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|host = [[Carl Bradshaw]]}}'''Tuff Gong Radio''' is a reggae [[Radio Stations in GTA IV|radio station]] in [[Grand Theft Auto IV|''Grand Theft Auto IV'']] hosted by [[Carl Bradshaw]].
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'''Tuff Gong Radio''' is a reggae [[Radio Stations in GTA IV|radio station]] in ''[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]'' hosted by [[Carl Bradshaw]].
   
 
== Description ==
 
== Description ==
Tuff Gong Radio is considered a more traditional companion to [[Massive B Soundsystem 96.9|Massive B Soundsystem]], playing classical [[wp:reggae|reggae]] compared to Massive B's [[wp:dancehall|dancehall]], which is rooted at reggae but is more commercialized.
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Tuff Gong Radio is considered a more traditional counterpart to [[Massive B Soundsystem 96.9|Massive B Soundsystem]]. Tuff Gong Radio plays traditional [[wp:reggae|reggae]], whereas Massive B Soundsystem plays [[wp:dancehall|dancehall]], which is a commercialised version of reggae.
   
The station's existence is an apparent nod to the late [[wp:Bob Marley|Bob Marley]], a prominent reggae artist. Indeed, the station's playlist consists of nothing but music from [[wp:Bob Marley & The Wailers|Bob Marley & The Wailers]], as well as Bob Marley's two sons, [[wp:Stephen Marley (musician)|Stephen Marley]] and [[wp:Damian Marley|Damian Marley]]. The station's name and logo comes from the [[wp:Tuff Gong|record label]] founded by Bob Marley & The Wailers in 1970, which their prominent work is released on. The "Tuff Gong" name itself is a nickname of Bob Marley's, which derived from that of Rastafari leader [[wp:Leonard Howell|Leonard "The Gong" Howell]].
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The station's name and playlist are a tribute to [[wp:Bob Marley|Bob Marley]], a prominent reggae artist. Indeed, the station's playlist consists of nothing but music from [[wp:Bob Marley & The Wailers|Bob Marley & The Wailers]], as well as Bob Marley's two sons, [[wp:Stephen Marley (musician)|Stephen Marley]] and [[wp:Damian Marley|Damian Marley]]. The station's name and logo comes from the [[wp:Tuff Gong|record label]] founded by Bob Marley & The Wailers in 1970, which their most prominent work was released on. The "Tuff Gong" name itself was a nickname of Bob Marley's, which derived from that of Rastafari leader [[wp:Leonard Howell|Leonard "The Gong" Howell]].
   
 
As [[RamJam FM]] replaces Tuff Gong Radio and Massive B Soundsystem in [[Grand Theft Auto: Episodes From Liberty City|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]].
 
As [[RamJam FM]] replaces Tuff Gong Radio and Massive B Soundsystem in [[Grand Theft Auto: Episodes From Liberty City|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]].
   
== Track list ==
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==Tracklist==
 
 
* [[wp:Stephen Marley (musician)|Stephen Marley]] - "Chase Dem" (2005)
 
* [[wp:Stephen Marley (musician)|Stephen Marley]] - "Chase Dem" (2005)
* [[wp:Bob Marley & The Wailers|Bob Marley & The Wailers]] - "Concrete Jungle" (The Unreleased Original Jamaican Version) (1973)
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* [[wp:Bob Marley & The Wailers|Bob Marley & The Wailers]] - "Concrete Jungle" (The Unreleased Original Jamaican Version) (1973)
 
* Bob Marley & The Wailers - "Pimper's Paradise" (1980)
 
* Bob Marley & The Wailers - "Pimper's Paradise" (1980)
 
* Bob Marley & The Wailers - "Rat Race" (1975)
 
* Bob Marley & The Wailers - "Rat Race" (1975)
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==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
*In GTA IV's audio files, Tuff Gong Radio is name "Babylon", implying the name to be conceived [[Beta Releases|during development]].<ref>pc\audio\Sfx\radio_babylon.rpf</ref> This is a reference to the Rastafari term referring to the corrupt and decadent Western society.
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*In GTA IV's audio files, Tuff Gong Radio is named "Babylon".<ref>pc\audio\Sfx\radio_babylon.rpf</ref> This is a reference to the Rastafari term referring to the corrupt and decadent Western society.
*Tuff Gong Radio is one of the favorite stations of [[Little Jacob]] (alongside the [[Massive B Soundsystem 96.9]]).
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*Tuff Gong Radio is one of [[Little Jacob]]'s favourite radio stations, though [[Karen Daniels|Michelle]] does not like this station.
*[[Michelle (GTA IV)|Michelle]] doesn't like this station.
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*Tuff Gong Radio is the default station in [[Roman Bellic]]'s [[Cavalcade]] taxis.
*Tuff Gong Radio is also played on [[Roman Bellic|Roman]]'s [[Cavalcade]].
 
 
*Bob Marley's song "Exodus" is used in the station's jingle.
 
*Bob Marley's song "Exodus" is used in the station's jingle.
   

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Tuff Gong Radio is a reggae radio station in Grand Theft Auto IV hosted by Carl Bradshaw.

Description

Tuff Gong Radio 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, which their most prominent work was released on. 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.

Tracklist

  • Stephen Marley - "Chase Dem" (2005)
  • Bob Marley & The Wailers - "Concrete Jungle" (The Unreleased Original Jamaican Version) (1973)
  • Bob Marley & The Wailers - "Pimper's Paradise" (1980)
  • Bob Marley & The Wailers - "Rat Race" (1975)
  • Bob Marley & The Wailers - "Rebel Music (3 O'Clock Roadblock)" (1978)
  • Bob Marley & The Wailers - "Satisfy My Soul" (1978)
  • Bob Marley & The Wailers - "So Much Trouble In The World" (1979)
  • Bob Marley & The Wailers and Damian Marley - "Stand Up Jamrock" (2005)
  • Bob Marley & The Wailers - "Wake Up & Live (Parts 1 & 2)" (1979)

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.
  • Tuff Gong Radio is one of Little Jacob's favourite radio stations, though Michelle does not like this station.
  • Tuff Gong Radio is the default station in Roman Bellic's Cavalcade taxis.
  • 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

References

  1. pc\audio\Sfx\radio_babylon.rpf

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