More Fire Crew

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More Fire Crew
OriginWaltham Forest, London, England
GenresGrime
Years active2000–2005
LabelsGo Beat
Associated actsLethal Bizzle, Platinum 45, New Era, Fire Camp
Past membersLethal 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, M.C. G Man aka Gary Greer and Lethal Bizzle, all of whom 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 a sound engineering training programme. The group first became known when they would host a show on Deja Vu FM, one of London's biggest pirate radio stations at the time.[1]

They are best known for their 2002 single "Oi!", which reached number 7 on the UK Singles Chart.[2] In 2002, their debut studio 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]

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.[1][5]

Members[edit]

  • Lethal Bizzle - MC
  • Neeko - MC
  • Ozzie B - MC
  • Seani B - DJ
  • Commander B - DJ
  • Tom Z Sharpy - DJ

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. ^ a b 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] Archived February 18, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  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.

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