The trick to having good ideas is not to sit around in glorious isolation and try to think big thoughts. The trick is to get more parts on the table.
— Steven Johnson (via bijan)

I just realized Grand Theft Auto is a big part of how my taste in music formed.

GTA III was my first contact with the series, and it offered such a wide range of music (from Double Cleff FM's opera to K JAH's reggae), that totally blew my mind and got me to explore on my own

Then came GTA: Vice City with a hand picked selection of 80s music in every genre (rock, pop, latino..) (I own this soundtrack, it’s just amazing)

And by the time GTA: San Andreas came out, my taste was already more developed and it made me really appreciate the music in the game.

Here’s some music, for work and pleasure

GTA III’s Double Cleff FM (other stations should be in related videos) 

GTA: Vice City’s 

V Rock (rock)

Flash FM (pop)

Radio Espantoso (latin)