Some rappers were raised in areas that are gang-infested and a part of their city’s culture. In turn, they became affiliated with gangs at an early age. However, there are a few rappers who didn’t become gang members until they became famous. Unfortunately, many of those rappers influence their young listeners to become intrigued by gangs or to join one.

Along with Snoop Dogg and Lil Wayne, we take a look at other known rappers who are gang affiliated.

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  • TonyTooCool

    Lil Wayne isnt in a gang

    • <.<

      Well he says hes bloods buuut ………… he also thinks hes a good rapper soooo………..

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  • Matt M Ml

    If they didn’t grow up in a gang since a teenager or a kid and they just added it when they were at the height of their career, Then they are part the Wangsta/Ghetto-Centric culture.

  • victor carjan

    The human trafficking and extortion that the Bloods Gang has on celebrities and other people is disgusting. Their philosophical belief system is based on preachers that speak things reminiscent of Adolf Hitler in Nazi Germany.

  • fuckinidiotseverywhere

    this has 0 credibility……… Big Tray Deee= real gangbanger. Your list is ass