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{{Radio Station|
 
{{Radio Station|
|image = [[File:TheBeat102.7-GTAIV-logo.png|250px]]
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|image = [[File:TheBeat102.7-GTAIV-logo.png|100px]]
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|genre = contemporary rap, hip hop and R&B
 
|games = [[Grand Theft Auto IV]]
 
|games = [[Grand Theft Auto IV]]
[[Grand Theft Auto: Episodes From Liberty City]]
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[[GTA IV Episodes|Grand Theft Auto: Episodes From Liberty City]]
 
|dj = [[DJ Mister Cee]]
 
|dj = [[DJ Mister Cee]]
 
[[DJ Green Lantern]]
 
[[DJ Green Lantern]]
  
 
[[Funkmaster Flex|DJ Funkmaster Flex]]
 
[[Funkmaster Flex|DJ Funkmaster Flex]]
 
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[[Statik Selektah|DJ Statik Selektah]]
DJ Statik Selektah
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|}}
 
|}}
 
'''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 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.
  
== Tracklist ==
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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 on 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.
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=== Tracklist ===
 
[[File:TheBeat102.7-GTAIV-advert.png|thumb|250px|Billboard advertisement.]]
 
[[File:TheBeat102.7-GTAIV-advert.png|thumb|250px|Billboard advertisement.]]
====''Grand Theft Auto IV ''rendition:====
 
  
'''[[DJ Green Lantern]]''' (aka The Evil Genius), a New York DJ who began work with Shady/G-Unit Records in 2002, until he and 50 Cent had a falling out in 2005. He has since then worked with Def Jam (until 2007) and independently with most of the rappers heard on his segment. Like many of his mixtapes, his segment is referred to as "Invasion".
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====''Grand Theft Auto IV'' rendition====
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'''DJ:''' [[DJ Green Lantern]] (aka The Evil Genius)
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* [[wp:Styles P|Styles P]] - "What's the Problem" ''(2008)''
 
* [[wp:Styles P|Styles P]] - "What's the Problem" ''(2008)''
 
* [[wp:Uncle Murda|Uncle Murda]] - "Anybody Can Get It" ''(2008)''
 
* [[wp:Uncle Murda|Uncle Murda]] - "Anybody Can Get It" ''(2008)''
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* [[wp:Tru-Life|Tru Life]] - "Wet 'Em Up" ''(2008)''
 
* [[wp:Tru-Life|Tru Life]] - "Wet 'Em Up" ''(2008)''
 
* [[wp:Johnny Polygon|Johnny Polygon]] - "Price on Your Head" ''(2008)''
 
* [[wp:Johnny Polygon|Johnny Polygon]] - "Price on Your Head" ''(2008)''
'''[[DJ Mister Cee]] '''(aka The Finisher), a DJ who has worked with prestigious classic artists like The Notorious B.I.G. and Big Daddy Kane. He is a personality of ''Hot 97, ''a very famous New York radio station that The Beat 102.7 is meant to parody.
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'''DJ''': [[DJ Mister Cee]] (aka The Finisher)
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* [[wp:Swizz Beatz|Swizz Beatz]] - "[[wp:Top Down|Top Down]]" ''(2007)''
 
* [[wp:Swizz Beatz|Swizz Beatz]] - "[[wp:Top Down|Top Down]]" ''(2007)''
 
* [[wp:Nas|Nas]] - "War Is Necessary" ''(2008)''
 
* [[wp:Nas|Nas]] - "War Is Necessary" ''(2008)''
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* [[wp:Papoose (rapper)|Papoose]] - "Stylin'" ''(2008)''
 
* [[wp:Papoose (rapper)|Papoose]] - "Stylin'" ''(2008)''
  
====The Lost and Damned and ''Episodes from Liberty City ''rendition:====
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====''The Lost and Damned'' and ''Episodes from Liberty City'' rendition====
'''DJ:''' '''[[Funkmaster Flex]]''', an extremely prominent Hip-Hop and Reggae DJ. Since 1994, he has appeared on both television (''Yo! MTV Raps''), radio (''Hot 97, ''which The Beat 102.7 is meant to parody) and mixtapes (''60 Minutes of Funk'') to promote music. He has recently expanded to the custom car subculture, with several television shows and a line of footwear.
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'''DJ''': [[Funkmaster Flex]]
  
Flex is given his own segment on The Beat, which features more Top 40 rappers and a heavy preference for the popular yet controversial practice of [[wp:Auto Tune|auto tune]].
 
 
* [[wp:Busta Rhymes|Busta Rhymes]] feat. [[wp:Ron Browz|Ron Browz]] - "[[wp:Arab Money|Arab Money]]" ''(2008)''
 
* [[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:Busta Rhymes|Busta Rhymes]] feat. [[wp:Young Jeezy|Young Jeezy]] & [[wp:Jadakiss|Jadakiss]] - "[[wp:Respect My Conglomerate|Conglomerate]]" ''(2009)''
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* [[wp:John Legend|John Legend]] feat. [[wp:André 3000|Andre 3000]] - "[[wp:Green Light (John Legend song)|Green Light]]" ''(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)''
 
* [[wp:Kanye West|Kanye West]] - "[[wp:Love Lockdown|Love Lockdown]]" ''(2008)''
'''Interlude: '''As read in the TLAD credits, the song "Auto Tune" is not attached to Flex or Statik's segments on the station, only referred to as "Interlude".
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'''Interlude'''<ref>The Lost and Damned credits</ref>''':'''
  
 
* [[wp:B.o.B.|B.o.B.]] - "Auto Tune" ''(2009)''
 
* [[wp:B.o.B.|B.o.B.]] - "Auto Tune" ''(2009)''
'''DJ: Statik Selektah''', a mixtape DJ who has spun since 2000. Coincidentally he was first inspired by Funkmaster Flex, as well as DJ Premier (who is heard on [[The Classics 104.1]]). He also works in marketing under the company "ShowOff Marketing", attracting major clients from 50 Cent and Diddy's "Vote Or Die" to Reebok and major labels like Virgin, Capitol and Universal. Statik's segment features more underground rappers, most of which he has personally worked with before.
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'''DJ''': [[Statik Selektah]]
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* [[wp:Termanology|Termanology]] - "Here in Liberty City" ''(2009)''
 
* [[wp:Termanology|Termanology]] - "Here in Liberty City" ''(2009)''
 
* [[wp:Freeway (rapper)|Freeway]] - "Carjack" ''(2009)''
 
* [[wp:Freeway (rapper)|Freeway]] - "Carjack" ''(2009)''
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== Trivia ==
 
== Trivia ==
* The Beat 102.7 is strangely called "Beat 95" in the game files.
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* For some reason, The Beat 102.7 is called "Beat 95" in the game files.
 
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* This station plays in [[Playboy X's Penthouse]].
 
* This station plays in [[Playboy X's Penthouse]].
* The station is an 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.
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* 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.
 
* 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]].
 
* It is the favourite radio station of [[Armando Torres]], [[Dwayne Forge]], [[Playboy X]] and [[Brucie Kibbutz]].
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== See also ==
 
== See also ==
* [[The Classics 104.1]], another radio station in GTA IV that plays classic hip-hop.
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* [[Game Radio|Game Radio FM]], [[Grand Theft Auto III]] equivalent.
* [[Game Radio|Game Radio FM]], a radio station in [[Grand Theft Auto III]] that plays hip-hop.
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* [[The Liberty Jam]], [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]] equivalent.
* [[Wildstyle]], a radio station in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City]] that plays old school hip-hop.
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* [[Radio Los Santos (GTA V)|Radio Los Santos]], [[Grand Theft Auto V]] equivalent.
* [[Playback FM]], a radio station in [[Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas]] that plays classic hip-hop.
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* [[Radio Los Santos]], a radio station in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas that plays west coast hip-hop.
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== References ==
* [[The Liberty Jam]], a radio station in [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]] that plays east coast hip-hop.
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<references />
* [[Fresh FM|Fresh 105 FM]], a radio station in [[Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories]] that plays old school hip-hop.
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==External link==
 
==External link==

Revision as of 16:54, 18 October 2013

Radio Station
The Beat 102.7
TheBeat102.7-GTAIV-logo.png
Genre: contemporary rap, hip hop and R&B
Appearance(s):

Grand Theft Auto IV

Grand Theft Auto: 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 on 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.

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