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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.

Description

The station is hosted by hosted by Carl Bradshaw. and is considered a more traditional counterpart to Massive B Soundsystem. Tuff Gong Radio plays traditional reggae, whereas Massive B Soundsystem plays dancehall, which is a commercialised version of reggae.

The station's name and playlist are a tribute to Bob Marley, a prominent reggae artist. Indeed, the station's playlist consists of nothing but music from Bob Marley & The Wailers, as well as Bob Marley's two sons, Stephen Marley and Damian Marley. 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.

As RamJam FM replaces Tuff Gong Radio and Massive B Soundsystem in Episodes from Liberty City, the station is not available in the compilation's version of The Lost and Damned and The Ballad of Gay Tony.

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.

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's song "Exodus" is used in the station's jingle.

Video

GTA 4 Tuff Gong Radio HD

GTA 4 Tuff Gong Radio HD

Trivia

  • In GTA IV's audio files, Tuff Gong Radio is named "Babylon".[1] This is a reference to the Rastafari term referring to the corrupt and decadent Western society.

See Also

References

  1. pc\audio\Sfx\radio_babylon.rpf

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