Watch the Latest Episode of GTA Online Sessions featuring Tyler the Creator, Odd Future & Danny Brown

Posted 2 weeks ago | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Music, Games

If you missed this past Tuesday’s raucous livestream featuring Grand Theft Auto V soundtrack’s Tyler the Creator and Danny Brown – you can now check out the official GTA Online Sessions episode at the Rockstar YouTube channel. Tyler was flanked by Odd Future’s Taco and Jasper Dolphin and Danny was backed up by his Bruiser Brigade teammates Dopehead and DJ Skywlkr for an insane 3v3 session playing new Adversary Modes from the Freemode Events Update and more.

Tyler and Danny are touring with fellow GTAV soundtrack artists A$AP Rocky and Vince Staples on the Rocky and Tyler Tour currently making stops all across North America through the fall.

Tyler the Creator and Danny Brown GTA Online Livestream Today Tues Sept 22

Posted 2 weeks, 5 days ago | Author: R* A | Filed Under: Music, Rockstar, Games

Tune in tomorrow Tuesday September 22nd at 3:30pm Eastern (12:30pm Pacific; 8:30pm British) on the Rockstar Twitch and YouTube channels for an official GTA Online livestream with very special guests from the GTAV soundtrack Tyler the Creator and Danny Brown. Tyler will be joined by Odd Future’s Taco and Jasper Dolphin and Danny will be joined by his Bruiser Brigade crewmates Dopehead and DJ Skywlkr – all happening live from Rockstar NYC while they’re in town for the Rocky and Tyler tour stop at Madison Square Garden tomorrow night. Get ready for a full-on Odd Future versus Bruiser Brigade battle playing brand new Adversary Modes from the Freemode Events Update and more.

* Please note that with all livestreams, dates, times and guests are very much subject to change. Follow, and to get live notifications of when streams begin. And stay tuned for more Rockstar livestreams in the weeks ahead to be announced.

Welcome to Los Santos Vinyl Coming June 30th: Enter Now at Social Club for a Chance to Win

Posted on June 26 2015, 10:59am | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Music, Social Club, Games

Welcome To Los Santos, the genre-spanning collection of original music that debuted with GTAV on PC and is coming to consoles next month as part of the ILL-GOTTEN GAINS Update: Part Two, will be available on vinyl next week - but you can enter for the chance to win a copy before it releases. Enter by this Tuesday, June 30th at the Rockstar Games Social Club for the chance to win one of five Welcome to Los Santos vinyls at

Featuring a diverse array of artists from across the musical spectrum – including Earl Sweatshirt, Little Dragon, Phantogram, Freddie Gibbs, Popcaan, Killer Mike, Tunde Adebimpe and Samuel T. Herring (from Future Islands) – the music of Welcome to Los Santos first launched compliments of the ‘The Lab’ in-game radio station hosted by Doctor No and the Chemical Bro (aka Oh No and The Alchemist) in GTAV for PC, and will be added to all four console platforms next month as part of the ILL-GOTTEN GAINS Update: Part Two.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void in certain countries and where prohibited. Must be 18 years or older. See Official Rules and Privacy Policy for eligibility details. Ends Tuesday, June 30, 2015.

See GTAV Soundtrack Artists Live: The 2015 Summer Concert Guide

Posted on May 29 2015, 12:42pm | Author: R* L | Filed Under: Music, Games

Summer concert season is now upon us, with tons of musical acts touring and performing worldwide either on their own or as part of the big international festivals – including many of your favorite artists featured across the Los Santos radio dial in Grand Theft Auto V.

As is tradition this time of year, we’ve compiled for you a very comprehensive guide broken down by in-game radio station (including the newest station, GTAV PC's The Lab – which is also coming to all four consoles in a future GTAV title update) to help you find your favorites and have the chance to catch them live. We'll be updating this post with more dates as they're announced and of course, feel free to drop other GTA-related shows you might come across (or attend!) in the comments section.

GTAV Soundtrack Spotlight: An Interview with The Alchemist, Oh No and Wavves

Posted on May 21 2015, 1:29pm | Author: R* L | Filed Under: Music, Games

In the latest episode of GTA Online Sessions on YouTube, we're joined by Welcome to Los Santos soundtrack artists Alchemist, Oh No and Wavves. 

Fresh from the release of the new GTAV soundtrack album, The Alchemist and Oh No Present: Welcome to Los Santos, producers Al and Oh No themselves joined us to play some GTA Online together and talk about the record, alongside collaborators Wavves who are responsible for the single "Leave" (which you currently have the chance to create the official music video for in our Rockstar Editor Contest). We chatted about everything from their roles as Dr. Oh and the Chemical Bro on the new GTAV radio station The Lab to their experiences working with the wide range of artists on the LP. Check out highlights in our latest GTA Online Sessions YouTube episode above and read on for some choice excerpts below...

On "California", featuring E-40, Dam-Funk and Ariel Pink... 
I mean I know Dam-Funk, I hadn’t met Ariel Pink, but you know E-40 is a legend to all of us. West Coast legend. This was actually the first time we were able to hook up... Oh laced the track up crazy from pieces of the score and he chopped up Dam-Funk. The ending might be my favorite part of the f****** album. Like when it breaks down with the piano solo it's just crazy. Man I love this record.

On which Welcome to Los Santos collaborator most blew their minds...
Oh No: 
I would say Sam of Future Islands. His s*** is hard, his s*** is crazy. Future Islands is crazy.
Alchemist: Yeah that was a wild one and when we hooked up with them we found out that he actually raps as well. So it was crazy because we had a lot of the same influences but you know our finished products are so different - but we still respect each other so I think that was cool. It's crazy because we didn't even approach him because of that, we just liked their music. His range is crazy... some people’s voices you feel... Like a cigarette. I don’t even know if he smokes but it feels that way. He's the man.

On their in-game radio show host characters Dr. Oh and the Chemical Bro and what the new radio station The Lab is all about...
Alchemist: It’s about scientific theories... and weed. And everything in between. It's great fun. You gotta check it out, we’re getting deep on there. A lot of the characters from the album were able to call in. I encourage you to tune into the station and figure out who's who. We definitely had everybody play some characters and had fun. It was a dope experience...

On working with Curren$y (featured on the song "Fetti" with Freddie Gibbs)...
Alchemist: He’s a smoky guy. I like going to his shows because you can see people like passed out from too much weed. Just hanging out, having a little rest… It was the weirdest thing, first time I went to his show he’s killing it but there’s a couple of guys just dead on couches, just crashed you know? [Some people] go to his shows and just smoke like, "we’re gonna get high and see Curren$y!" …and it doesn’t work out that way.

On how Wavves' in-game radio station, Vinewood Boulevard Radio, came to be...
Nate: I've been friends with a lot of the guys from Rockstar for a pretty long time - they used to come see Wavves play when we’d stroll through New York and it just kind of came about organically. They asked me to do a song for the new game and it turned into the radio station.

On the status of the new Wavves record...
The new Wavves record is coming out I think in August on Warner Brothers and Ghost Ramp. I don’t know the exact date but it's done

And when can we hear it?
Nate: Real soon. We’ll probably show maybe three songs before it comes out.

On what's next for Gangrene (Al & Oh No's collaborative group)...
 I hear there’s a new album coming. I don’t know, you'll have to ask the doctor. He’s in the laboratory right now. How’s the mixes coming?
Oh No: Mixes are coming out crazy. They’re real, real crazy.
Alchemist: We have a new album coming out real soon. We don’t have a solid date but we’ll be on tour this summer with Action Bronson so we’re finishing the album right now. We’ve got the first single, we’ve got the video, so I’d say July.

Thanks again to Al, Oh No and Wavves for joining us. Make sure to follow Rockstar on Twitch to catch more sessions with GTAV soundtrack artists live in the future.

Rockstar Editor Contest: Create the Official Music Video for "Leave" by Wavves
The Alchemist and Oh No Present: Welcome to Los Santos Out Now
GTAV Soundtrack Artist Spotlight: An Interview with The Chain Gang of 1974

Rockstar Editor Contest: Create the Official Music Video for “Leave” by Wavves

Posted on May 12 2015, 5:39pm | Author: R* M | Filed Under: Music, Social Club, Games

Calling all budding directors of Vinewood: You've had several weeks to get to grips with the Rockstar Editor (and we've seen some mighty fine works published already) - and now's the time to pitch your editing skills against the rest of the Grand Theft Auto V PC community with the inaugural Rockstar Editor video contest. This is your chance to create the official music video for the track "Leave" by Wavves, off the Alchemist & Oh No Present: Welcome To Los Santos album and the new in-game radio station The Lab.


You may have heard the lads from Wavves on your Los Santos radio dial as the hosts of Vinewood Boulevard Radio or caught them recently when they guested on the Rockstar Games live stream. Now, Wavves have commissioned the Social Club community to create their official music video for "Leave". Wavves themselves along with Rockstar Games will be reviewing the finalists and deciding who wins, so here's a bit of direction on what they are looking for:

The song is about leaving a bad situation. Whether that means a criminal enterprise or activity, or a bad romantic relationship, or something else entirely is up to you to interpret as the music video director. Just have fun with it and don’t be afraid to get a little weird along the way. 

To fire your creative juices, here's the track for you to listen to:


As well as the prestige of having your masterpiece selected as the track's official music video, the grand prize winner will receive a custom G910 Orion Spark Gaming Keyboard and G510 Proteus Core Gaming Mouse both of which come laser engraved with the Rockstar Editor logo as well as your own personal Social Club ID to make it a truly one-of-a-kind bit of kit. 

The G910 Orion Spark Gaming Keyboard features ultra-responsive mechanical keys and Logitech’s Intelligent Illumination. Fully supported by GTAV PC, the backlit keys match the signature color of the character you’re playing as while in Story Mode dynamically (blue for Michael, green for Franklin, orange for Trevor), the function keys flash red and blue when you have a Wanted Level, and a custom profile can be setup to backlight only the relevant keys while using the Rockstar Editor. The G510 Proteus Core Gaming Mouse features 11 programmable buttons, customizable weight and five selectable DPI settings, from headshot-precise 200 DPI targeting to lightning-fast 12,000 DPI maneuvers.

As if that's not enough, the Winner also receives a deluxe prize pack of awesome official GTAV gear and a $100 gift card at the Rockstar Warehouse - which can be used on anything currently available, including rounding out your Rockstar Digital Download collection, expanding your Rockstar wardrobe, or upgrading your GTA Online vehicle fleet with a Megalodon Shark Card.

Two runners-up will each receive a $100 Rockstar Warehouse gift card and a deluxe prize pack of official GTAV gear.

The winner and the two runners-up will also be featured here at the Rockstar Newswire.


Entering the competition is easy. Simply create a video in the Rockstar Editor using GTAV PC and publish it to Rockstar Games Social Club via the in-game menu. From there, head to the My Videos page on Social Club, and tag your video with the word "leave" to enter it into the contest. A few important points:

  • The video must feature the song "Leave" by Wavves as its soundtrack, and only that song.
  • Your video must be between 3 and 5 minutes in length.
  • The video must be published to Rockstar Games Social Club and tagged with the word 'leave' between now and 11:59pm ET on June 8th to be eligible.
  • For legal reasons, only residents of certain countries are eligible to win.
  • The video must be made entirely using the Rockstar Editor. We know that many advanced Rockstar Editor video creators like to use additional third party editing software but in order to keep this competition fair for all entrants, we require that you only use the Rockstar Editor in producing the video.


Even if you don't win, every Social Club member worldwide who uploads any video to Social Club (not just entries in the competition) during the contest period will unlock an in-game t-shirt bearing the logo of the Vinewood blockbuster hit The Loneliest Robot in Great Britain. Please note that the t-shirt will be awarded after the contest ends in early June, so please don't expect it to appear as soon as you upload a video! And for those who haven't seen it yet, The Loneliest Robot in Great Britain is on an extended run at the Tivoli, Ten Cent and Oriental Theatres in downtown Los Santos right now.

Wavves and Rockstar Games will pick the winning clip taking into consideration adherence or interpretation of The Creative Brief mentioned above, entertainment and artistic value, editing quality and overall creativity. Watch the Social Club contest page to see how other Social Club members think your clip stacks up against the competition and stay tuned for the winners announcement this June.

Void in certain countries and where prohibited. See for official rules and eligibility details.

The Alchemist and Oh No Present: Welcome to Los Santos Out Now

Posted on April 21 2015, 12:03pm | Author: R* Q | Filed Under: Music, Games

The Alchemist and Oh No Present: Welcome to Los Santos, the outstanding collection of brand new tracks with top-flight collaborators created for and inspired by the world of GTAV, is available now via iTunes, and on CD.
Take a look at the video below to hear Alchemist, Oh No and some of the guest artists discuss the creation of the album.

Here’s what some of the music press have been saying about the singles released from 'Welcome To Los Santos' so far:
Freddie Gibbs and Curren$y, “Fetti”

"Yet another gem from the record’s star-studded tracklist” – XXL

“Phenomenal” – Okayplayer
MNDR Feat. Killer Mike, “Lock & Load”

“MNDR slowly delivers piercing gunplay over drums with clothes-shaking knock and slow-winding synth bass. Killer Mike comes through and empties the clip with a sixteen that murders everything — literally and figuratively.” – Stereogum (Named one 5 best songs of the week)

“Mixes MNDR’s dreamy vocals with Mike’s expertly composed and spat verses” – SPIN

“At once brazen and ethereal, the track capitalizes on both artists’ strengths. Here, like a tag team bringing the heat, the Atlanta MC spits pulverizing rhymes while MNDR weaves a glowing, dreamlike backdrop.” – Consequence of Sound
E-40 – “California” feat. Dam-Funk & Ariel Pink

“The legendary Bay Area rapper E-40 going head-to-head with lackadaisical LA pop weirdo Ariel Pink on “California” — somehow they balance each other perfectly.” – Stereogum

If you’re playing GTAV on PC, tune your radio to “The Lab” to hear the album as a full-blown station, complete with call-ins from the album’s guest artists and featuring Alchemist and Oh No as your science-dropping hosts, “Dr No and the Chemical Bro.”

Welcome To Los Santos Album Now Available to Pre-Order

Self Radio: Creating Your Own Custom Radio Station in GTAV PC

Posted on April 15 2015, 4:48pm | Author: R* L | Filed Under: Music, Games

YouTuber MrBossFTW breaks down how to get started on your very own Self Radio station. 

Just one of the many cool new features in Grand Theft Auto V for PC is Self Radio, which will allow you to cruise around Los Santos to the sounds of your very own customized radio station. With just a few simple adjustments to the in-game audio settings, you'll have the ability to add outside music files. 

While many people have varying PC configurations, the folder you'll need to post the audio files in most likely lives here: C:\Documents\Rockstar Games\GTA V\User Music

In addition to the helpful tutorial above from MrBossFTW, you can also check out this vid from Ross' frequent streaming partner Dat_Saintsfan, and you'll be rocking out to your own custom station in no time.

By the way, if you’re interested in taking a trip down memory lane and furnishing your Self Radio playlist with tracks from classic GTA radio stations - check out this article for our list of official iTunes playlists from games like Vice City, San Andreas and many more.

Grand Theft Auto V Is Now Available for PC
Official Grand Theft Auto Radio Playlists on Spotify and iTunes

Rockstar Warehouse