|Empire City's Classics|
Classic East Coast Hip-Hop, East Coast Gangsta Rap, Golden Age Hip-Hop
— Official Station Slogan
Empire City's Classics is a radio station that appears in Sonic Adventure 3: East Coast Minute. It is one of two hip-hop and rap stations in said game, with the other being E.C.'s Beatz, which plays modern hip-hop and rap, as opposed to Empire City's Classics, which plays old school hip-hop from the late 80s to 2002.
- Big Daddy Kane - Set It Off (1988)
- Big L feat. Kid Capri - Put It On (1995)
- Big Pun - Beware (1998)
- Eric B. & Rakim - I Ain't No Joke (1987)
- Ja Rule feat. Ashanti & Nas - The Pledge (Remix) (2002)
- Kool G Rap & DJ Polo - Poison (1988)
- The Lox - If You Think I'm Jiggy (1998)
- Master Ace - Music Man (1990)
- Mobb Deep - Survival of the Fittest (1995)
- Onyx - Throw Ya Gunz (1992)
- Public Enemy - Bring the Noise (1988)
- Wu-Tang Clan - Protect Ya Neck (1993)
- Knuckles is a known fan of this station.
- Sonic also seems to be a fan of this station.
- This is Dr. Robotnik's least favorite radio station.
- The Lox and Public Enemy are the only artists on the tracklist to not originate from New York City, rather being from Yonkers in upstate New York (Bonkers, Empire State in the game) and Long Island, New York (Eastward Island in the game) respectively.
- This is one of the default stations in Knuckles' vehicles, with the other being E.C.'s Beatz.
- Big Pun's "Beware" is featured in Knuckles' character trailer.
- "Music Man" by Master Ace contains a sample of "Nothing Is the Same" by Grand Funk Railroad, which appears in Sonic Adventure 5: Windy City Showdown on Rock Fall FM.
- Ja Rule's "The Pledge (Remix)" is shortened from its album version, ending after the final chorus. The song also samples 2Pac's "So Many Tears", which appears on the Sonic Adventure 4: Californication radio station O.G. FM.
- Interestingly, 2Pac is credited on the actual album, yet not at all in the game.
- "Survival of the Fittest" by Mobb Deep is one of two songs (the other being "Gang Stories" by South Central Cartel, which appears in Sonic Adventure 4: Californication) that is featured in a previous Sonic Adventure game to later be used in Sonic Adventure 5 during a scene that is reminiscent of the movie 8 Mile.
- Knuckles the Echidna
- Sonic the Hedgehog
- E.C.'s Beatz, another radio station in Sonic Adventure 3: East Coast Minute which plays modern hip-hop and east coast rap, as well as a song by Nas.
- O.G. FM, a radio station in Sonic Adventure 4: Californication which plays classic west coast hip-hop.
- Power Nation, a radio station in Sonic Adventure 4: Californication which plays contemporary hip-hop and rap.
- Pound FM, a radio station in Sonic Adventure 5: Windy City Showdown which plays hip-hop and rap, as well as a song by Nas.
- The Beat, a radio station in Cosmo's Wicked Adventures which plays hip-hop and rap, as well as a song by Nas.