The 52 Hoover Crips are a long standing black gang from the West Side of South Los Angeles. They are under the Hoover Criminals umbrella, but do not go with the criminal tag.
The Five Deuce Hoovers first originated around 52nd and Hoover Street, between Vermont and Figueroa Avenue in the 1960s.
The 52 Hoover Crips as well as the 72 Hoover Criminals were some of the biggest players in the crack cocaine business in the 80s, they were approximately making up to $1 Million dollars annually.
Members of the 52 Hoovers are known to wear blue with orange to represent the Hoover affiliation.
By the 1990s the 52 Hoovers already had approximately 1000 active members.
52 Hoover Crips Allies and Rivals
As mentioned earlier the 52 Hoovers are the only Hoover set to still go by the gangster Crip tag, this is due to their close relationship with the Eight Tray Gangster Crips.
Like most Gangster Crips sets, they have bitter rivals with all Neighbourhood Crip sets.
Some of their Blood Gang rivals include the Fruit Town Brims, Van Ness Gangster Brims, Harvard Park Brims, Black P Stone, Rollin 20s Neighbourhood Bloods.