The Homies are. Group of tightly knit Cicano buddies who have grown up in the Mexican American barrio (Neighborhood) of "Queen Sabe", (who knows) located in East Los Angeles. The four mail characters are Hollywood, Smiley, Pelon, and Bobby Loco.
Their separate and distinctive personalities are characteristics together make up a single, composite entity, that is the "Homies." In the inner-city world plagued by poverty, oppression, violence, and drugs, the Homies have formed a strong and binding cultural, support system that enables them to overcome the surrounding negativity and allows for laughter and good times as an anecdote for reality. The word "Homies" itself is a popular street term that refers to someone from your hometown or, in a broader sense, anyone that you would acknowledge as your friend. In use in the West Coast Latino community for decades, the word "Homies" has crossed over into the new mainstream Hip-Hop street culture that has taken America's young people by storm.
- David Gonzales