Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas is the definitive console game for hip hop heads. From the intricate plot details to the time period in which the story takes place, the game is steeped in hip hop culture. The icing on the cake is the presence of a fictional radio station by the name of Radio Los Santos. I remember countless times playing the game where I would just hop into a car and drive around aimlessly, listening to Radio Los Santos. It is the one radio station that truly captures the essence of the game.
At the heart of San Andreas is the city of Los Santos, which is based on the real-life city of Los Angeles. The playlist of Radio Los Santos accurately reflects the music you would have heard on a West Coast hip hop station in 1992, the year in which the game is set. One thing you will notice about the playlist is an overwhelming presence of Dr. Dre, having had a hand in 8 out of the 16 tracks. This is not surprising as Dr. Dre had the Midas Touch in the early 90's, producing hit after hit after hit, and let's not even mention The Chronic. 2Pac, Ice Cube, N.W.A. and Cyprus Hill all make appearances, resulting in a rather brilliant compilation tape which you can download in it's entirety below.
Eazy-E - Eazy-Er Said Than Dunn
N.W.A - Express Yourself
The D.O.C. - It's Funky Enough
Above The Law - Murder Rap
Kid Frost - La Raza
Too $hort - The Ghetto
Cypress Hill - How I Could Just Kill a Man
N.W.A - Alwayz Into Somethin'
2pac - I Don't Give a Fuck (feat. Pogo)
Compton's Most Wanted - Hood Took Me Under
Da Lench Mob - Guerillas in tha Mist (feat. Ice Cube)
Dr. Dre - Fuck Wit Dre Day (feat. Snoop Dogg & RBX)
Dr. Dre - Nuthin' But a "G" Thang (feat. Snoop Dogg)
Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg - Deep Cover
Ice Cube - It Was A Good Day
Ice Cube - Check Yo Self (Message Remix) feat. Das EFX
Download: Radio Los Santos (MediaFire)