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Coming at you from the city of Davis - music from the days of the pager.
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West Coast Classics (WCC) is a radio station featured in Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online that plays classic West Coast hip-hop.

Descripton

The station is hosted by rapper and record producer DJ Pooh, who handpicked the entire playlist for the station. West Coast Classics is most likely based on KDAY 93.5 in Los Angeles, which plays a similar genre of music.

It is one of the preferred stations of Franklin Clinton, Lamar Davis, Patrick McReary and Jimmy De Santa. The Lowdown 91.1 is WCC's sister station.

In Grand Theft Auto Online, the radio station is directly influenced by the events of Dr. Dre's Contract, as part of The Contract update. If the player has not completed all three Data Leak finales from the contract, DJ Pooh will mention Dr. Dre's stolen phone on the radio, telling the listeners who have any information on the stolen phone to call the station to win Dre's merchandise including posters and CDs.

Tracklist

Grand Theft Auto V and Grand Theft Auto Online

Tracklist
Song: Preview: Notes:
"Ambitionz Az a Ridah" by 2Pac (1996)
"Late Night Hype" by Compton's Most Wanted (1990)
"Dollaz & Sense" by DJ Quik (1995)
"Still D.R.E." by Dr. Dre feat. Snoop Dogg (1999)
"Played Like a Piano" by King Tee (1990)
"The Next Episode" by Dr. Dre feat. Snoop Dogg, Kurupt & Nate Dogg (2000)
"You Know How We Do It" by Ice Cube (1993)
"What You Wanna Do?" by Kausion feat. Ice Cube (1995)
"C-Walk" by Kurupt (1998)
"Nothin' But the Cavi Hit" by Mack 10 & Tha Dogg Pound (1996)
"Streiht Up Menace" by MC Eiht (1993)
"Appetite for Destruction" by N.W.A (1991)
"Gangsta Gangsta" by N.W.A (1988)
"What Would U Do?" by Tha Dogg Pound (1995)
"Gin and Juice" by Snoop Dogg (1994)
"Mind Playing Tricks on Me" by Geto Boys (1991)
"So You Want to Be a Gangster" by Too $hort (1992)
"1st of tha Month" by Bone Thugs-n-Harmony (1995) Exclusive for PS4, Xbox One, PC, PS5 & Xbox Series X/S versions
"Ballad Of A Menace" by CPO feat. MC Ren (1990) Exclusive for PS4, Xbox One, PC, PS5 & Xbox Series X/S versions
"Captain Save a Hoe" by E-40 feat. The Click (1994) Exclusive for PS4, Xbox One, PC, PS5 & Xbox Series X/S versions
"No More ?'s" by Eazy-E feat. Ice Cube (1988) Exclusive for PS4, Xbox One, PC, PS5 & Xbox Series X/S versions
"Sherm Stick" by Jayo Felony (1995) Exclusive for PS4, Xbox One, PC, PS5 & Xbox Series X/S versions
"I Got 5 on It" by Luniz feat. Michael Marshall (1995) Exclusive for PS4, Xbox One, PC, PS5 & Xbox Series X/S versions
"Servin' 'Em Heat" by South Central Cartel (1994) Exclusive for PS4, Xbox One, PC, PS5 & Xbox Series X/S versions
"The Murda Show" by Spice 1 feat. MC Eiht (1993) Exclusive for PS4, Xbox One, PC, PS5 & Xbox Series X/S versions
This song was originally cut from previous-gen releases.
"We Roll Deep" by The Conscious Daughters (1993) Exclusive for PS4, Xbox One, PC, PS5 & Xbox Series X/S versions
"Afro Puffs" by The Lady of Rage feat. Snoop Dogg (1994) Exclusive for PS4, Xbox One, PC, PS5 & Xbox Series X/S versions
"This D.J." by Warren G (1994) Exclusive for PS4, Xbox One, PC, PS5 & Xbox Series X/S versions
"Bow Down" by Westside Connection (1996) Exclusive for PS4, Xbox One, PC, PS5 & Xbox Series X/S versions

Grand Theft Auto Online (Enhanced versions)

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In The Contract update, the station received an update exclusive to GTA Online.

Dre Day playlist

Tracklist
Song: Preview: Notes:
"California Love (Single Version)" by 2Pac feat. Roger Troutman & Dr. Dre (1995) Added as part of The Contract update.
"Can’t C Me" by 2Pac (1996) Added as part of The Contract update.
"Pa Pa's Lil Soldier" by 40 Glocc (2003) Added as part of The Contract update.
"In Da Club" by 50 Cent (2003) Added as part of The Contract update.
"Outta Control (Remix)" by 50 Cent feat. Mobb Deep (2005) Added as part of The Contract update.
"No Diggity" by Blackstreet feat. Dr. Dre & Queen Pen (1996) Added as part of The Contract update.
"Keep Their Heads Ringin'" by Dr. Dre (1995) Added as part of The Contract update.
"The Next Episode" by Dr. Dre feat. Snoop Dogg, Kurupt & Nate Dogg (1999) Returning from the original tracklist
"Xxplosive" by Dr. Dre feat. Hittman, Six-Two, Nate Dogg & Kurupt (1999) Added as part of The Contract update.
"Lil’ Ghetto Boy" by Dr. Dre feat. Daz & Snoop Dogg (1992) Added as part of The Contract update.
"Hello" by Ice Cube feat. Dr. Dre & MC Ren (2000) Added as part of The Contract update.
"Trouble" by Jay-Z (2006) Added as part of The Contract update.
"Family Affair" by Mary J. Blige (2001) Added as part of The Contract update.
"Nas Is Coming" by Nas feat. Dr. Dre (1996) Added as part of The Contract update.
"Shit Hits The Fan" by Obie Trice feat. Dr. Dre & Eminem (2003) Added as part of The Contract update.
"U Better Recognize" by Sam Sneed feat. Dr. Dre (1994) Added as part of The Contract update.
"Addictive" by Truth Hurts feat. Rakim (2002) Added as part of The Contract update.

Deleted Songs

GTA V 's trackID.gxt2 database reveals many more songs were planned to appear on the station but were not included in the final version. "Tha Murda Show" by Spice 1 and MC Eiht is the only song from this list to have made it on next-gen/PC versions.

Alongside the trackID.gtx2 database, more songs were found in a early build of GTA V on a dev PlayStation 3.[7]

Additionally, introductions for two unknown songs, one by Thug Life and one by MC Breed, were discovered. Nothing outside of the artists performing the songs is known.

Prominent Appearances in the Storyline

Grand Theft Auto V

Missions

  • In the mission Franklin and Lamar, the radio will be turned to this station and will play "Appetite For Destruction" by N.W.A, no matter if the player chooses the 9F or the Rapid GT (PS3 and Xbox 360 only).
  • In the mission Chop, the radio will be turned to this station and will play "Still D.R.E." by Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg when Franklin enters the van after putting D in the back. This song also plays after losing the cops in The Long Stretch mission.

Grand Theft Auto Online

Missions

Radio Station

Gallery

Trivia

  • The station's slogan, "from the days of the pager", is a reference to the fact most of these songs came out during the 1990s, before cell phones were commonplace.
  • The entire playlist for this station was handpicked by the station's host himself, DJ Pooh, who was also the co-producer and writer for Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and a creative consultant for Grand Theft Auto V.
  • This station was the subject of a lawsuit over the copyright to some of the songs on its playlist. On October 11, 2013, former Death Row Records artist and Tha Dogg Pound member Daz Dillinger issued a cease-and-desist letter to Rockstar Games and Take-Two Interactive for allegedly using two of his songs without authorization. According to Dillinger, Rockstar offered him US$4,271 to allow the material to be used in the game. Dillinger declined, but the songs were used regardless. The songs are "C-Walk" by Kurupt and "Nothin' But the Cavi Hit" by Mack 10 and Tha Dogg Pound, which were both produced by Dillinger and included in the West Coast Classics station. In the order, Dillinger and his lawyers requested "a better offer", or the recall and destruction of unsold copies of the game. Dillinger originally afforded the publisher fourteen days to comply with the suit. However, no action was taken from either side and the lawsuit was eventually dropped, and the songs stayed in the game.
  • Geto Boys' "Mind Playin' Tricks On Me" is interestingly featured on the station as the group originated from Houston, Texas, thus making them Southern rappers, as well as Bone Thugs-n-Harmony (being from Cleveland, Ohio), and The Lady Of Rage (who is from Virginia), who are featured in the next-gen version. This was likely an oversight from the developers, but may been intentional due to their connections to West Coast hip-hop.
  • Interestingly on a rare occasion, DJ Pooh will do a brief shout out to Lamar Davis. It's never stated how exactly DJ Pooh came to know Lamar other than that he's heard about him on the streets. He will first say Lamar? That's a funny name for a dude. He then proceeds to mock Lamar's old-school gangbanging mentality and tells him to get his act together.
  • The song "What Would U Do?" by "Tha Dogg Pound" was actually one of the influences for the Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas theme.
  • Dr. Dre, Ice Cube, MC Eiht and King Tee all make cameo appearances on the station giving a shoutout to DJ Pooh before a song plays.
  • The station may be related to the West Coast Classics Magazine.
  • "Played Like a Piano" and "The Next Episode" were sampled from "Knucklehead" by Grover Washington Jr. and "The Edge" by David McCallum respectively, both of which can be heard on Fusion FM in Grand Theft Auto IV.
  • "You Know How We Do It" by Ice Cube was sampled from "Funky Worm" by the Ohio Players, which can be heard on Bounce FM in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
  • This station shares its 95.6 FM frequency with West Coast Talk Radio, meaning it would be impossible to tune into either station simultaneously, especially in Los Santos County.
  • "California Love" by 2Pac and Dr. Dre samples "Woman to Woman" by Joe Cocker and "West Coast Poplock" by Ronnie Hudson & The Street People. Both songs appear in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, on K-DST and Bounce FM respectively.

See Also

References

  1. TrackID.gxt2: 0x119C0F19 = How Do U Want It
  2. TrackID.gxt2: 0x23482A7D = Mr. Bill Collector
  3. TrackID.gxt2: 0xB0B323BF = Whoop! Whoop!
  4. TrackID.gxt2: 0x680F6081 = Westside Slaughterhouse
  5. TrackID.gxt2: 0xBABE7B1E = I Got Love
  6. TrackID.gxt2: 0xD8663D8D = Regulate
  7. GTA Forums: http://gtaforums.com/topic/678397-the-gta-v-beta-hunt/?p=1070099238
  8. Snoop Dogg Ft. Goldie Loc: The post mentions a collaborative song by Snoop Dogg featuring Goldie Loc. By then, they had released three songs together: "20 Minutes", "Back Up Ho", and "Let's Roll" (2002), which is a song by Goldie Loc featuring Snoop Dogg.


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