The Bloods (Black Liberation Organization Of Defense) are one of the Los Angeles, California street gangs. The Bloods are identified by the red color worn by their members. The gang is largely composed of African Americans, although the Bloods are more racially mixed than the Crips, their rivals. The Bloods are made up out of various cliques known as "sets" or "trays" between which significant differences exist such as colors, clothing and operations. Since their formation the Blood gangs have branched out throughout the United States.

The History

The Bloods were formed in response to the growth of the Crips, which at one point had outnumbered non-Crip gangs by 3 to 1.When several members of the LA Brims, Black P. Stones, and the Pirus were killed by Crips in 1973, the embattled gangs met to form an alliance called the Bloods, joining an existing gang nation called "The People." Knowing that the Crips used the color blue to identify each other, this group decided to use an opposing color, red, to identify each other. Today, groups located in the territories once held by these older gangs will use Piru or Stones in the name of their set.

During the 1990s, there were reports of Bloods gang members in New York City. The UBN, United Blood Nation, was founded by O.G. Mack, who had been sent to Rikers Island, New York City's largest jail facility. While in New York, these groups became infamous for various slashings of non-gang members in an attempt to emulate the LA sets. Abdul Sev Kabah, member of Red Family-Black P. Stones, was responsible for educating many of these new gangs and stopping the random slashing.

Following several months of gang violence that killed 40 people, the Tookie Protocol For Peace was negotiated between the Bloods and the Crips in May of 2004. Former Crips member and founder, the late Stanley Tookie Williams helped negotiate the "perpetual peace treaty".
Bloods and hip-hop

Well Known Harlem Born Artist, Jim Jones is one of the world's more well known Blood gang members, repping what they have carried on call the Purple City Gang. A number of popular West Coast rappers claim to be affiliated with Bloods gangs or use speculation about their ties to gangs to generate media attention. Ex-G-Unit rapper The Game has said he was caught up in the gangs in his Cedar Block neighborhood, But the reality is, The Game's older half brother "Big Fase 100 was a real blood member, and The Game just used that as a background story. . Due to employing several known Bloods members, the media has speculated that Death Row Records CEO Suge Knight maintains an association with the gang . Rapper/producer DJ Quik, also a Compton native, has talked about growing up as a member of the Tree Top Piru Bloods. In 1995, Los Angeles producer Ron "Ronnie Ron" Phillips produced the self-titled debut album of the Damu Ridaz, a rap group consisting of gang members from the Denver Lane Bloods
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A national street gang, well known for wearing the color red, selling crack, and illiteracy
I went down Compton Ave, stupid Bloods were selling crack everywhere. If only they knew how to read, they could work for Merck and sell drugs legally.
by Lexicon Master November 14, 2003
an urban street gan founded on piru street in the first two year of the 70's in order to protect themselves from the Crips. Known to be excessively violent. Composed of illiterate retarded people who rely on automatics because they cant aim a damn gun. as equally retarded as the Crips, though fewer in number. a gang is a gang, doesnt matter wut color clothes you wear. gangs accomplish absolutely nothing, and are a bane to our society. anybody that says otherwise should just do society a favor and hang themselves.
We should just put all the Crips and all the Bloods in a big arena, and let them all kill each other, thus ending 95% of all our society's problems.
by Heavy Artillery September 14, 2005

1) A street gang originated in Los Angeles California back in the late 60's to defend against the crip gang. Now sets are located nationwide

2) A slang term used by members of the blood set to another member

3) Bodily fluid needed to survive

1) Yo dem bloods ran up on some crab ass niggaz and started blastin.

2) Wudup blood

3) I got cut now blood is dripping
by Anonymous November 02, 2003
A group of stupid, ignorant street criminals that ties red rags around their ass holes.

Bloods spend their days hanging out on street corners making idiotic signs with their hands. They take what is not theirs and delight in hurting other people.
Best thing to do with those Bloods is shoot 'em all in the street. Save the taxpayers the cost of a trial and the cost of a Sheeny Shyster defense attorney.
by The Wog Whomper May 11, 2005
An African American group of gangs founded in west LOS ANGELES (namely Compton) by Sylvester Scott and Vincent Owens who organized local gangs in the mid to late 60s. They wear red. Their rivals are main rivals are Crips, but sects of Bloods also war with other Bloods. Bloods are also known as Pirus, which is the name of the street where the original Blood groups formed. They are outnumbered about seven to one by the Crips in the LA area.
Bloods call Crips crabs.
by Olivia Mora February 06, 2004
The Bloods are a street gang founded in Los Angeles, California. The gang is widely known for its rivalry with the Crips. They are identified by the red worn by their members and by particular gang symbols, including distinctive hand signs. The Bloods are made up of various sub-groups known as "sets" between which significant differences exist such as colors, clothing, and operations, and political ideas which may be in open conflict with each other. Since their creation, the Blood gangs have branched out throughout the United States. Bloods have been documented in the US military, found in both US and overseas bases. The Bloods gang was formed initially to compete against the influence of the Crips in Los Angeles.
The origin of the Bloods and their rivalry with the Crips dates to the 1970s, where the Pirus street gang, originally a set, or faction, of the Crips broke off during an internal gang war, and allied with other smaller gangs to found the gang that would eventually become known as the Bloods. At the time, Crips sets outnumbered Bloods sets by three to one. To assert their power despite this difference in numbers, Bloods sets became increasingly violent, especially against rival Crips members. The Pirus are therefore considered to be the original founders of the Bloods. During the rise of crack cocaine, the gang's focus shifted to drug production. Bloods sets operate independently of each other, and are currently located in almost all States. Blood sets on the East Coast are often seen as affiliated with the United Blood Nation, a gang which originated in Rikers Island. Their gang activities include: Murder, Drug trafficking, Robbery, & Extortion. They are allies with the People Nation & Latin Kings. They're rivals are Crips, Folk Nation, Sureños.
by ♫ Highway to Hell ♫ December 23, 2009
Blood is a specialized bodily fluid that delivers necessary substances to the body's cells – such as nutrients and oxygen – and transports waste products away from those same cells.
Nerd: In vertebrates, blood is composed of blood cells suspended in a liquid called blood plasma. Plasma is mostly water and contains dissolved proteins, glucose, mineral ions, hormones, platelets and blood cells themselves. The blood cells present in blood are mainly red blood cells and white blood cells, including leukocytes and platelets. The most abundant cells in vertebrate blood are red blood cells. These contain hemoglobin, an iron-containing protein, which facilitates transportation of oxygen by reversibly binding to the respiratory gas and greatly increasing its solubility in blood.

Blood: wtf u sayin, east coast bloods nigga, im taxing dis watch bitch

Nerd: please dont hurt me...
by Young Reezie December 11, 2009
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