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.
  • Kill_3M_Spizzie2 days, 9 hours agoReplyFlag
    if your loyal and looking for a crew DTHBLOOD GANG is recruiting send us a invite !!! we like a more real life type of game play we have 1st ladies , trap houses , hoods etc if you have a mic its a plus if not and you can still hear and take orders come join the family you have to get jumped in so dont run from your rounds !!! we kill all white dots its get down or lay down !! we do missions all for the paper we always in the hood but like to take trips to the beach resorts etc if you kill one of the homies you know the whole squad coming !!! and no set tripping you will punished for not being loyal to the set ... follow or instagram @ ls_dthgang we also have a facebook community page .... our crew colors are red and black , black and red , red n white , if its a white T it must have the emblem on it !!! we taking over los santos one day at a time see you all at the top
    • TrueSoMajor4 days, 16 hours agoReplyFlag
      I got a spot for you as Commissionaire in both my crews Chamberlain TrapGANG and Grove St Flame Gang if you can make the Mickey Gloves with gun c**king this message goes for anyone who's reading this message me right away I'm looking for AWESOME emblem editors
      • KingTrapp9041 week, 3 days agoReplyFlag
        Loyal player looking for a crew thats loyal and takes care of their own. That doesn't kill their own members for small cash gains. I'm online daily and skills are getting better with each coming day. If you are interested in recruiting me to your crew. Send me a request!
        • youngghost551 week, 4 days agoReplyFlag
          Hollywood undead now recruiting unlike any mc you will ever hear of so message me if your interested
          • ThaYUNGestIzzY2 weeks, 3 days agoReplyFlag
            Guys plz join outlaws gangsta fam for ps3 gamers,Yu dnt need a mic,we will do missions together have hvve fun and fight other crews and get tha moola #outlawz
          • morefire47z2 weeks, 5 days agoReplyFlag
            why dont you help out smaller crews rockstar, we all do what these crews do, you should help out others when they are in need of your help :) just sayin. also MOREFIRE 47z are looking for new members loyal ones at that. we do all of the above just like every one on here. highly active crew on around the clock we are a multi national crew, peace people, also respect to rockstar :)
            • DuhJour1 month, 1 day agoReplyFlag
              If youre loyal. Join simple as that, Recruiting
              • kiparkon August 29 2014, 9:38amReplyFlag
                If your a legend, or just looking for a crew to have some fun or whatnot, join the Suburb Legends. We have weekly car meets, skype meetings, training sessions for anyone who needs to put their skills up, and playlists to get some money. PM me, kipark, if your looking to join. Don't forget. We are Legends, and your a stoner or Tyler.

                • ryderlocz805on August 27 2014, 10:57amReplyFlag
                  • skunkageon August 24 2014, 7:30pmReplyFlag
                    420 friendly crew open enrolment Blasted Genetics only rule is we don't kill each other other than that join up and know that you're part of a crew that has your back. I take on any feedback from members this is no dictatorship sign up now dopefam Blasted Genetics, stoners stick together.
                    • AlmightyBrookson August 24 2014, 7:10pmReplyFlag
                      Anyone lookin 4 a crew OBGM OnlyBandz GangMafia is lookin 4 sum new soldiers to ride wit,we only want loyal members, killing your own brothers will get u kicked from crew. We're a gang that welcomes every race so if u aint wit it u a opp n come pull up on us. We want more soldiers to make our gang stronger. We want members to make cash with each other fight other gangs together and spend cash together , we're a brotherhood. Check us out . Squuaad . We only afta bandz.
                    • lisalynn21on August 23 2014, 10:42pmReplyFlag
                      BAWS crew is wanting to do some crew v crew battles. If you might be interested please send MadSniper36 a message and we will get it set up!
                      • L1F3_5TYL3on August 10 2014, 9:38pmReplyFlag
                        Join Lifestyle if you want to play your own rules and your own way because we have no rules!! Play your life the way you want and your own style!!
                        • Bodhisattva2013on August 7 2014, 8:54pmReplyFlag
                          PS3 Mitstreiter gesucht !!! GFSK - Gemeinschaft FSK18 !!! Mitstreiter gesucht X360

                          Wir sind:
                          Eine Gemeinschaft schlagkräftiger Spezialeinheiten mit der man zu jeder Zeit und überall rechnen muss, ob zu Wasser, Land, oder in der Luft, wir setzen alle Waffen und Mittel auf jeden Terrain gnadenlos gegen unsere Gegner ein!!!

                          Wir bieten:
                          Extrem gut aufeinander abgestimmte Teamarbeit, denn unsere schnelle Eingreiftruppe ist schneller vor Ort als der Feind es wahrhaben möchte!!!

                          Wir suchen:
                          Crewmitglieder die in der Hierarchie nach oben wollen ...
                          (diese sollten folgendes beherzigen:)
                          °älter als 18° (mit bitte um Verständnis)
                          °Rang über 50°
                          °deutschsprachig u. Headset°
                          (Chatausgabe auch über HS um Rückkopplungen auszuschließen)
                          °Schnelle Auffassungsgabe°
                          °Lern u. Anpassungsfähig°

                          Es werden noch getreue Anhänger für alle Waffengattungen gesucht, bei Eignung erfolgt ein spezielles "Intensivetrainingsprogramm" um aus euch tödliche Killermaschinen zu formen!!!

                          !!! Der Beitritt ist z.Z. noch offen !!!
                          Also wartet nicht sondern kommt einfach zu UNS ...
                          ( keine Einladung nötig, wer rumspinnt, die Crew in Verruf bringt wird gegangen werden !!! )

                          (bei Fragen scheut euch nicht direkt über PSN mit mir in Kontakt zu treten, ist der gleiche Name wie hier, also bis bald. MfG)
                          • neiko07on August 7 2014, 2:54amReplyFlag
                            For those biker brothers outhere, I'm recruiting hardcore bikers, xbox360 only we ride everyday, there's always 1 or more members in the same server, for those new to the game,  I know its hard to start, we offer free protection if you join, we always share money and ride together, the lvl doesn't matter at all.

                            Requirements : a house in Paleto Bay (crew territory(optional)) Able to gain your way up, and respect for other members, able to receive orders from the leader
                            Bikes (Hexer, Daemon and/or Trust)
                            Add me to Xbox live "coldasicemv21" and msg about this post, we got you covered
                          • asbo3651on August 5 2014, 10:00amReplyFlag
                            Need new crew been loyal to my crew from day1 now there all dropping off and never active need some active helpful crew
                            • batman17090on August 2 2014, 2:48amReplyFlag
                              if you enjoy driving around killing each other and all out just having a good time join my firends and i crew, we have no requirements we dont need you to be on at certain times we just ask that you respect and dont blow up the expensive cars but other then that if your interested in joinng add me on xbox at: batman17090
                              • KTC_6910on July 31 2014, 10:34pmReplyFlag
                                any xbox players if you are tired of being killed by the corrupt crews that rule los santos and the lone wolves that patrol the streets then Da Vinci Family Mobs is for. We will help you collect money and rank up by doing rooftop rumble and you could just sit back and let us do the work. We are a family and family sticks together. There's only a few rules

                                -Can take constructive criticism
                                -Must always be loyal to your family
                                -Must help any crew mate if they ask
                                -Never kill a brother on purpose
                                -Dress nicely (after all we are a mafia)
                                -Be willing to fight for your brothers and sisters
                                If you can follow these rules then feel free to join and send me a friend request at Killer Calibre. And remember this is an xbox crew.
                                • F0RS00KEDon July 30 2014, 4:32pmReplyFlag
                                  Looking for a PS3 crew that isn't going to shower you with ridiculous rules?

                                  Do you want to be a part of a fun, respectful, active crew that will have your back in those sticky situations?

                                  Are you tired of being killed over, and over again by all the punk crews, and lone wolves roaming the deadly streets of Los Santos?

                                  If you answered, "yes" to any of these questions, then The Facers are the crew for you!

                                  I am the crew boss, and I am looking for a few active and loyal PS3 players to assist me in completely dominating the streets of our city.

                                  The Facers do NOT deal in disrespect, we deal in bullets and explosives.

                                  If you're looking for a change, then contact me today. I like to run photo contests within the crew through SnapMatic, and we award weekly prizes for the best pics! Right now, it's $10,000 in game cash to the winner of this week's contest. Crew run missions are also a daily priority. It really is a good way to make money, when you are running them with the right people. These are only a couple of the many things we try to do to keep us active, and having a good time.

                                  We currently have a couple openings for Lieutenants and Reps if you can prove yourself. Otherwise, you will start at Muscle and move your way up. How quickly you ascend the ranks is completely affected by your activeness in the crew.

                                  If you're ready, then check us out at:

                                  It's time to take back these streets, my brothers and sisters. And we're going to make sure this city, and all of her crews know exactly who's in charge: THE FACERS are! This is WAR!!!

                                  FACE Master
                                  Bloodthirsty Maniac
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