In the beginning the neighborhood was called Watts Varrio Grape (WVG), which included both Mexican and Black members together. When the Mexicans aligned themselves with the Sureno 13 banner, the Mexican members changed their name to South Side Watts Varrio Grape Street 13 and the Black members went by East Side Watts Varrio Grape but by around 1986/87 the new Black members were known as East Side Grape Street Watts Baby Loc Crips. All new members after 1987 from the Jordan Downs projects went by this new name but some of the new members from the Anzacs, 95th, 97 Banderas Block, 105s, 107s and 112s clicks do not necessarily go by the name Baby Locs, but all the new members from the projects (103rd Street click) do, therefore new Black members do not claim WVG anymore, but some long time members of this neighborhood (pre-1987) still by habit say WVG and have WVG tattoos.
Their main rival would be the Bounty Hunter Bloods but since the truce of 1992 their rivalry has not been as intense as it was during the 1980s but it does flare up periodically. The truce efforts that took place in Watts in 1992 should be a great example of what can be accomplished in other areas of the city if replicated in other neighborhoods.
The Grapes have several clicks that make up the entire neighborhood that include the following: Baby Locs, Peta Roll Squad, Peta Roc Squad, Peta Loc Squad, Parolee Squad, 95th, Bandera Blocc 97, 103rd, Dust Town Crip, Dust Town Hoggs, and Tip Top.
The Grape Streets have aligned themselves with most Tray neighborhoods such as the Eight Tray Gangsters and Play Boy Gangsters, most Compton Crip sets, and they have had a tenuous relationship with the Rollin 30s Crips.
Their area goes from 97th Street (north) to 107th Street (south) between Wilmington (west) and Alameda (east). They are the largest Crip neighborhood in Watts at 0.394 square miles and the second overall black gang in the area, 2nd to the Bounty Hunters.
In addition to wearing blue, they like wearing purple for grape. They are named after a north-south street in Watts, and 103rd is the heart of their neighborhood. They occupy the Jordan Downs Housing Projects and attend Jordan High School which is located adjacent to the projects.
Grape Street Watts clicks Anzac Grape Street Watts Crips (different from the ones in Compton) 95th Grape Street Watts Crips (one way streets) 97th Grape Street Watts Crips-Bandera Blocc (one-way streets) 103rd Grape Street Watts Baby Loc Crips (in the Jordan Downs Housing Projects) 105th Grape Street Watts Baby Locs (New Homes, Blue Gate Baby Locs) 107th Grape Street Watts Baby Locs Crip (off of Santana-the original street) 112th Grape Street Watts Crip (near Willowbrook St. near the train tracks) Dustown Hawgs Real Bo$$ Playaz East Side Kids Ten-Tray Ballaz (they live in the Blu-Gates) Parolees Playville Tip-Top
The Peda Roll Mafia click changed in 2006 to Peda Roll Squad, and they have no allegiance or relations with the "Mafia" Crip alliance. A history of Grape Street was published in issue #2 of Allhood Magazine.
The Grape Streets made news headlines when Wayne "Big Honcho" Day was arrested in Minnesota on federal drug charges in 1996 and later convicted of narcotics violations and sentenced to 250 months in federal prison. He was released from prison in 2007.