Best Gangsta Songs Ever

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The Top Ten

Hit 'Em Up - Tupac
This is the greatest song there is it brought a lot of controversy with the notorious big!
the whole East v. West conflict started here. Bad Boys and Death-Row, Pac took it out on Biggie and Diddy. 3 years later both rappers are killed, rap hasn't been the same since.


No one can beat him, believe me, Tupac is the god of rap, the best rapper ever, and still I never found the same rapper like him
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2Remember the Name - Fort Minor
best there ever was, best there ever will be
Definitely a great rap song, but not gangster.
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3Cop Killer - Ice T
Pretty punky to be honest, but good beat and talks about the crooked cops, and how they should, get shot in the face
Ice-T plays a cop on T.V. , that's pretty lamo, but good song, it has good beats and Ice make cops look like a pimp
You are so cool
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4Gangsta's Paradise - Coolio
Coolio is awful singer and actor but at least he made this song-masterpiece. Definitely the best Gangsta song ever in history


Best Gangsta song while maybe except the croosroads

A lot of people dislike the fact of rap effecting white suburbia but in my opinion this song is perfect, it tells you that other then the song itself, there is nothing in thar lifestyle for anyone, raw song.. Sends a message across.
Great lyrics, the song is an eye opener, raw heavy rap.. Its good.
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5Straight Outta Compton - N.W.A
Tells an epic story of southern cali. One of the best ever. Too bad the group didn't last longer
DAYUM, dis tune wrecks any tunee. so str8 gangsta
this song MADE gangsta rap
To Bad They Got Separate SomeTime After And EAZY-E Death
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6Damn It Feels Good to Be a Gangsta - Geto Boys
bad ass song, love office space. as soon as I heard this song on the movie I downloaded it
Damn straight! Number 1 gangsta rap song all time!
İ love the Song called gangstar
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7Ghetto Gospel - Tupac Listen to sample

8Boyz in the Hood - Eazy E
Better that all this other garbage ass music on the list.
One of the best songs ever made by the best gangsta rapper that lived
crazy song... bumpin in all day in my car!
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9Who Shot Ya? - Notorious B.I.G
this song shows why you don't mess with papi
I still think this song expresses the struggle between the two, (BIG and Pac), and I like this song better than Pac's, it's more original.
This song
I reckon they shall put this song at least5-3 or yeah.. You don't mess with notorious B.I.G his big hahha step back!
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10Forgot About Dre - Dr. Dre Listen to sample

The Contenders

11Why We Thugs - Ice Cube
I never heard any of ice cubes rap before he is the bomb ass cold rapper I'm new at this I am currently taking a computer course so I can learn how to order or download online but when I do I will be back cause I just have to get that it's hot
Best gangster rap ever.. To my opinion this song contains the best beat ever heard in a gangster rap song. Further more, Ice Cube delivers plenty of nice punchlines.. Just great!
One Of the BEST Gangsta song By best Gangsta Rpper after 2Pac
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12Welcome to Detroit City - Big Eff Listen to sample

13Still D.R.E. - Dr. Dre
This is very Gangster! It hip ass gee yah know we go hard when we perfect dah beat yeah niqquh
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143 A.M. - Young Jeezy
jeezy is for real, not one of the wanna be gangsters out there. 3 a.m. is a hardcore rap song, and is an awesome song.
Jeezy means business but.38 is better and what I do
Dis is a sick song
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15Wanksta - 50 Cent Listen to sample

16How We Do - Game Listen to sample

172 of Amerikaz Most Wanted - 2pac
Always Banging This Song Loud in car.
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18The Game & 50 Cent - Hate It Or Love It
Awesome song
The games best
I can listen to this song all day long this
Belongs in the top ten if not the three
Should definitely be in the top ten. One of my all time favourites.
Great lyrical flow and beat should be number one added to one of the best albums of all time
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19Shake That - Eminem Listen to sample

20'Till I Collapse - Eminem Listen to sample

21Westside Connection - Gangsta Nation
This is one of the most badass gangsta songs out there. When the likes of Ice Cube, Nate Dogg (rip), and the rest of WC collaborate, you know it's gonna be good.
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22Gangsta Luv - Snoop Dogg Listen to sample

23Shut 'Em Down - LL Cool J Listen to sample

24I Found Me - Z-Ro
This is actually a pretty phat song sung by the hardest rapper of all time


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25Where the Hood At - DMX
Great beat, great lyrics, what more do you want
Homophobic as anything I've ever heard, goes in hardcore kills ja rule in this track
IF YOU ain't gonna listin to the explicit font listen at all
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26Shook Ones Pt. 2 - Mobb Deep
It simply defines east coast rap and life in the hood in general. Over a dark piano-infused beat Prodigy delivers one of the best verses of all time while both members of Mobb Deep call out all those who claim hood but have never even been to the ghetto. Probably the most intimidating song ever, Shook Ones Part II. Not for the faint od heart, or half way crooks.
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27Thug Luv - Bone Thugs-N-Harmony & Tupac
Bone were the only rappers 2 do collabs with eazy, pac & biggie this should b in the top 10 homie
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28Bring the Pain - Method Man Listen to sample

29Hood Mentality - Ice Cube Listen to sample

30Real Mutha********' G's - Eazy-E
One of the most gangsta songs
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31How High - Method Man & Redman Listen to sample

32I Run This - Birdman Listen to sample

33Stop Being Greedy - DMX Listen to sample

34Whoop That Trick - Djay Listen to sample

35Guerillas in tha Mist - Da Lench Mob
This song is what you put on to get pumped for sports. "I need some elbow room so I can BOOM SHAKA LACKKA BOOM". "Just like EPMD I don't like abitch named J to the A to the N to od E". Ice cube found soethi nspecial in these guys.

36Welcome 2 Detroit - Trick Trick and Eminem Listen to sample

37Kiss My Ass - Trae
One of the hardest songs you guys will ever hear
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38Beamer, Benz or Bentley - Lloyd Banks Listen to sample

39Real Gangsta - South Park Mexican
One of the greatest rappers from south Houston! No doubt about it.
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40Mercy - Kanye West

41Streiht Up Menace - Mc Eiht
True Gangsta Classic great storytelling great original instrumental which is not sampled unlike other rap songs


42N***** in Paris - Kanye West and Jay-Z

43N.W.A. - Dopeman
Dope man is dope man
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44Locotes - Cypress Hill Listen to sample

45Locc to the Brain - Brotha Lynch Hung
What a great rapper to bad he ate his girl

46Put It Down - Redman Listen to sample

47Keepin' It Gangsta - Fabolous Listen to sample

48Cigarettes - Fort Minor Listen to sample

49N.Y. State of Mind - Nas
Nas is the most true gangster ever
Nas is the truest gangster ever.
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50A Milli - Lil Wayne
Lil Wayne is garbage... If anything this proves he needs the best instrumentals to sell records.. because lyrically he's trash
Lil Wayne is the greatest rapper of all time.
In this song lilwayne proves why he's the best rapper alive
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51Wanna Be a Baller - Lil Troy
Everyone wants to be a balker. Throwing up wads of 100's in the club. And calling the shots. Fun song.
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52Hood Took Me Under - Compton's Most Wanted
This song should be number 1 it shows about life in Compton And how hard it its to bee a real gangster
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53Rock Star - Jason Nevins Listen to sample

54Ruff Ryders' Anthem - DMX Listen to sample

55I'll Still Kill - 50 Cent Listen to sample

56Won't Stop Being a Blood - Mitchy Slick
Kickass track woo woo'n it

57Final Frontier - Mc Ren Listen to sample

58Load My AK - Z-ro

59M16 - Z-Ro Listen to sample

60The Letter - Mack 10
Whenever I listen to this track, I feel like a gangsta eventhough I've never been one and never intended to be! It's not too fast or too slow, it's something that makes shiznit flow!
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61Slippin' - DMX
Dope tfcfghbbgghhjjbb. H v
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62Slam - Onyx Listen to sample

63How to Rob - 50 Cent Listen to sample

64Dead People - The Game Listen to sample

65Dead Wrong - The Notorious B.I.G.
One of the illest, most crooked rap song ever. Biggie Smalls is TOO CRAZY.
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66We All Die One Day - Obie Trice Listen to sample

67Ole School Shit - Eazy E Listen to sample

68Shoot 'Em Up - Nas
Most thug song by the most thug rapper ever
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69Buried (Only Fear of Death) - 2pac
Number one gangsta music and text

70Street Riders - The Game

71The Realest Killaz - 2pac

72C'est la Vie - Booba
Listen to this French rapper. His flow is sick
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73Thug Luv - Lil' Kim Listen to sample

74Gun In Your Mouth - la Coka Nostra
One of the hardest gangster rap ever made
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75Shaham & Brandon - Bodyrock
I think let me see your body rock by Beatrockaz or Shaham & Brandon should be number 1 gangster song ever and I'm sure that most of you will agree with me, simlpy let's listen to it!
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76That's Gangsta - Shyne
Hard rap song from the hood!
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77Hell Yea - Dead Prez

78N.W.A - F**k The Police
like thenewrapgame said... this is the lord of gangsta rap songs. I would vote for Shook Ones Part 2 (speaking of which, were is that song on this list!? ) but F*k The Police blows all the songs on this list out the water, and like the guy that voted for Straight Outta Compton said, Cop Killer is a rock song
This is the lord of the rest of the songs, this started gangsta rap, this is the most hardcore ever.


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79Same Old S*** - MC Ren
This is so hard and cold! This should be in the top ten! He never sold out and strictly stayed underground most of his career. Its so hard you can't even get this on Itunes! What?

80In Da Club - 50 Cent
My All time favorite song of 50 Cent.
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