"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 takes 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.

Niko drives to the dealer's location and follows the dealer back to his apartment. Once Niko arrives at the apartment he fights his way inside and kills the dealer along with his two suppliers. Niko contacts Jacob once the dealer has been killed to notify him.

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 is spotted.)
  • 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 is spotted.)
  • Take down the dealer and his suppliers.


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

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.
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.
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.
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.
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.



Video Walkthrough

After the Mission

The reward for completing this mission is $250. If The Master and the Molotov has been completed then the mission Russian Revolution is unlocked.

Niko can now go on friend activities with Jacob. He can also deliver packages for his drug operations by selecting the Job option on his phone.



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