Album cover Grand Theft Auto: The Lost and Damned EP - Statik Selektah
Grand Theft Auto: The Lost and Damned EPStatik Selektah8/10

Statik Selektah - Grand Theft Auto: The Lost and Damned EP

20 Dec 2009 row1

Update: A special edition is now available which includes two tracks not mentioned in this review.

Ever since I first played Grand Theft Auto III I have found the in-game radio stations to be one of the most important and interesting parts of the game (second of course to running rampant committing crimes) and I constantly find myself stopping halfway through a mission to hear the conclusion of something ridiculous on the talkback show or to "rockout" to some infectious trash-pop on the 80's station. So seeing a new soundtrack out resulted in an instant purchase.

For Grand Theft Auto: The Lost and Damned EP Statik Selektah has put together six tracks specifically recorded for this expansion to GTA IV, so as you might expect the songs are criminally themed and feature a few references to the game. The references are reasonably subtle so the album could easily (and it does) stand out on its own. The actual soundtrack to The Lost and Damned has 15 hip hop tracks but this EP only features the six which were produced by Statik Selektah, this is both a blessing and a curse. I am thankful that this selection further prevents me from owning a Sean Paul or T-Pain track, but it is a damn shame that I only get eighteen minutes from Statik Selektah and the high quality of it leaves me longing for more.

Overall a great sampler from GTA and of Statik Selektah's production.

Sardless Tracks

  • Here In Liberty City
  • Car Jack

Track Listing

  1. Here In Liberty City - Termanology
  2. Car Jack - Freeway
  3. Spit - Saigon
  4. I Hear Footsteps - Consequence
  5. The Chase Is On - Skyzoo
  6. My Favorite Song - Talib Kweli