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N.A.S.T.Y Crew (Natural Artistic Sounds Touching You) are a East London-based Grime crew widely considered as pioneers of the grime scene and one of the most popular acts on the underground. N.A.S.T.Y Crew was founded by Marcus Nasty with the original and most popular line up consisting of Kano, Jammer, D Double E, Footsie, Monkey, Stormin, Mak 10, Sharky Major & Hyper. N.A.S.T.Y Crew had the most popular show on pirate radio station Deja Vu on Monday nights from 8pm to 10pm, the sets featuring up and coming special guests such as Dizzee Rascal, Durrty Goodz and Wiley.Read More...
The crew endured controversy due to the in-house fighting that caused the departure of Jammer, D Double E, Footsie & Monkey. Marcus Nasty attacked Jammer at Eskimo Dance, after it was claimed Jammer wasn't paying Nasty Crew members for songs produced by Jammer. The incident has been mentioned on Industry Exposure Vol. 1 & Saw It Comin' by Marcus Nasty and Jammer respectively. Marcus Nasty also slapped D Double E on stage over raves booked by D Double E under the Nasty Crew name, which in turn caused D Double E, Footsie and Monkey to leave the crew and form The Newham Generals with DJ Tubby. The departure of Kano, Ghetto and Demon has also been rumored to involve violence from Marcus Nasty, after Kano signed to 679 Recordings and switched management.