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
(E) Interstate 805
(W) interstate 5 and interstate 15
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.
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…