King Lil G LIVE This Friday!!!! 7/8 Tickets Still Available..

Tickets are still available at 6211 Imperial Avenue San Diego. Only $20

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King Lil G is known for releases called Blue Devil 2, King Enemy, and AK47Boyz, and More Recently Ignorance. This rap artist’s source material is inspired by his own personal experiences.

BEFORE FAME
He used his time in Juvenile Hall and under house arrest to find solace in songwriting.

TRIVIA
He founded the Sucio Movement and the clothing line Sucios.

FAMILY LIFE
He is from Inglewood, Los Angeles, California. He has a son and was raised by a single Mexican mother with his two older brothers.

ASSOCIATED WITH
He has been influenced by fellow California rappers Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, among others.

The Avenue Presents Weekly Graffiti…Featuring Flow and Stax, Diver OA, Jaws RTS and More….

Every week I deliver goods for my second job. This job requires me to be on call to deliver in various parts of town throughout the shift. In the midst of down time I take pictures of local graffiti.

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Jaws Rts
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Chie Popped up in San Diego in the mid 90s. He was infamous for killing the heavens. He was from WOW and APE Crews. I remember meeting him once at “Tools of the Trade” in Downtown back in 97.. he was the first person to give us constructive bombing criticism!
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wow Crew

 

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Flow
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Flow Stax
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RDK
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Diver Oa OA has been around since the 90s. a lot of Talent in that crew. I admit that they were one of the first crews i ever looked up to when i first started writing..
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Snot 1AM
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DIOS RD
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Torsoe Tcf
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Anemol Tribute.
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Punish TV25
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SMOKE
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Side to Side PARIS Roller.. R.I.P. London Dixon!

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Short and Sweet

And that there pretty much sums it up for this weeks edition of Weekly Graffiti with The Avenue!!!

Feel free to send us your pics at theavenue619@gmail.com

Disclaimer: We do not condone nor Encourage acts of Vandalism. Our posts are not meant to glorify nor glamorize Vandalism. We do however understand and accept the fact that this is a part of life in San Diego. We just hope to shine a informational light upon the Art and Artists that make us Americas Finest City!!

Paradise Hills… Odessa Kane and More!!!

The Paradise Hills gang has been holding down the largest territory in San Diego since the ’60s. It extends from the National City border on Rachael St. all the way to the Meadowbrook housing project on the Lomita Village border. (This, if anything, should be Lomita’s turf due to its proximity to them, and its relative distance from the heart of PH.) The PH gang has been squaring off with every single clique in National City for 50 years. Not to mention Lomita, Encanto, Skyline and every other gang in Southeast. The gang has Eme representation with members among the big homies as well as dozens of “good to go” validated types.

Paradise Hills Territory:

(N) Paradise Valley Road (But a small section north of Paradise valley road is also PH turf, stretching into meadow view housing projects)

(S) Interstate 54

(E) Briarwood

(W) Rachel street

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Due to its geography, (dead ends, cul-de-sacs, alleys, new construction mingled with extremely old sections of the city, etc) PH has developed its own, very unique flavor among the neighborhoods of Southeast. The gang was a big trendsetters back in the heyday of gangs in SD. They were arguably one of the first in Southern Califas to ditch the old cholo-look in favor of the “Levi’s, t-shirt and ball cap” look instead of the “creased-up vato with a brim and Stacy’s” thing. This makes sense as the gang has always identified with the street-fighting ethos. – BrownKingdom.com

When i write these blogs i always share my personal encounters with the neighborhood in topic. My juvenile hall days is usually where i remember meeting the most heads from all over. I was in campo back in 96 with Shady from PH, he was a darker guy, maybe black and mexican. I remember he used to chunck em a lot simply cause of his complexion.

I also remember Back in 2000 one of my homies started to talking to this chick “Secret” who was some how tied in with the HK boys, a Tagging crew that also generated out of the paradise hills neighborhood. One time the homie and i ended up chilling thick with them on a late night trip, and everyone was strapped, they said the Ph boys would always come funking with them so they had to stay ready. it was kinda weird for me, considering the fact that one of our Big homies at the time, Osko, was a well known Paradise Hills affiliate. His brothers were all from PH and he eventually got down his self.

Later on I ended up at Second Chance Strive program with Crazy Girl from the hills in 2009. I’ve seen crazy a few times since, always around Paradise Hills.

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In 2013 I had a house on Seabreeze and Lauder which was basically right behind Apollos Market. The year I lived there I feel i got a pretty good glimpse of life in PH. Reo Drive is a main road which seems to be the heart of the hood. La Palapa and Apollos Market are the go to spots in the hood for all your quick needs. These are also the 2 places i always seemed to get hit up at. There were always guys hanging out drinking by the alley, always fresh PH tags, and always Something going on.

I witnessed multiple high speed chases while i lived in the hills, as well as heard gun shots quite often. One day I even awoke to a stripped g ride on the side of the pad, lets just say Paradise hills is no stranger to street activities.

One day i ran into acquaintance at Paradise Hills Rec while playing with my son, dude named wiggy, i guess he always hung out at the rec since he lived within walking distance. he invited me to come play cards a few nights, and i went. good times blowing blunts, sipping brews and gambling at the park. good old PH memories

 

 

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Paradise Hills Rec Center

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PH Rec Center
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Trash Can Hit Up at the Ph Rec Playground

 

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Today the gang is broken up into two cliques. One reps the Meadowbrook projects, while the other one reps the old hood back on Reo.  Although when I Lived in PH, when i would get hit up, i had more than one guy rep Morningside on me. Idk

Here are some hit ups from around Reo.

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These Hit ups were all found around the Meadowbrook Apartments

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Paradise Hills still remains active.

Artists who have Prospered from the Paradise Hills Neighborhood include:

Odessa Kane:

Odessa Kane came up in the mid-90’s with legendary underground rap crew, Masters of the Universe (MOTU), the same crew that claims artists such as Gonja Sufi, Johaz (Dag Savage), and Orko Eloheim. As a community organizer / cultural worker with KmB Pro-People Youth and Pillars of the Community, Odessa utilizes his music as an organizing tool for genuine justice; keeping true to the tradition of Hip Hop as a form of resist.
Here is some old PHLS Hood Raps i found.

and that my friends is this weeks segment of Neighborhood Highlights featuring Paradise Hills.

Disclaimer: We do not condone nor Encourage acts of Vandalism, Gang Banging or Violence. Our posts are not meant to glorify nor glamorize the life that comes along with gang banging. We do however understand and accept the fact that this is a part of life in San Diego. We just hope to shine a informational light upon the neighborhoods that make us Americas Finest City!!

New Weekly Graffiti…. Featuring Dario, Creoh and Buger RDK, Spek Tmk, Cyber and More…..

Every week I deliver medical supplies for my second job. This job requires me to be on call to deliver in various parts of town throughout the shift. In the midst of down time I take pictures of local graffiti.

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Spic

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Pisof Bcx
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Chifa
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Dario RDK
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Buger Rdk
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Old Cyber
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Creoh RDK
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Cyber
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1 AM Crew… Black book

 

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TTBBK (Time To Battle Busters Krew)

Last week we were invited By Spek Tmk to sit in on a Memorial Wall session where artists painted names of other fallen Writers from San Diego. Fallen artists: Peng, Neko, Sick, Kecho, Modes, Paris, Horce, Dams, Sken…..

Sick Tmk painted by Case Tmk

Paris Gm painted by Spictro Add

Modes Bcx painted by Beloe Bcx

Dams Rts painted by Chosen

Sken  painted by Runs Sdv

Peng Tv painted by chosen

Horce Hem painted by Pisto Hem

Dams  painted by Chosen

Neko painted by Dusk

 

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Fallen Soliders Memorial Wall…. R.I.P.
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Fallen Soldiers Memorial Wall..

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Fallen Soliders Memorial wall
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Fallen Soliders Memorial wall

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And that there pretty much sums it up for this weeks edition of Weekly Graffiti with The Avenue!!!

Feel free to send us your pics at theavenue619@gmail.com

Disclaimer: We do not condone nor Encourage acts of Vandalism. Our posts are not meant to glorify nor glamorize Vandalism. We do however understand and accept the fact that this is a part of life in San Diego. We just hope to shine a informational light upon the Art and Artists that make us Americas Finest City!!

Shell Town 38th Street, Gamma Boys, Young Sicc and More…

Here we are with another weekly edition of neighborhood highlights, this week we made our way around Barrio Shelltown.

Shell town is centrally located in the southeast section of the city, Neighboring National city, Logan heights and Southcrest neighborhoods.

Shell town territory:

(N) Imperial Ave

(S) Division

(E) Interstate 805

(W) interstate 5 and interstate 15

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Barrio Shelltown has 2 Clicks 38th Street and Gamma Boys. It always seemed like 38th street was a lil bigger and more active than gamma, though lately I’ve seen a lot more gamma markings through the set.

In 1995 i ended up in Rancho del Campo which was a Juvenile Camp Facility for juvenile offenders. This trip I was in Campo 2 dorm with Lil Capone from 38th street and a guy named Donuts who was claiming Gamma if i remember correctly.

After that trip i would run into Capone EVERYTIME i ended up busted, last time i saw him they were taking him from unit 1000  to CYA (California Youth Authority)

Shell town share their Neighborhood with the Bloods Gang 59 Brims and have a long standing rivalry with OTNC and Logan.

Every week i work a second job delivering medical supplies, in between calls i kill time by driving around and taking pictures for this blog, here are a few that i found.

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Barrio Shelltown 38th Street Locos Dafie Sixxy
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The Bridge at South Crest Park
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Varrio Shelltown Gamma Boys 3V3

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Some known artists that have prospered out of Shell Town include:

Young Sicc: “I grew up in Southeast San Diego,” says rapper Young Sicc (born Francisco Sandoval, Jr.), who turned 28 in 2007. “I grew up in Shelltown, around 38th and National Avenue. I never forgot where I came from. Everybody has a story to tell, growing up in the ‘hood.'”

Krooks The Felon: Krooks is another local rapper who is a known member of Shelltown

Also found some Shell Town Hood Raps…

The Avenue Presents Weekly Graffiti… Featuring Koer MDR, Racks TFS, Balto and MORE!!!!

Every week I deliver medical supplies for my second job. This job requires me to be on call to deliver in various parts of town throughout the shift. In the midst of down time I take pictures of local graffiti.

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Egypt MDR

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Peso RTS
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Koer MDR
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Z Crew.
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Oil Painter Roller.. (Paris) R.I.P.
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Nuke
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Werk
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Keven Koer Mdr
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Racks TFS
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Koer Mdr
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Train TRCK

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And that there pretty much sums it up for this weeks edition of Weekly Graffiti with The Avenue!!!

Feel free to send us your pics at theavenue619@gmail.com

Disclaimer: We do not condone nor Encourage acts of Vandalism. Our posts are not meant to glorify nor glamorize Vandalism. We do however understand and accept the fact that this is a part of life in San Diego. We just hope to shine a informational light upon the Art and Artists that make us Americas Finest City!!

Varrio West Side Linda Vista 13.

Here we are with another weekly edition of Neighborhood Highlights. This week we headed over to the west side of San Diego and chose Linda Vista to be our focus. When i was growing up i got kicked out of my neighborhood middle school for graffiti, the school district gave me the option of Mark Twain Linda Vista (Main Twain) or Kroc Middle school in Claremont. I chose Kroc! Back then i would catch the 4 bus after school which would Start at Claremont Square travel through linda vista, down to pacific highway, then downtown before continuing on to Lomita Village. So occasionally i would run into some LV13 on the 4 bus. Later turning into route 44 after Old Town Transit center was built which then cut the route in half. 44 bus from old town to claremont and 4 from Downtown to Lomita.

at this time period i wanna say it was the End of the PeeWees and start of Tiny Locos. I remember Stalker, Cubby and Susto were pretty active back then.

Linda Vista shares their hood with 2 other gangs, TOC (Tiny Oriental Crips) which is a asian gang and Linda Vista Crips which is a Black gang. LVC and LV13 have funk, but I’m not sure if TOC also beefs with LV13.

wsLV13Ls has a big chunk of real-estate but i would say that

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is pretty much their actual territory.

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Linda vista has 2 parks in their neighborhood one being Linda Vista Park. Linda vista park is the area where you would also find the Linda Vista Crips.

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The Linda Vista 13 gang include Clikas (sets that correspond to a bigger gang) of Tecolotes 1960s, Morley St Boys 70s, Lokos 70s-80s, Raskols 80s, Peewees 90s, Tiny Locos (1997- Present). LV13 is one of those gangs who have beef with every other gang in San Diego. Historically, LV13s rivals are Mission Bay, Old Town San Diego, East San Diego, and most gangs from South East San Diego. Newer rivals consist of Linda Vista Crip ( reason: young generation of LVC claim NorthSide instead of West Side and LV13 is a Southerner Gang), Bloods, South East Lokos 13, Clairemont, Luni Mob & Fk ( fuck klowns) which are known to be wannabe clicks (not a real gang or weak in numbers. According to FBI investigations, there are about 150 to 200 active and non-active gang members from the incorporated LV13 street gang alone. Because Operation Blue Rag (police strategy to take down Crips in San Diego) and the 2001 gang injunction for LV13 (police strategy to take down Linda Vista 13 gang members, it has forced many gang members from Linda Vista to leave the area in order to escape prosecution.tumblr_o161o9JfRV1twr48ao1_1280

Heres Some LV13 Hood Raps i Found.

and that my friends is this weeks segment of Neighborhood Highlights featuring Varrio Linda Vista 13.

Disclaimer: We do not condone nor Encourage acts of Vandalism, Gang Banging or Violence. Our posts are not meant to glorify nor glamorize the life that comes along with gang banging. We do however understand and accept the fact that this is a part of life in San Diego. We just hope to shine a informational light upon the neighborhoods that make us Americas Finest City!!

The Avenue presents Weekly Graffiti Featuring Punish TV, Peso, Serve VOS and More!!

Every week I deliver medical supplies for my second job. This job requires me to be on call to deliver in various parts of town throughout the shift. In the midst of down time I take pictures of local graffiti.

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MFER TV KAW

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Punish TV
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Lez Chifa Soer tags
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Viewer Submitted pictures.

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And that there pretty much sums it up for this weeks edition of Weekly Graffiti with The Avenue!!!

Feel free to send us your pics at theavenue619@gmail.com

Disclaimer: We do not condone nor Encourage acts of Vandalism. Our posts are not meant to glorify nor glamorize Vandalism. We do however understand and accept the fact that this is a part of life in San Diego. We just hope to shine a informational light upon the Art and Artists that make us Americas Finest City!!