Crew Cut: Gearing Up for the Future and Paying Tribute to the Past - Plus an Emblem Auteur and More

Posted on May 17 2013, 1:38pm | Author: R* L | Filed Under: Social Club, Games


We haven't detailed the features of Grand Theft Auto V's online mode as yet (stay tuned for first info soon), but there's already a whole slew of Crews rallying, preparing and raring to go - with some creating some pretty impressive emblems along the way inspired by the artwork and information we've revealed about the game thus far. In today's edition of the Crew Cut, we take a look at early field of GTAV Crews out there preparing for West Coast domination later this year.

Established nearly a year ago when we first rolled out the Crews system, The GTA V FIVE Crew (GTAV) are one of the longest-running and also the highest-achieving with the most wins we've seen out the V Crews carrying 327 total and a win percentage of 60% throughout all their bouts playing Max Payne 3. needyday31468 is the star of this PS3 Crew with 3,955,250 XP, livelyweek95346 is in second with 3,893,778 and lumpy80011 has 2,475,585 XP. Over the last month, they've had a tight Feud with The YRA Crew (featured in our last edition), winning three Feuds a-piece while just edging them out with 38 kills to 37. Just a one digit differential, but enough to tip the scales in GTA V FIVE Crew's favor.

Though they've been quiet since February perhaps waiting in ambush for what's to come, the Sons of GTA Crew (GTAV) have a winning legacy, earning a record of 98-90. Under the leadership of stumpy4770, these guys were busy across all three consoles but with just over 16.3 million XP had the most luck on PS3. In fact, last month they created the PS3-only Crew Sons of GTA crew2 (GTAV), with an emblem that takes its inspiration from Trevor’s all-terrain rampages (seen below far right).
Beyond these O.G. GTA Crews, we've seen a flurry of new jacks appearing on the scene of late, staking their claim amongst the V themed Crews and marking their territory with Emblems of varying awesomeness. We've noticed not one but two Crews so far dedicated to the teachings of KIFFLOM - the Epsilon Program Crew (EPSI) whose members are proud to say that they "all come from the same tree" (FACT) and The Epsilon Cult Crew rocking FACT on their tag - we think Cris Formage would be proud. The Los Santos Free Roam Crew (LSFR) founded by iLewisGTA are ready to bounce, rocking greennawesome's custom designed emblem that riffs on not only the classic LS but also on the Rockstar logo. In recent weeks, they've grown to over 160 members - getting strong, now.
A few examples of V-inspired emblems: greennawesome's art for LSFR, Ivanwebstudio's work for OCPC and stumpy4770's Trevor emblem 
for the Sons of GTA crew2.
Speaking of the handiwork of ivanwebstudio - as we took a closer look at this gentleman's body of work, we felt it meritous of a proper Crew Cut shout. This guy's really taking it to the next level as you can see here. Ivan’s excellent recreation of the Cash and Carry: By Sea artwork seen above middle for the legendary Consumer Products Crew has led them to abandon their usual Robocop motif (save for the OCP logo itself of course) in favor of some straight up GTAV action. The humor, unique style and attention to detail seen in each of his pieces places him firmly in the pantheon of true Social Club Emblem artistes, alongside the likes of ErnestoRock2, Bizerker21, SovietAgent, Noru112YourTaxesAtWork, and odd_one, to name a few. Ivanwebstudio has created his own Made In The City Crew (MITC) Crew which also serves to showcase his best emblems, much like YourTaxesAtWork’s Emblem Addicts Crew (MBLM). We don't expect MITC to be all style no substance though given their fair warning status: “Crew starts to exist in the first weeks of Grand Theft Auto V release!” and early indications from their brief battle history (2-0; 20:6 KDR). We’ve exhibited a few of Ivan & MITC's best emblems below (decorative framing our own), but feel free to have a visit their gallery to browse and critique more pieces.
Beyond building an impressive MITC portfolio, ivan's also been a gun-for-hire lending his talents to some of the most prolific Social Club Crews out there including The Beer Barons, Fear The Wrath, Razamanaz and the politically-minded (and yet all business with a 88% Feud Win PCT) Russia Without Putin.

Social Club Crews aren't just gearing up for the future, but have also keenly paid homage to Rockstar classics of the past - and with this week's release of Manhunt on PSN in its 10th anniversary year, Social Club member PitchforkPig of the Carcer City Police Crew (CCPD) did us a solid and reminded us of all the Crews that exist in tribute to the story of James Earl Cash. Some other notable Manhunt themed Crews worth a shout include the Valiant Video Inc Crew (XVVX), the War Dogs Crew (WDOG)The Church of Piggsy Crew (PIGS) and last but certainly not least the Project Manhunt Crew (HNTR) which represents the long-running Project Manhunt fansite and was founded by PM's Pogo_PM. Check out a line up of these fan-created Crews below. Thanks as well to all fans of the title who've signed up to join our own Rockstar official Manhunt fan Crew, the Manhunt Executioners, who are now 19,783 deviants strong and topped by hellraiser733 on Xbox LIVE, psycho_slasher_6 on PSN, and EvilRincewind on PC.
After our last Cut featured Crews that were successfully Feuding against the same handful of rival squads in March, we had a couple of others contact us, boasting of their own prowess that rightly deserves some shine. The Ange de la Mort Crew (XADM) has an astounding 3,055 wins and 90% win percentage overall. Over the last month they've been dominating the general pimpin Crew (PIMP) and the Smurfies Stooges Crew (SMRF). They've been particularly solid against that first Crew, getting 52 wins to their paltry 2 and banging out 520 total kills to their 184. Even more impressive, they've almost completely shut out the usually fearsome xVx-TheAgency-xVx (AGNT) 18-1. Not bad.
The Ineffable Arts (RED7) Crew also contacted us and, while their total tally of war stories (743-143) is a little lower, they do have a similarly impressive 90% win percentage. Most important, they've been dominant in every one of their top three Crew Feuds over the last month. Against the CAP PILLAS Crew (BANG), they've won 36 out of 41 matchups and have 345 kills compared to 223. In their month of Feuds with the PS3THC Crew (THC1), they have a nearly perfect winning percentage of 98% and a not-too-shabby 82% against the GOLD LIONS Crew (LION).
WE WANT YOU... take it to the stage, sucka. Got a rivalry brewing with another Crew? We see plenty of it here in Crew Cut comments - why not put up or shut up? 
Or maybe you're an aspiring squad just trying to get a rep and have your sights on a top class Crew like Clubber Lang eyeing up the champ.
Either or, what better way to find out who has the better chops than doing so in a live stream via the official Rockstar Twitch page. While we are no longer accepting Crew vs, Rockstar challenges and are now hosting Crew vs Crew grudge matches, each Crew will get one of our skilled R* players on their side for the duration of the stream in order to facilitate the live stream and to keep things fair. We're already finalizing some battle details with a couple Crews out there - including the mighty FAHQ is ready to take their ever-flaring Feud with AGNT to the ol' free-per-view broadcast - we're just waiting to hear back from the latter (that's a nudge in your direction, Agency). GeNeSis x (IPRO) has also let us know that they want to throw the gauntlet to the Murders Death Kill Crew (MMDK) so, MMDK, you've been challenged. Hit us up at and we'll let you settle things on the battlefield.
Finally, Gold Aces Crew (ACES) leader Zorpio submitted this clip of Crew members getting together in Hoboken to absolutely mangle a bunch of randoms - hard to think of a better endorsement for teamwork. Zorpio, we couldn't help but notice your squad has been Feuding as of late with our old friends the MURDA SQUAD GANG Crew (MSK1) - if you want to take that beef to a larger stage, give us a shout.


  • JOMIC_OWNS1 week, 4 days agoReplyFlag
    Looking for bikers wanting to be apart of and help build an mc, EXILES MC will be about riding and making money and making a great club. Join now
    • Pagans MC..... enough said
      • NnyNoir3 weeks, 2 days agoReplyFlag
        Kindred Cold MC is accepting applications for prospects on the XBOX ONE. Contact me for further information here or on XBL. GT- HoodieNinjah.
        The spots will fill up fast so if you want to test yourself and your heart.. the time is now.
        We are a fun loving family who's main ambitions are to make some money.. Live comfortably.. and to ensure that we get the full GTA MC experience.
        Since we are nomadic.. We will not focus on the stress of territorial disputes or rivalries with other clubs.. But mainly to do whatever we want and have a good time doing it.
        Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and have a mic. I look forward to meeting you
        • yungfilthy2763 weeks, 3 days agoReplyFlag
          Join the filthy runners we taking ish over
          • BlackSckorpion3 weeks, 5 days agoReplyFlag
            If u like Crips, or u are a crip, if u want to C a Crip, then Join Davis Mafia Crips ;)
          • Looking for people who want to be apart of the The Lost Hounds MC, rp, deathmatchs, meetings every Sunday and more. Message Wijj Eclipse if you are interested, 14+.
            • north292on September 22 2016, 3:12amReplyFlag
              Nines prospect are looking for loyal and social recruits! If you do a succésfull career then u will be ranked into Northside Nines. Death before dishonor, PS4 only
              • hailtheleaf420on September 21 2016, 10:39amReplyFlag
                If your looking to rp move on. Would prefer older plyrs 25+
                • hailtheleaf420on September 21 2016, 10:38amReplyFlag
                  Need 7 plyrs to join my crew. If u like making money legit and can handle all missions join up. I like doin ceo work in empry lobbies ,heist and contact missions. No modded accts or cheaters. Im lvl 614 legit. Great at making cash. If u are the same join harley davidson. Would like to get 8 ppl in a lobby for ceo work. Can help make u lots of cash if u work fast and dont die on simple missions
                  • K1T3DR--on September 20 2016, 6:18amReplyFlag
                    We Are Looking For People Plus Shooter Our Crew Is Called T34M DRILLAS If You Wanna Join Inbox Me PSN ID: R1T3DR-- Or Message Me On Here
                  • Missy339on September 14 2016, 9:31pmReplyFlag
                    New to the online world. Looking for an active crew to join. I play online every evening
                    • K1T3DR--on September 20 2016, 6:29amReplyFlag
                      @Missy339 Inbox Me We Are Looking For People We Are A Active Crew Right Now
                    • mtomashot73 weeks, 6 days agoReplyFlag
                      @K1T3DR-- hi im a very active player i was trying to start my own crew but havent had much luck i was apart of a crew b4 but they were never online so it wasnt any fun i gotta mic and im on ps3 add me if u want ill quite my crew if i find and active enough 1 to join
                    • HisRoyalRawness1 week, 1 day agoReplyFlag
                      @Missy339 Oost-V Revolt aka Revolt MC. And you wouldn't be the first lady that joins us
                  • jdmking2000on September 14 2016, 1:35pmReplyFlag
                    Headhunters grapeseed MC are recruiting for prospecting A minimum of two weeks prospecting add me on Kik at JDM king 3000 Must be 18+ with the Mic
                  • thebackwoodsMCon September 14 2016, 12:29pmReplyFlag
                    THE BACKWOOD BROTHERS MC is recruiting now. We are a Motorcycle Club. Send me a message if you are interested to join. Check our website BBMC President shnup.
                    • king_ksa_9999ion September 11 2016, 2:34amReplyFlag
                      • OGKILLAPIRUon September 6 2016, 7:51amReplyFlag
                        We are the East LS Blood OGs, we are a fierce and fun group of people and I'm recruiting members for our gang. We often jump new recruits in or they are sent out to do a Hit sanctioned by the Boss or a other task to prove themselves. We are looking for regular players and are mainly on xb360. together we;Take over online sessions Provide training for those that need itDo crew heists to help out with moneyChill out sessions with our gang members only (very fun) snapmatic Tdm against other crewz Car meets and other group activities What's required to stay in the crew;Loyalty to the crew, so keep as your activeBe able to follow orders from the lieutenantsNot kill any of our crew members and Bloods or Pirus from different gangs as we all are allies(together)Disloyalty will be dealt with harshly so we have a wanted listFor all active loyal players that would like to join welcome to our blood gang
                        • graywolf2316on August 25 2016, 12:38amReplyFlag
                          TRUE OUTSIDERS MC WorldwideWe are looking for loyal prospects to join our ranks.We are an active MC. We are looking for active members. We speaks English. We have members in several different time-zones.Come join the True Outsiders MC Worldwide built on the founding principles of Brotherhood & Sisterhood, Loyalty . We are a brotherhood /Sisterhood first, every patch gets a voice. We are nothing without Loyalty. Join us for Club rides, Playlists, and weekly events! Church meetings to get a vote in club business. Prospects earn their patch by proving loyalty to the club.Read Our Bylaws on our website , They Will Be Enforcedsend your Prospect requset to us here Prospect page: https://socialclub.r...w/tomc_prospectwebsite: Social club group:https://socialclub.r...outsiders_mc_ww
                        • MetalxMulishaaaon August 11 2016, 10:58pmReplyFlag
                        • SIX_GOD_89_MIAMIon August 7 2016, 5:02pmReplyFlag
                          Sup world its ya mane SIX_GOD_89_MIAMI coming to you with this PSA just want to invite yall to my world of TROGAN MAG we run the streets of Los Santos like GODS we do what we want when we want with no questions asked im the crew leader and its an invite only crew we live on PS3 im a rank 506 and my KDR is over 6kills so you know im official like a referee with a whistle LOL but anyways if anyone out there is interested please feel free to hit me up I play GTA daily and I have a Instagram made for GTA content I'm looking to recruit a small group of people that would be loyal and great assets to the Gods so like I said earlier if you interested please feel free hit me up and let's do it let's run it up let's take these streets and make them ours peace and love I'm out
                        • blaccwallstreetton July 31 2016, 2:12pmReplyFlag
                          Looking for active killers to ride on other crewsDeadly Conduct Gang
                          • BLMCxSILENTXon July 28 2016, 10:16amReplyFlag
                            Banished Lordz MC is now accepting recruits. If you want to be part of a brotherhood with strong unity among each other this is your MC. Please message us and we will get back with you ASAP. Thank you for your interest.
                          LOAD ALL COMMENTS

                          Leave a Comment

                          Rockstar Warehouse

                          Rockstar on Instagram

                          Follow us on Instagram (rockstargames) to see original photos including events, sneak peeks of collectibles and much more.