Jeffrey Cross (or Jefferey Martin, as on the official GTA San Andreas website), known professionally as OG Loc, is a character in the Grand Theft Auto series who appears as a main character, and later a minor antagonist in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. Jonathan Anderson provided his voice.
Jeffrey grew up on Grove Street, where he became friends with several members of the Grove Street Families, including Sweet Johnson and Big Smoke. Jeffrey lacked the physical capability to join the Families, but was still enamoured of the gangster lifestyle. Sweet advised him to leave the ghetto and attend college, but Jeffrey was set on becoming a rapper. Sometime after the year 1987, he began going by the name "OG Loc", and started committing petty crimes, mostly traffic violations. These criminal offences landed him in jail for a few weeks. While in jail, he built up his street credibility.
Events of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
When Carl Johnson arrived back in Los Santos, OG Loc was still in prison. CJ accompanied Sweet and Smoke to the police station to pick him up, where CJ angered Loc by calling him Jeffrey. Loc immediately enlisted CJ's help in killing Freddy, a member of Los Santos Vagos whom he claimed had "disrespected" him (Freddy had revealed that they had a consensual homosexual relationship while in prison). Loc was then ordered to work as a Burger Shot janitor by his parole officer, and in the process of attempting to become famous, ruined Madd Dogg's career by having CJ steal his rhyme book and kill his manager (who called Loc whack). Despite the fact that Loc is a terrible rapper with a squeaky, scratchy voice, he slowly but surely makes a name for himself in the underground by using Madd Dogg's stolen lyrics.
After the downfall of the Grove Street Families, Big Smoke chose to launder his drug money by granting Loc a record contract, making him rich and famous. Using Madd Dogg's rhyme book, he recorded his first (and only) album Str8 From Tha Streetz, immediately paired with a clothing company, Loc-Down (a reference to his prison stint, complete with a handcuff logo) available at Victim. He was interviewed by Lazlow on WCTR. Despite mocking him in the past, Big Smoke goes on with the charade that OG Loc is a real gangster, and juxtaposes it with another falsehood that he (Smoke) is a philanthropist attempting to fight off the crack epidemic - "so either way, you can feel good about yourself listening to this music!"
After the recovery of both Madd Dogg and the Grove Street Families (in a partnership), OG Loc was chased down by Carl and Madd Dogg himself from the set of his music video in Flint County all the way to Blastin' Fools Records in Los Santos, and finally extorted for Madd Dogg's rhyme book and royalties from his album. This is based on Vanilla Ice having been extorted by Suge Knight for a stolen song. Shortly after, his manager, Big Smoke, was killed, and OG Loc did not return to the rap game.
After Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
What happened to OG Loc following the events of GTA San Andreas is unknown. He has probably gone back to jail, as in the House Party mission he quit his job at the restaurant, thus violating his conditional freedom.
In the HD Universe, however, OG Loc CDs can be seen in Grand Theft Auto IV and Grand Theft Auto V. His name also appears on the Vinewood Walk of Fame in GTA V, and a gold record bearing his name can be seen in the High Life Update for Grand Theft Auto Online, implying a successful career in this timeline.
Events of Grand Theft Auto Online
In late 2021, OG Loc has tried to get in contact with F. Clinton and Partner celebrity solutions agency to help him with an unknown problem. The Agency Security Guard, who worked for him in the 1990s, recognized his "squeaky gangster" voice and asked "Jeffrey?", making him angry on the phone. Nevertheless, the guard appears to recall OG Loc positively, and hoped he would drop by the agency one day.
- 1992: Str8 From Tha Streetz
- Unknown (between 1992-2013): OriGinal
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
- The Introduction
- OG Loc
- Life's a Beach (Boss)
- Madd Dogg's Rhymes (Boss)
- Management Issues (Boss)
- House Party (Boss)
- Cut Throat Business (Betrayal)
- OG Loc's beta name was MC Strap. The "MC" radar icon still exists within the game files. OG Loc's missions are marked with "STRAP" in the .GXT files (mission transcript files).
- In the Definitive Edition, OG Loc uses his beta character model rather than the final version seen in the original game.
- When Madd Dogg asks CJ on "How does a fake, busta, phony like suck-ass Loc make it in the rap game?," CJ replies that "it's all about showmanship and dance routines," referring to the early 1990s trend of hip-hop by MC Hammer, Vanilla Ice and others, although Loc states on Entertaining America with Lazlow when asked to dance "I ain't down with that shit, it ain't gangsta!"
- OG Loc is also a very mocking parody of Ja Rule, although Ja Rule was not famous until 1999, seven years after the setting of GTA San Andreas. Both men are named "Jeffrey," portray themselves alike, and Ja Rule was also accused of stealing rhymes and other style notes from frequent collaborator DMX.
- When listening to some radio shows featuring OG Loc, his voice is much deeper and doesn't break.
- Katie Zhan dislikes Loc. While on dates with Carl Johnson, she derides him by saying "OG Loc? OG Joke is more like it".
- In the PS4/Xbox One/Mobile versions of the game, OG Loc wears a bandana on his head and inexplicably has a moustache. This model appears to only affect his cutscene appearance, however, as his mission appearance is the same as normal.
- In Grand Theft Auto IV, a copy of OG Loc's sole album, Str8 From Tha Streetz, can be found in Niko Bellic's safehouse in South Bohan, in Luis Lopez's safehouse in Northwood, and in the DJ area in Bahama Mamas.
- Additionally, in Grand Theft Auto V, in Franklin Clinton's second safehouse, there is a gold album with OG Loc's name on it. This can also be viewed in the "heist room" of apartments with 10-car garages in the online mode. OG Loc CDs can also be seen in Franklin's safehouses near stereo systems and in Jimmy De Santa's rooms in the enhanced versions of GTA V.
- A tour poster in Whispymound Drive also advertises OG Loc's OriGinal Tour and Down and Dirty tour.
- OG Loc also has a star on the Vinewood Walk of Fame.