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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