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RADIO STATION
Radio Los Santos
Radio-Los-Santos-V
Location: Pillbox Hill
Genre: Gangsta rap, West Coast hip hop
Appearance(s): Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Grand Theft Auto V
Host: Julio G (Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas)
Big Boy (Grand Theft Auto V)
"Blazin' hip hop across San Andreas for 25 years."
Grand Theft Auto V website

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 from the late 1980s and early 1990s - primarily the "Gangsta Rap" sub-genre. 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 plays 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)

Grand Theft Auto V

Deleted Songs

GTA V's "american.gxt" 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).
  • During Eazy-E's song, Julio mentions Compton instead of its in-game fictional counterpart Ganton .
  • 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.
  • Chronologically, there are some errors made in the dialog. N.W.A broke up in 1991 yet Julio G comments on their "Alwayz Into Somethin'" song as if they are still together. This is further contradicted by the fact that Dr. Dre's songs "Nuthin' But a G Thang" and "Fuck wit Dre Day" from his album, The Chronic, appear. Both were recorded when Dr. Dre left N.W.A and the latter is a diss aimed at former N.W.A member, Eazy-E.
  • Ice Cube's "Check Yo Self" is played in its edited radio version, which is strange because every other song on the radio appears in explicit/original form, including other singles that had radio versions in real life (such as Ice Cube's "It Was a Good Day" and Dr. Dre's "Dre Day").
  • 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 does not play Radio Los Santos when entered.
  • Jay Rock's song is used in Franklin 's trailer.
  • 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 1988-89. 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.
  • Radio Los Santos is one of the only two radio stations ever to cross universes, the other being WCTR .

See also

Video

GTA San Andreas
Radio Los Santos (Gta Sa Radio Station) HQ Full58:48

Radio Los Santos (Gta Sa Radio Station) HQ Full

GTA V
GTA V - Radio Los Santos - All tracks55:05

GTA V - Radio Los Santos - All tracks

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