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San Diego Revolutionary Hip Hop Graffiti

A Few Years Back San Diego witnessed an Uprise of Revolutionary Hip Hop Graffiti. Here’s a Short Compilation Video we Came Across from 2015 that we wanted to share… Peep Game of the Hiphop Conciousness

“Brand New” Exclusive LIL GRIFO Interview

This Is Another Installment Of  The AveNews. This Interview Was Filmed On July 10th, 2016 In National City @RushMoneyStudios With South San Diego’s Artist LIL GRIFO. Click Link To Enjoy This Dope Video.

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!!

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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Drugz TV
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Spic
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Mier LW
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Chifa
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Dario RDK
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36th
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Roma Gut
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Buger Rdk
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Play G
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Buger Rdk
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Out Causing Panick
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Sitar Leno
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Old Cyber
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Cyber
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UGS
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Creoh RDK
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Yonder
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Robot
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Cyber
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Bread
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Spic $
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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!!

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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LMUS
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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

(S) Tait (N) Mesa College (E) 163 freeway (W) Canyon

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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Linda vista has a old feel, a lot of project looking apartments.IMG_4508

The other side of LV has Kelly Park which is a tucked away cutty park deep in the middle of a Loop street filled with apartments, looked to be the most active area.IMG_4372 copyIMG_4373 copyIMG_4371 copy IMG_4374 copy IMG_4375 copy IMG_4359 copy IMG_4370 copy IMG_4376 copy IMG_4374 copy IMG_4358 copy IMG_4357 copyIMG_4378 copy IMG_4506 copy

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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STEP
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100% Yonder
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LMUS
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WERKS NR
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Horse HEM
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San Diego By GORS
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Lez Chifa Soer tags
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PESO
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Rober Zee
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Arest
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Serve VOS

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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!!

Interview With San Diego Artist GORS ONE!

This session on Avenue 619 Tv we stopped by to talk with artist Goar as he painted a DOPE San Diego Piece on the side of Ace of Fades Barber shop in Chula Vista California.

Interview:

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Finished San Diego by Gors.

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We reached out to GOAR at Battle Groundz 2016, which is a Live Graffiti art event held at Macc Project in Chula Vista every year. It wasn’t our first time meeting Gors though, as we have seen him at other graff events as well as letting him tattoo a few members of the Avenue team. We chose to do our second graff interview with him because of the intense detail he always displays in his art as well as his Diverse business ventures.Screen Shot 2016-06-05 at 8.21.41 AM

GOR with the DLOKZ (R.I.P.) Character. Battle Groundz 2016.

Though he is only 23 years old, Goar, on top of being a dope painter, also has a prominent carrer as a local tattoo artist Specializing in Lettering but not limited to other styles also.

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Every Saint Has A Past
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Dope ass D by GORS..
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Gors has also been working on his clothing line Goriginal Clothing.Screen Shot 2016-06-05 at 12.01.30 PM

Heres a few more pics of his art.

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You can’t find more by GORS at INSTAGRAM

 

Thank you to everyone that tunes in and supports what we do, we couldn’t do this without you!!! Peace

 

 

 

 

New Weekly Graffiti..Featuring Karma, Torsoe, Sade and MORE!!!

Every Friday 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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Hated on but still clean..

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2CHE
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Clean Karma!!
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Isor, Spic Roller.Sloth throwie
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Voter Bcx and Oil Painter (Paris) GM Roller been riding for damn near 10 years!!
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Rocr SDV Torsoe
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Goar Wyze
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Liqr
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Sdv Production.. Gloc Ocp Roller..
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Old Julio Streaker Tag
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Flow Stax

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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 San Diego!!

Varrio Locos Otay. River Bottoms. Guzzle One and More…

Otay is a residential neighborhood in the southern section of San Diego. Most kids from this area attend castle park middle school and high school. In San Diego every neighborhood Starting in National City and south is referred to as South San Diego or South Bay.

Otay is home to a well established street gang known as Varrio Loco Otay or Otay 13.

Rasta Locos is a click of Otay 13. One of the oldest gangs in SD County (1920’s/1930’s). The Rasta Locos click (RLS) was made up of stoners sometime in the ’70’s or ’80’s. They also have two other clicks:

Riverbottom Locos (RBL/RBLS), named so because the click is near the Otay River bottom (was made in the ’70’s and still reps hard today), and a recent click 13 Boys (13BS). From what I’ve been told, there has been a lot of clickas in the past, but they all died off. The only ones I’m familiar with are RLS, RBLS, 13BS, and a click from the 1950’s/1960’s called Yatos (YTS).

Hood Parameter:

North- Palomar

West- Broadway,

South- River Bottoms

East- 805 freeway

I didn’t grow up in south san diego so i never really knew much about this hood until my first trip to juvinille hall in 94. I learned a lot that trip. i remember seeing Otay tagged up everywhere in the halls. They were always deep, no names stick out to me at this point though. I was in unit 100 in 99 with Shaker from Otay, i remembered his Name from when he used to tag, i wanna say he was from JR but could be wrong. Im told he’s now a well established head in the hood.

So as i state every week on the Hood Highlights, i work a part time delivery job 2 days a week, this job sends me to various parts of town on call. While I’m killing time, i often cruise around and take pics for this blog.

I really didn’t know where to start in otay so i looked up parks in the area, noticing one named Otay Park i felt that would be a good place to start. Upon arriving i noticed a small park tucked in the middle of the hood next door to a elementary school. i decided to get out and take a walk through

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Otay Park
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Mens Bathroom at Otay Park.

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I Noticed a Large OTAY piece in Old English Lettering. From what I’m told, that piece is always flying high overlooking the park.IMG_3988 IMG_3993

I stopped by the Benches and saw some youngsters hit ups.IMG_3992 IMG_3991IMG_3990

From the benches i noticed a stair way leading out of the park into the above neighborhood. I love finding stairways because the are such a major gate way for the residence of the community and sometimes a local hangout spot.

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After checking out the stairs, i kept it moving, and started to cruise around in search of tags.

 

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Rasta Locos and Riverbottom Lococs
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Buffed OTAY W. KAT

Otay had one of the most tagged up hood I’ve seen block for block alley for alley. Big tags on main streets, Lil long lasting tags in the cuttys, every corner and alley hit.

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San Ysidro and Otay going at it.
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More Otay and Sidro action
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my first time seeing a hood use a stencil. OTAY RBLS CK
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Lil park tucked in the middle of house in a dead end section of otay.

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This was one of the biggest hit ups I’ve seen lately. OTAYEROS CK TRECE BOYS PARK BONA PLEYTO

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Artists who have prospered from the Varrio Locos Otay include:

Guzzle – Guzzle was a graffiti writer from the crew SDV or San Diego Vandalz later getting down for VLO. Guzzle took his creativity to the mic where he flexed serious skills. He deffinatly made his mark in the san diego hip hop scene being involved in everything from shows to cyphers with the heavyweights in sd. I last spoke with guzzle when he stopped by the store to check it out. He assured us as soon as he gets off of this intense probation they have him on, he will be back in the light with plenty of heat for the game.FullSizeRender 8

We also were able to find some Otay Hood raps on Youtube.

and that friends in pretty much the extent of my trip to Varrio Otay. i hope everyone enjoyed this article, and remember to tune in weekly for new highlights. Peace

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 San Diego!!