More Fire Crew

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More Fire Crew
Origin Waltham Forest, London, England
Genres Grime
Years active 2000–2005
Labels Go Beat
Past members Lethal Bizzle
Ozzie B
Neeko

More Fire Crew was an East London-based English grime crew from Waltham Forest, and was one of the first crews in the grime scene.

The crew was formed by Ozzie B and Lethal Bizzle; they attended secondary school together. Ozzie and Lethal soon joined up with their friend Seani B, who was a DJ on Amy FM. Meanwhile, More Fire's third prospective member Neeko met Ozzie B in an sound engineering training programme. More Fire Crew would hosted a show on Deja Vu FM, one of London's biggest pirate radio stations at the time.[1]

They are best known for their track "Oi!" in 2002 which reached number 7 in UK Singles Chart.[2] In 2002 their first album, More Fire Crew CV, was released, and they contributed a cover of Gabrielle's "Dreams" to the album NME & Warchild Presents 1 Love.[3] In the same year they were dropped by their record label, with Lethal setting up his own eponymous record label and going on to a successful solo career.[4]

Callum Snell produced most of the tracks for More Fire Crew between 2003 to 2005.

In 2005, after being dropped by their label and a personal falling out between Lethal Bizzle and Neeko, More Fire Crew disbanded. Lethal Bizzle and Ozzie B formed a successor crew known as Fire Camp,[5] alongside MCs such as 2Face, Knowedge and Clipson. In May 2007, Lethal Bizzle stated that there would be no further new material from More Fire Crew.[5][6]

Members[edit]

  • Lethal Bizzle - MC
  • Neeko - MC
  • Ozzie B - MC
  • Seani B - DJ
  • Commander B - DJ
  • Callum Snell - Senior Producer
  • T-Bag - DMT

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions
UK
2003 More Fire Crew C.V.
  • 1st studio album
  • Released: January 27, 2003
  • Label: Go Beat

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
UK
2002 "Oi!" 7 More Fire Crew C.V
2003 "Back Then" 45
"What's The Point?"
"—" denotes that the release failed to chart or was not released in that territory

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.britishhiphop.co.uk/features/interviews/ozzie_b.html
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 378. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  3. ^ "Various - NME & Warchild Presents 1 Love (CD) at Discogs". Discogs.com. Retrieved 2014-05-23. 
  4. ^ [1][dead link]
  5. ^ a b "Lethal Bizzle | Rapnews.co.uk UK rap, grime and hiphop culture resource!". Rapnews.co.uk. 2007-03-09. Retrieved 2014-05-23. 
  6. ^ http://www.britishhiphop.co.uk/features/interviews/ozzie_b.html

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