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.
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        • jdmking2000on September 14 2016, 1:43pmReplyFlag
          Hello everyone I am part of headhunters Grapeseed MC we are recruiting for prospects is a minimum of two weeks must be 18+ with the mic you can add me on Kik and JDM king 3000
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            • Srimanaravindon August 24 2016, 6:51amReplyFlag
              Anyone who can help me find dubsta 2 (chrome/gold)? I am on ps4, looking for a helping crew also, i am level 150, my id is sriimanaravind
              • MichaelM__on August 11 2016, 3:33amReplyFlag
                Hello guys my name is Michael and me and my crew are looking for some active players and are the milsim type and we are a highly elite trained special forces unit, we are accepting people who are dedicated only.REQUIREMENTS--age 13+-recommend a mic-Xbox one only-level 50+-follow commands-have over 0.70 kid (we understand if u do)MSG fmbeatz02 on Xbox 1 if interested
                • skyline_2017on July 13 2016, 8:05pmReplyFlag
                  The Black Marsh Mercenary Corporation is currently looking for players who WANT to be in the crew. Also, we only accept people who have a mic and are 16+ years of age. We emphasize the word ACTIVE. This crew stands on a platform of a strong bond between every member. Message me on psn at skyline_2017
                  • Agorfraon June 22 2016, 8:06amReplyFlag
                    Looking for a crew to join on ps4
                  • BLAQKKon June 20 2016, 9:22pmReplyFlag
                    Join EviiLxLYFE crew we are currently looking for active & Loyal recruits Ready to Train!! #Xbox1
                    • I_GOT_BARZ__on June 12 2016, 9:57amReplyFlag
                      I'm looking for a crew tht is loyal mature not fraud and have modderz tht can help a crew member(brother) out abd give him a account with mod menu only send me invite if ur tht type if crew for ps3
                      • Rene-the-JOKERon June 6 2016, 5:47amReplyFlag
                        Hallo, unsere Crew braucht Euch !!!
                        Bist du ü 18 Jahre hat ein Headset,sprichst Deutsch und liebst Autos ???
                        Dann komm zu uns.
                        Kurze Bewerbund an Rene-the-Joker
                        • IFFI-Shaxon April 12 2016, 2:13pmReplyFlag
                          Hello fellow social clubber's, my name is Shax, and i am currently looking for active, loyal, mature member's to bolster the ranks of Immortals motorcycle club. The Immortals motorcycle club is a "PS4", "FREEAIM" only club, and we specialise in loyalty and brotherhood; we do weekly biker rally's/rides and participate in fight club's and team death-matches. The Immortals motorcycle club is looking mostly, for people who are over the age of eighteen but exceptions can be made for those who act mature enough. People willingly wanting to join the club will go through a mandatory trial period called "prospecting", prospecting is where the people who are wanting to join the club are put on a trial, to see if they have the spirit and courage to have what it takes to become a immortal.

                          Must get a quick messenger app called "KIK", this is the main source of communication between the club member's.

                          Must have a microphone/headset.

                          Must be willingly to follow a strict hierarchy system, and a system of rule's.

                          Must be willing to devote themselves to the club and to the brother's they will be riding with.

                          If you guy's need any more information you can check our website out.

                          If you guy's would like to ask me question's feel free to ask by PM or KIK me @OGSpuggy99.
                          • C_SNIPERWOLF_01on April 5 2016, 9:19pmReplyFlag
                            (as you sit in your reading the paper and for those who are watching a tv see an ad)
                            (Men in uniform marching. Tanks pariading. Jets flying in formation. Green flag flying with a symbol and the letters BMMC under it)
                            " Are you tired of sitting in a crew with nothing to do? Or are you looking for excitement?! Come join Black Marsh Mercinary Corperation!
                            Here you are not just a member, You are a Brother, Sister and Comrade to us. We use any means necisacry to get the contracts completed.
                            Are you not good with a weapion? We Train! We Contract Bounties and Security for Tyrants we kill! So come on down to the Recruitment Office
                            and have a chat with our Head Officer Wolf for more information!"

                            (bullitin pops up)

                            PS4 CREW (possible PC expantion in the future)

                            Minimum Requirements:
                            Age: 15+
                            Mic: Required
                            Phone App: Kik

                            [PS4: 12]
                            [PC: 0 ]
                            12 Brother/Sisters/Comrades

                            10 Regular Members [meet requirement]
                            2 Officers [Meet requirements; 1 Day Time 1 Night Time; require 30 days of service of regular not including training period]

                            Message C_SNIPERWOLF_01 on the PS4 and/or Social Club.

                            ***WE DO NOT ACCEPT MODDERS***

                            (bullitin ends)
                            (ad faids away)
                            • Iamlegend5212dooon March 29 2016, 6:54pmReplyFlag
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                              • MuzammilMiahon March 25 2016, 6:45amReplyFlag
                                The Godfather VI is now recruiting new fresh active crew members that s on the fastest ps4 platforms that s going so please note that we are a small crew and we help people with daily GTA Events and Challenges and Missions on daily bases the most fun thing we do is help people earn extra cash and rank up we also chill out celebrate and do car meet up shows
                                so if anyone is interested please message me

                                Crew Emblem The Joker
                                Crew Colour Aquarius Blue
                                Crew Tag DONV
                                Game Tag MuzammilMiah
                                PSN ID MuzammilMiah no space all in one word

                                Crew Rules
                                Operate Communicate Together
                                No Racism or Remarks Towards Different Ethnic s Or Cultures
                                No Killing Crew Team Members
                                Respect The Crew
                                PS4 Mic Should Be Functional and Working
                                Should Not Have Issues With Boys And Girls Being In The Crew
                                No Crew Invitations Are Required Crew Is Open Feel Free To Join US
                                Must Be A Active Rockstar Social Club User

                                Rockstar Social Club User Link

                                GTA Crew Link
                                • Deathstroke_2o9on March 21 2016, 4:59pmReplyFlag
                                  looking for an active crew that fresh a new, active and recruiting join Aztecas of BC. we are an tight knit active Street crew on XBOX ONE
                                  our signature color is light blue
                                  we are always racing, lowriding, doing heists, and TDMs
                                  1) Aztecas of BC Always treat fairly with fellow members.
                                  2) Aztecas of BC never purposely attack or kill fellow members or allies.
                                  3) KiK messenger and Mic required to communicate with the crew.
                                  4) no racial abuse or jokes against fellow crewmate's culture or Race.
                                  5) always work together as a family.
                                  6) crew preferred style is gang attire, but any style is welcome.
                                  7) all crew members are obliged to participate in crew events (Races, and TDMs)
                                  8) you must be active at least 3 times a week.
                                  9) always have the crew tag active in order to get promoted.
                                  10) any Gta online level, and age is accepted
                                  my GT on XBOX ONE is Deathstroke 2o9
                                  also looking for player with leadership skills for VP in the crew
                                  lieutenants needed.
                                  also looking for other Street crews or race crews to make an alliance with
                                  players with TDM experience are also needed
                                • doudoudu45on February 10 2016, 2:20amReplyFlag
                                  Salut salut j'aimerais savoir si il a des français dans se gang pour fair des vidéos ? J'ai un compte instagram gta. Insta: Grand_Simba_Geek
                                  • Chevy5412on February 2 2016, 7:03pmReplyFlag
                                    Looking to join an active crew that is a security force or something law related. I'm on
                                    xbox one
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