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"The home of hip hop in the home of the hip hop: Liberty City. New and exclusive joints mixed by your hosts - The Finisher, DJ Mister Cee and The Evil Genius, DJ Green Lantern."
— GTA IV Website
"Liberty City's home for hip-hop rounds out the original mixshows from Green Lantern and Mister Cee with two all new radio shows mixed by DJs Funkmaster Flex and Statik Selektah. The original Big Dog Pit Bull and Car Show Kingpin, Funkmaster Flex presents star-studded club bangers while the boom-bap ambassador, Statik Selektah presents a mix of truly exclusive original songs from the underground's elite."
— The Lost and Damned Website


The Beat 102.7 is a radio station in Grand Theft Auto IV and Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City that plays contemporary and and East Coast hip hop.

Description

The station is hosted by Funkmaster Flex and Statik Selektah (formerly DJ Mister Cee and DJ Green Lantern). it is based on New York City's hip-hop and R&B radio station, Hot 97. The playlists heavily emphasises the New York City hip-hop scene, with the vast majority of artists coming from that area, though some artists from the South and Midwest are also featured. A portion of the tracklist is exclusive to each stand-alone game, but downloading The Lost and Damned for GTA IV updates the station to include all songs. The Beat 102.7 Studios are located in Star Junction, Algonquin.

It is Armando Torres's, Brucie Kibbutz's, Dwayne Forge's, and Yusuf Amir's favorite radio station. It is also liked by Patrick McReary, Trey Stewart, Bobby Jefferson, and Malc.

Tracklist

Grand Theft Auto IV

Tracklist

DJ Green Lantern

Song: Preview:
"What's The Problem" by Styles P (2008)
"Anybody Can Get It" by Uncle Murda (2008)
"Nickame" by Quadir (2008)
"Where's My Money" by Busta Rhymes (2008)
"Get Away Driver" by Maino (2008)
"Stick'm" by Red Cafe (2008)
"Wet 'Em Up" by Tru Life (2008)
"Price On Your Head" by Johnny Polygon (2008)

DJ Mister Cee

Song: Preview: Notes:
"Top Down" by Swizz Beatz (2008)
"War Is Necessary" by Nas (2008)
"Flashing Lights" by Kanye West feat. Dwele (2007)
"Hip Hop (Remix)" by Joell Ortiz feat. Jadakiss & Saigon (2008) (Remix) not available on Spotify.
"Crackhouse" by Fat Joe feat. Lil Wayne (2008) Removed in Patch 1.0.8.0 due to the 10-year licensing agreement on them expiring.
"Dirty New Yorker" by Mobb Deep from H.N.I.C. Pt. 2 Sessions (2008)
"We Celebrate" by Ghostface Killah feat. Kid Capri (2007)
"Blow Ya Mind (Remix)" by Styles P feat. Sheek Louch & Jadakiss (2008) Not available on Spotify
"Stylin'" by Papoose (2008) Not available in the US. Removed in Patch 1.0.8.0 due to the 10-year licensing agreement on them expiring.

Episodes From Liberty City

Tracklist

Interlude

As read in the TLAD credits, the song "Auto Tune" is not attached to Flex or Statik's segments on the station, only referred to as "Interlude."
Song: Preview:
"Auto Tune" by B.o.B. (2009)

Statik Selektah

Song: Preview:
"Here in Liberty City" by Termanology (2009)
"Carjack" by Freeway (2009)
"Spit" by Saigon (2009)
"The Chase Is On" by Skyzoo (2009)
"I Hear Footsteps" by Consequence (2009)
"My Favorite Song" by Talib Kweli (2009)

DJ Funkmaster Flex

Song: Preview:
"Arab Money" by Busta Rhymes feat. Ron Browz (2008)
"Conglomerate" by Busta Rhymes feat. Young Jeezy & Jadakiss (2009)
"Swing Ya Rag" by T.I. feat. Swizz Beatz (2008)
"Jumping (Out the Window)" by Ron Browz (2008)
"Go Hard" by DJ Khaled feat. Kanye West & T-Pain (2008)
"Dangerous (Remix)" by Kardinal Offishall feat. Akon & Sean P (2008)
(Remix) not available on Spotify.
"Green Light" by John Legend feat. André 3000 (2008)
"Love Lockdown" by Kanye West (2008)

Deleted Songs

  • DJ Green Lantern (feat. Akon, Fabolous & Fat Joe) - "I'm So Fly" (2008)
  • Fat Joe - "Shit Is Real Pt. III" (2002)

Appearances

Radio Station
Individual Tracks
  • Busta Rhymes' "Arab Money" was used for Yusuf Amir's character trailer.
  • Wet 'Em Up, by Tru Life was used in the introductory character trailer for Playboy X.

Video

Grand Theft Auto IV soundtrack:

GTA IV Beat 102

GTA IV Beat 102.7 (46 34 Min)

Episodes from Liberty City soundtrack:

Radios GTA EFLC - The Beat 102

Radios GTA EFLC - The Beat 102.7 (Download Link)

Gallery

Trivia

  • The Beat 102.7 is called "Beat 95" in the game files. This was likely the beta name of the station.
  • At the end of Statik Selektah's mix, he says that Mr. Cee is up next. However if it's heard while playing Episodes From Liberty City, it goes to Funk Flex's mix.   
  • Swizz Beatz's "Top Down" is altered in GTA IV compared to the album version.
  • Nas' song "War is Neccessary" was recorded exclusively for GTA IV.
  • In EFLC, Funk Flex mentions a man by the name of Ernesto Asaltacunas, saying he looks ridiculous and "What do you mean how old?". This is a reference to an infamous R. Kelly interview on BET that happened around the time of the game's release.

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