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.
Prominent Appearances in Storyline
- Individual tracks
- The songs on this station automatically play during certain missions:
- "Al-Naafiysh (The Soul)" by Hashim plays in the third GTA Vice City trailer.
- Herbie Hancock's "Rockit" is the first Wildstyle's song that plays when one starts the game and tunes into Wildstyle.
- 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.
- N-CT FM - a hip hop radio in GTA.
- KREZ - a hip hop radio in GTA 2.
- Game Radio - an east coast hip hop radio in GTA III.
- Playback FM - a classic east coast hip hop radio in GTA San Andreas.
- Radio Los Santos - a contemporary hip hop radio in GTA San Andreas and GTA V.
- The Liberty Jam - an east coast hip hop radio in GTA Liberty City Stories.
- Fresh FM - a hip hop and electro radio in GTA Vice City Stories that plays other songs by Afrika Bambaataa and The Soul Sonic Force, Run-D.M.C, Man Parrish and Whodini.
- The Beat 102.7 - a contemporary hip hop radio GTA IV and GTA Episodes From Liberty City.
- The Classics 104.1 - a classic hip hop radio in GTA IV.
- Alchemist - a hip hop instrumentals radio in GTA Chinatown Wars.
- DJ Khalil - a hip hop instrumentals radio in enhanced versions of GTA Chinatown Wars.
- West Coast Classics - a classic west coast hip hop radio in GTA V.
- The Lab - a hip hop and mixed genre radio in enhanced versions of GTA V.
- Space 103.2 - a classic funk radio in GTA V that plays other songs by Zapp & Roger
- iFruit Radio - a hip hop radio station in enhanced version of GTA V.