The Bloods are one of north Americas biggest street gangs. Blood Gang knowledge is widely known, but we have the best facts you need to know here.
Consisting of members both in America and Canada. The majority of members are black but have different ethnic backgrounds across the country. They were founded in Los Angeles, California, just like their biggest rival gang the Crips. The biggest tell that a blood gang member has, is their red attire. Red is the color of choice for all Blood gang members. There is a lot of confusion, especially know a days in main-stream, between the difference of a Blood gang member and a Piru Gang member. For arguments sake, we will talk about both gangs, but will refer to them as two separate gang members. They are related and have deep ties in both gangs.
Who Started the Bloods
The bloods were formed to compete and rival the Crips gangs in L.A. In the 1960’s, the first Blood Street Gang was formed. It was founded by Raymond Washington, Sylvester Scott, and Benson Owens. They called themselves the West Piru Street Gang. From continued intimidation and assaults from neighboring Crip gangs, non crip gangs decided to join forces with the Pirus, this eventually lead to the conception of the gang we know today as the Bloods. In turn the Pirus, are still thought to be the first and original Blood gang.
Blood Gang Signs and meanings
Like most gangs, members of the bloods throw up signs with each other to communicate. The most recognized blood gang sign is the b, shaped with the index finger and the thumb making a circle of the b, and the rest of the fingers point straight up. Check out the pictures.
Blood Gang Sayings
There is a ton of different blood gang sayings but here are the most popular ones that you hear the most.
Bompton: how bloods refer to Compton
Crab: a derogatory term to label a member of the Crips
CK: Crab killer
Another thing to note is, blood members usually replace all their “C’s” with a B. For example, they say “whats brackin”, “boolin” etc.
A common handshake would be impossible due to the great amounts of bloods in the country. This is at times a huge misconception. Although, members of the same set will have a handshake with each other.
There is no set blood initiation to join the gang. The most common gang initiations are beat downs, robberies, a 1 on 1 fight with other prospects, or committing more serious crimes such as murder, for more info check out our article on how to join the bloods.
Different Blood Sets
As mentioned earlier the bloods are one of the biggest street gangs, also one of the biggest gangs in the world now. They are not as organized as other gangs but follow a similar culture. The gang is made up of hundreds of smaller different blood sets or crews. Each set is ran by a chosen leader or general. These sets operate and thrive separately on their own.
Affiliations and truces are developed separately as well.
Popular Blood Sets
Tree Top Piru
The Tree Top Piru or TTP was famously made by the Rapper know as YG. There roots can be traced back to the early days of the Bloods. The Tree Top Piru Oath is to pledge allegiance to the flag of the United Blood Nation.
One of the other popular blood sets in Compton. They are located from 135th street and Rosecrans avenue.
Mad Swans Bloods
92 Bishop Bloods
West Side Piru
There are a lot of bloods that have risen to stardom. Here are some of the most famous gang bangers that carry the blood name. The game, YG, Suge Night, Wacka Flocka Flme, Lil Wayne, Birdman, Jay Rock
Blood Gang knowledge is always changing and this post can always be reviewed, and revised. If there is anything you think we missed please let us know, and we will add it to this guide.