Life's a Beach

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Life's a Beach
OG Loc tells Carl Johnson about the sound system he wants

OG Loc tells Carl Johnson about the sound system he wants
Game GTA San Andreas
For OG Loc
Target Sounds van
Location Marina, Los Santos, San Andreas
Reward Respect
Dancing minigames in nightclubs
Unlocks Madd Dogg's Rhymes
Unlocked by OG Loc

Life's a Beach is a mission in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, given to protagonist Carl Johnson by fellow Grove Street Families member and aspiring rapper OG Loc from the Burger Shot he works for at the Marina neighbourhood of Los Santos, San Andreas

Note: This mission can only be started from between 20:00 and 06:00.


Carl recently helped out OG Loc by taking out a Vagos gang member who "disrespected" him in the joint. Now in a technical job at a Burger Shot, Loc is planning on putting together a house party for his album release, but he needs a sound system to pump out his tunes. It seems that a beach party is going down in the nearby Santa Maria Beach and it so happens that they have a sound system in the back of a Pony van.

Carl goes to the party and meets up with the DJ, but in order to get to the sound system, he is challenged to a dance battle, requiring the player score a minimum of 2500 points to pass. Once Carl has successfully passed the challenge, the DJ invites Carl into her van, which she refers as her "office". Given the opportunity, Carl steals the van, throwing the DJ out and prompting the party goers to pull out machine pistols and fire upon the van, with two of them pursuing the van in two cars. In the ensuing chaos, the player must take the van to a garage in Commerce, completing the mission.


Carl Johnson: Looking real technical, gangsta!

OG Loc: Carl? You ain't run off again, yet?

Carl Johnson: No, gangsta, I'm here for good.

OG Loc: Yeah? Well, fuck this gig, man. I'm putting together a listening party for my album, but first I need a sound system...

Carl Johnson: Hey, I'm down, as long as I don't have to go to the party.

OG Loc: What you talking about, fool? Guaranteed I start playing, everybody'll come through.

Carl Johnson: Being real, OG, I'm really ain't into rap no more. I'm more into that hardcore gangster shit!

OG Loc: Well that's me, homie, that's me! OG Loc, baby!

Carl Johnson: Yeah, yeah, for sure. But I only like them if they rhyme real well... Y'know, well... Anyway, what you want me to steal?

OG Loc: That's what I'm talking about, love for your homies... Now check it, I caught me a real fly sound system cruising through the drive-thru. I think they headed down to the beach for a beach party. Now check this out, I'll roll with you, and on the way I'll kick a couple of freestyles... (starts freestyling) It's OG Loc in the place, Y'all want to stop me with a gun in your face, OG! OG!

Carl Johnson: Yeah yeah yeah yeah, man, shut the fuck up. Maybe I need to do this on my own. I believe in you. Gangster 4 life, homie. 4 life!

OG Loc: Yeah - for life, homie...

(Carl, speaking to the DJ.)

DJ: Hey, what's crackin'?

Carl Johnson: Just hanging out, you know...

DJ: Well why don't you come out and dance?

Carl Johnson: Yeah, for sure!

DJ: Let's see what you got...

(After dancing)

DJ: You got some moves, wanna come and chat?

Carl Johnson: Yeah, for sure, that sounds nice.

DJ: Let me take you into my office...

(CJ, riding off with the van)

DJ: He's stealing the sounds!


The reward for completing this mission is an increase in respect and the mission Madd Dogg's Rhymes is unlocked.


See also


  • The mission's name is a reference to the saying life's a bitch.
  • The Pony in this mission is an unique one as it features off-road wheels, but Ponys cannot be modified at any mod garages. It can be obtained by driving it into a player-owned garage instead of the designated lockup and then blowing it up, failing the mission. The garage will restore it back to full condition then.
  • The music playing during the opening cutscene is the same as in Manhunt 2, at the movie theatre during the mission Safehouse.
  • Anyone at the party wields SMGs. They can be obtained by killing them but that will lead to mission failure.

Video Walkthrough

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