Ever since the birth of Gangster Rap and Hip Hop/Rap, the genre has been associated with gangsters and street culture. With Rap and Hip Hop now being the most popular genre there is obviously going to be real gangsters that rap. Gangsters and people from the streets have recognized that in order to make it out the hood, you can be successful at rapping. So we have put together a list of some of the most famous Crip rappers that have made it out the hood and onto the music stage.

Popular Crip Rappers

  1. Snoop Dogg
    • Snoop has been in the Music game since the 90s. He was also signed to one of the most notorious record labels at the time, Death Row Records under Suge Knight. Suge was also a known affiliate of the MOB Piru, and Death Row was known to use MOB Piru members as workers for the label.
    • Snoop popped up on the scene and represented Long Beach, California, more specifically he represented the Rollin 20s Crips out of Long Beach. In a lot of his videos you can see him wearing the 20s colors of black and yellow, a lot of members would wear the Pittsburg Steelers colors.
    • Click here for a more in depth look at Snoop Doggs Gang Affiliation.
  2. Nipsey Hussle
    • The late great Nipsey Hussle, was fatally shot in 2019. Nipsey was part of one of the largest Crip sets in LA, the Rollin 60s NHC.
    • Nipsey gained recognition through his mixtapes and independent work, but was really known for his hustler spirit and entrepreneurial mindset.
    • Nipsey was involved in various business deals, real estate deals and owned a clothing store called The Marathon, which was at the same strip mall he used to hustle on. The contributions he made to his hood earned him respect by both Crip and Blood sets in LA.
    • His death was a huge was a significant loss to the hop hop community and he has been honored and recognized for his impact on both music and social issues.
    • Click here for a more in depth look at Nipsey Hussle Gang Affiliation
  3. Pop Smoke
    • Another famous Crip Rapper that was murdered is Pop Smoke.
    • Pop Smoke made a huge wave with his breakout single “welcome to the Party” which was released in 2019. He followed this up with the “Meet the Woo” mixtape which was an instant success.
    • What a lot of fans dont know is, the Woo he references in his music is actually a street gang in New York. The Woo is made up of multiple gangs, which means, Bloods and Crips can be part of The Woo.
    • The Woo’s main rivals are the Gangster Disciples, and, Woo members claim “GDK” which is Gangster Disciple Killers
  4. Schoolboy Q
    • Schoolboy Q is another rapper from the West Coast
    • He graduated from Crenshaw High School
    • He grew up on Hoover Street and joined the 52 Hoover Crips and he claims he started gang banging at 12 years old
    • Schoolboy Q is a member of the hip hop group Black Hippy which features, Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul and Jay Rock
  5. Blue Face
    • Blueface is another LA rapper that represents the Crip set, School Yard Crips
    • He first started gaining attention when he released “thotiana” in 2018
    • Blueface has a very distinctive flow which is an offbeat style of rap, which polarizes a lot of people
    • Click here for a more in depth view of Blue Face’s Gang Affiliation
  6. Roddy Rich
    • Roddy Rich is a Compton City native that represents the Park Village Compton Crips
    • He first came up on the scene in 2018 with his hit Single “Die Young” and followed that up with the bigger success of “The Box”
    • Roddy Richs’ music explores street life and he speaks about the Crips in some of his raps
  7. Young Jeezy
    • Young Jeezy gained prominence in the mid-2000s as a leading figure in the Southern hip-hop scene.
    • He released several successful mixtapes, and his major-label debut album, “Let’s Get It: Thug Motivation 101,” was released in 2005. The album received critical acclaim and is often considered a classic in the genre.
    • Aside from his music career, Young Jeezy has been involved in business ventures and entrepreneurship. He has undergone name changes over the years, including using the moniker Jeezy, and has remained a respected and influential figure in the hip-hop community.
    • He was known to be affiliated with one of the largest Crip sets in GA the Duncan Blocc Crips
  8. NLE Choppa
    • NLE Choppa is a rapper coming out of Memphis, Tennesse
    • He gained huge success from his single “Shotta Flow” which was released in 2019
    • NLE reps the Grape Street Crips out of Memphis
  9. Nate Dogg
    • Nate Dogg gained widespread recognition through collaborations with other artists, particularly within the Death Row Records roster during the 1990s. He was known for his contributions to numerous hip-hop and R&B tracks, often providing memorable and melodic hooks. Some of his most notable collaborations include songs with artists like Dr. Dre, Warren G, Snoop Dogg, and 50 Cent.
    • Nate Dogg was part of the Rolling 20 Crips in Long Beach
  10. Eazy E
    • Eazy-E was an American rapper, record executive, and one of the founding members of the pioneering hip-hop group N.W.A (Niggaz Wit Attitudes).
    • Eazy-E played a crucial role in the rise of gangsta rap and the West Coast hip-hop scene during the late 1980s and early 1990s. N.W.A’s debut album, “Straight Outta Compton,” released in 1988, was a groundbreaking work that addressed social issues, police brutality, and life in inner-city Los Angeles. Eazy-E’s solo career also gained prominence, with albums like “Eazy-Duz-It” (1988) and “It’s On (Dr. Dre) 187um Killa” (1993).
    • Eazy E dropped out of high school in the 10th grade to sell weed. There are claims that he was able to make $250,000 selling weed.
    • Eazy was part of the Kelly Park Compton Crips out of Compton

As you can see these rappers are some of the most famous gangsters that have made it out the hood that claim the Crips.

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