Top 10 Gangster Rap Songs

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1Hit 'Em Up - 2Pac

2pac is the rapper ever! Nobody will be like him. He will be in our hearts forever. He died stupidly. He is a god of rap!

Pac was an expert in organizing words to make a breathtaking impact... almost like being in a lyrical war zone. "Hit 'Em Up" proves this.

Best diss song of all time tupac was born to be a rapper nothing would be the same without him thank god he was born All Hail The God OF Rap

2pac was the rap god of all no one will be better than him

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2Straight Outta Compton - N.W.A.


This represents gangsta rap, south central la is where it started anyway.

I like 2pac but this is the real deal right here.

I hate this song

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3Real Muthaf****** G's - Eazy-E

This song is TRULY the pinnacle of gangster rap. EAZY personifies G rap, that's what makes him the godfather of gangster rap. His lyrics and flow is untouchable in this song, even Tupac and biggie rarely peak at this level of flow, lyrics and rhyme.

Don't know why this song isn't here, it is equal to if not greater than hit em up in terms of gangsta rap!

Real recognize real. Westcoast

Gangsta classic

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4Ready to Die - The Notorious B.I.G.

2pac is cool, but he brought so much negativity into the rap world while Biggie was always positive (by positive I mean he would never diss any other rapper PERSONALLY)

Greatest rapper of all time. Period.

Tuwack isn't even in the discussion

Biggie was the best he will always be

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5My Mind Playing Tricks On Me - Geto Boys

Not for posers. this is real gangsta rap

I grew up listening to all of this music. This song is still the best.

Incredibly introspective lyrics against a spine-tingling backdrop just blew my mind! The song that inspired countless others to describe hood life in a more critical manner.

I live in India, so far away from Houston and yet I'm a fan of this group. Geto Boys for life.

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6Shook Ones Pt. II - Mobb Deep

Stop acting like the only reason the song is so good is the beat, the first verse excluding the beat is amazing, I mean flow, rhymes while the lyrics are so meaningful and well worded

Remember kids, there ain't no such thing as halfway crooks. - SwagFlicks

Song doesn't have to have swearing every two seconds to give you chills.

The beat gives me straight chills...

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7F*** tha Police - N.W.A.

If we are talking straight up gangsta rap, then this definitely takes the cake. Hit em up was another number one contestant, but NWA captured the street life in this song, rather than just a diss track. And this one is more raw than 'Straight outta Compton'

The title of the song is more gangster than most songs here, not to mention the lyrics and how it presents the life in the streets, ice cube's part is one of the best parts in the history of rap

A true anthem in the gangsta rap world. I believe that this song helped to change the rap world for the better, and it's more raw than "Straight Outta Compton".

This song is gangsta

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8Ambitionz Az a Ridah - 2pac

What a great song. It's Tupac shakur back in the game ready to make "Changes, or ready to Hit em up". This is arguably the greatest Tupac shakur song ever.

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9Nuthin' But a 'G' Thang - Dr. Dre

This is the greatest rap song of all time.

Good song, but one line actually slipped. - SwagFlicks

Should be number 1. Made gangsta rap popular. didn't invent it though because that would be nwa

They got it rolling

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10Forgot About Dre - Dr. Dre & Eminem

I think that this song is the best because it is really good and it is not bad. It is so awesome that it is good. It is so good that it is awesome. Nothing else can be said, and that's pretty much it. Anyone who doesn't this song is fat and not skinny.

In my opinion, this is the greatest album ever produced in the world of Hip-Hop. Not just the song, but the ENTIRE album. I could listen to the whole thing, no problem. There has not been any other artist to achieve that for me. I usually listen to the whole album once, and that's when they come out. After that, I'll have a few that I like off them.

The great rap song by 2 greatest rappers of all time. Eminem's rap was awesome, the video was great too

Sorry bro Dr Dre is FAR FROM one of the greatest "rappers" of all time

No one forgets about Dre

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The Contenders

11Fuck Tha Police - N.W.AV1 Comment
12C.R.E.A.M - Wu Tang Clan

Wu Tang Clan is a legendary rap group.C.R.E.A. M (Cash Rules Everything Around Me) Is not just a great rap but is also a great title

"Neglected for now but yo the mic is hectic"

Probably the second best rap song after regulate by warren g and Nate dogg

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13Juicy - The Notorious B.I.G.V3 Comments
14Gangsta Rap Made Me Do It - Ice Cube

This should be at least in the top three, its one of the best gangsta rap songs.

Ice Cube is one of the best gangsta rappers. I can't see him in the top 5?!

This should be top 3! Where's it was a good day?!

He should be in the top three

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15Mind Playing Tricks On Me - Geto Boys

Its Just that good it HAD to be on here twice

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16Da Graveyard - Big LV1 Comment
17Boyz-N-The-Hood (Remix) - Eazy-E

This is best beat Dre ever produced... I Love the scratches in between verses, the guitar riffs, the drums... It's just perfection. The lyrics are great, too!

This song truthfully defines the meaning of gangster rap. Probably one of the most iconic songs in gangster rap history of not the most iconic. Eazy and Ice-Cube did a fantastic job on creating this song. because the Boyz n The Hood are always hard.

"this describes life in the hood"

How is Boyz N The Hood not number 1? It is the benchmark, all other tracks are measured by.

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18Shook Ones Part II - Mobb Deep

Why is this not #1? Everyone should know that Mobb Deep are REAL gangsta rappers. They may not be the best rappers, but this song is too sick to be here. Just look at the lyrics!

If this songs not top 10 I quit life, the first time I heard this song it changed my life forever

The harshest mean brutal lyrics of mobb deep are sick

This should be on top 3

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19Ghetto Qur'an - 50 Cent

That is sick..50 is the second best gangsta rappers

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20Ole School S*** - Eazy-E

Greatest rapper that ever lived! Period! He was a fantastic rapper and came up with the sickest songs ever!

Pioneer of gangstar rap will always in no matter what. Eazy-E did make all those famous rappers we have today like Ice cube, pac, Dre, snoop dogg, above the law, bone thugs, etc

One of the only rappers that has meanings in his songs and a gangsta

Eazy E was the best gangster rapper of all time,

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Top Remixes (10)

1. Hit 'Em Up - 2Pac
2. Straight Outta Compton - N.W.A.
3. Real Muthaf****** G's - Eazy-E
1. Ready to Die - The Notorious B.I.G.
2. My Mind Playing Tricks On Me - Geto Boys
3. Da Graveyard - Big L
1. M.A.A.D.City - Kendrick Lamar
2. Juicy - The Notorious B.I.G.
3. Shook Ones Pt. II - Mobb Deep

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