A California gang which formed from several rivals of the Crips and then spread nationwide. In contrast, they chose the color red. They are also known as Damus or Pirus, Pirus referring to the Piru Street Gang, a gang which became a rival gang to the Crips and joined the anti-Crip alliance.
They use CK, as Crips use BK, as an acronym to diss their rivals.
Some of their trademarks are colors worn to the right, and a teardrop tattoo symbolizing a killing. Members include rappers the Game, Birdman, and Lil Wayne.
their gang calls include brrrrat, an onomotopoeia of a gunshot, as well as the alternate form blat, to which the crips have the counter ccclat or clatt.
They also use the gang call Swoop, which is often extended to suh-woop, with the woop repeated to sound like a police car (woopwoop, swoooop)
On the unusual collaboration between Bloods member the Game and Crip Snoop Dogg, the chorus featured both Cuh-rip (crip extended) and Suh-woop.
Several Bloods assaulted some young men who were whistling because it sounded like the Crip whistle.