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{{Q|I oughta smack the dog shit out your ass!|Madd Dogg to [[OG Loc]]}}
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:''Not to be confused with [[Dogg]], a biker from [[The Lost and Damned]].''
   
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|image = MaddDogg-GTASA.jpg
 
|image = MaddDogg-GTASA.jpg
|games = [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]
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|games = ''[[GTA San Andreas]]''
 
|status = Alive
 
|status = Alive
 
|gender = M
 
|gender = M
|home = [[Madd Dogg's Crib|Mansion]] in [[Los Santos]]
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|pob = [[Idlewood]], [[Los Santos (3D Universe)|Los Santos]]
|nationality = [[United States of America|American]]
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|home = [[Madd Dogg's Crib|Mansion]] in [[Vinewood (3D Universe)|Vinewood]], [[Los Santos (3D Universe)|Los Santos]]
|affiliations = [[Carl Johnson]]<br>[[Rochell'le]] (formerly)<br>[[Alan Crawford]] (formerly)|businesses = Rapping/Music business|voice = [[Ice-T]]}}
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|nationality = {{Flagicon|United States of America|Flag of the United States}} [[United States of America|African-American]]
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|affiliations = [[Carl Johnson]]<br>[[Kent Paul]]<br>[[Maccer]]<br>[[Rochell'le]] (formerly)<br>[[Alan Crawford]] (formerly)
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|businesses = Rap career
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|voice = [[Ice-T]]}}
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{{Quote|I oughta smack the dog shit out your ass!|Madd Dogg to OG Loc}}
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'''Madd Dogg''' is a character in the [[Grand Theft Auto]] series who appears as a main character in [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]]. Mad Dogg is also mentioned several times throughout [[Liberty City Stories]], [[Grand Theft Auto IV]] and [[Grand Theft Auto V]].
   
'''Madd Dogg''' is a character in the [[Grand Theft Auto]] series who appears as a main character in [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]].
 
 
==Description==
 
==Description==
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Madd Dogg is a rich and famous gangsta rapper from [[Los Santos (3D Universe)|Los Santos]]. His name is similar to the famous, real life rapper, Snoop Dogg, and the late G-funk/R&B singer and rapper [[wp:Nate Dogg|Nate Dogg]]. He is based on [[Ice-T]], (who voiced the character) as well as [[wp:Dr. Dre|Dr. Dre]] and [[wp:Ice Cube|Ice Cube]] of [[wp:N.W.A.|N.W.A.]] (whose music make up over half the [[Radio Los Santos]] soundtrack). His name is likely based on that of [[wp:Snoop Dogg|Snoop Dogg's]]. He was romantically involved with female rapper and R&B musician, [[Rochell'le]].
   
Madd Dogg is a rich and famous gangsta rapper from [[Los Santos]]. His name resembles the famous, real life rapper, Snoop Dogg and the late G-funk/R&B singer and rapper [[wp:Nate Dogg|Nate Dogg]]. He is based on [[wp:Ice-T|Ice-T]] (who voiced the character) as well as [[wp:Dr. Dre|Dr. Dre]] and [[wp:Ice Cube|Ice Cube]] of [[wp:N.W.A.|N.W.A.]] (whose music make up over half the [[Radio Los Santos]] soundtrack) and Snoop Dogg, who has similar writing on his logo. He was romantically involved with female rapper and R&B musician, [[Rochell'le]].
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==Early Life==
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Madd Dogg was born and raised in [[Idlewood]] and grew up in the crime-ridden [[Crystal Gardens]] housing project. Madd Dogg started rapping at a young age and got his big break when he performed at the [[Los Santos Forum]] in [[1988]]. [[Jimmy Silverman]] witnessed the performance and signed Madd Dogg to [[Blastin' Fools Records]]. [[Alan Crawford]], Madd Dogg's childhood friend became his manger and they both began working on his debut album.
   
====Breakthrough (1988-1991)====
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====Breakthrough ([[1989]]-[[1991]])====
[http://www.westcoastraplegends.com/ Forgotten Legends] explains that Madd Dogg first gained extreme popularity as a rapper, without any full albums, in the late 1980s. He quickly earned enough money to buy his [[Madd Dogg's Crib|trademark mansion]], pictured on his first two albums. The home resembles the "Hammertime" mansion in Fremont, California once owned by [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MC_Hammer MC Hammer], as well as styling cues from homes owned by Ice-T.
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[http://www.westcoastraplegends.com/ Forgotten Legends] explains that Madd Dogg first gained extreme popularity as a rapper, without any full albums, in the late [[1980|1980's]]. He quickly earned enough money to buy his [[Madd Dogg's Crib|trademark mansion]], pictured on his first two albums. 
   
In 1990 he released ''[[Hustlin' Like Gangstaz]]'' (parody of Above The Law's ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Livin_Like_Hustlers Livin Like Hustlers]'', produced by Dr. Dre and featured on [[Radio Los Santos]]) and ''[[Still Madd]]'' (parody of Ice-T's ''[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O.G._Original_Gangster OG: Original Gangster]'', complete with a song "2:30 in the Afternoon" to parody "6 in the Morning").
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In [[1990]], he released his debut album ''[[Hustlin' Like Gangstaz]]'' (parody of Above The Law's ''[[wp:Livin Like Hustlers|Livin Like Hustlers]]'', produced by Dr. Dre and featured on [[Radio Los Santos]]) and ''[[Still Madd]]'' (parody of Ice-T's ''[[wp:O.G. Original Gangster|OG: Original Gangster]]'', complete with a song "2:30 in the Afternoon" to parody "6 in the Morning").
   
During 1990, he also began a relationship with [[Rochell'le]], a bubbly, innocent female singer and labelmate on [[Jimmy Silverman]]'s [[Blastin' Fools Records]]. A rumor exists that he was her ghostwriter for some of the more rap-oriented songs she released.
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During 1990, he also began a relationship with [[Rochell'le]], a bubbly, innocent female singer and label-mate on [[Jimmy Silverman]]'s [[Blastin' Fools Records]]. A rumor exists that he was her ghostwriter for some of the more rap-oriented songs she released.
====Mainstream status and downfall (1991-1992)====
 
   
In 1991, he released [[24 Carat Dogg|''24 Carat Dogg'']]. The name might suggest that he had moved on from violent music to more radio-friendly songs in which he bragged about his lifestyle, like many rappers, but in 1992 it seems that he still has plenty of street credibility.
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====Mainstream Status and Downfall (1991-[[1992]])====
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In [[1991]], he released [[24 Carat Dogg|''24 Carat Dogg'']]. The name might suggest that he had moved on from violent music to more radio-friendly songs in which he bragged about his lifestyle, like many rappers, but in 1992 it seems that he still has plenty of street credibility.
   
At the beginning of [[Grand Theft Auto:San Andreas|GTA: SA]], Madd Dogg was very popular and exploring merchandise such as a clothing label "Madd Tagg" - later in the game, the player can buy one of the shirts for $30 at [[Victim]]. [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russell_Simmons Russell Simmons] was the first person in hip-hop to have his own clothing line in 1992, called [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phat_Farm Phat Farm].
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At the beginning of [[Grand Theft Auto:San Andreas|GTA: SA]], Madd Dogg was very popular and exploring merchandise such as a clothing label ''[[Madd Tagg]]'' - later in the game, the player can buy one of the shirts for $30 at [[Victim]]. [[wp:Russell Simmons|Russell Simmons]] was the first person in hip-hop to have his own clothing line in 1992, called [[wp:Phat Farm|Phat Farm]].
   
Madd Dogg began to sink into a depression after [[Madd Dogg's Rhymes|his rhyme book went missing]] and [[Management Issues|his manager was killed]] (all secret efforts by [[Carl Johnson|CJ]] - ironically, his future manager - to jumpstart rival [[OG Loc|OG Loc's]] music career). Outside of these attacks, he also struggled with "alcoholism and egomania" (as told by [[Lianne Forget]]), drug abuse, massive financial debt, as well as breakups with [[Rochell'le]] and his rap group "Doggy Boyz".
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Madd Dogg began to sink into a depression after his rhyme book [[Madd Dogg's Rhymes|went missing]] and his [[Alan Crawford|manager]] [[Management Issues|was killed]] (all secret efforts by [[Carl Johnson|CJ]] - ironically, his future manager - to jump-start rival [[OG Loc|OG Loc's]] music career). Outside of these attacks, he also struggled with "alcoholism and egomania" (as told by [[Lianne Forget]]), drug abuse, massive financial debt, as well as breakups with [[Rochell'le]] and his rap group "Doggy Boyz."
   
 
[[File:MaddDogg-StillMadd-GTALCS-billboard.jpg|thumb|Billboard for "Still Madd", found at the back of the Portland Safehouse in GTA Liberty City Stories.]]
 
[[File:MaddDogg-StillMadd-GTALCS-billboard.jpg|thumb|Billboard for "Still Madd", found at the back of the Portland Safehouse in GTA Liberty City Stories.]]
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[[File:Madd-dogg-record-easter-egg-gtav.png|thumb|Madd Dogg's record seen in [[Grand Theft Auto Online]] safehouses, [[The High Life Update]].]]
   
====Comeback and retirement (1992-1994)====
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====Comeback and Retirement (1992-1994)====
   
Later that year, he was forced to give his [[Madd Dogg's Crib|mansion]] to a [[Los Santos Vagos|Vagos]] [[Big Poppa|drug lord]], and was supposed to give a concert in [[Las Venturas]] before he went missing. When [[Carl Johnson]] finds him, he had a room at the [[Royale Casino]], and after he had gotten drunk and gambled away his fortune, [[Madd Dogg (mission)|threatens suicide before CJ saved him and sent him to rehab]]. Madd Dogg then hires CJ as his new manager, unaware that CJ ruined his career in the first place and rescued him out of guilt.
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Later that year, he was forced to give his [[Madd Dogg's Crib|mansion]] to a [[Los Santos Vagos|Vagos]] [[Big Poppa|drug lord]], and was supposed to give a concert in [[Las Venturas]] before he went missing. When [[Carl Johnson]] discovers him, he had a room at the [[Royale Casino]], and after he had gotten drunk and gambled away his fortune, [[Madd Dogg (mission)|threatens suicide before CJ saved him]] and sent him to rehab. Madd Dogg then hires CJ as his new manager, unaware that CJ ruined his career in the first place and rescued him out of guilt.
   
As manager, CJ begins by [[A Home In The Hills|taking back his mansion]] and directs Madd Dogg to record a new album, also [[Cut Throat Business|taking back]] the original rhyme book from [[OG Loc]]. At the end of the game, possibly in early 1993, ''[[Forty Dogg]]'' is released and quickly goes gold.
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As his manager, CJ begins by [[A Home In The Hills|taking back]] his mansion and directing Madd Dogg to record a new album. He also [[Cut Throat Business|takes back]] the original rhyme book from [[OG Loc]]. At the end of the game, possibly in early 1993, ''[[Forty Dogg]]'' is released and quickly goes "gold."
   
In 1994, he released "the less-than-stellar" ''N.L.A.D.B. (Never Leave A Dog Behind)'', which would become his last album and direct him to retire. As of 1998 and 2003, his albums ''Still Madd ''and ''Forty Dogg'' were digitally remastered.
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In [[1994]], he released "the less-than-stellar" ''N.L.A.D.B. (Never Leave A Dog Behind)'', which would become his last album and direct him to retire. As of [[1998]] and [[2003]], his albums ''Still Madd ''and ''Forty Dogg'' were digitally remastered.
   
==Mission appearences==
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In [[2013]], [[Franklin Clinton]] owned a poster featuring him, that states, "MADD." This is located in both of his safe-houses in [[Strawberry]] and in [[Vinewood Hills]].
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==Mission Appearances==
   
 
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==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
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*The name Madd Dogg comes from the term "mad dog," which means "to stare someone down in response to an initial provocation or to start a fight with another."
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*Madd Dogg cannot swim, and drowns if you drive the car into water in the mission [[Cut Throat Business]].
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*[[Grand Theft Auto V|GTA V]]'s [[Franklin Clinton]] has a Madd Dogg poster (in the style of Shepard Fairey's [[wp:Barack Obama "Hope" poster|famous "Hope" poster]] of Barack Obama) hanging next to the wardrobe at his aunt's house; later, he has the poster framed and moved into his [[3671 Whispymound Drive|Vinewood Hills home]].
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*Madd Dogg is one of the featured celebrities on the [[Vinewood Walk of Fame]].
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*Madd Dogg's "Forty Dogg" album resembles that of [[wp:Tha Dogg Pound|Tha Dogg Pound's]] real life album [[wp:Dogg Food|Dogg Food]]. Their song "What Would You Do" is featured on [[West Coast Classics]]. 
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*Madd Dogg's name may be a reference to the rapper [[wp:Snoop Dogg|Snoop Dogg]], or his cousin [[wp:Nate Dogg|Nate Dogg]].
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*A new album called [[Tha Maddhouse]] can be found in GTA V which means he still raps.
   
*When bumped into, a pedestrian that wanders around Ganton can be heard saying "You Madd Dogging me, man!"
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==Gallery==
*Madd Dogg cannot swim and drowns if you drive the car into water in the mission [[Cut Throat Business]].
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===Albums===
 
==Album Gallery==
 
 
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Image:Modd Dogg.jpg|'''Hustlin' Like Gangstaz'''
 
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Image:Madd Dogg - Forty Dogg.jpg|'''Forty Dogg'''
 
Image:Madd Dogg - Forty Dogg.jpg|'''Forty Dogg'''
 
gb_cdcover07.png|Alternate cover for Still Madd, seen in [[The Ballad of Gay Tony]].
 
gb_cdcover07.png|Alternate cover for Still Madd, seen in [[The Ballad of Gay Tony]].
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Image:MadDogg-Tha_Maddhouse-GTA_V.png|'''Tha Maddhouse''' album found in [[GTA V]]
 
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Not to be confused with Dogg, a biker from The Lost and Damned.
CHARACTER
Madd Dogg
MaddDogg-GTASA
Appearance(s): GTA San Andreas
Status: Alive
Gender:

Male

Place of birth: Idlewood, Los Santos
Home: Mansion in Vinewood, Los Santos
Nationality: Flag of the United States African-American
Main affiliation: Carl Johnson
Kent Paul
Maccer
Rochell'le (formerly)
Alan Crawford (formerly)
Businesses: Rap career
Voiced by: Ice-T
"I oughta smack the dog shit out your ass!"
―Madd Dogg to OG Loc

Madd Dogg is a character in the Grand Theft Auto series who appears as a main character in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. Mad Dogg is also mentioned several times throughout Liberty City Stories, Grand Theft Auto IV and Grand Theft Auto V.

DescriptionEdit

Madd Dogg is a rich and famous gangsta rapper from Los Santos. His name is similar to the famous, real life rapper, Snoop Dogg, and the late G-funk/R&B singer and rapper Nate Dogg. He is based on Ice-T, (who voiced the character) as well as Dr. Dre and Ice Cube of N.W.A. (whose music make up over half the Radio Los Santos soundtrack). His name is likely based on that of Snoop Dogg's. He was romantically involved with female rapper and R&B musician, Rochell'le.

Early LifeEdit

Madd Dogg was born and raised in Idlewood and grew up in the crime-ridden Crystal Gardens housing project. Madd Dogg started rapping at a young age and got his big break when he performed at the Los Santos Forum in 1988. Jimmy Silverman witnessed the performance and signed Madd Dogg to Blastin' Fools Records. Alan Crawford, Madd Dogg's childhood friend became his manger and they both began working on his debut album.

Breakthrough (1989-1991)Edit

Forgotten Legends explains that Madd Dogg first gained extreme popularity as a rapper, without any full albums, in the late 1980's. He quickly earned enough money to buy his trademark mansion, pictured on his first two albums. 

In 1990, he released his debut album Hustlin' Like Gangstaz (parody of Above The Law's Livin Like Hustlers, produced by Dr. Dre and featured on Radio Los Santos) and Still Madd (parody of Ice-T's OG: Original Gangster, complete with a song "2:30 in the Afternoon" to parody "6 in the Morning").

During 1990, he also began a relationship with Rochell'le, a bubbly, innocent female singer and label-mate on Jimmy Silverman's Blastin' Fools Records. A rumor exists that he was her ghostwriter for some of the more rap-oriented songs she released.

Mainstream Status and Downfall (1991-1992)Edit

In 1991, he released 24 Carat Dogg. The name might suggest that he had moved on from violent music to more radio-friendly songs in which he bragged about his lifestyle, like many rappers, but in 1992 it seems that he still has plenty of street credibility.

At the beginning of GTA: SA, Madd Dogg was very popular and exploring merchandise such as a clothing label Madd Tagg - later in the game, the player can buy one of the shirts for $30 at Victim. Russell Simmons was the first person in hip-hop to have his own clothing line in 1992, called Phat Farm.

Madd Dogg began to sink into a depression after his rhyme book went missing and his manager was killed (all secret efforts by CJ - ironically, his future manager - to jump-start rival OG Loc's music career). Outside of these attacks, he also struggled with "alcoholism and egomania" (as told by Lianne Forget), drug abuse, massive financial debt, as well as breakups with Rochell'le and his rap group "Doggy Boyz."

MaddDogg-StillMadd-GTALCS-billboard

Billboard for "Still Madd", found at the back of the Portland Safehouse in GTA Liberty City Stories.

Madd-dogg-record-easter-egg-gtav

Madd Dogg's record seen in Grand Theft Auto Online safehouses, The High Life Update.

Comeback and Retirement (1992-1994)Edit

Later that year, he was forced to give his mansion to a Vagos drug lord, and was supposed to give a concert in Las Venturas before he went missing. When Carl Johnson discovers him, he had a room at the Royale Casino, and after he had gotten drunk and gambled away his fortune, threatens suicide before CJ saved him and sent him to rehab. Madd Dogg then hires CJ as his new manager, unaware that CJ ruined his career in the first place and rescued him out of guilt.

As his manager, CJ begins by taking back his mansion and directing Madd Dogg to record a new album. He also takes back the original rhyme book from OG Loc. At the end of the game, possibly in early 1993, Forty Dogg is released and quickly goes "gold."

In 1994, he released "the less-than-stellar" N.L.A.D.B. (Never Leave A Dog Behind), which would become his last album and direct him to retire. As of 1998 and 2003, his albums Still Madd and Forty Dogg were digitally remastered.

In 2013, Franklin Clinton owned a poster featuring him, that states, "MADD." This is located in both of his safe-houses in Strawberry and in Vinewood Hills.

Mission AppearancesEdit

GTA San Andreas

TriviaEdit

  • The name Madd Dogg comes from the term "mad dog," which means "to stare someone down in response to an initial provocation or to start a fight with another."
  • Madd Dogg cannot swim, and drowns if you drive the car into water in the mission Cut Throat Business.
  • GTA V's Franklin Clinton has a Madd Dogg poster (in the style of Shepard Fairey's famous "Hope" poster of Barack Obama) hanging next to the wardrobe at his aunt's house; later, he has the poster framed and moved into his Vinewood Hills home.
  • Madd Dogg is one of the featured celebrities on the Vinewood Walk of Fame.
  • Madd Dogg's "Forty Dogg" album resembles that of Tha Dogg Pound's real life album Dogg Food. Their song "What Would You Do" is featured on West Coast Classics
  • Madd Dogg's name may be a reference to the rapper Snoop Dogg, or his cousin Nate Dogg.
  • A new album called Tha Maddhouse can be found in GTA V which means he still raps.

GalleryEdit

AlbumsEdit

NavigationEdit

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