Wednesday, 1 December 2010

Crips And Bloods: Made In America Documantary By Stacey Peralta

"I remember interviewing Skeeter Rabbit (R.I.P.) from The Electric Boogaloos, he was a very wise and cool guy. He was the first person that really explained the rise of the Crip and Blood dynamic to me. He said that after the Black Community Leadership fell apart through Government actions, Drugs and infighting, the space left was filled by Gangs populated by the Children of the Revolutionary movement. He also talked about the Southern Rascism that followed the Black Diaspora from the South. I was amazed, because I had never heard that side of the story, and it really makes you think about it in a different angle. The quote from the O.G. Blood member in the film, that many people in L.A. are living in "suspended animation", has a whole other meaning.

Unless you spend any time in L.A., or the Southern West Coast in general, it is really hard to understand how intrenched the Gang situation is, and that includes Gangs of all races. Crips And Bloods: Made In America is an excellent look at that situation by Stacey Peralta of Skateboard Company Powell Peralta." - Shucks One

The Kool Skool have previously looked at Gang Imagery in Hip-Hop culture.
All In The Chain Gang - Corporate Rap, Sports Giants, the Virtual University of Crime and Gang Franchising - Part 1 here.

Narrated by Academy Award winner FOREST WHITAKER

Crips And Bloods: Made In America a Documentary Breaking Down The Social Economic Background of The Gang Situation in L.A. By Stacey Peralta

Crips And Bloods: Made In America 1/4
Crips And Bloods: Made In America 2/4
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Crips And Bloods: Made In America 4/4

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