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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 that plays West Coast rap and hip hop.

Descripton

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

It is one of the preferred stations of Franklin ClintonLamar DavisPatrick McReary and Jimmy De Santa.

The Lowdown 91.1 is WCC's sister station.

Tracklist

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 (1993)
"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 versions
"Ballad Of A Menace" by CPO feat. MC Ren (1990) Exclusive for PS4, Xbox One & PC versions
"Captain Save a Hoe" by E-40 feat. The Click (1994) Exclusive for PS4, Xbox One & PC versions
"No More ?'s" by Eazy-E feat. Ice Cube (1988) Exclusive for PS4, Xbox One & PC versions
"Sherm Stick" by Jayo Felony (1995) Exclusive for PS4, Xbox One & PC versions
"I Got 5 on It" by Luniz feat. Michael Marshall (1995) Exclusive for PS4, Xbox One & PC versions
"Servin' 'Em Heat" by South Central Cartel (1994)
Not available on Spotify
Exclusive for PS4, Xbox One & PC versions
"The Murda Show" by Spice 1 feat. MC Eiht (1993) Exclusive for PS4, Xbox One & PC versions
This song was originally cut from previous-gen releases.
"We Roll Deep" by The Conscious Daughters (1993) Exclusive for PS4, Xbox One & PC versions
"Afro Puffs" by The Lady of Rage feat. Snoop Dogg (1994) Exclusive for PS4, Xbox One & PC versions
"This D.J." by Warren G (1994) Exclusive for PS4, Xbox One & PC versions
"Bow Down" by Westside Connection (1996) Exclusive for PS4, Xbox One & PC versions

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]

  • Digital Underground - Same Song (1991)
  • MC Ren - Ruthless For Life (1998)
  • The D.O.C - Grand Finale (1989)
  • Ice Cube - Wicked (1992)
  • Dr. Dre - Let Me Ride (1992)
  • Too $hort - Money In The Ghetto (1993)

Appearances

Gallery

Video

Original Version:

GTA V - West Coast Classics (Full Radio)

GTA V - West Coast Classics (Full Radio)

Enhanced Version:

West Coast Classics - GTA V Radio (Next-Gen)

West Coast Classics - GTA V Radio (Next-Gen)

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 common place.
  • 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 "Dat Ni**a Daz" Dillinger issued a cease-and-desist letter to Rockstar Games and Take-Two Interactive for allegedly using two of his songs without authorisation. 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.
  • Also, not all of the West Coast rappers featured on the playlist are from the Los Angeles area (which Los Santos is based on). E-40, Spice 1, Too $hort, The Luniz and The Conscious Daughters all originate from the San Francisco Bay Area (Vallejo, Hayward, and East Oakland respectively). Jayo Felony also is not a Los Angeles rapper; rather he originates from San Diego.
  • 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 GTA IV.
  • This station shares its 95.6 FM frequency with West Coast Talk Radio, meaning it would be impossible to tune into either station, especially in Los Santos County.

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


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