Today, September 17th marks the highly anticipated release of the 15th installment of the Grand Theft Auto Series, Grand Theft Auto V, succeeding the 2008 release of GTA IV.
Since its release in 1997, the GTA series has been one of the most critically acclaimed video games of all time. Each game is located in fictional cities, modeled after popular American cities where the player can choose missions to progress an overall story, as well as engaging in side activities, all consisting of action-adventure, driving, occasional role-playing, stealth, racing elements and more. The subject of the games is usually a comedic satire of American culture, but the series has gained controversy for its adult nature and violent themes.
Aside from the obvious, GTA is also known for its custom radio stations that make riding around the city even more realistic. In the previous release GTA IV that takes place in Liberty City (based on present day NYC), there is a Hot 97-like station with voiceovers from DJ’s Mister Cee & Funkmaster Flex.
Although GTA hosts various genres of stations, it’s very hip-hop heavy. The newest installment features new music and classics including cuts from Warren G, Nate Dogg, Outkast, Kendrick Lamar, Chief Keef, The Game, Kendrick Lamar, 2 Chainz, Rick Ross, Ludacris, YG, Ab-Soul, Problem, Gucci Mane, Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, 2pac, N.W.A. and plenty more.
Though most songs listed were previously released, some artists dedicated exclusive tracks to the game, check out “Garbage” from Tyler, The Creator below & take a look at this years Grand Theft Auto soundtrack after the jump.
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