VIDEO: 3 OGs at Florence & Normandie

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VIDEO: 3 OGs at Florence & Normandie

Unread post by alexalonso » February 15th, 2013, 8:26 pm



Last April marked the 20th anniversary of the LA Riots. In this clip I shot, there are three OG from three different neighborhoods. If you are from South LA you probably could name all three, because they all have made a name for themselves during their gang bangin years and after.

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Re: VIDEO: 3 OGs at Florence & Normandie

Unread post by TarHeelRED » February 16th, 2013, 11:37 pm

Lil Monster from ETG; Skipp from NHB 20s; I don't know who the 3rd person is, can't see him in the video.

Zo, what neighborhood are they in, ETG? I assume ETG b/c Monster said ''the only thing that has changed since the riots was the Auto Zone and the unemployment rate.'' Obviously the Auto Zone wasn't there during the riots.

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Lil Monster from ETG; Skipp from NHB 20s; I don't know who the 3rd person is, can't see him in the video.

Zo, what neighborhood are they in, ETG? I assume ETG b/c Monster said ''the only thing that has changed since the riots was the Auto Zone and the unemployment rate.'' Obviously the Auto Zone wasn't there during the riots.

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Re: VIDEO: 3 OGs at Florence & Normandie

Unread post by alexalonso » February 17th, 2013, 12:42 pm

TarHeelRED wrote:Lil Monster from ETG; Skipp from NHB 20s; I don't know who the 3rd person is, can't see him in the video.

Zo, what neighborhood are they in, ETG? I assume ETG b/c Monster said ''the only thing that has changed since the riots was the Auto Zone and the unemployment rate.'' Obviously the Auto Zone wasn't there during the riots.
We were on the corner of Flornece & Normandie where Tom's Liquor store is.

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Re: VIDEO: 3 OGs at Florence & Normandie

Unread post by alexalonso » February 17th, 2013, 12:44 pm

the guy on the left of the video if Rev. Ben "Taco" Owens. All these guys have long since made 180s in their lives. For those who dont know Taco, he is the one with the long hair and I found this brief bio of him on other web site.


His name is Benny Owens but most of his friends call him Taco. He grew up with two brothers and two sisters in a nice home in Gardena. However the nice house with the well manicured grass didn't save him from the thirsty jaws of the streets that devoured him at a young age.

He first encountered gangs in 1976. He was in elementary school and by 1978 he joined a gang called the Pay Back Crips. Although his older brother never had any gang associations he joined on the basis of being cool. "Belonging to a gang at that time meant something. Besides the recognition status I got also gave me respect, and camaraderie. My parents initially thought my gang involvement was just a 'fly by …
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Re: VIDEO: 3 OGs at Florence & Normandie

Unread post by dubbel » February 18th, 2013, 1:11 pm

Here is Ben Owens speaking in Dublin, Ireland.


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Re: VIDEO: 3 OGs at Florence & Normandie

Unread post by alexalonso » February 21st, 2013, 8:24 pm

good clip

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Re: VIDEO: 3 OGs at Florence & Normandie

Unread post by dubbel » February 25th, 2013, 7:06 am

Its actually three clips, I just posted the first.

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