Street Gangs

Rappers like Ice Cube, Snoop Dog and the Game have made no secret of their gang affiliations. Check out these stories and interviews on and with real street gang members coming to you straight out of the netherworld of corruption and violence.

The Cost

Kevin Deutsch

Crack was the atomic bomb of the ghetto. And the scariest part was, any fool could build that bomb. —Marcus Jackson At forty-five years old and counting, the nationwide Bloods–Crips conflict has gone on longer than any war in the history of the United States. It’s claimed approximately 20,000 lives,2 most of them young black men involved in the ... [Continue Reading]

US Government Targets MS-13

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In a 2012 statement, the Treasury Department wrote, "MS-13 consists of at least 30,000 members in a range of countries, including El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico, and is one of the most dangerous and rapidly expanding criminal gangs in the world today. MS-13 is active in the United States, with at least 8,000 members operating in more ... [Continue Reading]

MS-13 Gang Boss Carlos “Silencio” Ortega By David Amoruso

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A federal judge described him as an “extremely dangerous” man who killed people for “sport.” Carlos Ortega’s young age, teeny appearance, and big ears disguised his murderous personality. But on the streets of El Salvador and New York, his ruthlessness became known very quickly. Ortega illegally entered the United States arriving from El Salvador. ... [Continue Reading]

SHORTIES TAKEN OVA by Lanard “Nardy” Miller

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Chicago is a world of its own and always has been. From the beginning of time, Chicago has represented organized crime and straight-out gangsters. From Al Capone to Jeff Fort, Larry Hover, to Willie Lloyd just to name a few. Even though these brothers were gangsters, they were organized with the way they did things, that's why their legacy is still ... [Continue Reading]

Young Boys, Inc.

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Sprouting up in the late 1970s on the city’s West Side around the areas surrounding Dexter, Monterey and Linwood Avenues, Young Boys, Inc. started out as a small group of loosely connected drug dealers sharing a common supply source and soon was on its way to becoming a mega narcotics empire that operated with assembly-line efficiency and expert ... [Continue Reading]

Dajuan from Westside Piru

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Introduce yourself to the readers of gorillaconvict.com and the Most Infamous and let them know who you are and your background. My birth government is Dajuan. As a youth I went by Dajuan, or Lil’ D. However throughout my time in prison I took on an alter ego of Lil’ P Nutt. During that time it was a name that was only known on my block in ... [Continue Reading]

Cash Money Brothers: Tough Times Don’t Last, But Real Niggaz Do

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We all know that when the feds get a new case they construct it based on the lies, half-truths and insinuations perpetrated by rats, cooperators and snitches. It doesn't matter if what the witnesses are saying out of their mouths is true or not. The feds just roll with it. There is no investigation or nothing substantial going on. The U.S. ... [Continue Reading]

Most Infamous by Black TK

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A column celebrating the most infamous G’s from the streets of Los Angeles, California. The first interview is with the mayor of Inglewood, California, the one and only Big Wy. Read as he describes his life in the streets, recording with Suge Knight on Death Row records and how discovered and developed multi-platinum rap group Cali Swag ... [Continue Reading]

Inside the Simon City Royals

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The Simon City Royals, formerly known as the Almighty Simon City Royals, are a Chicago street gang that began in the late 1950s as Simon City, a greaser gang. They named themselves for Simons Park, which is located on the corner of Drake and Wabansia, in the Humboldt Park neighborhood where they originally formed. A predominantly white street gang ... [Continue Reading]

An Interview with Vonda’s Gang’s Enforcer Rah-Rah

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Miami was known as the cocaine capital and drug pipeline into the United States from South America. As the cocaine cowboys, who acted as enforcers and gun thugs for the Colombian cartels, turned the MIA into the Wild, Wild West. The city functioned as the heart of the cocaine trade with all the other arteries branching off from it. At one time ... [Continue Reading]