|Founded||Founded in 1968 in or near Englewood|
|Formerly known as||
|Primary ethnicities||African American|
I decided to make a separate page for the Boss Pimps because they are not just a Gangster Disciple faction that broke away like many have thought over the years. Myths have flown around that they started in 1988 after disagreeing and warring with other factions of Gangster Disciples. This is not true and the Boss Pimps have a long history of independence on the streets.
The Boss Pimps were originally called the Bostonian Pimps and were formed by 1968. I am not sure on where they formed on 65th street in Englewood but that is their motherland. The Bostonian Pimps were close with the Falcon Disciples and likely joined the Disciple alliance in 1968 under the assistance of the Falcon Disciples. I don’t know how long the Bostonians lasted in Englewood but they have been gone from those streets for several decades perhaps before the 1980s. I theorize they all moved to Jeffrey Manor in the year 1980.
When the Black Gangster Disciple alliance was formed in 1969, the Bostonians remained aligned with the Disciples.
In 1976 when the Black Disciples group formed in prison the Bostonian Pimps remained part of the Disciples but not part of the new Black Disciple group; therefore, they remained under BGD.
In the year 1981 when the Folk alliance began on the streets and the lines were drawn between BGD and BD the Bostonian Pimps elected to not go with either group and this is where their independence began not over drug wars like the myths say. The Bostonian Pimps did join the Folk alliance which tied them to BGD and BD alike. The Bostonians just refused to go along with BGD or BD and absorb into their nations which pushes aside the myth that Boss Pimps were once a GD group.
A year later in 1982 when Larry Hoover first drew up the Brothers of the Struggle or B.O.S concepts the Bostonian Pimps then the Bostonian Pimps joined the Black Gangster Disciples as a faction.
In the early 1990s the Bostonians of Jeffrey Manor began to feud with the rest of the Gangster Disciples in Jeffrey Manor and this brought about a violent war. This is when the Bostonians broke away from the Gangster Disciples and became independent again but remained Folks.
B.O.S.S or Brothers of the Strong Struggle. The Bostonians then became the Boss Pimps as a way of mocking the B.O.S by becoming Brother of the STRONG struggle or B.O.S.S. which very much angered the Gangster Disciples.
The war with GDs was costly and Boss Pimps then moved all their focus to 93rd Street in Burnside and Calumet Heights.
Known Decks of the Boss Pimps
Decks of Burnside
93rd & University (Flip Side)
Decks of Calumet Heights
93rd from Jeffrey to Luella (Boss Pimp City)
93rd from Saginaw to Anthony
Englewood neighborhood Established 1968
Decks of Englewood
Somewhere on 65th Street, need more specifics
Decks of South Deering
Jeffrey Manor area, need more specifics
Decks of South Shore
79th & Jeffrey