards
Ol’ Dirty Bastards, or Russell Jones, is the father of 13 children and has other stage names such as Dirt McGirt, and Big Baby Jesus, the latter inspired by his belief in Jesus Christ.
He was released from New York State Prison in early 2003 after serving a three-year sentence for drug addiction, a suspended sentence for sexual harassment, and being treated in a psychiatric hospital. Life after parole was made into a documentary broadcast on the cable music channel VH1. From FBI documents, Ol’ Dirty Bastards is one of the rappers closely associated with The Bloods.
B-Real is a rapper living in South Gate and a hip hop group Cypress Hill member since 1991. After eight years of working with the group, B-Real self-produced its first solo album in 2009.
B-Real was once involved in a local branch of The Bloods during the operation. However, the rapper was shot in 1988 and quickly left gang life after that event.
Birdman is among the richest rappers in the U.S. and the famous Cash Money record label founder. He is also an artist with many collaborations with Lil Wayne during his career. However, there were rumors that Birdman was involved in a plot to kill Lil Wayne in the case related to The Bloods.
7. Sen Dog
Cũng như B-Real, Sen Dog là thành viên của nhóm hiphop Cypress Hill và từng tham gia vào nhiều hoạt động của The Bloods tại một chi nhánh địa phương trước khi gặt hái nhiều thành công trong sự nghiệp. Sen Dog has focused entirely on his career as a singer and has produced solo albums.
Before being a rapper, Cormega had many gang-related activities and was sent to prison with a sentence of up to 15 years for participating in an armed robbery. Cormega is a rapper with many connections to the two most significant gangs, The Bloods and The Crips.
Cam’ron, or Killa Cam, is a rapper who is reported to be closely connected with a leader in The Bloods. The rapper himself has many gang-related activities, having been shot after leaving a party at a nightclub in 2005.
10. The Game
The Game, or Jayceon Terrell Taylor, is a rapper born in 1979 and rose to fame in 2005 after releasing his debut studio album, The Documentary. During the operation, The Game has had many connections with The Bloods, and many lines in this rapper’s song also mention it.
11. Kendrick Lamar
Kendrick Lamar is an American rapper, songwriter, and producer. He is considered one of the most influential rappers in American music and Hip-hop culture. Besides his solo career, he is a member of the hip-hop group Black Hippy along with Ab-Soul, Jay Rock, and Schoolboy Q.
During his career, Lamar never officially joined a gang but has had many connections to The Bloods, including his father being a member and growing up in the band’s territory. He has friends who are members of The Bloods, like rapper Jay Worthy.
12. Playboi Carti
Playboi Carti‘s real name is Jordan Carter, a typical black young man with a love of basketball born in the South of Atlanta, USA. Carti released its first eponymous mixtape in 2017. With its fast-paced beats and almost ‘chaos’ throughout, “Playboi Carti” doesn’t need any specific words to describe it. Depicts for those who understand Carti’s hysteria. Although not publicly shown, Playboy Carti is still believed to be related to The Bloods through the lyrics of his rap songs.
13. Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj is a famous female rapper and has had many activities that show her connection to The Bloods. However, Nicky denied being involved with the gang during a court appearance after a trip to New York in October 2021.
14. Gucci Mane – Eastside Piru
Gucci Mane is an American rapper; his real name is Radric Delantic Davis, born on February 12, 1980. In 2007, Gucci Mane founded the record company 1017 Records. During its operation, Gucci had many cases related to The Bloods gang. He went to prison after a gunfight but was acquitted for self-defense.
Tupac, or 2Pac, is an American rapper who significantly influences hip-hop culture worldwide. However, Tupac is also a person with many gang-related activities, namely The Bloods. In 1996, Tupac was killed after being shot in Las Vegas.
16. Ty Dolla $ign – Rollin’ 20s Bloods
Ty Dolla $ign, aka Tyrone William Griffin Jr., is a veteran rapper with over 6.5 million followers on Instagram today. He also admitted to being a member of The Bloods in an interview in 2014.
17. Sean Deez
Sean Deez has been an active rapper since 2012 and owns many famous albums, highly appreciated by hip-hop followers. This rapper used to have many activities related to The Bloods, but he has not confirmed that he is a member of this gang.
18. Fredo Bang
Fredrick Dewon Thomas Givens II, known professionally as Fredo Bang, is best known for his tracks “Oouuh” and “Top”. Fredo had his debut studio album in April 2020 and is one of the highest-earning rappers in the U.S . Although not an official member of The Bloods, Fredo has shown his involvement with the gang, such as red on his clothes and accessories.
19. Baby Stone Gorillas
Baby Stone Gorillas is an emerging rap group in Los Angeles and has achieved particular success in 2022. Although not yet a member of The Bloods, this young rapper group has had the opportunity to collaborate with The Bloods in many activities. Act and express pride in it.
20. 2nd II None
2nd II None is a rap group from Compton, California, consisting of cousins K.K. and Gangsta D. 2nd II None are also members of Elm Street Piru Bloods, a gang with direct links to The Bloods.
Hi-C, or Crawford Wilkerson, is an American rapper born in Philadelphia who has collaborated with many other famous artists and groups such as DJ Quik, AMG, Cartis Bunny, and 2nd II None. Hi-C was also a member of Tree Top Piru and DALE LANE BLOODS.
22. Real Gee Money Skins
Da Real Gee Money is a black rapper born in 1995 and used to have many gang-related activities. However, when his career was on the rise, Da Real Gee Money was found shot dead in Los Angeles, the city where he lived. The identity of the killer has yet to be discovered.
23. YoungBoy Never Broke Again
YoungBoy Never Broke Again is an American rapper who released six independent mixtapes between 2015 and 2017 and later signed to Atlantic Records. He is pretty private but has also hinted at being connected to The Bloods through his songs.
24. Hitman Holla
Hitman Holla, better known as Gerald Fulton, is a battle rapper and member of the St. Louis gang The Bloods. It is known that Hitman Holla’s family is also the biggest motivation for him to become a battle rapper.
25. Young Nudy
Young Nudy, Quantavious Tavario Thomas, is an American rapper of color known for his famous mixtapes such as Slimeball, Slimeball 2, Slimeball 3, and the collab “Since When” with 21 Savage. Young Nudy mentioned the Bloods as pride in some songs, showing his connection to the gang.