Cut Throat Business

Cut Throat Business
Carl Johnson and Madd Dogg decide to shut down OG Loc.
Carl Johnson and Madd Dogg decide to shut down OG Loc.

Carl Johnson and Madd Dogg decide to shut down OG Loc.
Game GTA San Andreas
For Madd Dogg
Location Mulholland, Los Santos, San Andreas
Fail Death of Madd Dogg
Death of OG Loc
OG Loc escapes
Reward Respect
Vortex and Kart will begin to spawn at fixed places throughout the state.
Unlocks Riot (if Grove 4 Life has been completed)
Unlocked by Home Coming

Cut Throat Business is a mission in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, given to protagonist Carl "CJ" Johnson by celebrity rapper Madd Dogg from his mansion in the Mulholland district of Los Santos, San Andreas.


Carl arrives at the mansion to find Madd Dogg back in the studio, ready to make his comeback. He is watching rival rapper Jeffrey "OG Loc" Cross, who, unknown to him, is Carl's former affiliate, on a nearby television; the media appears to be doing a live feature on him as he is shooting his new music video. After listening carefully, Madd Dogg realizes that Loc's lyrics are actually from Madd Dogg's own rhymebook, which Carl in fact stole for Loc. Carl and Dogg both agree to drop-in unannounced and make a cameo appearance in the middle of Loc's video.

As the two arrive at the shoot, Loc is being interviewed. When he sees them, Loc attempts to escape in a Vortex. Carl and Madd Dogg take the two other hovercrafts and give chase. Upon reaching Verona Beach, Loc abandons his Vortex and switches to a go-kart. Carl and Madd Dogg take the two other Go-Karts and continue chasing Loc through Los Santos. The chase comes to an end as Loc attempts to escape to the Blastin' Fools Records headquarters in Rodeo. Madd Dogg and Carl confront Loc, who initially denies the theft but then attempts to buy their silence. Jimmy Silverman, one of the executives of the record company, overhears their conversation and offers to sign Madd Dogg to the record label and sue Loc. Loc is sent to go get them all some lunch; his career is now finished.


(Carl, Madd Dogg, record producer Kent Paul and his accomplice Maccer are in the studio in the mansion.)

CJ: Hey, what's up, Dogg?

Madd Dogg: CJ, what's up, baby? Word.

Paul: Resist, sunshine, you can do it! For me, eh? Fucking Northerners... No, Maccer! Fight the urge! Think of... Thatcher!

Madd Dogg: You know it's my time again...

CJ: I know, dude. So what's holding you back?

Madd Dogg: Woah, hold up, this his video? I gotta see this...

CJ: Hey, man, you clean now. You got nothing to worry about.

Madd Dogg: Man, that fake-ass LOC!

CJ: Loc? But he's terrible!

Madd Dogg: Motherfucker... I knew there was something familiar about those rhymes he was kicking. They're from my rhyme book! That's my money! And those are my hoes! And that's my video he's shooting today.

CJ: OK, I say we make a cameo appearance. just drop in, unannounced.

Madd Dogg: Yeah, that's gangsta. C'mon.

Maccer: (in the background, moaning) Thatcher! Thatcher! (as all can hear him) I love you Maggie!

Paul: You ain't right in the head, mate!

(Carl and Madd Dogg are driving towards the location.)

CJ: OK, let's drop in on OG Loc, see if we can interrupt that shoot and recoup some royalties.

Madd Dogg: And my rhyme book! We're flying in style, baby! You got all the makings of a great manager, Carl.

CJ: Save it till we spinning Loc's party.

Madd Dogg: Tell me how a thick-ass phony like suck-ass Loc can make it into the rap game, CJ.

CJ: Music business is changing, Dogg. It's all about dance routines and showmanship now. Any fake-ass idiot can get a record deal these days.

Madd Dogg: So what am I supposed to do?

CJ: Dogg! You got heart. You got natural style. You got ice-cold gangsters running through your veins. Anybody can get a record deal, but only the genuine article can shake down the house.

Madd Dogg: CJ, my man! You're a natural manager!

(Carl and Madd Dogg find Loc being interviewed.)

CJ: He being interviewed, uh? OK, let's smash this party up!

Madd Dogg: (as he and Carl approach Loc) You fucking phony! Sum' bitch! Gimme my rhyme book! Gimme back my chain! Gimme back my hoes!

CJ: (as Loc hops into a Vortex and flees) He bustin' out! Come on, Dogg, let's get him!

(Loc is being chased by Carl and Madd Dogg.)

OG Loc: Hey! I thought we was friends... Stay away from me! You're yesterday news... Kids want Loc! L-O-C! (as the chase leads into a Go-Kart and continues) Madd Dogg, you a drunk-ass busta! The kids, they don't want you want you no more! Madd Dogg ain't nothing. Stay away from me, both of you! Smoke is gonna deal with you pussies!

(The chase eventually culminates at the Blastin' Fools Records office, where Loc is finally confronted by Carl and Madd Dogg.)

Madd Dogg: You phony!

OG Loc: Man, you can't prove nothing!

CJ: Hey, Jeffrey, you a buster, straight bitch. You stabbed me and my brother in the back.

OG Loc: Man, I'm an artiste! We all make mistakes, ain't that right, alkie?

Madd Dogg: You ain't no artist! You's a buster! You's a fake!

OG Loc: Man, I was going to give you credit on the next album! Here, royalties! Take that! I got more, too!

Madd Dogg: Little bitch, I should just smack dog-shit out your ass, break your face right here, motherfucker!

Jimmy: Yeah, you phoney! Heh heh heh heh! Mr. Dogg, Jimmy Silverman, Blastin' Fools Records.

CJ: (grabs hold of Jimmy's hand) Hold up, I'm the manager. You want to talk, talk to me.

Jimmy: Oh, OK. Pleasure, gentlemen. Let's talk, all right? I need hits. I mean, hits! Now what about this guy... this phoney... I've got a good mind to sue his ass into next year.

OG Loc: Man, get off me, you drunk!

CJ: Hey, Loc - go get us some lunch.

OG Loc: You get lunch! (tries to take Madd Dogg's rhymebook and go.)

Madd Dogg: (stops Loc) Excuse me, gangsta - I don't think so!

OG Loc: Man - get outta here. (when Madd Dogg pushes him) Don't let him be pushing me! Don't be pushing me... (exits)


The player is rewarded with respect upon completing this mission. If the mission Grove 4 Life has been completed beforehand, the neo-ultimate storyline mission Riot will be unlocked. Also, there will now be Vortex and Kart spawn points.


  • When chasing Loc, if you are far behind him, he'll drive slower; being very close to him will make him drive faster, indicating that there is no way to get in front of him. This is known as Rubberband AI.
  • This mission is scripted so that Loc's driving path is pre-determined. If the game is modded so that objects - such as islands - are lying in his way, he will simply drive through them.
  • The music that plays in the first cutscene is the same as the one playing in Reuniting the Families, thus indicating that this is chronologically the first mission to be played after Home Coming, as it establishes a top-down and bottom-up pattern of missions.


Video walkthrough

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