More Fire Crew

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More Fire Crew
Origin Waltham Forest, London, England
Genres Grime
Years active 2000–2005
Labels Go Beat
Associated acts Lethal Bizzle, Platinum 45, New Era, Fire Camp
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 a 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]

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

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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