People Nation’ gangs. The People Nation is a multi-gang alliance which was created by Jeff Fort while in prison to counter Larry Hoover’s Folk Nation alliance. Die 5 comes from the fact that the People Nation uses a 5 pointed star as one of their main symbols. So any gang members who’s 'die 5' see gang members from the People Nation alliance as their opponents. Some people claiming 'die 5' can still be on friendly terms with certain gangs or sets from the People Nation, it all depends on the gang in question. The People Nation include gangs such as the Black P. Stone Nation and the Vice Lords.
Gang members that die 5 drop 5 fingers as a sign of disrespect toward the People Nation.