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The hottest reggae, dancehall and dub served up by The Upsetter.
— GTA V Website

The Blue Ark is a radio station featured in Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online that plays reggae, dub and dancehall.

Description

The station is hosted by the late Jamaican music producer Lee "Scratch" Perry.

This is the preferred station of Omega, as it plays inside his trailer. It also plays at the Pacific Bluffs Country Club.

If the player is listening to Blaine County Radio and loses the signal, the radio will automatically retune to this station.

Tracklist

Tracklist
Song: Preview: Notes:
"Odd Ras" by Chronixx (2012)
"Money In My Pocket" by Dennis Brown (1972)
"Night Nurse" by Gregory Isaacs (1982)
"Crazy Girl" by Half Pint (1997)
"Chapter Three" by Joe Gibbs & The Professionals (1978)
"Sons Of Slaves" by Junior Delgado (1977)
"Gun Shot A Fire" by Konshens (2012)
"I Am A Madman" by Lee Perry & The Upsetters (1986)
"Disco Devil" by Lee "Scratch" Perry & The Full Experience (1977)
"Grumblin' Dub" by The Upsetters (1977)
"Psycho" by Tommy Lee Sparta (2012)
"We Never Fear Dem (So Bad Riddim)" by Vybz Kartel feat. Popcaan (2012)
"Nobody Move, Nobody Get Hurt" by Yellowman (1983)
"Kingston Be Wise" by Protoje (2012)
"Loyal (Royals Remix)" by Demarco (2014)
"Royals Remix" is not available on Spotify.
Exclusive for PS4, Xbox One, PC, PS5 & Xbox Series X/S versions
"Kingston Town (Remix)" by Busy Signal feat. Damian Marley (2012)
Remix is not available on Spotify.
Exclusive for PS4, Xbox One, PC, PS5 & Xbox Series X/S versions
These songs were originally cut from previous-gen releases.
"Topic of the Day" by I-Octane (2011) Exclusive for PS4, Xbox One, PC, PS5 & Xbox Series X/S versions
"Addi Truth" by Vybz Kartel (2014) Exclusive for PS4, Xbox One, PC, PS5 & Xbox Series X/S versions
"Money Come and Money Go" by Lee "Scratch" Perry (2010) Exclusive for PS4, Xbox One & PC versions
"Roast Fish & Cornbread" by Lee "Scratch" Perry (1978) Exclusive for PS4, Xbox One, PC, PS5 & Xbox Series X/S versions
"Mr. Money Man" by Danny Hensworth (1978) Exclusive for PS4, Xbox One, PC, PS5 & Xbox Series X/S versions
These songs were originally cut from previous-gen releases.

Deleted Songs

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The following is based on Grand Theft Auto V cut content and has not been verified by canon sources. Reader discretion is advised.
Please do not add unverified or speculative content to this article unless confirmed by Rockstar Games or in-game data.

GTA V's trackID.gxt2 database, found on the PS3 and Xbox 360, reveals more songs were planned to appear on the station but were not included in the final version.

Alongside the trackID.gxt2 database, more songs were found in a early build of GTA V on a dev PlayStation 3.[10]

Additionally, introductions for six unknown songs, one by Bounty Killer, two by Mikey Dread, one credited to Curtis Mayfield[11], one by Brentford All Stars and one by Burning Spear were discovered. Nothing outside of the artists performing the songs is known.

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Trivia

  • The station's name is derived from The Black Ark, a recording studio built in 1973 by Lee "Scratch" Perry, the DJ for Blue Ark.
  • On the radio wheel, Vybz Kartel is incorrectly credited as "Vybz Cartel", and Protoje is credited as "Proteje".
  • "Disco Devil" by Lee Perry & The Upsetters samples "I Chase the Devil" by Max Romeo & The Upsetters, which was featured on K-Jah West in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
  • "Grumblin' Dub" by The Upsetters plays in the background between songs.

See Also

References

  1. TrackID.gxt2: 0xD9C3E56F = Duh Weh Mi Waah
  2. TrackID.gxt2: 0x2DAB0308 = Westbound Train
  3. TrackID.gxt2: 0xC74AB3F9 = Slum
  4. TrackID.gxt2: 0x48193DB0 = Police & Thieves
  5. TrackID.gxt2: 0x306398EE = Jungle Lion
  6. TrackID.gxt2: 0xF3EA1FDE = Want A Wine
  7. TrackID.gxt2: 0x147BC81B = Jah Jah The Conqueror
  8. TrackID.gxt2: 0x1C88DF60 = Temperature
  9. TrackID.gxt2: 0x5A4CF07B = Living Up
  10. GTA Forums: http://gtaforums.com/topic/678397-the-gta-v-beta-hunt/?p=1070099238
  11. Curtis Mayfield: The song was most likely a reggae cover of one of Mayfield's songs by Junior Murvin.


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