More Fire Crew

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

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

The crew was formed when Ozzie B and Lethal Bizzle went to secondary school together. Ozzie and Lethal soon joined up with their friend Seani B, who was a DJ on Amy FM, and formed a crew called the 'Cream Team'. Meanwhile, More Fire's third prospective member Neeko was in a sound engineering training programme. All three would join up when Ozzie left the Cream Team in the summer of 2000 for the Mad Dog Crew and Neeko, also a Mad Dog member, was invited to guest MC on Amy FM by Seani B. This led to them joining up with Lethal, who had become a resident MC at the same station, then they formed the More Fire Crew.

They are best known for their track "Oi!" in 2002 which reached number 7 in UK Singles Chart.[1] 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.[2] 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.[3]

In 2005, Neeko left, with Ozzie B and Lethal Bizzle continuing as Fire Camp,[4] In May 2007, Lethal Bizzle stated that there would be no further new material from More Fire Crew.[4]

Members[edit]

  • Lethal Bizzle - MC
  • Neeko - MC
  • Ozzie B - MC
  • Seani B - DJ
  • Commander B - DJ
  • The Zismail - MC
  • Steff E Sizzle - MC
  • Jason Drizzle - HR
  • Aled Jizzle - HR
  • Gavin B - HR
  • Betty Mo Money - HR
  • Grey Ham Coe Hen Fizzle - HR
  • Colon D - PHD

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

GMTA[edit]

Ozzie B left to form a new group 'Great Minds Think Alike'. They released a song "Maybe Ting Refix" and were under the of Blaxtalion Talents Ltd. GMTA also released their first mixtape - "DJ Raph Presents GMTA Volume 1". They included:

  • Ozzie B (aka Zed)
  • Wizz - Formally Wizz Kid
  • Bagz - Money Bags
  • Drama - Theatrical Arts
  • Lip E - Formally 2LipE
  • Knowledge
  • Jizz - Formally CumStainz

References[edit]

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

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