Grove 4 Life

Grove 4 Life
Carl Johnson and Sweet meet up with the Grove Street Families
Carl Johnson and Sweet meet up with the Grove Street Families

Carl Johnson and Sweet meet up with the Grove Street Families
Game GTA San Andreas
For Sweet
Target Ballas territory
Location Ganton, Los Santos, San Andreas
Reward $10,000
Unlocks Riot (if Cut Throat Business has been completed)
Unlocked by Beat Down on B-Dup

Grove 4 Life is a mission in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, given to protagonist Carl "CJ" Johnson by his brother, deuteragonist and Grove Street Families leader Sean "Sweet" Johnson from his house in the Grove Street cul-de-sac in the Ganton district of Los Santos, San Andreas.


Sweet is giving a group of Grove Street gang members a morale boosting talk when Carl enters. Sweet is glad to see him and wants to let the other gangs know that the Grove Street Families are back. Carl is unsure, wanting to focus on his other commitments first. Sweet asks the group to step outside and berates Carl for leaving the job half done and forgetting his priorities. Carl tries to argue with him, saying that the world doesn't begin and end in Grove Street, but Sweet will not agree. Carl gives up and the Johnson Brothers set out to put Grove Street back on the map.

The brothers head over to the Idlewood area, another Ballas' turf and start a gang war. Once the turf has been taken over, they head to another turf. Carl and Sweet start another gang war, and claim the territory again. Carl and Sweet then drive back to Grove Street where Sweet goes to get some sleep. With the re-expansion of their turf, the Families are asserting themselves as a force to be reckoned with in Los Santos.


(Sweet is in his house with four gang members.)

Sweet: You gotta love your 'hood like you love your homies. It's always been that way, and ain't nothing ever gonna change, I done seen it all. (Carl enters.) Whattup, CJ?

CJ: Whassup? Yeah... I'm glad to see things back the way they used to be.

Sweet: Nah, it ain't like it was, but it's gonna be. We still gotta get everybody in the 'hood back together. I was just telling these cats what's important. We gotta let everybody know: Grove is back on the map.

CJ: Hold up - don't you think we ought to take it easy?

Sweet: What?

CJ: You know, I got other things in mind - commitments I made.

Sweet: Can y'all step outside for a minute? I need to talk to him. (as the gang members exit) If you don't get this shit together, what you think this place is going to look like? You always did real good leaving jobs half finished.

CJ: That's cold, Sweet.

Sweet: Man, we can't take care of this from no bitch-ass rapper's mansion.

CJ: Look, the world is bigger than this 'hood.

Sweet: This is where our lives began and where it's probably gonna end. And don't forget where you came from, mister uppity ass nigga.

CJ: Now that ain't fair.

Sweet: Oh - somebody just crossed out all the writing on the wall. Disrespected your 'hood. And you act like you don't give a fuck. THAT ain't fair.

CJ: OK. Have it your way. C'mon. (outside The Johnson House) So you got a plan?

Sweet: Yeah, I got a plan. We're gonna roll into Ballas territory and take it back for the Grove.

CJ: Okay, let's get those motherfuckers!

(Carl and Sweet are outside Sweet's house after taking over Idlewood.)

Sweet: You helped Grove Street Families hammer them Ballas.

CJ: Johnson boys rolled right over them!

Sweet: OK, dog, I'm going to get some sleep, I'm beat. Here, I took this from one of those Ballas fools. Probably drug money - here's your half.


The rewards for this mission are $10,000 and an increase in respect. The mission Riot will be unlocked, given that the mission Cut Throat Business has been completed beforehand.


  • If the player has already taken all of the gang territory in Los Santos, when starting this mission, the territory will belong to the Ballas again, just for the purposes of the mission.
  • When there are already enough territories and the game tells the player to go back, territories in Idlewood can still be taken over.


See also

Video walkthrough

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