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SpicyNugget98

They should have put 50 cent songs on the radio!!

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SpicyNugget98

Would have really gave that new york city vibe when driving about 

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billiejoearmstrong8
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I'm guessing they probably wanted some 50 on there but couldn't afford it or couldn't get permission for whatever reason. Apparently trying to secure all the songs they want is a very complicated and expensive task, sometimes they can't get one because the artist has contracts that mean it can't be used for legal reasons, they just say no, or they want too much money for it. I think the reason there's only ever a minimal number of really big modern songs is it's simply too expensive. It's like how SA has a grunge station with no Nirvana, VC and VCS have no Duran Duran, and V has a "modern pop" station with cheap 10+ years old All Saints and Misteeq songs on it, if they could get whatever songs they wanted that wouldn't be the case.

 

I agree though! Would've fit the time well. I also wish the classic rap station had some Biggie and Wu Tang Clan.

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ceaton88
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Couldn't agree more.

 

I recently added a bunch of 50 songs including Get Rich or Die Tryin' to Independence FM and it enhanced the immersion that I've been chasing since revisiting GTA IV after all these years.

 

I also added a bunch of Mobb Deep albums

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Lemoyne outlaw

what they really needed was a country station. there is already plenty of rap and hip hop.

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billiejoearmstrong8
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10 minutes ago, Lemoyne outlaw said:

what they really needed was a country station. there is already plenty of rap and hip hop.

In Liberty City with no countryside? I don't think it would've fit very well. All the stations in IV/EFLC are very much tailored to the location and characters. 

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Lemoyne outlaw
27 minutes ago, billiejoearmstrong8 said:

In Liberty City with no countryside? I don't think it would've fit very well. All the stations in IV/EFLC are very much tailored to the location and characters. 

not having a countryside is not a problem. some of us love country music and dont care where we are when we listen to it. just imagine if a gta was set in nashville. even though its the country capitol. i guarantee that there would be rap and hip hop stations. you could be offroading in a 4 wheeler riding in the countryside. while getting shot at by rednecks while they are driving general lees. and you would still enjoy your 50 cent. it would be the same for me in liberty city getting chased by ballas. if you love your music enough. than you would not care where you are. just like how i listen to rebel radio even when i am in grove street.

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billiejoearmstrong8
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15 hours ago, Lemoyne outlaw said:

not having a countryside is not a problem. some of us love country music and dont care where we are when we listen to it. just imagine if a gta was set in nashville. even though its the country capitol. i guarantee that there would be rap and hip hop stations. you could be offroading in a 4 wheeler riding in the countryside. while getting shot at by rednecks while they are driving general lees. and you would still enjoy your 50 cent. it would be the same for me in liberty city getting chased by ballas. if you love your music enough. than you would not care where you are. just like how i listen to rebel radio even when i am in grove street.

Yeah but in GTA the music isn't to cater to every player's individual music taste (for example if you like opera or industrial metal you're out of luck), it's to give a believeable representation of what the radio stations in that location would be and what the characters would listen to, and to fit the atmosphere of the game. That's why for example San Andreas has a country station, IV has an Eastern European music station, Vice City has a Cuban music station, TLAD has a metal station etc, while other games don't have those stations because they wouldn't fit. In IV especially the stations are really specifically chosen to fit the atmophere of the game and culture of the city.

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The Journey
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Yes!!! I feel like “I Get Money” from 50’s 2007 Curtis album should’ve been on there. Most songs on the Beat were released in 2007 and it sounds similar to some of them.

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Zello
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I'm sorry I get a bit emotional with 50 cent 


 

But I'm a bit more disappointed that Jay Z wasn't on the soundtrack or The Notorious B.I.G

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TheSantader25
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I personally feel like IV didn't do the 00s a lot of justice regarding its radio stations. Especially the Rap genre. R* went for lesser known songs with IV which sat fine with some people but for me, there needs to be a balance.

 

In the end, the game will become a period piece(it already has become one) and not having songs that were at some point popular in the era will kind of hurt the vibe for me as a period piece. 

 

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The Journey
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Also, The Beat in IV gives me more of a early to mid 2000s vibe than late 2000s. I guess that makes sense, as snap and autotune pop rap wouldn't fit too much in IV (though autotune pop rap is in the EFLC version of the Beat, which makes sense since IV began development in like 2005 and EFLC in 2008.)

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