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Background and History[edit | edit source]

In 1956, a group of teenagers from Englewood and Kenwood came together as friends to create an alliance to combat their enemies. The founders, David Barksdale, Richard Strong, Mingo Shread, Leonard Longstreet, and others named their new organization the "Devils Disciples". By 1961, David "King David" Barksdale took sole leadership of the Devils Disciples, and appointed several members to oversee different areas of neighborhoods. His goal was to claim smaller gangs around the area and turn them into factions of the Disciples. In 1966, in an effort to increase recruitment and counter the rising threat of other gangs, Barksdale created the "Black Disciples Nation" (BDN). In 1969, Larry "King Larry" Hoover, the leader of the Gangster Disciples (GDs), agreed to a merger with Barksdale to create a unified gang called the Black Gangster Disciple Nation (BGDN). On March 16, 1973, Larry Hoover, along with fellow Gangster Disciple, Andrew Howard, were charged with murder, and both were sentenced to 150-200 years in prison. After Hoover's arrest, Barksdale assumed control of the gang, but on September 2, 1974, he died due to kidney complications. While the majority of BGDN believed in becoming more unified after Barksdale's death, some members didn't. As a result, the Gangster Disciples and Black Disciples split into separate factions again, and this brought about a rivalry between the two gangs. Mickey "Bull" Johnson became the leader of the Black Disciples, and managed to cease the violence between the two gangs. This peace was short-lived, however, as Johnson was gunned down by Gangster Disciples in August, 1991.

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The BDs are considered extremely violent, and they're known to engage in drug trafficking and distribution, theft, robbery, gun trafficking, murder, embezzlement, money laundering, and racketeering, in addition to other criminal activity.

Intergang Relations[edit | edit source]

The Black Disciples are part of the alliance of street gangs called Folk Nation I, but are known to engage in violence with other Folk Nation gangs such as the Gangster Disciples. The BDs also have a long standing rivalry with the Vice Lords, Black P. Stones, Black Souls & the Gangster Disciples (in Chicago and its suburbs). They have poor relations with other People Nation Gangs. Since they follow the original doctrine of David Barksdale, they consider themselves the only true Disciples, as all other gangs have created their own literature and strayed from the original teachings. Love, life, loyalty, wisdom, knowledge and understanding is the blueprint for the Black Disciple organization. The majority of the present conflicts they have with other gangs involve drugs and territory, as they are attracted to the money making aspect of organized crime.

BD Rappers and Rap Groups[edit | edit source]

GANG BLACK DISCIPLES[edit | edit source]

  • Lil Duke (600) (Syracuse NY) (july 24, 2003 - present)
  • Kris B (Bricktown) (Syracuse NY ) (January 6, 1993 - present)
  • Lil Durk ( Lamron 300) (October 19, 1992 - present)
  • King Von (O'Block 600) (August 9, 1994 - present)
  • Lil Ra$e (O'Block) (December 6, 1998 - present)
  • Fredo Santana (Front Street) (July 4, 1990 - January 19, 2018)Deceased
  • 600Breezy (600) (April 16, 1991 - present)
  • LA Capone (600) (September 18, 1996 - September 26, 2013)Deceased
  • Rondonumbanine (600) (February 18, 1997 - present)
  • Edai (600) (November 8, 1988 - present)
  • Cdai (600) (October 9, 1994 - present)
  • Lowkey ezra (O'Block) (syracuse NY) (july 1, 2005 - present)
  • Tone $avage (O'Block) (April 11, 1997-present)
  • King Mere (THE HAM) (January 27, 2008-present)
  • Cheif Keef ( O’Block) ( August 15, 1995 - present)
  • Dmg Juice aka two-4 leader over knightsville Disciples (BGD)-(BD) July 21 1988-present 15yrs south Carolina prison

Rap Groups[edit | edit source]


  • Altgeld Gardens 133rd & Corliss "Block 7"
  • Calumet City, IL
  • Chicago Heights, IL
  • Courtlandt Ave, Ny
  • Maywood, IL
  • Oak Forest, IL
  • Robbins, IL
  • McHenry County, IL

Dead Members[edit | edit source]

  • David "King David" Barksdale (May 24, 1947 - September 2, 1974)
  • Odee Perry (WIIIC City)
  • Dayvon "King Von" Bennett (O'Block) “GrandSon"
  • Leonard "L'A Capone" Anderson (600/OTF and Chicago Rapper)
  • Derrick "Fredo Santana" Coleman
  • Kentray “Tray savage” Young
  • Robert “Yummy” Sandifer HipWiki
  • Jerome “Shorty” Freeman
  • Harold Walker
  • HK (O'Block)
  • T. Roy (O'Block)
  • Keith "Keke" Bonds
  • Steven “Lil Steve” McGee (600 set) "Steve Drive"
  • Terrance "Lil Moe" Hollins
  • Devonte "Tayski" Childress HipWiki #300
  • Marquetta Campbell (Keta Gang/Keta World) #300
  • OTF Nunu (Rapper)
  • Sheroid Liggins (O'Block) HipWiki
  • Marvin "Capo" Ball (300)
  • Jerome "Lil boo" Anderson (600)
  • Marcus "Baldy" London (600)
  • Jerome "Jmoney" Wood (O'Block)
  • Devon "D'Thang" Varner (600)
  • Lil Pat AKA Pluto
  • Antron "Big A " Young (O'Block)
  • James Troy Johnson (O'Block)
  • Marvin "Capo" Carr

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