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Little Jacob: "Ya Niko? The one me man Roman's been talkin' about all this time? Cousin Niko, gonna help Roman take over de world and ting?"
Niko: "I guess so."
―Conversation between Little Jacob and Niko Bellic on their way to the rendezvous place.

Jamaican Heat is a mission in Grand Theft Auto IV given to protagonist Niko Bellic by his cousin Roman Bellic from his cab depot on Cisco Street in Schottler, Broker, Liberty City. It is unlocked by the mission Easy Fare.

This mission introduces firearms (the pistol to be exact) to the player, which the player keeps as a reward for successfully completing the mission. The mission also introduces Little Jacob, who will be important for the remainder of the game as a friend and source of jobs/missions.

Plot and Walkthrough

Opening Scene

Roman is busy taking calls as Niko walks in, after they both talk about Niko's past in the army, to with Niko tries to change the conversation saying that he will say more when Roman have time, Roman asks Niko to pick up Little Jacob on Oneida Avenue in South Slopes.

Driving Jacob

Go and pick up Little Jacob.
Marker: Little Jacob
Go to Schottler.
Waypoint: Alleyway off Dillon Street in Schottler, Broker

Niko picks up "Little" Jacob Hughes and drives him over to Dillon Street in Schottler. Little Jacob has heard from Roman that Niko has experience with weapons, so Jacob asks him to watch over a meeting he has planned, and gives him a pistol (with 150 rounds) to do so. At the location of the meet, Little Jacob gets into position as Niko goes to the lookout spot.

Go to the lookout spot.
Wait for Little Jacob to get into position.

Three gang members turn up, but only one was expected. They open fire on Little Jacob, prompting Niko to open fire too.

Kill the gang members.
Target: Hillside Posse gang members

After they are killed, another gang member appears on the roof. The player can shoot the man on the roof or can go down to the ground and pick up a brick and throw it at the gang member. This is not wise to do if the player doesn't have body armour.

Get Little Jacob back to the cafe.
Waypoint: Homebrew Cafe, along Tutelo Avenue in Beechwood City, Broker

After all the gangsters have been killed, Niko and Jacob escape the alley way with Little Jacob impressed with Niko's shooting skills. He then gives Niko his number so they can work together later on, and Niko then drives Little Jacob to the Homebrew Cafe.

Shortly after completing this mission, Niko will get a call from Roman welcoming him to the "family business". Niko can now call Roman anytime for cab-driving jobs.


Niko Bellic enters the cab depot. Roman Bellic asks Niko Bellic to pick up Little Jacob and Niko Bellic leaves.
Roman Bellic: Head into town. I don't give a fuck if the bridge is busy, you're a cab driver! Hey. Hello, Roman Bellic Enterprises... No. Mr. Bellic has stepped away from his office, can I take a message? Okay... great... no, I'm not gay. Yes, I'll... I'll tell him. Car Seven, head to South Slopes. Come on, where are you, Mohammad? Hello, Roman Bellic's offi... Shit. Fucking battery. This is chaos!
Niko Bellic: Capitalism is a dirty business.
Roman Bellic: Yeah... like war?
Niko Bellic: Not exactly.
Roman Bellic: No. Maybe not. When you going to tell me properly about what happened? I'm not going to judge you.
Niko Bellic: Ahh... when you got time.
Roman Bellic: There, I have time.
Niko Bellic: Another time. Can I help?
Roman Bellic: Okay. Yes... go pick up my friend, Little Jacob... he's a good man. Likes to smoke a bit. Look after him. He's on Oneida Avenue in South Slopes. Niko, man, we should talk some time - I'm a good listener.
Niko Bellic: Whatever, man.
Roman Bellic: Mohammed, where the fuck are... Oh! Miss Weinstock, no no, not you... what can I do for you today?
Niko Bellic picks up Little Jacob and drives to Schottler. (First Possible Dialogue)
Little Jacob: Alright, breda, forward a Dillon Street in Schottler. Ya Niko? The one me man Roman's been talking about all this time? Cousin Niko, gonna help Roman take over de world and ting?
Niko Bellic: I guess so.
Little Jacob: Respect. Alright, alright. We going to this spot where I need ya to wait for I, seen? I gotta ask ya another favor too.
Niko Bellic: Go for it.
Little Jacob: Can you take dis piece? Ya hear any ting bad going down you come and help, sight?
Niko Bellic: Are you worried about this? I know how to use a gun if you want me to keep watch of things.
Little Jacob: Realness brother, you and me man Roman's cousin. Thanks, respect. This ras clot has a rukus with me bredren Real Badman de other day. I want to make peace, but Jah know what type of shit they might pull off.
Niko Bellic picks up Little Jacob and drives to Schottler. (Second Possible Dialogue)
Little Jacob: Alright, breda, forward a Dillon Street in Schottler. Alright, alright. Ya me man Roman's cousin, ain't ya? Two of ya going to rule this city and ting, ain't it?
Niko Bellic: I don't know about that. It seems that Roman has enough problem running his own life, let alone the whole city.
Little Jacob: This is fe me breda. Seen, Niko, seen. Can ya do me a favor? You see, Real Badman, me boss man, he get in a fight with these boys and I gots to go down te make peace. They got too fierce and I ain't sure this is gonna be an easy ting. Can you keep an eye on the meet with I's piece?
Niko Bellic: This is something I am more equipped to do than drive people around for Roman.
Little Jacob: Righteous. I gonna feel safer with some backup inna de ground.
Niko Bellic arrives at Schottler. Niko Bellic then goes to the lookout spot.
Little Jacob: Alright. There be the spot up there. Watch out for any badness.
Niko Bellic: Sure.
Three gang members arrive, and start shooting at Niko Bellic and Little Jacob.
Little Jacob: What dis? I thought there was only going to be one of yous coming?
Gang Member: Jacob, Jacob, Jacob... we have te teach Badman his lesson and ting.
Niko Bellic tries to kill the gang members.
Little Jacob: Shit, Niko. Get these bloodclots.
Gang Member: Rhaatid, someone be inna de ground.
Niko Bellic kills the three gang members. The last gang member appears, and Niko Bellic tries to kill the gang member.
[These dialogues will play in random]
Little Jacob: There be another one, Niko. Check him.
Little Jacob: Watch yourself, coo pon de other one inna the ground.
Niko Bellic kills the last gang member.
Little Jacob: Sorry for maga dog, maga dog turn round bite you. Come here back a' homebrew café.
Niko Bellic drives to the cafe. (First Possible Dialogue)
Little Jacob: You a real creation stepper, Niko, righteous wit dat piece.
Little Jacob: I tink we could do some work together and tings. Inna the future, you know?
Niko Bellic: I am always looking for work, if it pays.
Little Jacob: Here's me number. Mek we link up soon.
Niko Bellic drives to the cafe. (Second Possible Dialogue)
Little Jacob: Badman get I an' I in all type of shit you know, Niko.
Niko Bellic: I have the feeling it will be same story with Roman. He has been the same way since we were very young.
Little Jacob: Ya the type of man who can get out of a rukus, seen?
Niko Bellic: You look like you can look after yourself as well, man.
Little Jacob: I might have some work you now Niko. Here's me number.
Niko Bellic arrives at the cafe. Little Jacob then enters.
Little Jacob: Thanks for everything, ya can keep the piece. I tink ya know fe use it better than I an' I do. One love. Irie, rasta. I an' I need fe talk. Mek we dweet.
Niko Bellic calls Roman Bellic.
Niko Bellic: Roman, I took Jacob where he wanted to go. Driving for you ain't as boring as I thought it would be.
Roman Bellic: Jacob is a good man, watching glue dry with Jacob would not be boring. Thank you, cousin.
Roman Bellic calls Niko Bellic.
Roman Bellic: Niko, now that you've settled into life in Liberty City, I was wondering if you could start to help your cousin with the family business.
Niko Bellic: I thought all I'd been doing since I got here was helping you out.
Roman Bellic: You have, you have, but I mean officially. I need more drivers for the cab company. I'll pay you properly.
Niko Bellic: Okay then.
Roman Bellic: Just call me whenever you want to take a fare. You can do as many as you like, Niko. There are always more customers.
Little Jacob is dead.
Niko Bellic calls Roman Bellic.
Niko Bellic: Bad shit happen, cousin. Jacob ain't around no more.
Roman Bellic: Jacob. Oh, oh... I don't want know what happened. Fuck, now I have to call his friend Real Badman. This ain't going to go well, cousin.

Video Walkthrough


  • In the first cutscene, Roman talks to Mohammed, the cab driver who drives Niko around.
  • The rival Jamaicans arriving at the meeting will be randomized models of the Hillside Posse.
  • Jacob's gunfire does no damage to his enemies. But Jacob will not get killed no matter how long the player takes to kill the goons. However, if the player walks away during the shootout, the mission will fail saying Jacob was killed.
    • Sometimes a glitch may happen, when Little Jacob will be killed if the player takes quite some time to kill the gang members. The glitch will most likely happen if the player used cheats.
  • The mission name may be a homophone of the tropical climate of Jamaica, and a slang term for weapons.
  • This is the first official appearance of Little Jacob (not counting his cameo in First Date).
  • In the opening cutscene, Roman said Little Jacob was at Oneida Avenue in South Slopes, South Broker, when in fact Oneida Avenue is in Outlook with Jacob standing in front of the entrance of Outlook Park
  • This mission usually happens at dawn.