More Fire Crew

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More Fire Crew
Origin Waltham Forest, London, England
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 English 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]

Callum Snell produced most of the tracks for More Fire Crew between 2003 to 2005. His PA was Betty Mo Money until 2004 due to personal issues.

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]

  • Callum Snell - Senior Producer
  • 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
  • Dave Lea Trav Us - LSD
  • 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

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
  • Bench - Formerly Dench

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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