- "The mouthiest man in hip-hop, Forth Right MC, brings real hip-hop to the left coast. East Coast sensibilities and Forth Right's unique brand of conspiracy theory lead you in a history lesson."
- ―GTA San Andreas Website
Playback FM is a radio station featured in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
It plays old school and golden age hip-hop and is hosted by Forth Right MC (voiced by Chuck D.). The soundtrack to this station was released on a joint album with Radio Los Santos, and is also the Varrios Los Aztecas' favorite radio station. This station plays older rap music made exclusively by East Coast artists, in contrast to Radio Los Santos which exclusively plays modern-day West Coast Hip Hop.
- Kool G Rap & DJ Polo - "Road to the Riches" (1989)
- Big Daddy Kane - "Warm It Up, Kane" (1989)
- Spoonie Gee - "The Godfather" (1987)
- Masta Ace - "Me and the Biz" (1990)
- Slick Rick - "Children's Story" (1988)
- Public Enemy - "Rebel Without a Pause" (1988)
- Eric B. & Rakim - "I Know You Got Soul" (1987)
- Rob Base and DJ E-Z Rock - "It Takes Two" (1988)
- Gang Starr - "B.Y.S." (1992)
- Biz Markie - "The Vapors" (1988)
- Brand Nubian - "Brand Nubian" (1989)
- Ultramagnetic MCs - "Critical Beatdown" (1988)*
Songs marked with * don't appear in the Re-Released versions of the game.
- Despite the station being said to play "old school" and "golden age" rap, the station's playlist only ranges from 1987 to 1992, almost the same time period as Radio Los Santos' playlist, which ranges from 1988 to 1992.
- Despite covering similar time spans, Playback FM's music is mostly concentrated on songs from the late 1980's, while Radio Los Santos's playlist primarily focuses on the early 1990's.
- The radio station's host, Forth Right MC is voiced by the rapper Chuck D. The song "Rebel Without A Pause" by Public Enemy the group which Chuck D is part of, appears on the station.
- Radio Los Santos - A radio station in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and Grand Theft Auto V which plays contemporary west coast hip-hop.
- The Classics 104.1 - A radio station in Grand Theft Auto IV which plays classic hip-hop, as well as other songs by Gang Starr and Brand Nubian
- Game Radio FM - A radio station in Grand Theft Auto III which plays hip-hop.
- Wildstyle - A radio station in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City which plays old school hip-hop.
- The Liberty Jam - A radio station in Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories which plays east coast hip-hop.
- Fresh 105 FM - A radio station in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories which plays old school hip-hop.
- The Beat 102.7 - A radio station in Grand Theft Auto IV which plays contemporary hip-hop.
- West Coast Classics - A radio station in Grand Theft Auto V which plays classic west coast hip-hop.