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Ryder: "Hey man, wha'choo want?"
CJ: "Seeing my homie. What's up with you?"
Ryder and CJ before the mission

Ryder is a mission in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas given to protagonist Carl Johnson by Grove Street Families member Lance "Ryder" Wilson from his home.


Carl drops by Ryder's house in Grove Street. Ryder does not seem that excited to see Carl back. Ryder explains that a local pizza store in Idlewood keeps painting over a Grove Street Families tag on the building, and he wants to "teach the owner a lesson". He asks Carl to come along, to which Carl agrees. The two get into Ryder's Picador and drive over to the barber shop. Carl asks if Old Reece still owns the shop, to which Ryder warns Carl not to get a haircut there, stating that Reece popped his membrane years ago. Despite Ryder's advice, Carl goes inside the barber shop and get's a new haircut. Afterwards, Carl goes back outside and Ryder comments on his new haircut.

Ryder tells Carl to go over to the pizza place across the street and get them some food while he finishes smoking. After Carl orders the food, Ryder walks over to the counter with a gun and attempts to rob the parlor. However, the clerk recognizes Ryder, scares Ryder and Carl off with a shotgun and calls the police. Carl and Ryder run outside and get into Ryder's Picador. Carl and Ryder drive back to Ryder's house in Grove Street.

After returning to Grove Street, Ryder tells Carl to go over and see Sweet at his house to talk to him about the graffiti all across the hood.

Mission Objectives

In order to complete the mission the player must:

  • Get in Ryder's car
  • Go with Ryder to the barbers
  • Enter the barber shop
  • Walk into the marker to get a haircut
  • Enter the Pizza shop and buy some food
  • Walk into the marker to buy a pizza
  • Get in Ryder's car
  • Drive Ryder home


The reward for completing the mission is an increase of three Respect points.

Also the Sweet mission strand is opened starting with the first mission, Tagging Up Turf. A phone call from Sweet will also be available, describing changes in the city's gangs.


CJ enters Ryder's House.
Ryder Hey man, what you want?
CJ Seeing my homie. What's up with you?
Ryder Yeah, homie, yeah, yeah. It's good to see you back.
CJ No homie love? No hug?
Ryder Oh, for sure, for sure my nigga, my bad. What's crackin' with you?
CJ Hey, man, what you strapped for?
Ryder Man, some pizza place keeps painting over our hit up, man! That shit is beautiful. Teach the owner a lesson. He's fucking with Grove Street. You down?
CJ I'm always down.
Ryder Ahhhh, yeah... Let's go, bitch.
CJ and Ryder exit Ryder's house.
Ryder Hey, show me how they drive on the East Coast, homie!
CJ and Ryder get into Ryder's Picador.
CJ Hey, Old Reece still run the barber shop?
Ryder Like a raggedy-assed motherfucker! He popped his membrane years ago! No WAY I'd let that old fool near MY head!
CJ Yeah, I think I'll get cut up.
Ryder Whatever. You got five minutes. I'll be cutting you like a DJ. So when you running off again?
CJ I'm not, I'm thinkin' of staying.
Ryder Why?
CJ My family, the homies is here.
Ryder We were always here, fool!
CJ Yeah, but, now I'm back and I know what I'm missing.
Ryder Don't expect me to kiss your ass or nothing.
CJ enters the barber shop and chooses a haircut.
Reece Tell Big Smoke he needs a cut.
CJ leaves the barber shop.
Ryder Shit! I told you he was crazy! Man, you jacked up! Man, what's this? Shit looks ridiculous. No respect for the 'hood, all clean and shit. You're looking too skinny, CJ. Go and get us something to eat. I'm gonna finish this. Then I'm gonna take care of business.
CJ enters The Well Stacked Pizza Co. and orders some food. Ryder shortly after enters wielding a Pistol.
Ryder Give up the money! This a raid!
Well Stacked Pizza Clerk Ryder! Not this again!
Ryder It ain't me, fool!
Well Stacked Pizza Clerk No one else is that small! I feel sorry for your dad!
CJ Shit, you crazy! Let's get out up outta here!
Ryder Same old CJ! Busta! Straight busta! Oh, shit! RUN!
CJ and Ryder get into Ryder's Picador and start to escape as the Well Stacked Pizza Clerk runs out of the store wielding a Shotgun.
Well Stacked Pizza Clerk This pizza parlor is no push-over!
Ryder What you waiting for, fool? Take us back to the Grove, motherfucker!
CJ and Ryder drive back to Ryder's house in Grove Street.
Ryder Better drop by and see Sweet. He's been yapping on about that graffiti, too. Later, homie.

Video Walkthrough


  • After the player comes out of the barbers and talk to Ryder, if CJ comes out with an expensive haircut, he takes back what he said about Reece, but if CJ comes out with a cheaper hairstyle he will continue to insult Reece. (This appears to be false in the Xbox version of the game, as coming out with a Flat Top ($500) Ryder will continue insulting Reece).
  • If a player visit Old Reece without money, he/she gets awarded $52 automatically, and if you try to buy food in Well-Stacked Pizza without money, you'll get $2, allowing you to buy the cheapest meal.
  • The song heard inside Ryder's home is Alwayz Into Somethin' by NWA, a song also heard on Radio Los Santos.
  • The clerk in the pizza shop says to Ryder, "I feel sorry for your dad," similar to what a clerk says to a character in the beginning of the movie, "Menace II Society."
  • In the brief cutscene at Ryder's House, Ryder armed himself with a Glock 17, but when he's about to rob the Pizza Parlor, he pulls out a Colt M1911A1.
  • In a beta screenshot, when Ryder is waiting for you to come out of Old Reece's, he is leaning against a Sadler with barrels in the back instead of his usual Picador.
  • It doesn't matter where you park Ryder's Picador it will always be teleported to the same spot.
  • It is possible to unlock restaurants before this mission by dating a girlfriend. It will fail due to a 4 star wanted level. However, after the disastrous date, restaurants are unlocked.
  • Before you stop at the barber, Ryder's car is damage-proof, but if hit too much, it will release smoke at the engine, but the car does not sustain any body damage.
  • It is possible to prevent Pizza parlor to shoot a video of this can be seen here.
  • When you come out of Reece's shop, Ryder's car is locked.
  • Ryder never takes off his sunglasses but this is the only time he takes off his hat.
  • The cutscene where Ryder comment's on CJ's hair is normally not skippable. However, if you fail the mission and play it again, it becomes skippable.
  • With some care and skill, the shotgun toting employee can be killed. Doing this gives you a decent weapon that can make some earlier missions much easier.


See Also

Prev:  Sweet & Kendl Next: Tagging Up Turf


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