For other inquiries Contact Us. Having lived it large in the early 2000s with the boys, Tommy now prefers the quieter life and doesn't appear in the showbiz world much anymore. The Blazin' Squad star often shares his love for Arsenal FC across his social media, and has more recently been sharing how he has been feeling during lockdown. It's been almost 20 years since Blazin' Squad were riding high in the UK charts with their debut single Crossroads heading straight for the Number One spot. We've not heard much from Lee Bailey after his solo musical effort The Lee Bailey Project failed to take off. He keeps away from the spotlight now, appearing in the occasional nostalgic performance with the band. He has had quite the career change and now works in the import and export industry. Keeping well? Outside the villa, fans were reliving the group's glory days which led to some members of the band doing the nightclub PA rounds over summer. 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Blazin' Squad's new album In The Beginning is out this week. This is false- Corleta Somerville is Rocky B's mum! It's been a long time since we've thought about Blazin' Squad. The remaining few (Rocky-B, Reepa, Spike-E, Melo-D and MC Vyper, who had changed his alias from Danny-B), announced they would be reforming as Blazin' Squad in the summer of 2006. Digital Spy participates in various affiliate marketing programs, which means we may get paid commissions on editorially chosen products purchased through our links to retailer sites. "Flip Reverse" was subsequently used to re-launch Top of the Pops, with a special performance recorded outside the BBC Television Centre with 100 or so hooded back-up dancers. Na pocztku zesp skada si z 10 czonkw o pseudonimach: Reepa, Krazy, Kenzie, Flava, Tommy-B, Spike-e, Strider, Rocky-B, Freek i Melo-D. Caa dziesitka pochodzi z Walthamstow, miejscowoci pooonej na poudnie od Londynu. A LONG time. ", (Image: The Sun/Getty/Buzzfeed/Mirror Online). That's all we can tell you really as he's kept away from the big Blazin' reunions. EastEnders actress turned Strictly star Maisie Smith has sent fans into meltdown with her latest batch of smoking hot social media snaps as she posed up a storm fo the camera. After years away from the limelight, Marcel appeared on the third series of Love Island and came in fourth place with Gabby Allen. He appeared on episodes of The Weakest Link, Never Mind the Buzzcocks and Celebrity Juice, and published an autobiography in 2005 branded a "damp squib" by reviewers. Poznali si w wieku 14 lat i od tamtej pory zaczli tworzy muzyk. She introduced me to new pleasures and all kinds of different positions.". As MC Reepa he is best recognized for having been a member of the rap group Blazin' Squad. Flava is the second half of Mojam alongside Strider, and the pair are enjoying some serious success in the business. Back in 2002, the young lads dressed in matching white tops, sported blingy chains around their necks and didn't scrimp on the wet look gel to keep their spikes in place. [2], The band released a number of white label singles on the Weighty Plates label featuring remixes of the track "Standard Flow" from their album In the Beginning. The former Blazin' Squad member has stayed in media, but a different kind; he is now a media manager at the BBC. He appeared on ITVs Love Island where he never missed a chance to drop the fact he was one of the Blazin Squad members. He is reported to be a successful cyclist and over the years has taken part in a string of races including the CC Hackney Road Race in April. But Blazin' Squad were infamous for their pretentious attempts to seem "street", their love of oversized clothing and enjoyably preposterous interviews at the hands of Simon Amstell, then-co-host of T4 showPopworld, who famously asked them, "So, how's puberty going? Some members valiantly carried on, and with limited success. So, of course, everyone is asking - just what happened to the boys? Melo-D, or Chris McKeckney, still dabbles in the music biz, uploading rap tracks to his Soundcloud page. Sign up to the Hull Live newsletter for daily updates and breaking news. However, after their showbiz careers stalled the Squad wound up on very different paths. He's eating ice cream in his Twitter picture though, so he must also enjoy some occasional dessert based snacking. After spending some time with the experts, the inking was updated to a more spectacular tribute to their efforts - complete with a smoking microphone. Pop Idol judge Pete Waterman chokes up over death of friend Darius Campbell Danesh, Beatles' star Paul McCartney devastated as brother-in-law John Eastman dies. Alongside his various stints on reality shows, James McKenzie now works as a personal trainer. While he's back to being close with the boys these days, he also previously performed as a solo act called The Lee Bailey Project, which is still visible on MySpace. Newsbeat spoke to original Blazin' Squad band members MC Freek and Melo about reuniting and having their first headline show since 2004. . Twelve years on from his boy band adventure, Marcel Sommerville is taking part in the2017 series of Love Island. News Group Newspapers Limited in England No. . ), but we haven't heard a peep from them on the chart since 2009. Even though the releases were issued as underground white labels, "Standard Flow" sold enough copies to chart as Blazin' Squad's first Top 100 chart entry, peaking at number 78 on the chart of 17 August 2002 with three weeks in the countdown. 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Blazin Squad rapper Kenzie is ripped these days, Kenzie posed with his ex-girlfriend Jodie Marsh, Mustafa aka Strider now runs a successful production company, James Murray works alongside his former bandmate Mustafa Omer, Lee Bailey who looks unrecognisable has retreated from the limelight, Stuart Baker aka Reepa has a sensible job these days, Ollie Georgiou, aka Freek, opted for a change of career, Spike-E aka Sam Foulkes is said to work in the import/export business, Melo-d has worked as a double glazing specialist. His debut single "Crossroads" with the Blazin' Boys hit the #1 spot on the UK music charts when he was 15 years old. Reepa is still in the media industry as a manager at the BBC. After Marcel's romance with co-star Gabby Allen came crashing down in a wave of cheating allegations, the star went on to find love with his current girlfriend Rebecca. Pela Peach Records, eles lanaram seu primeiro single desde a reforma, "All Night Long", em . Marcel and Rebecca are set to share the details of the pregnancy and the birth in new MTV show Celebrity Bumps: Famous and Pregnant. We also may change the frequency you receive our emails from us in order to keep you up to date and give you the best relevant information possible. However, he has now returned to his first love and works as a band manager. Despite their record label wanting to drop them following the lack of success of the single, they had signed a binding contract to release an album. He is still involved in the music industry, however, as he works as a DJ. This is one Blazin' Squad lad who's hard to pin down. It reached the top of the charts in August 2002, a year after So Solid Crew gained their Number One. He now has a. Blazin' Squad's popularity had a brief resurgence in 2017 all thanks to Marcel's appearance in one of the most popular series of Love Island to date. Like Marcel, he also had a stint on a reality show in 2017 - E4's Tattoo Fixers. But while the miniature gangsters have grown into adult-sizedyuppies, they probably still live by the laws of the street, and we bet they all remember the lyrics to Flip Reverse It, too. As well as occasionally performing with other former Blazin' Squad members, Sam works in the import/export industry now. MC Freek, Rocky B, Melo-d, Reepa, Krazy, Spike-e, Flava . [2] Career [ edit] In The Beginning: 2002 [ edit] Despite ditching the hair gel and growing a beard, the 36 . "I might become an actor or do something similar - I've always wanted to be an entertainer from being a small boy. After some intense detective work and a lot of 'Crossroads' on repeat, we've gathered a roundup of where all ten of the Blazin' Squad boys are now - and some handy past and present photos to help decide whether you still fancy your fave. The cast of Bridget Jones's Diary then & now. The group went on to achieve further chart success in 2003, with two further top five chart hits. The year was 2002. He is also on a Podcast called Its Not All Dad with co-stars Jamie Jewitt and Jake Quickenden. They co-wrote and co-produced Sam Smith and Naughty Boy's tune 'La La La', and also worked on Jess Glynne's debut album. He also founded his own label called DillingerGang, but it's not put much out recently. For love on the line [Reepa] (Love on the line) [Krazy] [CHORUS ALL] We can chat all night and day girl When I'm home or away girl Just give me a call on my line girl You can be all mine girl And when we are talking I picture your eyes on your pretty face With the gloss on your lips, soft tanned skin And the body I'll embrace [Strider] They decided to call it a day in 2006. In 2005 the Chingford lad came second on Celebrity Big Brother aged 19, and made headlines that same year when he began dating former glamour model Jodie Marsh, 43. BLAZIN' Squad are fondly remembered by nostalgic noughties pop fans. He also dated former glamour model Jodie Marsh around the same time. From Blazin' Squad, that's where. Freek also appears to be a Tottenham Hotspur fan judging from his tweets. He is from England. At the time, Blazin' Squad's story was ripe with the home-grown authenticity integral to all garage and grime success; schoolmates, they had overcome their rivalries to form one group from two previously warring crews, before forming their own record label, Weighty Plates, upon which they released their first single Standard Flow, covering the costs by chipping in 20 each. Strider, Freek, Krazy, Tommy-B, Melo-D, Spike-E, Reepa, and Kenzie all met at Higham Park School in Chingford, London where they bonded over a love of hip-hop. After leaving the music industry and his zany nickname behind, Freek - better known as Oliver Georgiou - embarked on a career in corporate banking. What ever happened to the Blazin' Squad boys? To date, he still occasionally performs with a few members of the group but also works in the import/exportindustry. Speaking to Manchester Evening News way back in 2004, Lee said he'd like to stay in the industry if the band ended. Most importantly, Reepa could arguably be the Blazin' Squad member who's experienced the biggest glo up in terms of hotness. Strider, Rocky, Kenzie and Reepa on Popworld's "The Big Ones" Very funny!Deutsch/German:Simon: Ein paar Mitglieder von Blazin' Squad, herzlich Willkommen. Fans may be shocked to know that the likes of Reea, Freek and Melo-d have gone back to their birth names. Sam is said to work in the import/export industry these days but still does the occasional reunion gig with the Blazin' Squad boys when called for. In the band he had a couple of nicknames from Rocky B, to Plat'num B, to Bezzle. While continuing to do pretty well in the music industry, Flava is one of the Blazin' boys who tends to keep out of the spotlight himself, and is seemingly impossible to track down on social media, but he hasn't changed much from the '00s. What's more, they're doing pretty well for themselves. Now a father-of-two, he splits his time between London and New York. You may have been watching Love Island this year and thought where do I know that guy from? Where are Emmerdale's missing Bartons now? Over their brief career the lads celebrated two gold records and sold-out arena tours - including a headline set at Wembley. Kenzie, who is also a personal trainer, shows off his toned figure and shredded abs on the social media platform as well as posts featuring his daughters. Just hit 'Like' on our Digital Spy Facebook page and 'Follow' on our @digitalspy Twitter account and you're all set. Since the good ol' days, Strider has gone on to even bigger and better things than Blazin' Squad. As always you can unsubscribe at any time. Something went wrong, please try again later. Even music snobs were hard-pressed to resist the pop charm of the teen band's chart-topping debut single 'Crossroads' when it was released back in 2002. About Press Copyright Contact us Creators Advertise Developers Terms Press Copyright Contact us Creators Advertise Developers Terms Where are Hollyoaks' missing McQueens now? While he and Flava had their biggest hit co-writing and co-producing Sam Smith and Naughty Boy's hit La La La. Blazin' Squad did consist of Marcel (MC Plat'num), Stuart (MC Reepa), Sam (MC Spike-E) & Chris (MC Melo-D). The baby faced member of Blazin Squad travels the UK as a DJ. Reepa, or Stuart Baker as he's known to colleagues these days, was an original Blazin' Squad member. Blazin' Squad are reckoned to be the next big pop sensation, so just who are they? Melo-d seems to be the member who's proudest of his Blazin' Squad roots, remaining a solid member of the band and appearing up and down the country at various reunion gigs for a bit of a 'Crossroads' sesh. He keeps out of the limelight for but after Marcel's stint on Love Island, Oliver was invited to appear on E4 show Tattoo Fixers to get the ink on his left bicep updated. Lat year Marcel revealed vile trolls had targeted his son with cruel racist remarks. You may be able to find the same content in another format, or you may be able to find more information, at their web site. Blazin' Squad were the laughing stock of nearly all serious music magazines. Rocky B is now widely known for his appearance on ITV's Love Island and his romance with Liverpudlian Gabby Allen. 22 photos of Disney Channel stars then and now. We earn a commission for products purchased through some links in this article. The 31-year-old faced controversy after he allegedly cheated on Gaby Allen while the pair were on holiday together in Mexico. They co-wrote and co-produced Sam Smith and Naughty Boy's tune 'La La La', and also worked on Jess Glynne's debut album. What Blazin' Squad look like now: here's what the 10-piece boyband did next, DIGITAL SPY, PART OF THE HEARST UK ENTERTAINMENT NETWORK. A detailed history, The ending of Sex/Life season 2 explained, Here's what Buzz from Home Alone looks like now. "I might have a solo career or start to write. Clearly very proud of his achievements with the band, Sam, 36, still reminds people he is a member of Blazin' Squad in his Twitter bio - though these days he doesn't post often. James Murray stayed close with his bandmate Mustafa Omer and performed together as MoJam. What Blazin' Squad look like now: here's what the 10-piece boyband did next 1 The Mandalorian's Pedro Pascal on season 3 2 Call the Midwife star breaks down season 12 finale 3 Angela Bassett. But the world had moved on: guitars were ruling the airwaves and there was little nostalgia lurking for the formerly teenage group. 679215 Registered office: 1 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9GF. But when the band disbanded, he retreated from the limelight - despite initially telling the media he would like to carry on with a career in the industry. 5. Blazin' Squad were an English hip hop group. Well, it seems the band's bucket of hair gel has long been abandoned, the gold bling taken to the charity shop and the sick rhymes swapped for blue collar jobs. Ten teenagers from Chingford who enjoyed a brief, but indeed blazing, time in the limelight in the early Noughties. The group's split spelled the end of Oliver's music career as he pursued a new profession in corporate banking. Cosmopolitan participates in various affiliate marketing programs, which means we may get paid commissions on editorially chosen products purchased through our links to retailer sites. Kenzie also claimed Jodie liked to be spanked in the bedroom and revealed he once bought her saucy underwear. 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