Some of us were either too little or not even alive to remember all the horrors and violence that surrounded two rival gangs… the Bloods and the Crips. However, for those that witnessed the blood spilled out between the two it is a war that you probably will never forget. Things have been much calmer than in times past, but the problem is that both gangs still exist. Where there is a flame there can come to be a fire so it is best to snuff out any remnants. Therefore, can true peace finally be achieved between these two long-time enemies?
Hip hop artist Kendrick Lamar would like to think so and has even taken action to bring on the unity, something Queen Latifah rapped about back in the day. Lamar is using fashion to make a statement. Kendrick Lamar has teamed up with the good people at Reebok to create the Ventilator “Blue & Red” Sneaker that will debut on July 18th. The sneakers have a very simple and neutral design with the exception of having the two signature colors of the Bloods (red) and Crips (blue). Could it be so easy that a little fashion could end a hateful rivalry between two L.A. gangs? Only time will tell, but its nice to see someone aiming for a better tomorrow.