Crew Cut: Latest Live-Stream Battles, Return of the Homage and More...

Posted on May 1 2014, 12:07pm | Author: R* L | Filed Under: Social Club, Games

This edition of the Crew Cut features recaps of our latest rounds in the live-stream Crew vs. Crew series, along with more Hollywood inspiration and re-creation, plus all the latest Crew-themed videos.


Crews have been coming out in force looking to settle their differences and prove their supremacy over each other in the official Rockstar Twitch channel live-stream Crew vs. Crew Battle Series. After a fun, but somewhat lopsided skirmish between the Traffickers (TRFK) and Le Kops (KOPS) we were recently treated to a faceoff between a couple of Crew Cut vets from opposite corners of the globe: France's Shine Thugz (THUG) and the Australia Illuminati (ORDO).

ORDO Leader PaxSierraMike was up and at 'em at 6:30 am local time to not only play with the rest of his Crew but to also chat with us on Skype, sharing photos and videos while letting us know what they're all about. When these gangs got down to the action though, THUG emerged as the favorite in any Job requiring guns and ORDO seemed to have the leg up on Races. THUG took the first Job in a tight one at 41-32 (the Land Race Stars in Your Eyes) and from there, THUG continued to build up momentum and a growing lead. Despite some solid racing work from ORDO down the stretch, THUG came out the victors, 953-625. Much respect to the blokes in ORDO who acted with nothing but graciousness and honor in defeat.


After an unofficial, unsanctioned match of their own in which they dominated the ALL BOUT PAPER (ABPG) Crew in a series of Team Deathmatches, the Los Vagos Banditos (PBNK) wanted to take their skills to a larger stage against the Killers On A Rampage (KOAR). With PBNK ranking 50th in TDMs and KOAR ranked 55th (both in Free Aim), this looked to have all the makings of an intense Crew Battle. However, KOAR lived up to their name, dominating from the start and winning all 10 Jobs in this Capture-heavy playlist en route to a convincing 973-713 victory.


This past Friday, the stream saw the folks from the popular GTAForums (GTAF) fan forum take on the Killer Smoking Aces (XKSA) in a series of 10 handpicked Jobs. Despite a tough exterior and a big endorsement from member-for-a-day PlayRockstar2, XKSA fell behind GTAF right from the start and never quite recovered. After Desu_Nei killed XKSA Leader trill81 in Kortz LTS it was official - GTAF won 938-794. 

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As noted in the previous edition of the Cut and a recent collection of fan pics, the world of Los Santos and Blaine County has served as fertile ground for some fun recreations from iconic film scenes and album covers.

First up, the Warriors Gang (1IWI) give us this trippy ode to the 1998 cult fave Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - an adaptation of the 1972 Hunter S. Thompson book. It's as if IWIKongZilla and company were actually on ether. You can also check out their homage to Top Gun with P-996 Lazers, set of course to the recognizable sounds of "Danger Zone" from Captain Loggins himself.

And as seen below, the LXG Crew (LXGC) recently posted Snapmatics of their own interpretation of the famous walking scene from Reservoir Dogs. As cool as it is in isolation, watching their behind the scenes footage of the photo shoot will give you an even better appreciation for the effort that goes into these.

Meanwhile, the SOYAPANGO (SOYA) Crew decided to take on something a bit more obscure. Inspired by a Honda Odyssey commercial with an old school feel, SOYA created their own Respect the Van vid - complete with action shots and the theme song from The A-Team. While their version might not match the original shot for shot, the Crew certainly took a good idea ran with it... hitting every barricade and stunt jump along the way.


We've also noticed an upward trend in the number of Crew-themed music videos lately. Here, the Hood Donz (DONZ) Crew interprets 50 Cent's "Straight to the Bank" with an excellent use of Crew colors and music video clichés. Also check out the Mob Up DTA (MOB1) Crew's intimidating yet wonderfully color-coordinated Crew music video featuring "F*** All Dis S***" by Quake.

Set to "Go with the Flow" by MC3 soundtrack alumni Queens of the Stone Age, this Sons of Andreas (SONS) video is full of jump cuts between Snapmatic photos.

And finally, the Diamond Lane KingZ (DMND) Crew did something rather unique with this video, using footage from the game and their editing talents to create an original GTA Online series.

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  • Kev90taylor4 days, 12 hours agoReplyFlag
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    • DoberMan13136 days, 9 hours agoReplyFlag
      Hi, I'm looking for a good crew that gives mutual benefits. Example: I worked for almost 8 hours for some guy the other day as my warehouses and office remained empty the entire time. Looking for someone and or crew that will mutually take turns doing CEO work allowing us all to make cash. And I won't bust my ass for 7-8 hours strait just for one other person as I make nothing but pennies and he raked in all the cash the entire time nonstop. Also they are a bit nave and have recruited someone that constantly tries to brag about him being U.S.M.C. MOS 0331 and a New York firefighter. His last crew kicked him cause he refused to show his discharge papers and refuses to give hard proof while constantly reminding everyone who he is and who he was in the service. STOLEN VALOR! I do not condone that at all. But the crew leader is very nave and just because some guy got kicked form one crew and was luitenant and he simply asked to be jumped up the ladder and he got it! And same as the firefighter ex marine. I was ther a lot longer but he got promoted to Lieutenant Like me in one day. And he is now giving orders like he's now a leader. I just want to have fair time to make cash and give the same fair time back to those who don't just want everything to themselves and doesn't want to take turns making cash. Pretty lame day needless to say. Another issue is they had the crew color a "toxic mint" color that was unique and couldn't be duplicated by using the colors in game. They used to have it a girly purple I just can't stand that and pink. I'm old school back when purple and pink where only for women. It's nice emblem but the crew color just made it insta girlish imo. MAINLY I AM IN SEARCH OF A CREW WITH ADULTS that use COMMON SENSE when it comes to fairness. I'll gladly be extremely loyal to whoevers crew I in, but I really am looking for ppl that are willing to share making money. Not just nonstop do all their warehouses and not a single crate from mine the entire time. Don't like the guy with stolen valor that crew owner bumped right up to Lieutenant in a single day. I messaged several of his ex crew members and they said they had him all tripped up on his stories and refused to show his DD Form 214. I want to make it clear. I did NOT serve myself. I was a passenger in a car wreck at 18. My entire family (all males) on both parents sides have served and stolen valor is something I take very seriously. He also claims he's a NYFD firefighter! Nonstop embellishing his past. (And huge red flags to me) but the crew leader has fallen for his younger and believes he served. Why would someone refuse to prove it on paper unless they did something to be ashamed of and was dishonorably discharged or just never made it through training, I don't know. Lastly, they had a great green mint crew color but someone that was in the crew before me likes purple. (I assume they like hot pink too)? Anyways, PSN ID is: DoberMan1313. Just like on here.looking for a fair crew that not only interested in them making all the cash while my office and 5 warehouses sit empty. I am loyal to the end. But I am a grown adult and the crew I was in, simply wasn't for me. Too much bs going on, girly crew colors that you could duplicate in the game by using color combos. The purple looks just the same as all other purple stuff. I like the unique and rare things. Not girly, lame and not giving anyone else a chance to make some cash. Instead they nonstop has us doing nothing but his work as he raked in the cash and I just worked my butt off for pennies as my own stuff just sit there useless and taking up space and my potential earning of cash. Thank you for any replies. Really look forward to meeting anyone new that is a fair player and with an adult mindset and not "born yesterday" type of players who assume the game only revolves around them and only them. Cooperation is a 2 way street. And I can only handle so many orders from one person for so long while I make no cash at all. Not a very good leader in my last crew. He even got drunk like his first time and went off on me all upset. And he tried to "inform me of his leadership abilities. He only is creating chaos in his crew and I'm not thinking of sticking around much longer around that crew. Feel used and I'm surrounded by ppl that just take mr heavy machine gunner and NYFD firefighter (he really is digging for ppl to look up to him and that's just another massive red flag stacked on top of an ever growing pile of lies and bs. To everyone around him. Not my crew or he wouldn't have never made it in to start with. But the crew leader is too nave and young to know better sadly....
      • Kev90taylor4 days, 12 hours agoReplyFlag
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    • Greedy12006 days, 23 hours agoReplyFlag
      Riverside OG's is looking for experienced legit adult players with mics on PS4. I currently am the owner of one of the top 3 clans on Battlefield 4 and Hardline. Trying to expand my clan to GTA. I tend to be be on the more serious side of gaming. Currently looking for people for CE0/VIP work Hiests, Races, TDM. I'm looking for team oriented players looking to make some money and have fun. Add me on PSN my ID is: o0Greedy0o. Make sure you include a message along with your friend request saying OG's so i know. Check out the crew page
      • KevinReza081 week, 3 days agoReplyFlag
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        • Dean51952 weeks, 1 day agoReplyFlag
          We are recruiting at The Combat Killers (TCKZ) we need people who are good at killing
          • King_ELOK2 weeks, 2 days agoReplyFlag
            I wanted to find a crew that is active and accepts request. Haven't been accepted by the ones I requested, so I made my own. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to stick together. I play PS4 and would love to get some members that like to play together. The crew is called Los Santos Bati
            • Greedy12006 days, 22 hours agoReplyFlag
              @King_ELOK Yo man! If your looking for a legit crew with adults and mics i got you. you sound like the type of player im looking for. Add me on psn and make sure you send a message so i know where the request is comming from.
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              • KevinReza083 weeks, 2 days agoReplyFlag
                • EDDYWINKIE693 weeks, 3 days agoReplyFlag
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                  • theXdarkXgemini3 weeks, 3 days agoReplyFlag
                    I'm looking for regular and loyal members who want an active crew.. All types of action

                    • Muri_Spain103 weeks, 4 days agoReplyFlag
                      Hola, como se hacen los Versus de Crew? quisieramos entran con nuestra crew, Black Ops Spain
                      • gotthatrealswag3 weeks, 6 days agoReplyFlag
                        join me and i will give u a rank up a money drop and anything else i can provide for u and yes im a modder but i dont mod withou rockstar promission i ask them and they respond back
                        • BasixSD1 week, 4 days agoReplyFlag
                          @gotthatrealswag LMFAO! "yes im a modder but i dont mod withou rockstar promission i ask them and they respond back" You know good and well that you don't speak to Rockstar about Modding! If you did, they would've had already banned your account. The term, "you ain't gotta lie to kick it." Comes to mind. So much for having "thatrealswag."If y'all are tired of being lied to just to join a crew, join my PS4 crew, all of our money is legit, we run open lobbies, we're all mature, and we take respect seriously, look us up, "Vespucci Kartel (VUCK)" or just click on my profile and add me through social club, we can get in contact.
                      • gotthatrealswag3 weeks, 6 days agoReplyFlag
                        how do i get in the crew vs crew i want to bring my crew in on a new challenge to fight other crews
                        • issaitrejo3 weeks, 6 days agoReplyFlag
                          • Z_Collisioniston May 3 2016, 3:40amReplyFlag
                            I see all these other crews but I don't see Fooliee lyfe here
                            • wearycataloon April 25 2016, 3:20pmReplyFlag
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                              • BountyHunter3257on April 24 2016, 9:06pmReplyFlag
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                                  • CALI420LIFEon April 19 2016, 2:41pmReplyFlag
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