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Album: Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (Playback FM)
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It plays east-coast old school hip hop and golden age hip hop. Playback's playlist leans more towards '80s rap music made exclusively by East Coast artists, in contrast to Radio Los Santos that has a playlist that leans more towards early '90s rap made exclusively by West Coast acts. Playback assumes a more retro, nostalgic nature even though not that many years have passed between the songs in its playlist and the events of GTA San Andreas. Its idents scold listeners because while they were going on with the '80s pop style, these rappers were inventing hip hop. They also tell that if they want to be learned on the history of hip hop, they must listen to this radio. Playback also makes nostalgic comments such as that this kind of music "was the reason [its listeners] put that subwoofer in the car" , and so the station could also be meant to be Rockstar 's homage to the early hip hop era.
First released on 16 October for the PlayStation 2 , San Andreas has an in-game radio that can tune into eleven stations playing more than tracks of licensed music, as well as a talk radio station. The songs featured on the radio stations originated in or prior to the early s, the period in which the game is set. The game's music has been released on two official soundtracks: Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Official Soundtrack , released in November , consists of selections from the in-game radio; and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas Official Soundtrack Box Set , released in December , consists of eight volumes comprising highlights from the game's radio stations. Critical reception to the soundtracks was positive, as reviewers felt that the selected tracks connected appropriately with the gameplay and period.