Chicago Gang History

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Insane Majestics

ColorsBlack, grey and white
Primary ethnicitiesMix of white and Latino (Mexican)
SymbolsA six staff which is a cross with curved ends on the sides and a "6" on the top
AffiliationFolks since 1992
FounderSergio "Gramps"
Founding yearMid-1980s
Founding neighborhoodUnknown. Submit info.
Main neighborhoodCicero, IL, 31st and Laramie

 

The story of the Insane Majestics is indeed one of the more interesting stories out there and their legacy extends way far back to 1965. 

The Majestics’ story starts off in the Little Italy section in the Near West Side neighborhood on Chicago’s west side.  A gang of Italians formed on Taylor street known as the “Taylor Majestics,” and their main enemies were African American gangs that came from the ABLA housing projects just a few blocks away, gangs like the Vice Lords were the Majestics’ main enemies. 

By the early 1970s another gang called the “Majestic Gangsters” formed somewhere I think on the north side or maybe the same neighborhood, I do not know.  I do not know anything about the Majestic Gangsters at all.  The Taylor Majestics I do not know who their founder was or the exact corner they came up on.  From my understanding these two gangs got acquainted with each other by the early 1970s and became close allies.  In the late 1970s both gangs’ neighborhoods were changing rapidly racially and they began to move out of the area.  I am not completely sure where both gangs moved but I am almost 100% positive they settled in South Lawndale in either Marhshall Square or Little Village in the early 1980s.

The very young members of the gangs did not want to give up on having a club by the early 1980s when older members of both Majestic gangs called it quits.  A leader of the young bucks emerged called Sergio “Gramps” and he put together the “Majestic Party Crew” which was mainly focused of break dancing and partying in the city somewhere. 

By the mid-1980s the MPCs took off in popularity until they had more than 300 members of the crew and they danced their asses off at break dancing competitions.  If any fellow MPCs got into trouble, they would back each other up.  Many youths loved hanging with the MPCs because they partied hard and had fun and that pretty much lead to their success, the MPCs also became really close with the Two Two Boys and the gangs hung and tagged together this is one of the reasons I believe MPCs were from South Lawndale.

By 1988, the MPCs had hit the peak of their success with over 300 members.  They even had a group in the suburb of Cicero at 31st and Laramie and they hung out with the Two Two Boys at Cermak and Califoria in the Marshall Square neighborhood. 

In 1988 drama started to come to the MPCs as Satan Disciples, Two Sixs and Latin Kings began giving them a hard time.  SDs, Two Six and Kings were big gangs and did not like how big MPCs had become.  Latin Kings and Two Six hated MPCs because they were hanging out with Two Two Boys all the time, guilt by association.  The MPCs now found themselves getting into fights with these gangs, but most members did not want to fight with any gangs and dropped out.  Others were all about gang banging but wanted to get with a bigger gang so they caved into the pressure and joined the Latin Kings, Satan Disciples or Two Six.

By the year 1990 all the Majestic Party Crew that were ready to gang bang but were strong enough not to cave into joining other bigger gangs moved out of South Lawndale and made their way just west to the suburb of Cicero closing all Chicago operations for good.  The MPCs then became situated at 31st and Laramie in Cicero which is where old Two Two Boy friends had also moved.  The MPCs realized they had to get some guns and get ready to function as a gang instead of as a party crew.  The Two Two Boys of 31st and Laramie took the MPCs under their wing and basically mentored them all about gang banging and assisted them in their wars with the People Nation gangs in the area.  The Two Two Boys were also able to help get any beefs the MPCs had with Satan Disciples squashed.  The Two Two Boys were hoping to get the MPCs to eventually become a full-fledged Folk Nation street gang.

In 1992, the Two Two Boys were taken by surprise once they found out the MPCs were secretly meeting with the Satan Disciples to discuss joining the Folk Nation under the SD’s wing.  The Two Twos were expecting the Majestics to go join Folks under the Two Two umbrella but instead they became the “Insane Majestics” and they paid tribute to the SDs by adding “Insane” onto their title.  The Two Twos were so upset they started a vicious war with the Majestics right on each other’s front lawns.  Within no time the Majestics grew into heavier numbers and wanted to completely take over 31st and Laramie.  The war soon got real bloody and both gangs hurt each other really badly which also led to many key incarcerations.  The Maniac Latin Disciples were posted not far away and saw this dysfunction between former allies and attacked both gangs as they were already beaten down by each other, this caused both gangs to weaken even more and many members flipped to MLDs as a result.  Once the MLDs attacked, the Majestics and Two Two boys called a truce and banded together to fight off these MLDs but there were too many of them, nevertheless, they kept fighting.  The Majestics were able to open sets in the suburbs of Lyons, Brookfield, Zion and Waukegan in order to keep themselves alive.

In 1997, the Two Two Boys left 31st and Laramie due to an agreement and peace treaty with the MLDs, but the Majestics were not all about peace with MLDs as they stayed at 31st and Laramie and continued to battle MLDs.  The arch enemies of Majestics are the Maniac Latin Disciples and Latin Kings.  Majestics also would fight any other People Nation gangs here and there but they devoted most of their time fighting MLDs and Kings

As members grew older they began investing in legit businesses which was allowed for members to do.  The Satan Disciples explicitly stated in their constitution in 1978 that free enterprise was fully permitted and encouraged, and since the Majestics were close allies they adopted that belief and operate the same way.  The Majestics were a down organization that would not quit and they have been noted for being down.

Please send in 1980s pics!

Questions:

  1.  What exact year did the Majestic Gangsters form and who was their founder?
  2. What exact year did Majestic Gangsters and Taylor Majestics go extinct?
  3. What exact year did Gramps forms the MPC?
  4. Where was MPC started in the city?
  5. What happened to Gramps?
  6. What is the time line of leaders up to the year 2000?
  7. What exactly started the wars with Latin Kings, Satan Disciples and Two Six?  What year did each of those wars start?

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