Music Cassette Tape
Hip Hop / Rap / Soundtrack
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack / OST
Warner Bros. / 9 25713-4 / 4-25713
Featuring: Ice-T / Marley Marl / Afrika Islam / Decadent Dub Team / Dr. Dre / Salt 'N' Pepa / Hurby Luv Bug / Big Daddy Kane / Eric B. & Rakim / Coldcut / 7 A3 / Johnny Rivers / Roxanne Shante / MC Shan / Rick James
Condition: Tape - NM (Near Mint) / Liner Notes - VG+ (Very Good +, has a promo punch hole, hardly noticeable) / Cassette Case - NM (Near Mint)
One of the first and most prolific Los Angeles gang movies. It shows the dynamic between the Bloods & Crips in the late 1980's in LA. It also, shows a point of view from the LAPD. When this movie came out there were drive-by shootings , stabbings, and gang fights in movie theatre parking lots and theatres all over California. Colors came out during the height of gang days in LA, was extremely controversial, and protested by various religious groups and concerned mothers everywhere. It gave a small glimpse into what gang life in LA consisted of...a very small glimpse. 80's LA gang life gave us some of the bloodiest gang killings in US history, it imprisoned or buried a whole generation black youth and young adults from LA and beyond. Kids as young as 10 years old became murderers and were murdered daily. LAPD added fuel to the fire by dropping rival gang members on rivals turf...basically sealing their fate and signing their death certificates. West coast gang culture spread like wildfire thru California and beyond. Today gang culture continues to thrive and Bloods (Piru) and Crips can be found in countries around the globe. Although now it focuses more on drug trade, than turf wars and ego killings...not that those things don't still happen though. 1996 brought the truce between the two gangs, pledging to keep a peace treaty. There were still gang rival murders but the had slowed down substantially. Anyways, by that time there was so much internal gang feuds and killings between sets of the same gangs that made the treaty more symbolic than anything else.