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Wildstyle Pirate Radio is a radio station in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City hosted by the late "Super Rocking" Mr. Magic. The station plays old-school hip hop and electro music.

Description

Wildstyle is an underground pirate radio, a fact that its DJ frequently mentions, taunting the police because they can't find its whereabouts.

The format seems to be that of an unofficial mixtape, common in the early days of hip hop, and moreover many of the earliest hip hop acts in history are featured. One of the songs, Whodini's "Magic's Wand" even mentions the DJ, Mr. Magic, in its lyrics.

Mr. Magic boasts that, as a pirate radio, they don't play commercials; however, there's a single commercial in there, from the Complete the Look clothing store advertising some hip hop apparels.

Tracklist

Tracklist
Song: Preview: Notes:
"Pump Me Up" by Trouble Funk (1980)
"One for the Treble (Vocal Mix)" by Davy DMX (1984)
"Clear" by Cybotron (1983)
"Al-Naafiysh (The Soul) (B-Side)" by Hashim (1983)
"Rockit" by Herbie Hancock (1983) This song is missing from the iOS, Android, PS2 Classics (PS3, PS4 and PS5), Rockstar Games Launcher and The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition.
"Looking for the Perfect Beat" by Afrika Bambaataa and The Soul Sonic Force (1983) This song is missing from the iOS, Android, PS2 Classics (PS3, PS4 and PS5), Rockstar Games Launcher and The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition.
"Get It Girl" by 2 Live Crew (1986)
"Rock Box" by Run-D.M.C (1984)
"Bassline (Club Version)" by Mantronix (1985)
"The Smurf" by Tyrone Brunson (1982) This song is missing from the iOS, Android, PS2 Classics (PS3, PS4 and PS5), Rockstar Games Launcher and The Trilogy - The Definitive Edition.
"Magic's Wand" by Whodini (1982)
"More Bounce to the Ounce" by Zapp & Roger (1980)
"The Message" by Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five (1982)
"The Breaks" by Kurtis Blow (1980)
"Hip Hop, Be Bop (Don't Stop) (Remix)" by Man Parrish (1982)


Prominent Appearances in Storyline

Individual tracks
  • The songs on this station automatically play during certain missions:
    • "The Message" by Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five plays in the cutscene of The Driver.
    • "More Bounce to the Ounce" by Zapp & Roger plays in the private strip tease cutscene at The Pole Position Club.
  • "Al-Naafiysh (The Soul)" by Hashim plays in the third GTA Vice City trailer.

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Trivia

  • Herbie Hancock's "Rockit" is the first Wildstyle's song that plays when one starts the game and tunes into Wildstyle.
    • During the beginning to said song, Mr. Magic gives a shout-out to "Cool Craig and Allan, along with their homeboy Will" who are finishing up their albums, a reference to Craig Conner, Allan Walker, and Will Morton, all of whom worked as sound producers at Rockstar North.
  • Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five's "The Message" was sampled in Ice Cube's "Check Yo Self" remix, which featured on Radio Los Santos in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
  • 2 Live Crew's "Get It Girl" samples Man Parrish's "Hip Hop Be Bop (Don't Stop)," which also appears on the radio station.
  • Many songs have different versions, remixes or mixes of their original versions. These include:
    • The version of "One for The Treble" is the vocal mix of the original song.
    • The version of "Al-Naafiysh (The Soul)" is rather the B-Side of the original track. It is noted as it begins with the "It's Time" intro spoken in the song.
    • The version of "Bassline" is the Club Version of the original song. It is notable due to the extra keys and sounds heard in the beginning and middle of the song, as opposed to the original, which does not include the extra keys.
    • The version of "Hip Hop Be Bop (Don't Stop)" is a remix, since this version is a lot faster and the original one. However, it is not known what this remix is called.

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