Crew Cut: Family Portrait Gangsters & Color Coordinated Pranksters

Posted on November 4 2013, 2:04pm | Author: R* L | Filed Under: Social Club, Games
The DONZ Family Crew have hooked up a clever reinterpretation of GTAV Trailer 1 to highlight why they moved to Los Santos...


With Crews all over trying to find innovative ways to recruit members, many are turning to the tried and true power of propaganda film-making to show why their particular party is superior. The DONZ Family Crew's handiwork can be seen above, channeling Michael's narration from GTAV Trailer 1 to underscore their own Crew sentiment alongside some sweet sepia action. The LS VIGILANT3S (NAFC) Crew have distributed an inspiring sizzle reel of Team Deathmatch action that illustrates their squad's never-say-die spirit - where despite getting waxed in the early part of the clip, Commissioner codydaley comes back hard in the end racking up Kill Streaks, Power Plays and surviving Bounties all to the tune of AC/DC's "Shoot to Thrill" to help turn it all up.


Meanwhile, the Blackharks (BLAK) Crew of Brazil have been using both Snapmatic and Instagram to spread their message, posting everything from solid propaganda posters to even real life custom t-shirts emblazoned with their logo as seen above. These guys seem to have a solid handle on the art of Crew branding.


After featuring the unabashedly zany
Cyclop 9 (CC99) Crew in our last Crew CutHealing in God's Herb (HIGH) Crew Leader Dockhag let us know that they're no chopped liver in the hooliganism category. This new Crew is always into something - HIGH's turn-ons include hosting their own intra-Crew Halloween photo contest in their Crew page feed, engaging in the Dockhag-created meta-sport of knife jousting, in which two people go at it with knives exclusively at Los Santos Golf Club and just generally goofing around in their signature Sprunk-green.

Crew HIGH-jinks. Clockwise from top left: The HIGH Crew's family portrait up in the Blaine County hills; an exploding car does an #epicphotobomb on amoney365; and which one of these does not belong?


The HIGH Crew above were just one of many who delivered on our request to the community to send through their best Crew family portraits - below are some of the standouts this week and we'll aim to feature more in future Crew Cuts so long as you guys keep great ones coming. Shouts to Lem0n Pledge (NONO)The Devils Within (FEAR) Crewthe SOUTH PACIFIC MAFIA (SPMA) and the East Coast Syndicate (EAST) Crew.

Clockwise from top left: The Lem0n Pledge Crew toast it up; an amazingly composed shot of The Devils Within squad, looking poised to wreak havoc in choppers; The SOUTH PACIFIC MAFIA straight chilling at the top of Mt. Chiliad; and The East Coast Syndicate's motto is 'Professionals Only' and here Crew Leader JenSpz hosts a stylish networking party in all-white.

Keep sharing your most impressive Crew portraits with the Social Club community in Newswire comments and you can also send them our way to have a look via Mouthoff.

A big shout to Redditors worldwide who've long been Crew-believers ever since the launch of Max Payne 3. We know there's a whole bunch of Reddit community Crews that are maxed out to the 300-member limit with more seemingly created all the time. We're hoping to be able to raise the member cap for large Crews like yours and others soon so that you can increase your ranks.

Other squads have been parlaying their own Subreddits to great effect as well. Leader raccoooonzzzz, who formed the Los Mapaches (RACC) Crew, just a month ago, uses their Subreddit to promote everything from news to Crew unity and even the Los Mapaches Car Show. The inviting Free Hugs II (HUGS) Crew (a sequel to the maxed out Free Hugs I) use their Subreddit mainly for membership driving and as a forum for members to ask questions and connect with each other - clearly a smart means of expanding recruitment efforts.


The good old Ganja Outlaws continue to make noise with coordinated bike outings and sweet matching green Crew cars, This week, we close out with an excellent compilation from the Club of Champions (CROC1) Crew, together since August, these guys have certainly been getting into some madness in GTA Online - enjoy:



  • Semper_Audaxon January 25 2015, 12:01pmReplyFlag
    [RECRUITING] SemperFamiliaFamily [MAFIA CREW] Are looking for potential, Respectful, Loyal Recruits. If you have any question or like to know more Kik me: Semper_Audax [PS3] (Crew)
    • HitThemWithTheon January 10 2015, 2:39pmReplyFlag
      Join my clan if you wanna know how to mod on the ps4 or xbox one. I can teach you how to master any game (including gta5) with modded vehicles and mods without dns codes!!! join my clan if you wanna be a pro
      • ShyloWest69on January 9 2015, 1:21pmReplyFlag
        Im looking for an active crew to join, im new to grand theft auto, over 18 and i am active and looking for a bad ass crew to join do we can help take over s**t together
      • KING-DDon January 7 2015, 8:22amReplyFlag
        i need some crew members so come join and lets take over ls together
        • smokieindubinon January 4 2015, 4:54pmReplyFlag
          hi lads .. we are looking for crew battles we you think your crew has it contact me
          • MR.NOBODY585on January 4 2015, 4:33pmReplyFlag
            Aging Assassins is a new clan looking to beef up its numbers with some 18 and over gamers. If you're interested then visit:
            • Jackastro619on January 2 2015, 7:51pmReplyFlag
              Looking for a crew that accepts you for who u are join the MisfitsMercs Ps3 only and mics are recomended
              • Holleywoodaskion December 24 2014, 11:58amReplyFlag
       Join if you want to be apart of a elite small crew thats loyal and leads on trust and teamwork. Mature players only WE FAM
                • dukhudsonon December 22 2014, 5:07pmReplyFlag
                  Second Knuckle Recruiting for Xbox One & PS4, , first 4 on each console that enlist will become commissioners, next 10 on each console will become lieutenants, next 30 on each console become Reps, because when it's you're fingers in the pie, there's no half in!
                  • cobra11045on December 14 2014, 11:53pmReplyFlag
                    Recruiting for age of death. Anyone looking to join can come and join. Our crew is about organization and trust. Anyone can join but we prefer ps3/4.Mic recommended
                    • gorviceprezon December 5 2014, 11:26pmReplyFlag
                      In search of new prospects for Ghost Of Repulse mc we are all 16 and older with mics and actively on we do missions and other things to help your rank and get money plus crew vs crew we also go for rides and always have each others back check out our website at looking for members for Xbox one shoot me a add
                      • L0ki3381on January 15 2015, 2:33amReplyFlag
                        @gorviceprez I have gta5 on xbox360 and am looking for a good active got ur back role as one crew I'm 33
                    • cadillacmunnon November 28 2014, 11:15pmReplyFlag
                      Recruiting loyal members for my crew look me up cadillacmunn send me a request on Xbox 360 Chamberlain st. Cartel
                      • Buzzcut64on November 30 2014, 2:35pmReplyFlag
                        @cadillacmunn Sup, need people to ply by if u know what I mean man. I would like to join this crew. Gamer tag is CommanderGalaxy . BTW I am a xbox360 gamer.
                    • LightParker666on November 28 2014, 7:04amReplyFlag
                      Hi all looking for crew anyone willing my gaming name lightparker666 on xbox one
                      • Big-D35on November 25 2014, 4:10pmReplyFlag
                        I am a crew Commissioner of Blk Mobb Crime Mafia! I have recently moved to the PS4 but still play on PS3. I am looking to recruit any members for the PS4 that want to be in a crew that treats each other like family. Mic is not a must but helps. We are a mature crew. We rarely fail any missions and are always up for a good lobby war. We will not carry you but we will help out no matter the situation weather it be money car parts or what ever you need. Look me up on PSN Bg-D or check out our crew wall and website to read what we are all about. We want honest and respectful players. No hackers, No cheaters. We play the game legit and expect our members to do the same. We are about loyalty and family.

                        • MAGICTBon November 25 2014, 3:50pmReplyFlag
                          I'm looking for a active crew on Xbox one ?? Anyone recruiting??
                          • DShadow079on November 26 2014, 6:44pmReplyFlag
                            @MAGICTB Check out Zombie Gladiators. We are a group of older people there's no kids in the crew. My gamertag is DarkShadow079 on xbox one.
                        • Montana_300OTFon November 25 2014, 12:54amReplyFlag
                          Join My Crew Its New - > Secret Family 600 <- It's all about to make money and f**k Bitches Join Us Secret Family 600 Gang Boyy !! f**k WITH USSS
                          • Tokostevoon November 20 2014, 7:04pmReplyFlag
                            PURGE U NeonKnuckle PUNK Now recruiting .
                            As long as we are your only crew your welcome. Join the Social Club or miss out on our hints and tips on how to get street rep.
                            We nurture our players not use them as cannon fodder.
                            We are the new guys on the block.
                            PUNK or be PUNK'D
                            • king-koopa88on November 20 2014, 11:11amReplyFlag
                              Looking for PS4 crew. Anyone recruiting?
                            • manda35on November 7 2014, 11:25amReplyFlag
                              Looking for an outstanding, laid back, and active crew for Xbox 360
                              • LegionxTheFallenon September 12 2014, 8:21pmReplyFlag
                                Im recruiting i need people who are gta heads , i need strong minded individuals to help pave the road to ruling the gta universe ,
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