American Gangster History: The Supreme Team, Southside of Jamaica Queens, New York City, circa 1985

What has become known as the Supreme Team was a crew organized in the early 80s in the vicinity of the Baisley Park Houses, a public housing project in Jamaica Queens, New York by a group of teenagers, who were members of a quasi-religious sect known as the Five Percenters […]

Some fiends scream about Supreme Team/a Jamaica, Queens thing- Nas, Memory Lane (Sittin’ in the Park), Illmatic (1994)

One of the most lionized and lauded drug crews in rap, the Supreme Team has gone down in hip-hop’s lyrical lore as one of the baddest to ever do it in the 1980s crack era in New York City […]