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This CD is the fifth in the line up of GTA soundtrack CDs presented by Mr Magic. Wildstyle The station is supposed to be an underground pirate one but as Mr Magic says in the opening track, Wildstyle is going legit, and these are the tracks that are helping us do this.
The tracks are a range of early hip hop and dance tracks and really sound great without the shortened radio edits. For example, herbie hancock lasts 5:22 and The message lasts just over 7 minutes. There are more half time tracks that the presenter speaks on, on the other soundtrack CDs there is one and then one at the end. I guess because there aren't as many songs they have to fill those gaps with the funny things magic says on air.
The first half time track just talks briefly about hip hop music, and how you won't find it anywhere else (in vice city) the next one just say "I hope you're enjoying the mix, keep it on Wildstyle radio for more hip hop tracks). Audio quality is a small issue but what you you expect from a 2002 PS2 game?
The tracks all have synthesisers, and keep with the 80's feel of the station. The tracks sometimes have lyrics in but aren't gangsta rap tracks. Mr magic is a great presenter, he doesn't sound like he is reading from a script, or sound like a poorly paid actor. He is just right.
Another halftime track kicks in at track 12 to remind you that you are listening to Wildstyle, and let's keep on with the music. A lot of the tracks on this CD are part of soundtrack songs used at in game events, for example track 13 Looking for the perfect beat, is used in the demolition bowl and Rock Box is heard at the studio where Candy Suxx is practicing her... Erm... Knitting? No, if you've played the game you'd know.
The adverts are hilarious, degeneration talks about a kid being sick of parents nagging, and instead asks kids to buy an arcade game console, where you save green dots with a red square, where you blow up green dots with a red square etc. the stallion ad is actually an in game car, but the mibatsu is actually in GTA III and makes several references to movies and music albums.