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Chicago Gang Business Cards circa 70’s/80’s

What city gave birth to African-American street gangs? The windy city of Chicago is where it all started. The P-Stone Rangers were huge when I was a kid in the 70’s in the City of Angels, and would go on to become a part of the Bloods. During this time, we did not worry about drive-bys in South Central, because the gangs handled their beefs with fists, bats and chains. These Cali gangsters could trace their beginnings back to Jeff Fort and his Black P-Stones. Fort also is famous for sitting in front of Congress in the 60’s, and they ended up giving him a million, not knowing he was gang leader. So the fact that Chicago Gangs carried business cards during the 70’s and 80’s makes perfect sense. Peep these cards below – what trips me out about them is how much art is fit in such a small space…Their G-code was the Business-Code.

2-1 PAULINA1 a-f1 ALMIGHTY SCHURZ PEOPLE AROUND HERE1 b1 BERWYN GREASERS C-K  51 cnotes 17 G_CARD_KNIGHT_RIDERS g_card_skull_boyz g_cards_black_vultures G_cards_insane_lady_vigilantes g_cards_midget_drifter_stoners g_cards_mystical_eagles g_cards_stoned_russians G-cards_ctown_symphany G-cards_Pumas GL's 16-1
GL2721_293847234236 Insane FREAKS IUKN 6 LOBO21 MA- F's PARTY PEOPLE 3 royal's P-C scan0054 scan0103 scan0135 scan0147 STOOGE BROS 1-1 TJ's 2via Dangerous Minds

 

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