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    Romper Room Gang (2009)

    Growing up near the ironically named Country Club Crest, Dre was subject to the crime and poverty that comes with living in a low-income area that had been destroyed by crack cocaine. Dre’s inventive lyrics and ability to articulate life in the Crest gave him instant credibility with his underground audience. However, before he […]

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    Stanley ‘Tookie’ Williams (2006)

    Stanley “Tookie” Williams III (December 29, 1953 – December 13, 2005) was one of the early leaders in the West Side Crips, an American street gang which has its roots in South Central Los Angeles in 1969. Once incarcerated, he authored several books, including anti-gang and anti-violence literature and children’s books. On December 13, […]