Street TV

Street TV

Street TV podcast is hosted by Alex Alonso who has been studying and researching street culture in Los Angeles for over 20 years. He has taken interviews from his video platform, re-edited them with some narration and added portions that have never been released before. These interviews include gang members, formerly incarcerated, authors, elected officials, activists, hip-hop artists and other influencers.

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January 19, 2021 103 min

Street TV podcast 16, Alex Alonso interviews Judson Bacot and Bobby "Big Bob the Hawk" Crear about their experience as first generation Westside Crips in Los Angeles. Although the Crips started on the Eastside by Raymond Washington, it was the Westside Crip making the news headlines in 1972 with the murder of Robert Ballou at the Hollywood Palladium. Judson and Bob were arrested for that murder and became the Crips to ever ...

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In Episode 15 of the Street TV podcast, Alex Alonso interviews London "Zel" Carter (b. 1954 -) who was a member of Blood Alley, an old gang from Los Angeles active during the 1960s and perhaps late 1950s. London came into Blood alley in the late 1960s when they were fading out. But by 1969, he transitioned into a new group, the Hoover Park Family.  Madd Ronald from Rollin 20s also is a part of this interview.  

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Alex Alonso interviews Studder Box from Pueblo Bishop Bloods in episode 14 of the Street TV podcast. Studder Box first got acquainted with street gangs when he was living in Compton in the Lueders Park Piru area, then he moved to the Pueblo Del Rio Housing Projects and became a member of the Pueblo Bishop Bloods. The Pueblos have been around the projects for decades, but Studder Box was from the era that seen the Pueblos become Blo...

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Alex Alonso interviews CJ from Mob Piru in episode 13 of the Street TV podcast. He is an early Mob Piru member from Compton and from the generation that saw Stockton Street Mob morph in Mob Piru around 1977. Also present in the interview is Gangster Nate from Lueders Park Piru and together they talk about the early Eastside Piru history which come out of Lueders Park Piru. And all the other Piru neighborhoods came out of Lueders in...

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Alex Alonso interviews Donna "Cheeta" Graham in episode 12 of the Street TV podcast. She is an original Crip that came up with Raymond Washington, Craig Craddock, Kevin "Crazy Crip" Williams, Michael "Fastblack" Tobin, Stanley "Tookie" Williams, Gerald "Pistol Pete" Cavitt, Mack Thomas and many other original Crips. 

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December 12, 2020 86 min

On episode 11, Alex Alonso interviews Poo from Acacia Blocc Compton Crip. This audio podcast version of the Poo interview includes an additional 50 minutes of content never released. Poo grew up in Compton and became a member of the Acacia Blocc Compton Crips.  In 2007 he was featured in a National Geographic Documentary entitles "LA Gangs Wars." 

 

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On episode 10, Alex Alonso interviews Pretty Boy from Rollin 60s Crip. This audio podcast version of the Pretty Boy interview includes an additional 50 minutes of content never released. In this interview we are driving in his car to visit his childhood home on East 76th Street in South Los Angeles which happens to be right next to Raymond Washington's home. Then we go to his home on the westside when he became a member of the ...

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On episode 9, Alex Alonso sits down with Lil Pierre and Tony Craddock who grew up on the Eastside of South Los Angeles with Raymond Washington, the founder of the Crips. Tony's older brother, Craig Craddock is considered co-founder of the Crips with Raymond. Lil Pierre and Tony Craddock explain everything they remember about the early history of the Crips and their direct role in the formation of the Castle Crips. If you rememb...

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On episode 8, Alex Alonso sits down with Reggie Wright Jr. who was once a Compton Police officer but then he provided the security for Death Row Records when he started to work for Suge Knight. 

Reggie Wright talks about growing up in Compton, following his father into the police department and then working for Death Row Records and providing security for Snoop Dogg, Tupac Shakur and several other artists. 

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On episode 7 of the Street TV podcast, Alex Alonso has a conversation with Skipp Townsend and his life growing up on the tough streets of South Los Angeles, joining a gang, become a drug dealing in Los Angeles and Las Vegas and going to prison. Skipp talks about the history of the Avenues click of the Rollin 20s Neighborhood Bloods and the relationships he created with many Crips during his time trafficking cocaine during the 1980s...

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On episode 6, Alex Alonso travels to Bryan, Texas to meet up with Walter Watson, who grew up in South Los Angeles and became a member of Slauson Village, one of the most know Black gangs during the 1950s and 60s. After witnessing the Watts Riots of 1965 he is sent to prison, where he becomes involved in the revolutionary prison movement meeting people like Hugo "Yogi" Pinnell, Ruchell Magee and George Jackson. After prison ...

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On episode 5, Alex Alonso sits down with legendary Los Angeles radio DJ, Greg Mack of 1580 KDAY. Greg Mack came to Los Angeles in 1983 during the early years of Hip-Hop in Los Angeles and worked with several ground breaking artists during the beginnings of their career. Greg was the first DJ to play Toddy Tee's 1985 hit song, the Batter Ram, he had Dr. Dre and DJ Yella play mixes on Saturday nights in 1984, he presented Eazy-E&...

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On episode 4, Alex Alonso sits down with Leroy "Chico" Brown who grew up in Compton, California, specifically Corner Poccet Crip hood. Chico talks about  getting shot at 12 years old, the killing of Orlando Anderson which occurred between the Michael and Jerry Stone of Poccet Hood and how he started small time hustling with marijuana to buying kilos of cocaine with Freeway Ricky Ross.  He would eventually land in prison alo...

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In this episode Alex Alonso sits down with Mexican Cartel hitman who worked for the Arrellano-Felix organization based in Tijuana , Mexico.  When Martin was serving prison time in the early 1990s he linked with a contact to David "Popeye" Barron from San Diego's Barrio Logan. Popeye was connected to the Arrellano-Felix cartel since 1990 and by 1992 held a high position in the organization. When Martin was released from ...

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In episode two Alex A. Alonso interviews Big Spider from the PlayBoy Gangster Crips (PBG). They are located west of LaCienega Blvd in a community known then as Cadillac-Corning.  The City of Los Angeles has renamed this community La Cienega Heights and it has been experiencing gentrification and a Jewish resurgence. This is also the first street gangs to have a Gang Injunction imposed against them in 1987.  

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In our premiere episode Alex A. Alonso interviews S-Bone from Rollin 40s NeighborHood Crips. They are located just south of the University of Southern California in South Los Angeles between Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd and Vernon Avenue. Learn about the formation of crews, the transition to gangs, peace treaties and truces and how a former friend attempted to kill S-Bone. Visit: https://bit.ly/33m7iWR to watch video portions of thi...

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September 22, 2020 3 min

This is the introduction episode to the Street TV podcast. Learn how the podcast will differ from the Street TV video platform. 

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