King Yella Wishes Gangster Disciple Founder Larry Hoover A Happy 65th Birthday

King Yella took to IG to celebrate the birthday of Larry Hoover who turned 65 on Monday Nov. 30.

“Happy bday chief,” he wrote on IG.

Larry Hoover formed the Gangster Disciples street gang in Chicago in the late 1960s. The GDs, which was formed on the South Side of Chicago, can now be found active nationwide in many major metropolitan cities.

Hoover engaged petty crime as an adolescent, but soon dabbled in major illegal activities, as he got older during the growth of his criminal empire.

Hoover’s ways soon caught up to him after he was sentenced to 150 to 200 years in prison for the murder of drug dealer Williams Young, according to

While in prison, Hoover changed the name of his street gang to “Growth and Development.”

Hoover was recently removed from 23 and 1 lockdown at the ADX Florence supermax prison in Florence, CO, Don Diva Magazine reports.

Chicago artist GLC confirmed news of Hoover transfer after speaking with Hoover’s wife, his son Larry Hoover Jr. and best friend Wallace Gator Bradley.

GLC wrote in his caption, “[Hoover and Fort] eat together and have symposiums to lead reform and prosperity of youth x prison reform and economic/political control of our communities and to end genocide amongst our own.”

He added, “Larry Hoover said it feels good to be shackle free for the first time since 1997.”

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