Carl recently stole a load of music equipment for OG Loc's album release party, but it seems that Loc can't rhyme if he doesn't have them to read off of. Loc asks CJ to assist him in "borrowing" rhymes from famous rapper Madd Dogg.
Carl heads for Madd Dogg's Crib in Mulholland. He gains access, discovering that the home is heavily guarded by Madd Dogg's security. Nonetheless, Carl continues the infiltration and uses his stealth to make his way to the studio room, stealing the rhyme book. He exits the mansion in the safest way possible, and heads back to Burger Shot. Carl then meets Loc outside of the restaurant, giving him the rhyme book.
In order to complete the mission the player must:
Go to Madd Dogg's Crib.
Get to the main door which is around the back of the mansion.
Madd Dogg's personal security are patrolling the mansion.
Do not use any guns on your way to the rhyme book or you will alert them. Use stealth to steal the rhyme book.
Exit the mansion and get the rhyme book back to OG Loc.
It's safe to use your weapons now, although it may be less risky if you use stealth to get past any guards on patrol.
The reward for completing this mission is an increase in respect. The player is also allowed to keep the knife and remaining ammo for the Silenced 9mm from the mission.
Post mission phone call
Carl Johnson: What's happening?
Tenpenny: Don't try and hit me up with that ghetto babble, boy!
Carl Johnson: Officer Tenpenny. How'd you get my number?
Tenpenny: Ways and means, you piece of shit. You have been trying to avoid me?
Carl Johnson: No sir, I've just been busy, that's all.
Tenpenny: You're not busy unless you're doing something for us, you understand?
Carl Johnson: Yeah. Loud and clear.
Tenpenny: Nice to hear it, Carl. Call into the doughnut place in the middle of Market, we need to talk.
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Hey hey hey, It's OG Loc, homie, and I'm gonna kick it a little something like this... Hey yo, when I come through up in the place, You don't want me to call with a gun in your face...I feel it harded, Than anybody in the world could do, Just like a...
The player is forced to use the knife as the default and the only weapon once Carl enters the mansion, and other weapons that the player has can't be changed into during this period of time until they successfully obtain the rhyme book.
However, the player can still replace the knife with other weapons by inputting weapon cheats while inside the mansion, but the only available weapon slot at the moment is the melee slot.
One of the guards playing a video game remarks, "How could Refractions mess up so bad?" and "Tanner, you suck ass!" These are references to the poor reception of DRIV3R, which is considered a GTA Clone, where the protagonist's name is Tanner, and the game is made by Reflections Interactive.
The prominent use of shadows and stealth kills in this mission is similar to Rockstar's game Manhunt.
The upstairs levels of Madd Dogg's mansion (beyond the point where the rhyme book is) can be explored safely as there are no guards. A silenced pistol can be found in a room with gold records on the walls (down the hall from the studio), and two playable video games.
This is one of the numerous missions in which Carl loses whatever vehicle he takes to the site of the mission, because after he exits, his vehicle and all the cars parked in front of Madd Dogg's house, have disappeared, replaced by a bike. For this reason, it's inadvisable to take a car the player wishes to retain following this mission.
The male pedestrian in the beginning cutscene of this mission (who says "Yo! That shit sucks! Damn!") happens to share the same model as the Ballas member who was smoking in The Introduction. He can also be seen snorting coke with Jizzy B. along with his hoes and other associates in Ice Cold Killa. His name is Bogman, as seen in the files.
The BradyGames Official Strategy Guide appears to have been written based upon an early version of the mission, as it indicates that CJ needs to evade police who have been summoned by an alarm being triggered in the mansion. No such event occurs in the final version of the mission.
The guard playing the video game looks like he is holding a controller, but is actually holding nothing.
This is the only mission where NPCs can be found using the Silenced Pistol.