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Black Gangster Disciple Nation 2-7-4-1-4
Founded 1968
In Chicago,Il
Founded by Larry Hoover & David Barksdale
Years active late 1960s–1974(Split)
Colors White, Blue, Grey, Black
Territory Nationwide (Mainly the South & Midwest)
Ethnicity Mostly African American although some members may be Caucasian.
Membership 40,000-500,000+ 35,000
Criminal activities Drug trafficking, robbery, extortion, murder, notorious north side members.
Allies Folk Nation, Crips (unless they’re in new york), Zoe Pound Gang, Black Guerrilla Family, Black Mafia Family
Rivals Aryan Brotherhood, White Supremacist, Ku Klux Klan,

Nazis, Neo-Nazis, People Nation, Black P. Stones, Almighty Vice Lord Nation, Bloods, Mickey Cobras, Latin Kings, R.O.C, Crips (certain sets)

Symbols, signs and emblems

Six pointed star ✡️🇮🇱[]

The BGN(Black Gangster Disciples) were once on united gang. In 1974 due to ideological differences they split into two separate gangs. BD(Black disciple) and GD(Gangster Disciples) later becoming enemies. The major symbol The FOLKS Nation make use of is the six-pointed star. The fact that this star is known as the Star of David pays homage to co-founder David Barksdale, and the six points are said to represent Love, Life, Loyalty, Understanding , Knowledge , Wisdom . Despite there being no ostensible references to the country of Israel or Jewish religion in most open source literature on the subject of Gangster Disciples, some rival People Nation members will at times refer to someone suspected of being an organizational infiltrator, mole, spy, supporter, or sympathizer as being "Jewish." There have been other indications clearly suggesting that many FOLKS members internally have aligned themselves with pseudo-Judaism principles (such as practicing a kosher diet) just as rival People Nation members have aligned themselves with pseudo-Islamic principles which is even further evidenced by Mickey Cobra Oath in which members swear allegiance to Allah.

The second most well known symbol of the Gangster Disciples is the three pointed pitch fork (the rakes), which is also the basis of their representative hand-sign. The Black Disciples use the treys which is similar to the rakes but instead uses the index, ring, & middle fingers. The acts of bending them is known as “cracking the trey” which is considered very disrespectful to them & come with life threatening consequences. A pair of pitchforks may be seen in GD graffiti crossed behind a six pointed star, with the tines of the fork always placed in a vertical position. Since two forks with three tines each make a total of six, this again makes reference to the six-pointed star. The number six plays prominently into most GD & BD symbols which represent the Star Of David .

Colors & meaning[]

The Folks symbol is the star of King David which has 6 points, and every point on the star has its own meaning; Love, Life, Loyalty, Wisdom, Knowledge, and Understanding. The colors of the Black Disciples are White, Black, and Blue. White is for the flag of Israel, which represents the Star of David for David Barksdale. Black stands for all black people. Blue is for the heavenly sky which blesses all Disciples. True blue also represents the love we share, which is as deep as the deep blue sea. Red is like an add-on; It's a color most Chicago gangs use to represent the blood shed of their comrads or it can be worn by the top "shooters" in each set. The Latin Kings, the Vice Lords, and so many others also use red for the same reason. Folks don’t typically wear red, because it’s seen as a People Nation color.

LOVE Love of the Nation is greater than mere love alone, because we have a brotherhood in which love is as deep as the deep blue sea. TRUE BLUE LOVE
LIFE Life commitment to the Nation for the betterment of ourselves as well as the Nation and each committed brother within the Nation, and our Nation's teachings, laws, creeds, symbols, philosophy and defense.
LOYALTY To yourself, and each committed brother of our Nation.
WISDOM Collectively embraces all concepts, ideas, and actions that apply to our Nation. Togetherness is essential in order for us to continue our survival.
KNOWLEDGE Is insight, therefore it is priceless, it gives one the ability to apply rational judgement. Knowledge is the ability to have a conscious awareness, and knowledge gained and not passed along is wasted knowledge.
UNDERSTANDING Shows that we are able to communicate effectively, bringing about agreements, and a positive state of mind

Graffiti 🔱✡️🇮🇱[]

FOLKS Nation graffiti is also known to contain:

  • Heart with wings, each wing having 3 feathers (for a total of 6), typically placed around a six-pointed star. Can be used to represent love for lost members of the organization, or members who are incarcerated.
  • Flag of Israel
  • Inverted shepherd's cane. The cane is a symbol of the AVLN, a powerful faction in the People Nation and a top rival of the Gangster Disciples. The cane can be incorporated into the handle of crossed pitchforks, so that the upward facing half is a fork and the downward pointing half is a cane. This both represents the Gangster Disciple Nation and shows disrespect to the AVLN.
  • Inverted pyramid. The pyramid is a Peoples Nation symbol, especially for the Black P Stones.
  • Inverted cross, with hash marks between the bars. Symbol of the Latin Kings (gang).

Rappers and Rap Groups (MS-IL-NY-TN-GA-NC-Rest of the World)[]

  • Offset (Lawrenceville, Georgia)
  • Lil Jay Brown (Greenwood, MS)
  • Ugly God (Hattiesburg, MS)
  • Duke Deuce (Memphis, Tennessee)
  • Coach Da Ghost (Brooklyn, NY)
  • Rooga (Chicago, IL)
  • FBG Duck (Chicago, IL - Deceased)
  • Lil Moe (Chicago, IL)
  • Dooskithaman (Chicago, IL - Deceased)
  • MUBU King Louise (Chicago, IL)
  • MUBU Krump (Chicago, IL - Deceased)
  • Kingyella (Chicago, IL)
  • Killakellz (Chicago, IL - Penitentiary)
  • P. Rico (Chicago, IL)
  • FYB J-Mane (Previous Chicago, IL, Current Las Vegas, Nevada)
  • Kanye West (allegedly)
  • Billionaire Black (Chicago, IL)
  • Lil Mister (Chicago, IL - Deceased)
  • Lil JoJo (Chicago, IL - Deceased)
  • Lil Jay (Chicago, IL)
  • FBG Wooski (Chicago, IL)
  • Young Pappy (Chicago, IL - Deceased)
  • Jayfromdanorf (Lumberton, NC)
  • Vaehfromdanorf (Lumberton, NC)
  • OJ Finessin (Winston-Salem, NC)
  • PBG Kemo (Chicago, IL)
  • Nas Blixky (Brooklyn, NY)
  • Nick Blixky (Brooklyn, NY - Deceased)
  • Breezy Blixky (Brooklyn, NY)
  • Envy Caine (Brooklyn, NY)
  • OPF SLIM(pushboi slim)(DUVAL, FLA./TAC,WA.)
  • PNV Jay (Bronx, NY)
  • MJ0.6 (Chicago, IL)
  • 43 Gwuapo
  • Homxcide (Jersey City, NJ)
  • Roy Deezy (Rantoul, IL - Deceased)
  • ItsMilly217 (Rantoul, IL)
  • 22GZ (Brooklyn, NY)
  • A.K. Gcr33 (Sobradinho, DF [?])
  • Lil Durk ( Chicago, IL)
  • King Von (Chicago, IL - Deceased)
  • Lil Ra$e (Chicago, IL)
  • Fredo Santana (Chicago, IL - Deceased)
  • 600Breezy (Chicago, IL)
  • LA Capone (Chicago, IL - Deceased)
  • Rondonumbanine (Chicago, IL - Penitentiary)
  • Edai (Chicago, IL - Deceased)
  • Cdai (Chicago, IL - Penitentiary)
  • Tone $avage (Chicago, IL)
  • King Mere (Chicago, IL)
  • Chief Keef Chicago, IL)

See Also[]

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