Fast Crew (or fastCREW) are a New Zealand hip hop group consisting of five members - Jerome Fortune (Jeremy Kent-Johnstone), Kid Deft (Dane Rumble), Diablo (Brad Devcich), Gemma Copas (a replacement for former member Becks, who left the band in 2005) and DJ Alias (Josh Thorne).
Fast Crew was started in Auckland, New Zealand in 1999, and after some experimentation, the group began playing live around Auckland. Their first ever single Mr Radio was released in 2002 and received high airplay on both radio and television.
In May 2004, Fast Crew released the single "I Got" which achieved high radio airplay and spent 23 weeks on the New Zealand Top 40 Singles Chart and achieving gold status. As a result of the success of "I Got", the group began to open for such international acts as Busta Rhymes and Missy Elliott on their New Zealand tours and were signed as the first act on new independent central Auckland based record label 'AKrite Records', who entered into a deal with Universal Music to distribute the group's singles and album 'Set the Record Straight'. 'I Got finished the year at #17 on the New Zealand Top 40 Chart for...
country Auckland New Zealand
years active 1999–present
current members Jerome Fortune