Rockstar Games and Future Green Entertainment announced today that an original production album from DJ Green Lantern, also known as The Evil Genius, will be releasing with music inspired by Grand Theft Auto IV.
The album will contain eight new tracks recorded exclusively for DJ Green Lantern’s Liberty City Invasion radio show on the in-game radio station “The Beat”, as well as eight new songs directly inspired by Grand Theft Auto IV. This special album release features an incredible lineup of hip-hop, reggae and R&B superstars including heavyweights Busta Rhymes, Wyclef, Fat Joe, Styles P and Fabolous as well as up-and-coming artists Mavado, Uncle Murder and Future Green Entertainmentâ€™s own Johnny Polygon, Qadir and more. The soundtrack will be epic. Singles include â€œWhereâ€™s My Moneyâ€ from Busta Rhymes and â€œNicknameâ€ from the brand new artist Qadir. The perfect summer anthem â€œIâ€™m So Fly,â€ featuring Fat Joe and Fabolous is inspired by Grand Theft Auto IV and while included on the album is not in the game.
â€œThe 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 beforeâ€ said Sam Houser, Founder and Executive Producer of Rockstar Games, “DJ Green Lanternâ€™s contributions give the soundtrack a true New York flavor and weâ€™re excited to be releasing his full album to fans.â€
â€œFrom 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, itâ€™s like a graduation,â€ said Green. â€œRockstar Games understood what I bring to the table as far as not just presenting music, but creating music.â€
DJ Green Lantern’s Liberty City Invasion is set to hit on May 20, 2008 at digital distributers, and a physical release will come soon after. View the track listing below.
- Styles P â€œWhatâ€™s the Problemâ€
- Busta Rhymes â€œWhereâ€™s My Moneyâ€
- Wyclef, Uncle Murda and Mavado â€œInformerâ€
- Joell Ortiz and Dante Hawkins â€œAloneâ€
- Jim Jones and Juelz Santana â€œBustin Shotsâ€
- Maino â€œGet Away Driverâ€
- Uncle Murda â€œAnybody Can Get Itâ€
- Fabolous & Fat Joe â€œIâ€™m So Flyâ€
- Qadir â€œNicknameâ€
- 38 Special, Fever and Dwayne â€œStreets Raised Meâ€
- Clipse feat. Re-Up Gang â€œ9mmâ€
- Heltah Skeltah feat. Buckshot â€œCanâ€™t Trust Emâ€
- Red CafÃ© â€œStickâ€™mâ€
- Immortal Technique â€œParoleâ€
- Tru Life â€œWet Em Upâ€
- Johnny Polygon â€œPrice On Your Headâ€