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"Hey, my youth. Some boy dem, dei pon the corner an' ting, an' de boy dem sell some tings and ting, an' I gwa'an, an' I say...oh, dem nah wan' gimme my money an' ting. An' every corner my corner an' I want my money an' ting, ya know?"
Real Badman, explaining the situation

Shadow is a mission in Grand Theft Auto IV given to protagonist Niko Bellic by Rastafarian Little Jacob from his apartment on Dillon Street in the Schottler district of Broker, Liberty City.


As Niko enters Little Jacob's apartment, he gets a surprise introduction from Badman by being pinned down, and threatened with a box cutter. Jacob assures Badman that Niko is friendly, so he helps Niko up off the floor and take him to Jacob. Jacob will be lying on the couch, watching what appears to be scrambled porn on the TV with Tuff Gong Radio playing over it, he then explains that there are dealers dealing drugs in their turf and they are not getting any profits from them. Badman wants Niko to head to Wallkill Avenue in Fortside and follow a dealer to the supplier.

Mission objectives

In order to complete the mission the player must:

  • Go to find the dealer in South Bohan.
  • Follow the dealer to his supplier on foot. Stay behind him and try not to be seen.
  • You spooked the dealer. Keep following him to the supplier. (if he detects you)
  • The dealer is in the apartment block. Follow or chase, but don't attack him.
  • Damage the lock to break open the door. (if he detects you)
  • Take down the dealer and his suppliers.


This section/page depicts all cutscenes and dialogues in the mission "Shadow" in Grand Theft Auto IV.

Cutscene 1
Niko Bellic enters the apartment and is immediately pinned down by Real Badman. Little Jacob told Real Badman that Niko Bellic is friendly. Little Jacob asks Niko Bellic to go to Fortside, and Niko Bellic leaves.
Real Badman Hey boy, don't move, don't move.
Niko Bellic Hey! Ah!
Real Badman Me say don't move boy. Who are you?
Niko Bellic What the fuck, are you kidding me?
Real Badman Where ya come from? Who are you?
Niko Bellic Hey, man, I'm here to see Jacob. It's Niko.
Real Badman Niko?
Little Jacob Badman, what gwa'an down there so?
Real Badman Some boy down here, sir, beat up the door. Some boy dere, sir, call himself Niko, say he wan' see ya, rude boy.
Little Jacob Niko? Ah me boy that, Badman. Yo, free up the boy, man. Yo.
Real Badman Your boy dat?
Little Jacob Yeah.
Real Badman Cho! Come, my youth.
Little Jacob Me boy dat, yo.
Real Badman Come upstairs to talk wit' Mr. Jacob and ting, man.
Little Jacob Ah him de one work wit' Roman, de one dat control the taxi...
Real Badman Ya know, when ya have people dat knock upon people door an' ting, ya have fe careful an' ting.
Niko Bellic No, it's okay.
Real Badman Yah man. See what me tell?
Niko Bellic Don't worry about it.
Real Badman Ya have to watch out dere, ya know. See, ya boy over dere, sir. Niko, go deal wit' dem, see him dere.
Little Jacob Wha' happen, Niko? Ya alright?
Niko Bellic Hey, no problem. As good an introduction as any other.
Little Jacob Yeah, me hear that, ya know? Anyway... some boy around ya boy Badman, ya know. Him want ask ya a favor. Gwa'an, nuh?
Real Badman Hey, my youth. Some boy dem, dey pon de corner an' ting, an... de boy dem sell some tings and ting, an... I gwa'an, an' I say... oh, dem nah wan' gimme my money an ting. An'... every corner my corner an... I want my money an' ting, ya know? Ah no see dat! Go, go, ya know, me wan' deal with de case proper. Yah nah see it?
Little Jacob Alright, let me explain. Is a business ting a gwa'an down dere.
Niko Bellic Right.
Little Jacob Dey ah sellin' weed where dey not suppose to sell weed, an' dey nah cutting him in.
Niko Bellic Okay.
Little Jacob So wan' ya go down dere and deal wit dem. Seen?
Niko Bellic Right. It's not gonna be cheap. Where do I find them?
Real Badman Cheap? Cheap, my youth? Ya worry bout cheap? We nah worry bout cheap, ya know! De boy dem dere pon de corner! Me say de boi dem a got tings, and uh, on my corner dey a done ting and... Is a heavy corner on my corner, tell ya me now right after de boy! Dem a gwa'an an say "Oh! Dem nah wan' gimme my money." Oh! Say fe gwa'an wit' dat!
Little Jacob Alright, hear me now. What Badman is saying is... de boy dem a some novice, seen? Ya find dem when ya go pon de corner of Alpha and South Bohan. Seen? When ya go down dere so, yuh see an... tsk! An' just deal wit' dem, seen? Ah go find and turn in work, alright?
Niko Bellic Alright.
Little Jacob Alright. Ya want some of dat spliff here?
Niko Bellic No thanks.
Little Jacob Ya sure?
Niko Bellic I'm sure.
Little Jacob Alright. Respect.
Real Badman My youth. Pass me some of dat ting ya have over dereso.
Little Jacob Alright, here hold that, king.

Cutscene 2
Niko Bellic arrives at South Bohan, and notices a dealer dealing drugs. Niko Bellic then follows the dealer.
Gang Member 1 That's some good shit. You done cleaned me up. Yo! I'm all out of product. Dropping in to pick some up. Be ready.

Roman Bellic calls Niko Bellic. (First Possible Dialogue)
[The dialogue for this call will only play if the dealer is not spooked]
Roman Bellic Niko, it's your cousin. You want to shoot some pool?
Niko Bellic This isn't a good time, Roman. I got another type of shooting on my mind.
Call ends.
Roman Bellic calls Niko Bellic. (Second Possible Dialogue)
[The dialogue for this call will only play if the dealer is spooked]
Roman Bellic Niko, it's your cousin. You want to shoot some pool?
Niko Bellic Shit Roman, I can't talk now. Damn.
Call ends.

Cutscene 3
The dealers realize that Niko Bellic is following them.
[This cutscene will only play if the dealer is not spooked]
Gang Member 2 Who this cracker? You let him follow you back here?
Gang Member 1 I didn't see nobody. Get rid of this fool.
Niko Bellic kills the gang members.

Post-Mission Phonecall
Niko Bellic calls Little Jacob.
Niko Bellic Tell Badman that I got rid of the competition.
Little Jacob Righteous. De corner belong to I again. Ain't nobody goin' to fuck with I's corner no more, no tings. One love, Niko.
Call ends.

Fail Cutscenes & Dialogues
The dealer is dead.
Niko Bellic calls Little Jacob.
Niko Bellic I only found one dealer. He's dead.
Little Jacob One? It be a whole operation, Dere be a lot of dem pon da street, killing one ain't nuttin man. Wha'gwan? Come check I soon Niko.
Call ends.
The dealer got away.
Niko Bellic calls Little Jacob.
Niko Bellic I lost him.
Little Jacob Ya lost him? How da blood clat ya can lose him? Pon da corner? How ya can lose him pon da corner? Badman ah get vex! Yo, come ah the apartment man. Yo, lose him pon da corner? Cha!
Call ends.




Go to the dealer location, when Niko arrives, follow the dealer as he heads back for more product to sell. Niko can go ahead and initiate a running chase with the dealer, or quietly tail him without being seen. If initiated, during the chase, the dealer will narrowly avoid being hit by a car, but will also knock down a pile of boxes, and push a woman down the stairs, in an effort to stop Niko from chasing him.

When Niko reaches the dealers apartment the door will either be unlocked or locked, depending on whether or not you spooked the dealer. If the door is locked, Niko will have to shoot the lock to open the door.

There are three men in the apartment that must be taken down.

When the job is done, Niko will call Jacob to inform him that the competition is finished.

Video Walkthrough

GTA 4 - Mission 16 - Shadow (1080p)07:26

GTA 4 - Mission 16 - Shadow (1080p)

After the Mission

The reward for completing this mission is $250. The mission Russian Revolution is unlocked. (only if The Master and the Molotov is completed first.)

Also, you can now do friend activities with Jacob. You can also deliver packages for his drug operations, selecting the Job option on your phone.


  • This mission is the first to involve travelling outside of the Broker-Dukes island.
  • Roman Bellic will call during this mission asking if Niko wants to play pool with him, but Niko says that this is not the best time since he's following the dealer. The call serves no purpose other than as an ironic joke, similar to Little Jacob's calls in Have a Heart and I'll Take Her..., Brucie's call in Undress to Kill and Dining Out and Roman's other call in Rigged to Blow.
  • When Roman calls, this alerts the dealer. To avoid this go to options on the phone and select silent. The phone will vibrate and not draw any attention to yourself. Or the player can simply reject the call as there will be no thumbs down for Roman.
  • After this mission Niko became member of the Jamaican Mafia and work as a hired gun and drug courier.
  • If anyone of them incapacitated on ground and not dead yet, the red dot still in the mini-map. But after all down (dead or alive), the mission will counts as done.
  • When the player arrives where the dealer is, if the player parks his car downward, the cutscene will show it parked upward instead.
  • This mission is similar to Escuela of the Streets since both missions involve the following of an enemy to his hideout to meet up with his crew and killing them all there. In this mission, you follow the enemy on foot.
  • This is one of the first missions in South Bohan along with Final Destination and Escuela of the Streets.  


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