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RADIO STATION
Radio Los Santos
Radio-Los-Santos-V
Location: Ganton, Los Santos, San Andreas (SA)
Chamberlain Hills, Los Santos, San Andreas (V)
Genre: Gangsta rap and West Coast hip hop (SA)
Hip-Hop/Rap (V)
Appearance(s): Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and Grand Theft Auto V
Host: Julio G (SA)
Big Boy (V)
BUSINESS
Radio Los Santos
BAWSAQ: Increase-BAWSAQSteady-BAWSAQDecrease-BAWSAQ RLS
Tagline(s): "Blazin' hip hop across San Andreas for 25 years."
"Contemporary Hip Hop blazing into your stereo."
― Description at LCN.com.

Radio Los Santos (106.1) is a radio station in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and Grand Theft Auto V. In Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, it plays West Coast hip hop and Rap music from the late 1980s and early 1990s - primarily the "gangsta rap" sub-genre. The player can buy stocks of the radio station in the Lcn-exchange.com website in Grand Theft Auto V.

Description

The station, evidently, broadcasts from Los Santos. This station was released in a joint album with Playback FM as part of the 8-Disc soundtrack. The station also includes references to "carjacking on the rise", Los Santos gang violence, and the Los Santos drug/crack problem - being that these activities play a key element of the gameplay and the story. This is the favorite radio station of the Grove Street Families and Ryder. The station DJ is Julio G. Rapper B-Real from Cypress Hill makes an appearance on the station and so does Madd Dogg who is voiced by Ice-T. Other appearances on the radio station includes OG Loc and Big Smoke once the first chapter (Los Santos missions) has been completed.

In Grand Theft Auto V it appears once again, this time playing modern hip-hop and is hosted by real life radio host Big Boy - host of Big Boy's neighborhood in Los Angeles and voice of Big Bear in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.

Playlist

Radio Los Santos

Logo, circa 1992

Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas

  • 2Pac (feat. Pogo) - I Don't Give a Fuck (1991)*
  • Compton's Most Wanted - Hood Took Me Under (1992)
  • Dr. Dre (feat. Snoop Dogg) - Nuthin' but a 'G' Thang (1992)
  • Too Short - The Ghetto (1990)
  • N.W.A - Alwayz Into Somethin' (1991)
  • Ice Cube (feat. Das EFX) - Check Yo Self (The Message Remix) (1992)
  • Kid Frost - La Raza (1990)
  • Cypress Hill - How I Could Just Kill a Man (1991)
  • Dr. Dre (feat. Snoop Dogg & RBX) - Fuck wit' Dre Day (And Everybody's Celebratin') (1992)
  • The D.O.C - It's Funky Enough (1989)
  • N.W.A - Express Yourself (1988)*
  • Ice Cube - It Was a Good Day (1992)
  • Eazy-E - Eazy-er Said Than Dunn (1988)
  • Above the Law - Murder Rap (1990)
  • Dr. Dre (feat. Snoop Dogg) - Deep Cover (1992)
  • Da Lench Mob (feat. Ice Cube) - Guerillas in tha Mist (1992)

Songs marked with * don't appear in the Re-Released versions of the game.

Grand Theft Auto V

Exclusive for PS4, Xbox One, and PC versions

Deleted Songs

GTA V's trackID.gxt2 database reveals more songs were planned to appear on the station but were not included in the final version.

Trivia

  • Radio Los Santos may be based on real life L.A. radio stations KPWR 105.9 (Power 106) and 93.5 KDAY. The SA version of RLS may likely be based on KDAY as Julio G was a former DJ on the station. GTA V's version is likely based on Power 106 as Big Boy is still a radio host for the station (with his segment Big Boy's Neighborhood).
  • When 2Pac's "I Don't Give a Fuck" plays, Julio sometimes mentions that he is scared about playing the song due to its heavy use of profanity as well as political lyrical content and he'll likely get a fine for playing it.
  • This radio station can be heard in any wardrobe in safehouses and also in any mod garage. (If the player consistently listens to it)
  • Radio Los Santos is the default radio station in the Greenwood. However, Sweet's Greenwood plays Bounce FM when entered.
  • If CJ wears Grove Street colors, sometimes when idling he would rap to Dr. Dre's "Nuthin' But a G Thang."
  • Jay Rock's "Hood Gone Love It" is used in Franklin Clinton's trailer. It is also used in the Stretch ride to the Oriental Theater in the mission, "Meltdown."
  • The GTA V version of the station noticeably doesn't exclusively feature West Coast rappers, as it also features some notable rappers from the South (Gucci Mane, Future, etc), the Midwest (Freddie Gibbs) and East Coast (A$AP Rocky).
  • It is likely that the station was founded between 1988. This is because of the GTA V website's quote stating that it has been "blazin' hip hop for 25 years."
  • This is Franklin Clinton's favorite radio station, as it plays inside his Buffalo, Bagger, and inside 3671 Whispymound Drive, as well as inside the Clinton Residence.
  • Radio Los Santos is one of the only two radio stations ever to cross universes, the other being West Coast Talk Radio.
  • In GTA V, the host mentions that there was recently a new $100 bill being made. This is a reference to how in real life, the United States created a new version of the $100 bill.
  • Freddie Gibbs recently announced on Twitter that another song by him will appear on the station for next gen, hinting that this station will recieve an updated playlist. Further proving this, is that The Alchemist announced that he's working with Oh No for a new Gangrene project for Rockstar Games. Their song "Bassheads" was featured on the playlist for this station.
  • There will be new songs in the station as well, it will feature rap artists and hip-hop on Radio Los Santos station playlist.
  • Some of the station's songs featured in the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC versions of GTA V were released in 2014, despite the fact that GTA V is set in 2013.
  • Kendrick Lamar's song "Swimming Pools (Drank)" has appeared on the soundtrack of Saints Row IV, a GTA Clone.

See also

Video

GTA San Andreas soundtrack:

GTA San Andreas - Radio Los Santos Full Soundtrack PlayStation42:10

GTA San Andreas - Radio Los Santos Full Soundtrack PlayStation


Grand Theft Auto V soundtrack:

Radio los santons01:29:15

Radio los santons

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