Start this mission by entering the red marker at the Johnson house. Carl decides to refresh his memory by looking over old photos of the Johnson family. Smoke enters the room with a baseball bat, preparing to whack CJ - not knowing who he was. He quickly realises who it is, and gives a short welcome before driving CJ to the cemetery to meet his brother. Carl meets up with Ryder, Kendl and Sweet. Kendl is glad to see him, but Sweet is still angry that he moved to Liberty City and abandoned his friends and family. The brothers argue, and Kendl leaves to meet her boyfriend Cesar, which Sweet is also angry about. Sweet describes the poor situation that Grove Street are in, before leaving the cemetery. As they leave, the Ballas perform an unexepcted drive-by shooting, destroying Smoke's car. Hop on the bicycle and follow Sweet, repeatedly tapping 'X' to build up momentum. You must maintain a fast speed, as the Ballas will drive along side you and shoot at you constantly. Follow Sweet to the Mulholland Intersection and the homies will split up to avoid the Ballas attack. Smoke and Ryder are waiting. Follow Ryder through the narrow streets, back to the grove, and stop in the red marker.
Following this mission, Sweet calls and gives you the details of whats been happening while you were gone. The Seville Boulevard Families and the Temple Drive Families were beefing. Whilst this was happening, Ballas and Vagos took over.
Another method to avoid being shot by the Ballas is to get into a car and follow Sweet! He won't show up on the map, but keep an eye ahead of you and you shouldn't loose him!
Furthermore, before you start this mission, stock up on sub-machine gun ammo by killing Ballas gang members. When the Ballas car starts shooting at you, hop off your bike and aim your gun through the windshield and shoot the driver! Now, just jump back on your bike and cruise along with Sweet and his gang without having to worry about the Ballas chasing you.