Crew Cut: Crew Business and Killer Squads Large and Small

Posted on March 19 2014, 3:31pm | Author: R* L | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

Check out how Crews are putting the new Business Update vehicles and attire to good use, plus more squads hitting the 1,000 member mark as well as ones that intentionally prefer to stay lean and mean - plus some standout Crew videos, Instagram pics and more.


Team building at the Maze Bank Tower fountains. Clockwise from top left: xVxDarkjedixVx shows off the dread, white and blue of xVx-The Agency-xVx (AGNT); Destinsenvy and some of the RIOT Clique with their display; it's a white party for ShaolinBeast and the M0NSTARS (STAR) CrewSirShoup's Glock Shooting Sport (GSSF) Crew demonstrates the knuckle and air thrusting toasts, as well as their suits 'n' rides.

Los Santos has seen a rise in sharp dressed Crews displaying their more sophisticated tastes, with players taking full advantage of all the elegant attire options in The Business Update. Looking fresh, lots of Crews took to Snapmatic to show off. As you can see above, quite a few had the same idea to take advantage of the fountains in front of the Maze Bank Tower to display their customized new rides along with their other spoils - while this selfie by MARCUS_STROM of the Th3ClownZ (TH3C) Crew shows members of his gang stepping things up with signature top hats. Anonamix and the always entertaining Traffickers (TRFK) Crew put in work as well showing off the new Business gear in the 8th installment of their crazy Grand Theft Thursdays video series entitled "Business As Usual".

The Australia Illuminati (ORDO) Crew, who were featured along with sister Crew the Illuminati MCC (IMCC) in our last Crew Cut, sent us the below footage of the new Grotti Turismo R racing against the some of the best the Supercar class has to offer. These Crews have been busy auteurs as of late, also releasing an epic Demolition Derby (which prominently features the Roosevelt from the recent Valentine's Day Massacre Special) as well as their weekly "Show and Shine" events, which showcase the Crews' hottest rides. Meanwhile, if you're curious how intimidating some of the new 30 masks look in the heat of battle, this action-packed Free Aim Deathmatch between the JAMESTOWN RANCHOGANG (JTRG) Crew and the United Blue Nation (XUBN) Crew should do the trick.





Recently we highlighted Crews that moved almost instantly and effortlessly into the 1,000 Member Club thanks to fan association with their YouTube channels or long time presence in the Social Club community. The trend of capped-out Crews continues as many more have clawed their way to capacity, promoting themselves via the Noticeboard and out there on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and elsewhere.

Despite being named after a Chief Keef song, 3hunna Sosa Squad (SOSA) headed up by RushKush may be in immediate need of a name change now that a “3hunna” member count is no longer applicable. Long running Italian GTA fan site / YouTube channel GTASeriesVideos (GSVS), known for their clever ‘Lifeinvader Look Back’ series and other great videos, and the boys in blue from the original FIBS Most Wanted (MSTW) Crew led by Nimble92 have gained considerable size since we last reported on them. Sporting four additional support Crews for both the Xbox 360 and PS3, as well a central HQ. FIBS membership base has now grown to over 3 K not unlike the byPureGaming (BPGC) Crew who now have not one… but nearly six fully stocked thousand member divisions! It also appears Los Santos will have no shortage of heroes or villains with the Batman Squadron (BTMN) topped out and the Decepticons LS (DCEP) having beefed up all three of their divisions to full capacity.



With all the focus on 1,000 member mega-Crews rising to prominence in recent weeks it’s also important to remember that there’s plenty of proud, intentionally smaller squads out there that deserve respect. Remember that Crews are what you make of them – they can be either a tight-knit group of long-time friends you like to get into GTA Online action with on the weekends, or they can be a massive conglomerate and community of players brought together by common interests and associations. Here are just a few of the notable Crews we’ve spotted closing ranks and keeping it exclusive.

Team Member and avid Snapmatic shutterbug MAKAVELI shows what the trademark Slaughterhouse style of warfare is all about.

Free-aim masters Slaughterhouse (XSHX), a 26 member Crew that's been putting it down consistently ever since Max Payne 3, are currently sporting the 4th spot for overall world Crew ranking amongst all player-made Crews in GTA Online Team Deathmatch. With an impressive K/D ratio of 2.32 it’s easy to see why pro performers like MAKAVELI are proud to rock the XSHX Banner. Another highly competitive "Legit and Loyal" Crew keeping it under 50 are veterans II_LEGION_ll who are currently ranked 2nd in the world standings amongst player-made Crews with an overall K/D of 1.86 in Team Deathmatch. A quick glimpse at their Crew feed reveals that vigilant Crew Leader Metrolock pays close attention to the bottom line whilst still actively tracking Feud wins in Max Payne 3.

Going to an even smaller set, newcomers T-O-Killer Accademy (TOKA), led by Mini-Rambo, are another carefully cultivated clique seeking capable and active players. Currently housing 20 members but willing to expand, their motto states that they're only for "PRO" players and don't aspire to ever have more than 75 members at most. With a consistent K/D ratio of 2.32, they appear to be dead serious about maintaining their edge. Taking the small Crew competition to Racing, 420 - The High Crew (4THC), headed up by Qeythos, aren’t just blowing smoke. With less than half the member count of TOKA under their belt they still rock a strong 621/907 Race win ratio - proving that old adage that good things do come in small packages.



Loyal Royals. The Royal Warlords (ROYA) Crew ride or die in this highlight reel.

Crew Leader ghost360frost is live and direct, showing off his true to life Online character and the official ROYA hoodie on Instagram.

On YouTube, we happened upon the Royal Warlords (ROYA) Crew. Putting down roots in Los Santos since October, ROYA have a penchant for debaucherous Crew music videos and cataloguing their adventures on their official Instagram page. With a Crew motto of "Loyalty Is Everything... Death b4 Dishonor" these guys are a tight knit group - whether it's squaring off against instigating Crews in the featured highlight vid above or repping with their official real-world ROYA hoodies.



The irrepressible Ganja Outlaws (WEED) are at it again. Check out their coordinated time lapse video above, set to "California Soul", along with this hazy highlight clip of their Team Deathmatch exploits and a preview of their Weed Farm shoot out created Job.


We're always on the lookout for new squads to feature, awesome Crew based activity, videos and pics to highlight, and beefs to cover, so give us a shout to mouthoff if you have something exceptional going on that you think the world needs to see or hear about and also share it with the Social Club community here in the comments. 

Also keep a lookout on our Twitter feed for some new Crew vs Crew battles to go down - streaming live at our official Twitch and YouTube channels in the coming weeks - along with special editions letting some GTAV soundtrack artists battle it out across Los Santos which should be fun to tune in to (more details on that soon).

Let us know if you've got scores to settle of your own by hitting us up at Be sure to provide us with your Crew page link, preferred platform and a little dirt on why you think your dispute should be broadcast to the world.



  • R* Yon March 20 2014, 1:26pmFlag
    A big shout to all the Social Club members whose Crews were shouted in this edition of the Crew Cut including @xVxDarkjedixVx, @Destinsenvy, @ShaolinBeast, @SirShoup, @MARCUS_STROM, @Anonamix, @RushKush, @MAKAVELI, @Metrolock, @Mini-Rambo, @Qeythos and @ghost360frost.

    We’ll also be announcing the winners of the #BUSINESS Snapmatic contest here at the Newswire soon, as well as winners of the Los Santos Better Business Sweepstakes from the Business Event Weekend. Please stay tuned for that.

    For those of you that want to post recruitment messages, please be sure each one is completely unique.

    Please send all suggestions or wishlists for future GTA Online content or feature updates to where our dev team is actively reviewing player feedback.
  • SuperScorpio91 day, 13 hours agoReplyFlag
    I wonder if they realize that Marijuana is a herb, and not a weed.
    • Fallingangel97on January 22 2015, 7:33amReplyFlag
      its recruiting season I need 30 good free aimers and some hardcore shooters to run with my squad if interested send me a friend request on ps3. my psn is Dishondre, or go to my commissioner bigman_sanders
      • MAX310on January 22 2015, 12:11amReplyFlag
        WE'RE 210 DEEP,
        PUT IN WORK,
        YOU DOWN?

        NO RACISM,
        • Big_Man_Majini15on January 13 2015, 5:47pmReplyFlag
          Hey there anyone wanna join a fun chilled crew then join Erebus Contracting where any rank is welcome
          • ManhuntBrainson January 8 2015, 7:27amReplyFlag
            Join the crew team nela if you stay in the northeast of LA do damage get money look it up 7 members strong but could always use more people.
            • Swoogodon January 7 2015, 2:15pmReplyFlag
              Cherry Drill boyz made FTH1 CREW of 6 leave the lobby hahahaha.._. We need more BEEF
            • renegat0683on January 5 2015, 1:36amReplyFlag
              Wir suchen PS4 spieler. Headset sollte vorhanden sein.

              • smokieindubinon January 4 2015, 4:56pmReplyFlag
                crew battles contact me
                • BennyOneLoveon December 28 2014, 7:16pmReplyFlag
                  Looking for a crew, I'm on 360
                • renegat0683on December 25 2014, 2:00amReplyFlag
                  Lust auf Ausfahrten mit dem Motorrad?
                  • Rampager958on December 22 2014, 12:47pmReplyFlag
                    I have just set up my crew and I am looking for recruits for the All Round Racers if you want to join send me a msg xbox gamertag is Rampager958.
                    • PrN14MUon December 20 2014, 6:37pmReplyFlag
                      No siemanko witam wszystkich w Ekipie :)
                      Smoke Weed Everyday !
                      • weys123on December 15 2014, 5:14pmReplyFlag
                        Hey would you like to join this crew? I bet you do
                        -we are all about fun and doing mission
                        -any rank is welcome
                        -join "Ramblin Boyz"
                        • SHMURDAmackon December 5 2014, 9:26pmReplyFlag
                          [[NEW CREW FOR PS4]]- MurdaMoneyMack

                          MurdaMoneyMack- We are a new crew just starting up for the PS4 version of GTAV, however most of us transferred characters from the PS3 so we are no NOOBS!

                          We get down any and everywhere on any and everyone, except for your fellow MACKS of course!
                          -Constantly running deathmatches and fight clubs! If you like to brawl we are the crew for you!
                          -Weekly crew meetings at the PlayBoy Mansion for a crew photoshoot with everyones latest and dopest rides!
                          -Mission playlist for the highest paying missions to stack that paper!
                          -Up for the occasional 9 holes of golf with your fellow MACKS while playing for $10k each!? YUP we do that too!
                          -Open Enrollment so anyone up to the challenge either send me a PM or just join the crew!
                          • IanG85on November 22 2014, 9:54pmReplyFlag
                            [[ Xbox360 & Xbox One ]] - "The Rampant Lions MC"
                            The Rampant Lions MC are a new, and hopfully soon to be growing MC. If you can agree with the following, take a look at our prospect club, and get your patch on and get in game with our full patched members and show your willing. (Xbox 360/Xbox One)
                            Club Requirements:
                            • Must be willing to take the MC seriously. If not really interested and just "Wanna Join a Crew" then join one with open enrollment, save us both time :)
                            • Must be a mature player to earn your patch. (16+ with a Mic.) We are a small club so will probably speak regular, We are not interested in babysitting immature kids.
                            • You must own one or all of the following motorcycles: Bagger, Daemon, Sovereign, Hexer or Innovation,... for when riding with the club (These can be gained while prospecting for the club.)
                            • All members must be willing to show off our club patch proudly. (Leather Jacket & Crew Emblem.)
                            • You must be active within the crew on rockstar social club as well as xbox live, if you want to be promoted within the club (Again the club is still small, so we still have to form as we grow.)
                            • The Rampant Lions MC/Prospects must be your only club(s) and set as active at all times on the Rockstar Social club (Also shows your loyal to the club.)
                            • We have no rules or regulations or race or religion, A brother is a brother! - there for all members must show one another respect.
                            • Killing fellow club members and destroying their bikes is not how we show brotherly love, Not even in fun.
                            • Your K/D ratio is not a big problem, but must be able to handle yourself within the game, we will hopfully take part in fight clubs, and no doubt along the times will find ourselfs in the odd random free roam battles. Saying that, we do not shoot first unless clearly an enemy to our club!! - We are looking to add to our ranks, not have people hate us from the start :P
                            • Passive mode, We do not use passive mode. Unless your being attacked by Choppers, Tanks & Jets, Even then we would rather you just left the lobby.
                            • [*Prospects*] - Before joining "The Rampant Lions MC" you will be required to join our prospects crew, The rules are pretty much the same as above. However... being active and showing your willing and serious about joining the club would be your main requirement, Patch up... and get in game with full patched members show your willing in whatever the club is doing, Club Rides, Fight Clubs, Random battles, Missions or even just messing around.
                            R.L.M.C - Prospects Chapter (Xbox):
                            • Must have a Xbox account linked to the Rockstar Social Club, And The Rampant Lions MC or Prospects must be set as your active crew at all times.
                            • joses1234on November 13 2014, 2:37pmReplyFlag
                              anybody interested in joining my crew I just made it about a month ago and we got 80 members we do a lot of deathmathces and fight clubs just message me!
                            • jazz919on November 9 2014, 5:52pmReplyFlag
                              Im leader of hells angels nomads assassin we r recruiting now , its open enrollment here's is the link to the crew
                              • Nadahendeon October 20 2014, 3:51amReplyFlag
                                TWRC - Two Wheels Riders Club is for 0 percenters, and Harley enthusiasts who simply enjoy riding hogs with their brothers, and sisters. Tired of drama, and unnecessary beef? Request to join up!
                                Message Nadahende for more info. 4 wheels move the body, 2 wheels move the soul!
                              • FrankyFourFingazon October 9 2014, 4:36pmReplyFlag
                                We The Fragile Alliance are currently looking for more members to join our crew in the hopes of expanding our ability to host more competitive and custom matches in GTA V. We are currently based on Xbox 360 and will be moving to the Xbox one as well, that being said we are still interested in people from PS3 and PS4 and will be looking for anyone interested in leading those particular consuls for the crew. All are welcome. Simply message myself or any of the crew leaders if you’re interested in joining thank you for your time.

                                -Note that we would prefer if you didn’t crew hop.
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