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GANG
Flag of Jamaica
Yardies
Yardies GTAIV Homebrew Cafe
Members of the Yardies.
Games: Grand Theft Auto IV
The Lost and Damned
The Ballad of Gay Tony
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars
Locations: Schottler, Broker
Beechwood City, Broker
Willis, Dukes
Leaders: Real Badman
Little Jacob
Type: Jamaican Posses
Enemies: Rascalov Family
Bulgarin Crime Syndicate
The Lost MC
Northwood Dominican Drug Dealers
Albanian Mob
Lee Family
Ming Family
Algonquin Triads
African-American Gangsters
Affiliations: Irish-American Killers
Spanish Lords
Elizabeta Torres
Petrovic Mafiya
Skinheads
Niko Bellic
Colors: Green
Vehicles: Beaten Emperor
Beaten Vigero
Beaten Sabre
Jamaican Voodoo
Jamaican Huntley Sport
Manana (GTA CW)
Weapons: Knife
Baseball Bat
Pistol
Shotgun
Micro Uzi
AK-47
M249
Sawn-off Shotgun
Molotov Cocktail
Grenades
Businesses: Drug trade
Arms trade
Prostitution
Armed robbery
Fronts: Homebrew Café
Members: Real Badman
Little Jacob
Freddy Paparo (deceased)
Leo Brodell (deceased)
Winston
Bone
Jamal
Niko Bellic
You may be looking for the Uptown Yardies in Grand Theft Auto III, a Jamaican gang also known as the Yardies. 

Yardies, also known as Jamaicans are the loose coalition of the Jamaican posses that operate out of the Beechwood City/Schottler area of Broker and the Willis area of Dukes, Liberty City. They play minor role in GTA IV, and featured in The Lost and Damned, The Ballad of Gay Tony and Chinatown Wars.

One of the gang's most notable members, Little Jacob, is a major character in GTA IV and close friend to game's protagonist Niko Bellic.

History

Background

The specific year of the gang's foundation is unknown, but their earliest presence dated by 2001, when Real Badman and Little Jacob, both known members of the Yardies, were convicted for armed robbery aged 21 and 20 respectively. In 2002 Real Badman was arrested for selling cocaine, hinting his future career as a drug dealer, and Little Jacob was arrested for burglary. LCPD suspects them in several high profile armed robberies and hijackings, implying their methods were usually ruthless and not business-oriented.

By 2008 Real Badman became the head of marijuana and cocaine distribution network based in East Liberty City, when Little Jacob appears to be his right-hand man. According to the events of GTA IV, Badman and Jacob still had enemies and competitors among the other Jamaican posses, despite their strong positions as major drug dealers. Little Jacob sees cocaine trade as the main reasons of fights within the gang, since this business is too ruthless and bloody for Rasta culture, which point is chilling and smoking herb together. Frequent conflicts, as well as constant drug use, led Badman to growing paranoia. His methods of doing business became more bloody and radical and he rarely left his home without being heavily armed.

Events of GTA IV

By 2008 conflict of interests with other Jamaican drug dealing crews grows, which made Badman and Jacob decide to make a truce with them. They set up a meeting between Jacob and their representative at Dillion Street in Schottler. Jacob goes to the deal, finding out it is a trap to "teach Badman a lesson". Jacob is saved thanks to Niko Bellic, the man who took Jacob to the meeting (and the cousin of Jacob's friend Roman).

Badman's expansion on new territories put him in need for a new supplier of merchandise. He sends Jacob to a drug deal with the new suppliers, which Jacob doesn't trust and discribes as "harbor sharks". Jacob once again is supported by Niko, and the two arrive to the dealers' apartment. The dealers attempt to escape, but are killed by Niko. Badman, who was informed about betrayal by Jacob, orders him to take down the rest of the dealers. Jacob and Niko drive to the dealers' second apartment, ending the small faction.

When competition among other Jamaican posses is dealt with, Badman and Jacob finally invites Niko inside their appartment in Schottler. Badman tells Niko, that one of the new drug dealers in South Bohan sells the drugs on the corner, which Badman claims to be part of his own territory. Hustler refuses to share his income with Badman. Despite Yardies are not presented in Bohan, Real Badman decides to deal with the disrespect in his usual ruthless way, ordering Niko to track down dealer to his suppliers and then eliminate them.

Niko succesfully completes the task and earns trust of Badman, whos paranoia continues to grow. Little Jacob becomes a close friend of Niko and offers him a job of drug courier for the gang. He leaves drug packages for Niko in old beaten cars near Homebrew Cafe. Deliviries usually end with ambush by Triads, Albanian mobsters or police. Deliveries only go smooth when they are set up with paranoid dealers, who will wait for the package only for limited time. Deals, that are ambushed by the police, are usually set with Irish-American Killers, which makes them partners of the Yardies.

After nine succesfull deliveries, Real Badman and Little Jacob will hide the package inside a Jamaican colored Huntley Sport instead of a beater. When Niko makes the tenth delivery, Jacob will text him, telling him that he can keep the car as a present. He also reveals, that there will be no more drug deliveries for him, since the police is investigating their activity closely.

After Dimitri Rascalov took over Russian Organized Crime in Hove Beach, Badman got another conflict of territories, this time with Russian gang members. Considering Badman's operation as obviously smaller and weaker than theirs, Russians started to "test" him, telling him what to do and making him pay the debts, which Badman sees as acts of disrespect. He once again unites forces with Niko Bellic during a random encounter, and eliminates the rival Russian gang members, who hang out in an alley in Carrollton Street. In oppose to his previous bloodthirsty decisions, this one was suggested by Niko.

Events of Episodes from Liberty City

Sometimes during the gang wars The Lost MC attacks Jamaican gangsters in order to kill them or steal their goods. Armando Torres and Henrique Bardas also see Yardies as their possible victims and assault them during drug wars.

Events of Chinatown Wars

In Chinatown Wars, they appear in Driven to Destruction, and some cars which are almost blown up in Bomb Disposal were most likely theirs. In PSP version of the game they also appear in the missions from Melanie Mallard. They are called "Yardies" most of the time in the game. There are also three Jamaican drug dealers.

Events of GTA V

Yardies don't appear in GTA V, but Real Badman and Little Jacob are indirectly mentioned by Tavell Clinton on his Lifeinvader page. He reveals, that he lives in appartment in Schottler with two Jamaicans and Senegalese student and that they cannot understand each other. Since this is hardly possible for two gangsters, who involved in criminal activity as much as Badman and Jacob, to share their appartments with two random people, they most probably ended their life of crime by 2013.

Description

Yardies seem to be Rastafarians, despite the strong denial of violence and heavy drugs within religion. Little Jacob mentions this differences, judging cocaine trade inside the gang and blaming it for fights between Rastas and changes in Badman's character. Yardies speak iyaric as well as patois, frequently smoke marijuana, and wear their hair in dreadlocks. They can be seen wearing brightly colored suits or army fatigues, and some wear Rasta tams, which is a sign of rudeboys style. Some can even be seen wearing gold African continent pendants. They are well-armed, most members carrying pistols, or occasionally a knife or baseball bat. They drive Voodoos and Huntleys painted in the colors of the Jamaican flag: green, black, and gold. They can mainly be found in the Beechwood City region, particularly the Homebrew Café, and have a smaller presence in neighboring Schottler and Willis as well.

Due to Niko being close friends with Little Jacob, the Yardies welcome him to their turf. If Niko is engaged in a fight, or is attacked by a pedestrian, the Yardies will defend him by all means. This will only happen after Shadow, before that mission, Jamaicans will be hostille if you attack them. They may use knives, pistols, pump shotguns or Micro Uzi's to attack the player.

The gang's favorite radio stations are Tuff Gong Radio, Massive B Soundsystem 96.9, RamJam FM and Ticklah.

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Mission Appearances

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