Blastin' Fools Records
Blastin' Fools Records, also known simply as Blastin' Fools, is record label and store featured in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas.
Based in a modernist cylindrical tower located in Market, Los Santos, Blastin' Fools Records was founded by Jimmy Silverman, who serves as the producer and manager of the company as of events in GTA San Andreas circa 1992. Blastin' Fools Records is a play on Capitol Records; the building itself is a partial recreation of the Capitol Records Building in Hollywood, Los Angeles.
Blastin' Fools Records is most prominently associated with two major characters in GTA San Andreas. Since the beginning of the game's storyline, celebrity gangsta rapper Madd Dogg has long signed to the label, but was close to spiraling into oblivion as a result of several setbacks instigated by aspiring rapper Jeffrey "OG Loc" Cross and his subsequent depression; Loc took advantage of the void left over by Madd Dogg and signed in on the label himself.
After being saved from suicide by Loc's former friend and protagonist Carl "CJ" Johnson and rehabilitated, Madd Dogg eventually pursues Loc upon learning Loc was responsible for Madd Dogg's downfall. After a lengthy chase that leads to Blastin' Fools Records, Silverman learns of Loc's lack of talent and threatens to sue Loc. Subsequently, Loc was dropped from the label, and following his desertion of the city, moved to Red County.
Other artists signed on to Blastin' Fools Records circa 1992 include:
As indicated from Forgotten Legends of West Coast Rap, the label has released a series of albums over the course of the early 1990s, well into 1993 (the label for Rochell'le's Dangerous Curves (1994) is unspecified), one years after events in GTA San Andreas. It is unknown if Blastin' Fools Records has release albums before or after the early 1990s.
- Madd Dogg
- OG Loc
- Str8 From Tha Streetz (1992)
- It's a GMW Thang! (1990)
- Leg$ (1991)
- Dangerous Curves (1994) (unmentioned label)
The interior of Blastin' Fools is briefly featured during the closing cutscene of "Cut Throat Business", consisting of nothing more than a hallway-like room, with a corner sofa, decors and hung golden records. As is with interiors accessible only during cutscenes, the interior can only be visited in the Hidden Interiors Universe.
The Location of the interior in the Hidden Interiors Universe