Hard Time Hustler Crips
The Hard Time Hustler Crips are an African American umbrella gang consisting of four individual street gangs located primarily on the west side of South Los Angeles, California. The Hard Time Hustlers are a long standing and active street gang that have been in existence for over several generations and falls under the "Hustler Crips" umbrella. The Hard Time Hustlers are represented in West Los Angeles by the 104 Hard Time Hustler Crips, 103 Hard Time Hustler Crips as well as the 78 Hard Time Hustler Crips. The 88 Hard Time Hustler Crips are the only subset to reside in East Los Angeles. The Hard Time Hustler Crips have a strong alliance with the East Side Hustler Crips, who are their own independent gang located in East Los Angeles. Other allies include the By Yourself Hustler Crips, Big Time Hustler Crips, 111 Neighbor Hood Crips and the Bacc Street Watts Crips. Their main Blood rivals include the Mad Swan Bloods, Avenue Piru Gang, Inglewood Family Gang, Athens Park Bloods, Crenshaw Mafia Gang, LA Denver Lane Bloods and the Wierdoz Gangster Bloods. Crip rivals include the Eight Tray Gangster Crips, Front Street Watts Crips, Rollin 30s Harlem Crips and the Main Street Mafia Crips. Gangs that fall under the Hustler Crips "card" are loosely connected and do not necessary share the same allies and rivals. For example, the 78 Hard Time Hustler Crips and 103 Hard Time Hustler Crips are friendly towards the 74 Hoover Criminals Gang and the 83 Hoover Criminals Gang where as the 88 Hard Time Hustler Crips and 104 Hard Time Hustler Crips are bitter rivals of the 92 Hoover Criminals Gang and the 94 Hoover Criminals Gang. The 104 Hard Time Hustler Crips are part of the Rollin 100s Crips umbrella gang and are the only Hard Time Hustler Crip set to push the Neighbor Hood Crips "card". Members are known to wear the color green (which is believed to have been the original color of the Crips) along with the traditional blue associated with the Crips. The hand sign for all Hustler Crips is a raised thumb and pinky finger . Although the older generation still claim the "Hustler Crips" card, younger members of the Hard Time Hustler Crips have increasingly aligned themselves under the Neighbor Hood Crips card.
Also See: East Side Hustler Crips