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Bringing you some all time classics from the Tuff Gong family.
— GTA IV Website


Tuff Gong Radio is a radio station in Grand Theft Auto IV that plays reggae and dub. It is hosted by Carl Bradshaw.

Description

Tuff Gong Radio is one of two reggae-orientated stations in Grand Theft Auto IV, the other being Massive B Soundsystem 96.9, which plays dancehall, a genre of Jamaican music which has its roots in reggae.

Tuff Gong's name and playlist are a tribute to reggae pioneer Bob Marley. This is reflected in the fact that the station's playlist consists solely of music by Bob Marley & The Wailers, as well as Bob Marley's two sons, Stephen and Damian. The station's name and logo comes from the record label founded by Bob Marley & The Wailers in 1970, on which their most prominent work was released, and which authorized the use of their visual identity in the game. The "Tuff Gong" name itself was a nickname of Bob Marley's, which derived from that of Rastafari leader Leonard "The Gong" Howell.

Tuff Gong Radio and Massive B Soundsystem do not appear in Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City, with RamJam FM replacing both stations.

Tuff Gong Radio is one of Little Jacob's favourite radio stations, while it is one of Michelle's least favorite. It is also Niko's least favorite at the start of the game, but as he does more friend activities with Little Jacob, he will state that he likes the station. It also appears to be one of Mohammed's favorite radio stations, as it will be playing when the player enters his cab.

Tracklist

Grand Theft Auto IV

Tracklist
Song: Preview:
"Chase Dem" by Stephen Marley (2005)
"Concrete Jungle" (The Unreleased Original Jamaican Version) by Bob Marley & The Wailers (1973)
"Pimper's Paradise" by Bob Marley & The Wailers (1980)
"Rat Race" by Bob Marley & The Wailers (1975)
"Rebel Music (3 O'Clock Roadblock)" by Bob Marley & The Wailers (1978)
"Satisfy My Soul" by Bob Marley & The Wailers (1978)
"So Much Trouble In The World" by Bob Marley & The Wailers (1979)
"Stand Up Jamrock" by Bob Marley & The Wailers and Damian Marley (2005)

"Wake Up & Live (Parts 1 & 2)" by Bob Marley & The Wailers (1979)


Deleted Song

Appearances

Radio Station
Individual Songs
  • Bob Marley & The Wailers' song "Exodus" is used in the station's jingle.

Video

Trivia

  • In GTA IV's audio files, Tuff Gong Radio is named "Babylon".[1] This may be a reference to Babylon by Bus, a 1978 live album by Bob Marley & The Wailers.

See Also

References

  1. pc\audio\Sfx\radio_babylon.rpf

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