The Beat 102.7

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Radio Station
The Beat 102.7
TheBeat102.7-GTAIV-logo.png
Genre: contemporary rap, hip hop, R&B
Appearance(s): Grand Theft Auto IV
Grand Theft Auto: Episodes From Liberty City
DJ(s): DJ Mister Cee and DJ Green Lantern (GTA IV)
DJ Funkmaster Flex and DJ Statik Selektah (TLAD)

{{Radio Station| |image = [[File:TheBeat102.7-GTAIV-logo.png|100px]] |genre = contemporary rap, hip hop, R&B |games = [[Grand Theft Auto IV]]
[[GTA IV Episodes|Grand Theft Auto: Episodes From Liberty City]] |djs = [[DJ Mister Cee]] and [[DJ Green Lantern]] (GTA IV)
[[Funkmaster Flex|DJ Funkmaster Flex]] and [[Statik Selektah|DJ Statik Selektah]] (TLAD) |}} '''The Beat 102.7''' is a radio station in [[Grand Theft Auto IV]] and [[GTA IV Episodes|Episodes from Liberty City]] based on New York City's hip-hop and R&B radio station, [[wp:WQHT|Hot 97]] and/or [[wp:Def Pen Radio|Def Pen Radio 71.8]]. A portion of the tracklist is exclusive to each stand-alone game, but downloading [[The Lost and Damned]] for [[Grand Theft Auto IV]] updates the station to include all songs. The station features segments by famous hip hop DJs. For instance, DJ Green Lantern's segment in GTA IV is referred to as "invasion", while Funkmaster Flex's own segment in The Lost and Damned features more top 40 rappers and a heavy preference for the popular yet controversial practice of [[wp:Auto-Tune|auto-tune]], and Statik's segment features more underground rappers, most of which he has personally worked with before. '''Genres''': [[wp:Hip hop music|contemporary hip hop, rap]], [[wp:Contemporary R&B|R&B]] === Tracklist === [[File:TheBeat102.7-GTAIV-advert.png|thumb|250px|Billboard advertisement.]] ====''Grand Theft Auto IV'' rendition==== '''DJ:''' [[DJ Green Lantern]] (aka The Evil Genius) * [[wp:Styles P|Styles P]] - "What's the Problem" ''(2008)'' * [[wp:Uncle Murda|Uncle Murda]] - "Anybody Can Get It" ''(2008)'' * Qadir - "Nickname" ''(2008)'' * [[wp:Busta Rhymes|Busta Rhymes]] - "Where's My Money" ''(2008)'' * [[wp:Maino|Maino]] - "Getaway Driver" ''(2008)'' * [[wp:Red Cafe|Red Cafe]] - "Stick'm" ''(2008)'' * [[wp:Tru-Life|Tru Life]] - "Wet 'Em Up" ''(2008)'' * [[wp:Johnny Polygon|Johnny Polygon]] - "Price on Your Head" ''(2008)'' '''DJ''': [[DJ Mister Cee]] (aka The Finisher) * [[wp:Swizz Beatz|Swizz Beatz]] - "[[wp:Top Down|Top Down]]" ''(2007)'' * [[wp:Nas|Nas]] - "War Is Necessary" ''(2008)'' * [[wp:Kanye West|Kanye West]] feat. [[wp:Dwele|Dwele]] - "[[wp:Flashing Lights|Flashing Lights]]" ''(2007)'' * [[wp:Joell Ortiz|Joell Ortiz]] feat. [[wp:Jadakiss|Jadakiss]] & [[wp:Saigon (rapper)|Saigon]] - "Hip Hop" (remix) ''(2008)'' * [[wp:Fat Joe|Fat Joe]] feat. [[wp:Lil Wayne|Lil Wayne]] - "Crackhouse" ''(2008)'' * [[wp:Mobb Deep|Mobb Deep]] feat. [[wp:Havoc (Mobb Deep)|Havoc]] & [[wp:Prodigy (rapper)|Prodigy]] from [[wp:H.N.I.C. Pt. 2|H.N.I.C. Part 2]] Sessions - "Dirty New Yorker D" ''(2008)'' * [[wp:Ghostface Killah|Ghostface Killah]] feat. [[wp:Kid Capri|Kid Capri]] - "We Celebrate" ''(2007)'' * [[wp:Styles P|Styles P]] feat. [[wp:Sheek Louch|Sheek Louch]] & [[wp:Jadakiss|Jadakiss]] - "[[wp:Blow Ya Mind|Blow Your Mind]]" (remix) ''(2008)'' * [[wp:Papoose (rapper)|Papoose]] - "Stylin'" ''(2008)'' ====''The Lost and Damned'' and ''Episodes from Liberty City'' rendition==== '''DJ''': [[Funkmaster Flex]] * [[wp:Busta Rhymes|Busta Rhymes]] feat. [[wp:Ron Browz|Ron Browz]] - "[[wp:Arab Money|Arab Money]]" ''(2008)'' * [[wp:Busta Rhymes|Busta Rhymes]] feat. [[wp:Young Jeezy|Young Jeezy]] & [[wp:Jadakiss|Jadakiss]] - "[[wp:Respect My Conglomerate|Conglomerate]]" ''(2009)'' * [[wp:Ron Browz|Ron Browz]] - "[[wp:Jumping (Out the Window)|Jumping (Out the Window)]]" ''(2008)'' * [[wp:T.I.|T.I.]] feat. [[wp:Swizz Beatz|Swizz Beatz]] - "[[wp:Swing Ya Rag|Swing Ya Rag]]" ''(2008)'' * [[wp:DJ Khaled|DJ Khaled]] feat [[wp:Kanye West|Kanye West]] & [[wp:T-Pain|T-Pain]] - "[[wp:Go Hard|Go Hard]]" ''(2008)'' * [[wp:Kardinal Offishall|Kardinal Offishall]] feat. [[wp:Akon|Akon]] & [[wp:Sean P|Sean Paul]] - "[[wp:Dangerous (Kardinal Offishall song)|Dangerous]] (Remix)" ''(2008)'' * [[wp:John Legend|John Legend]] feat. [[wp:André 3000|Andre 3000]] - "[[wp:Green Light (John Legend song)|Green Light]]" ''(2008)'' * [[wp:Kanye West|Kanye West]] - "[[wp:Love Lockdown|Love Lockdown]]" ''(2008)'' '''Interlude'''The Lost and Damned credits''':''' * [[wp:B.o.B.|B.o.B.]] - "Auto Tune" ''(2009)'' '''DJ''': [[Statik Selektah]] * [[wp:Termanology|Termanology]] - "Here in Liberty City" ''(2009)'' * [[wp:Freeway (rapper)|Freeway]] - "Carjack" ''(2009)'' * [[wp:Saigon (rapper)|Saigon]] - "Spit" ''(2009)'' * [[wp:Consequence (rapper)|Consequence]] - "I Hear Footsteps" ''(2009)'' * [[wp:Skyzoo|Skyzoo]] - "The Chase Is On" ''(2009)'' * [[wp:Talib Kweli|Talib Kweli]] - "My Favorite Song" ''(2009)'' == Trivia == * For some reason, The Beat 102.7 is called "Beat 95" in the game files. * This station plays in [[Playboy X's Penthouse]]. * The station is a replication of [[wp:WQHT|Hot 97]], an urban contemporary radio station in New York. The stations both play contemporary hip-hop and have mixshows by DJs Green Lantern, Mister Cee and Funkmaster Flex, one of the on-air DJ's on Hot 97, plus the stations both use Eric Edwards as their imaging voice. * One of the promotional intros for the station says that rappers gain credibility after they're shot outside the Beat 102.7 building. This is a reference to [[wp:WQHT#Fights_and_shootings|two conflicts]] at Hot 97, one between 50 Cent and The Game and the other between Lil' Kim and Noreaga. * It is the favourite radio station of [[Armando Torres]], [[Dwayne Forge]], [[Playboy X]] and [[Brucie Kibbutz]]. * Three of the four DJs (all except Mister Cee) have worked with Royce Da 5'9", who was very prominently featured on GTA III's [[Game Radio]]. * The Beat's digits 102.7 are the same as the real life station Fresh !02.7 which plays fresh music in the New York tri-state area. == See also == * [[Game Radio|Game Radio FM]], [[Grand Theft Auto III]] equivalent. * [[The Liberty Jam]], [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]] equivalent. * [[Radio Los Santos (GTA V)|Radio Los Santos]], [[Grand Theft Auto V]] equivalent. == References == ==External link== * {{amazon-iv-radio}} {{Navboxes |title= Navigation |list1= {{radio stations|state=collapsed}} }} [[Category:Radio Stations]] [[Category:Radio Stations in GTA IV]] [[Category:Radio Stations in GTA Episodes From Liberty City]]

The Beat 102.7 is a radio station in Grand Theft Auto IV and Episodes from Liberty City based on New York City's hip-hop and R&B radio station, Hot 97 and/or Def Pen Radio 71.8. A portion of the tracklist is exclusive to each stand-alone game, but downloading The Lost and Damned for Grand Theft Auto IV updates the station to include all songs.

The station features segments by famous hip hop DJs. For instance, DJ Green Lantern's segment in GTA IV is referred to as "invasion", while Funkmaster Flex's own segment in The Lost and Damned features more top 40 rappers and a heavy preference for the popular yet controversial practice of auto-tune, and Statik's segment features more underground rappers, most of which he has personally worked with before.

Genres: contemporary hip hop, rap, R&B

Tracklist

Billboard advertisement.

Grand Theft Auto IV rendition

DJ: DJ Green Lantern (aka The Evil Genius)

DJ: DJ Mister Cee (aka The Finisher)

The Lost and Damned and Episodes from Liberty City rendition

DJ: Funkmaster Flex

Interlude[1]:

DJ: Statik Selektah

Trivia

  • For some reason, The Beat 102.7 is called "Beat 95" in the game files.
  • This station plays in Playboy X's Penthouse.
  • The station is a replication of Hot 97, an urban contemporary radio station in New York. The stations both play contemporary hip-hop and have mixshows by DJs Green Lantern, Mister Cee and Funkmaster Flex, one of the on-air DJ's on Hot 97, plus the stations both use Eric Edwards as their imaging voice.
  • One of the promotional intros for the station says that rappers gain credibility after they're shot outside the Beat 102.7 building. This is a reference to two conflicts at Hot 97, one between 50 Cent and The Game and the other between Lil' Kim and Noreaga.
  • It is the favourite radio station of Armando Torres, Dwayne Forge, Playboy X and Brucie Kibbutz.
  • Three of the four DJs (all except Mister Cee) have worked with Royce Da 5'9", who was very prominently featured on GTA III's Game Radio.
  • The Beat's digits 102.7 are the same as the real life station Fresh !02.7 which plays fresh music in the New York tri-state area.

See also

References

  1. The Lost and Damned credits

External link