1. Bloods & Crips Unite For Bangin’ On Wax Album in ’93, News Stations & Maury Cover Historic Event With Caution (VIDEO).

    “…On the mean streets, home to gangbangin’, they’ve turned bullets into a war of words…”

    When it came time for the 16 unified Bloods & Crips to promote their 1993 rap album, Bangin’ On Wax it was a media event hard to resist. On the heels of the L.A. Riots, the project put together by producer Ronnie Phillips caught the nation’s attention. Instead of killing, why not settle gang beefs with some lyrical set trippin’?

    News teams ate up the story – even if they might have been a little shook. ABC reporter Francesca Cappucci , for instance, seems to be wishing she was a covering the Westminster Dog Show rather than interviewing real-life O-Dogs. Maury , ever the showman, installed metal detectors in the TV studio for the visit by the Dangerous Records roster to his show. Then again, who wouldn’t be intimidated by a fully strapped, gangbangin’ Freddy Krueger (aka the mask wearing Sin Loc )?

    In the end, it was all for a worthy cause, an attempt to promote unity through rap music and put a stop to the senseless killings.


    Bloods & Crips Interviewed on E!, ABC, BET, MTV & CNN (1993).

    Little known fact: the Crips and Bloods had a damn good publicist. E! had no idea what the hell they were gettin’ into.

    (Props to Ghetto187Murda)

    Bloods & Crips on The Maury Povich Show (1993).

    Talkin’ baby gangstas not paternity tests.

    (Props to cuzztownmusic for the upload)

    Bloods & Crips — "Bangin' on Wax" Music Video (1993).

    Colors…. colors… colors…

    (Props to John F Diamond for the upload)

    Crips — "Steady Dippin'' Music Video (1993).

    Blue side.

    (Props to Str8UpGz for the upload)

    Bloods — "Piru Love" Music Video (1993).

    Red side.

    (Props to Str8UpGz for the upload)

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