After “hosting” the radio show The Beat 102.7 on Grand Theft Auto IV, DJ Green Lantern has been assigned the task of creating the games first Hip Hop focused album.
“The Grand Theft Auto games have always featured stunning soundtracks and the amount of eclectic music in Grand Theft Auto IV goes above and beyond anything we have been able to do before,” said Sam Houser, founder and executive producer of Rockstar Games. He went on to say, “DJ Green Lantern’s contributions give the soundtrack a true New York flavor and we’re excited to be releasing his full album to
The “true New York flavor” DJ Green Lantern has brought in the past is no understatement. His collaborations over the years include D-Block, Jay-Z, Ghostface Killah, and Busta Rhymes, to name a few.
Being a household deejay name in Hip Hop, Green Lantern feels this is a great opportunity for him to “graduate” to the next level. “From making mixtapes, to being on the radio, to touring with the biggest artists on the planet, and then for the biggest video game title to solicit me to create exclusive music is something most people could only dream about, it’s like a graduation,” said DJ Green Lantern. “Rockstar Games understood what I bring to the table as far as not just presenting music, but creating music.”
The 16-track album will include eight songs from The Beat 102.7 (which are all previously unreleased), and eight newly minted songs crafted in the same vein as his radio show on Grand Theft Auto IV.
Liberty City Invasion: Music from and Inspired by Grand Theft Auto IV will hit online digital retailers May 20th, with a physical CD date coming soon.
Tracklisting is below:
2. Styles P “What’s the Problem”
3. Busta Rhymes “Where’s My Money”
4. Wyclef, Uncle Murda and Mavado “Informer”
5. Joell Ortiz and Dante Hawkins “Alone”
6. Jim Jones and Juelz Santana “Bustin Shots”
7. Maino “Get Away Driver”
8. Uncle Murda “Anybody Can Get It”
9. Fabolous & Fat Joe “I’m So Fly”
10. Qadir “Nickname”
11. 38 Special, Fever and Dwayne “Streets Raised Me”
12. Clipse feat. Re-Up Gang “9mm “
13. Heltah Skeltah feat. Buckshot “Can’t Trust Em”
14. Immortal Technique “Parole”
15. Tru Life”Wet Em Up”
16. Johnny Polygon”Price On Your Head”
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