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Southside Hoods are from Grand Theft Auto III, Grand Theft Auto Advance, and Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories. They serve as a gang in each of those video games.


The Southside Hoods is composed of two rival divisions: Red Jacks and Purple Nines.

Red Jacks

Red Jacks consist of African-Americans wearing red street clothes. Every member carries a gun or baseball bat. They drive customized vans equipped with hydraulics. The hydraulics enable the vans to vibrate.

The Red Jacks are commanded by an unseen criminal known as D-Ice. He does not participate in any of the Red Jacks' street activities. This is due to his parole hearing. Instead, his younger brother leads the activities.

Purple Nines

Purples Nines consist of African-Americans wearing purple street clothes. Every member carries an Uzi or baseball bat. Like the Red Jacks, the Purple Nines drive customized vans that are also equipped with hydraulics.

The Purple Nines' leader is never seen or mentioned.


In 1998, a group of African-American criminals began to work for the Leone Family which was Liberty City's mafia. The don, Salvatore Leone, helped the African-Americans establish a headquarters. The place was set up in the Shoreside Vale district of Liberty City. Afterwards, the African-Americans became a gang and began to call themselves Southside Hoods.

Two years later, a criminal known as Mike began to work for a street boss named Sorelli. As it turned out, Sorelli was affiliated with the Southside Hoods. He wanted revenge against Mike who accidentally killed Sorelli's men. To help Sorelli get his revenge, the Southside Hoods set an ambush designed for Mike. He managed to escape the attack in a car and had it resprayed to hide his identity.

In 2001, the Southside Hoods faced conflict. Half of the gang began to sell SPANK which was an illegal drug. The gang's other half was angered by the drug deals. Because of the anger, the gang split itself into different divisions: Red Jacks and Purple Nines. The Red Jacks were led by D-Ice who is a member of the gang. The Purple Nines were led by a mysterious person.

When D-Ice hired freelance criminal Claude, he sent Claude to perform a drive-by shooting of the Purple Nines. Afterwards, D-Ice had Claude destroy all of the Purple Nines' vans. The remaining Purple Nines decided to defeat the Red Jacks in a fight involving only baseball bats. D-Ice sent his younger brother and Claude to a picnic area where the fight took place. Despite Claude and D-Ice's brother being outnumbered, they managed to eliminate all of their opponents. Afterwards, the Red Jacks gained dominance over the Purple Nines.



2D Universe
Grand Theft Auto 2
Billy Bob Bean | Claude Speed | Johnny Zoo

Grand Theft Auto Advance
King Courtney | Vinnie

Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars
Chan Jaoming | Huang Lee | Mini Gun Wonsu Assassin | Rudy D'Avanzo | Wu Lee | Zhou Ming

3D Universe
Grand Theft Auto III
Claude | Catalina | Curly Bob | Donald Love | King Courtney | Miguel | Phil Cassidy | Salvatore Leone | Toni Cipriani

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
Auntie Poulet | Gonzalez | Lance Vance | Leo Teal | Phil Cassidy | Ricardo Diaz | Sonny Forelli | Tommy Vercetti | The Psycho

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
B Dup | Big Smoke | Carl Johnson | Eddie Pulaski | Frank Tenpenny | Jizzy B. | OG Loc | Ryder | Snakehead | T-Bone Mendez

Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories
JD O'Toole | Kazuki Kasen | Massimo Torini | Ned Burner | Paulie Sindacco | Phil Cassidy | Salvatore Leone | Toni Cipriani | Vincenzo Cilli

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
Bryan Forbes | Diego & Armando Mendez | Lance Vance | Marty Jay Williams | Phil Cassidy | Sergeant Jerry Martinez | Victor Vance |

HD Universe
Grand Theft Auto IV
Abdul Amir | Billy Grey | Brian Jeremy | Clarence Little | Clay Simons | Dardan Petrela | Darko Brevic | Derrick McReary | Dimitri Rascalov | Dwayne Forge | Eddie Low | Francis McReary | Gerald McReary | Jim Fitzgerald | Jimmy Pegorino | Johnny Klebitz | Jim Fitzgerald | Luis Lopez | Marki Ashvilli | Mikhail Faustin | Niko Bellic | Patrick McReary | Playboy X | Ray Boccino | Ray Bulgarin | Ray's Goon | Rocco Pelosi | Roman's Kidnapper | Teddy Benavidez | Terry Thorpe | Timur | Vic Manzano | Vince Pelosi | Yusuf Amir

Grand Theft Auto V
Andreas Sanchez | Brad Snider | Clay Simons | D | Devin Weston | Don Percival | Elwood O'Neil | Enzo Bonelli | Franklin Clinton | Jimmy De Santa | Johnny Klebitz | Lamar Davis | Lester Crest | Martin Madrazo | Michael De Santa | Molly Schultz | Ortega | Paige Harris | Patrick McReary | Peter Dreyfuss | Simeon Yetarian | Steve Haines | Stretch | Terry Thorpe | Trevor Philips | Wei Cheng

Grand Theft Auto Online
Avery Duggan | Avon Hertz | Cliffford | GTA Online Protagonists

Altruist Cult | Angels of Death Motorcycle Club | Ballas | Bulgarin Family | C.R.A.S.H. | Cholos | Cliffford Mercenaries | Colombian Cartel | Diaz's Gang | Faustin-Rascalov Family | Federal Investigation Bureau | Forelli Family | International Affairs Agency | Leone Family | Liberty City Triads | Los Santos Triads | Los Santos Vagos | Merryweather Security | O'Neil Brothers | Russian Mafia | Sicilian Mafia | Southside Hoods | SRS | Street Sharks | The Professionals | Trevor Philips Enterprises | Zombotech Corporation

Beta Only
Darkel | Domestobot

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