Best Gangsta Rappers
The Top Ten Best Gangsta Rappers
Tupac is the G.O.A.T. even though he is not the best lyrically he's up there. He died at age 25 and made an incredible impact on African Americans in general. Not to mention he sold so many albums after his death and he is the definition of Rap music. R.I. P PAC
Tupac is the best gangster rapper, he was a real gangster, he is the worlds greatest gangster rapper and he will live on. If he was still alive Lil Wayne would be sweeping up the toilets in burger king. Tupac was shot dead in September the 13th 1996 at the age of 25. Tupac shakur lived by the gun and died by the gun. R.I. P = Rap Is Pac! R.I. P 2pac!
He was really good and will most definitely be missed but he was not a real gangster and if you don't agree tell me what gang he was in
Tupac is a real gangster rapper. What is Lil Wayne doing here in the Top Tens? Wayne's songs are whiney and tiresome. Tupac's CDs kept coming after death and his songs are still admired today.
I think Tupac because he has the best songs I ever heard. Plus he's the greatest rapper ever?
The Realest In The History Of Rap
The realest and you can ask many people... COMPTON 4LIFE
Since he is the only one on this list who may have been a gangster, he must be the greatest gangster rapper. Looking at some of the people in this list, they are confused between rapper and gangster rapper. Tell me one gangster song by Eminem, Gucci Mane or Kanye West.
When we talk about Gangsta Rap - We talk about Eazy-E.
No wonder people call him "The Father of Gangsta Rap".
Maybe eazy-e wasn't the best overall rapper in history, and maybe he didn't have much talent, but when it comes to gangsta rap itself, he's by far the best. He is the definition of gangsta rap, and would have never gone anywhere without him
What the f is this.. Everyone knows who owns gangster rap! Its not even a discussion... West coast king cube!
This dude is above easy e, HE WROTE EAZY E'S DAMN LYRICS! In terms of gangsta rapper I think he is above Tupac, just the greatest gangsta rapper ever. Listen to death certificate and amerikas most wanted! You will understand. Shout out to scarface, he should be third. Then comes Tupac and the rest of NWA.
No one got better gangster rap songs than ice cube!
Even though he isn't the best rapper he is by far the best gangsta rapper
This man is the hardest/coldest/gangsta rapper to ever exist!
Biggie Smalls and Tupac should be on the top of this list brooklyn to the fullest. Notorious B. I. G had a real rap sheet not like these industry made rap sheets like Lil Wayne and T. I
They don't call him the Notorious B.I. G for nothing. The most gangster rapper in the world. No doubt!
Why is eminem in the list he's one of the best rappers ever but he's not a gangster biggie is a gangster and should be number 1 no doubt then number 2 should be snoop then PAC, tupac wasn't the best rapper as everyone keeps saying he is he's the realist with his lyrics but his flow is nothing compared to biggie snoop and even big L
BIG is the greatest of all time for me his flow was second to none he killed any rapper that he had beef with made it from the underground to one of the all time greats of gangster rap even after his death his music still touches people excellent rapper and a amazing talented guy.
Such a shame for gangster rap that biggie and pac got shot in there prime.
Eminem is no gangster never claimed to be a gangster never lived a life of a gangster ans never even lived on the streets to be a gangster. Suburbans don't know what a gangster is so they think Eminem is. Eminem might try to act like he was a gangster but he's not. He doesn't even deserve to be on this list or any other list but best white rapper. Whites need to stop trying to pick the white rapper for every list especially one he doesn't belong on. HE IS NOT A GANGSTER. Never even experienced it.
Eminem got bullied so hard that he had to be put in a 1 week coma when he was 9 years old
Eminem also got shot. And Eminem lived in the worst part of Detroit - venomouskillingmachine
Everything he says turns into a beast song... Every song he features in he surpasses the artist.. He came from a tough life... And he's songs are real and come from the heart especially when tragic events happen in his life he will use it to his advantage... Plus he can change styles easily he freestyles good but his 2010 stuff sucked but now that he's back with some of d12 his old self is coming out
Eminem isn't a gangster rapper. This is slim shady - Unnamed Google User Remade
Man, to all the angry black people on this thread, how would you feel if you heard a white person saying things like "those blacks need to stop (blah blah blah)", or "blacks don't know about Classical music! Always listing Coltrane and Cole like they even held a candle to the old masters.. Ignorant s."? White people, for the most part, try very hard to be considerate, and I think it's getting to the point that, as a society, we're all just feeling like if you're not going to try to hold up to the same, we're just going to say "they don't want to get along" and I think deep down, off twitter, most every black person knows that that would not end well for them. I mean, your average IQ is 80, competing in a world populated entirely by others who average 100, and in a no holds barred match of overall competence, I think all you have to do is think back to school to remember how that feels. But, right now, you've got an entire nation ready to not only accept ...more
No one is better than NAS! No other rapper has a flow of his quality with any beat in any song he has! His lyrics are the best no doubt and if you have got doubt then you anit listening to his song! Nas is the sickest stillmatic Illmatic two of the best rap albums of all time!
He is lyrically talented he is the king of new york with out him the rap game. Wouldve not Been as good as it is today
One of the greatest rappers alive, let along gangsta rap. He definitely should be number one on the list.
Born in Queensbridge! The best lyricist, and he's in a "N.Y. state of Mind. "
I also don't understand why he is so far down on this list.
Probably the most influential rap song writer and producer ever. The style created by the doctor was the touchstone of gangsta rap, setting the tone for generations to come. RESPECT TO DRE!
Dr. Dre is the best rap and hip hop producer ever!
Dre was making the good rap when rap was good, and he's still making good music. Plus, his beats are featured on raps by most the rappers above.
Definitely the greatest rapper/producer of all time. He has worked with just about everybody included on this list, including starting up Eminem's and Snoop Dogg's careers. If it wasn't for Dre, rap wouldn't be around today.
Snoop Dogg is probably the most acclaimed rapper of today, he bases all of his songs on Gangster.
His entire style is based on Gangster. Thats just Snoop Dogg's style of rapping. and you gotta give it to him. He has really made a name for himself too. - roblist
SNOOP DOGG FOR LIFE HE ROCK I LOVE HIM. He is a slow rapper but his rhymes are 1000 percent free style not written freestyle all his songs. He should be number 3.
Snoops smoothness, funk and lyrics sum up to something better than the rest. "I promise I smoke chronic til the day that I die. " Doggystyle is hard to beat for a single CD.
Snoopy is the best, and last real Gangsta Rapper! He's best and his funk is great! He should be 1. He's a real Gangsta
how do you get more gangster than 50 cent? he came from nothing to a near billionaire because his tough ass never gives up and does what needs to be done. he grew up with no mom or dad. his intelligence gave him the ability to run the crack business in the streets. he was hired by drug lords and pimps for protection because he "wasnt afraid to pull a pistol" he was shot 9 times and has been stabbed twice. he has been jumped countless times since his childhood. he came into the rap game challenging and speaking his mind about any rapper. and every rapper who has challenged him back has had their career ended. this man has been thru so much and still walks around with a smile on his face making hit records. he's a gangster
He is one of the top five gangster artists, Here's the real list for all you people who danoe : Tupac, Biggie, 50 Cent, The Game, Eminem - Top Five artists no real order but they are the five dons. Anyone else chatting about other gangster rap is chatting out they asscrack.
Real gangsta voice, gangsta tunes, gangsta lyrics... Total thug... Total gangsta... Fitty's the best gangstas out there.
He is the massive ultimate... Legends don't die! Well, tell me, who can beat him? GET RICH OR DIE TRYIN' - the ultimate of all... G-UNIT - what is more stronger than them... 50 CENT : BLOOD ON SAND - what is much cooler than this... SLEEK - what is more audible than this... 50 CENT - who is more better than him... ONE WORD TO ANSWER ALL THESE QUESTIONS - "NOTHING"!
One of the Best lyrical rappers of all time.R.I.P. big L
Such a good voice, such good flow, and such good lyrics. His instrumentals are good and his lyrics are dope and smart. Notthin much can match the graveyard by Big L for me
Had the best punchlines ever and still rapped about the hood. Best ever. Period.
One of the best lyricists to walk on this earth and his punchlines were like no other. Insane flow and undoubtedly one of the freestyle kings. RIP Big L
Overrated and he is no where near a gangsta. He acts like a pretty boy now when he know he the ugliest rapper alive
I must say he does have a talent. But being one of the realest gangster rappers he will never be. Truly a bad role model for the youth and going to jail doesn't mean your gangsta. He never lived a real street life as of the people from his city. Money, tattoos and gold teeth means nothing when it comes to being gangsta. But everyone like who they like but being Real is something allot of people isn't.
He rocks he is also a very nice person. He helped eminem get more famous when he was failing then he helped nicki and drake drake was not the famous but now he is ALL BECAUSE OF WAYNE he helped eminem nicki and drake get 50 percent more famous and richer and gave all the credit to them and 1 percent to himself.
He is anything but a real G. Going to jail doesn't make you a gangsta neither does having tattoos, any one can go to a tattoo artist and get tattoos.
He should be in the top 5 because he never got the attention like the rest in N.W. A excluding yella people don't appreciate his music.
MC Ren is one of the greatest. He is still spitting gangsta rap to this day! Not like the other fakes on this list that found god and don't do that anymore. MC Ren is true to himself and the fans!
MC Ren should at least be top 5. Him and Ice Cube wrote all the NWA lyrics and when Cube left he was the only true rapper left in the group.
Yea put him 5 instead of that cracker eminem
He's the best hardcore rapper of all time and he's definitely in the top 5 best gangsta rappers. He should also be in the top 10 best rappers of all tim
Dmx is the most hardcore rapper the world will ever see dah mun shell down many men already men even Eminem
For some that's been addicted to crack from his teens, I must admit his something special to keep his physical and mental appearance throughout the years although you can see the drugs evil doing on him now in 2014 as recent as July. Imagine how great he would of been if he wernt on class A drugs... People judge and quick to knock him and a lot of that has to do with the newer generations seeing him the way he is now and not back before in his prime. Easily without any doubt he could have been one of the most powerful/significant figures in hip hop and along with Tupac.
Dmx is the hardest rap artist the world has ever seen he changed rap music from all the shiny suit bull all on his own, rap music is so bad right now with drake and jay z been so big, hip hop needs dmx to take it back to the streets once again
How he wasnt even on the list till now is a mystery great lyricist magic always happened when he be on the mic
He's a lyrical genius
Best dam rapper by for, then Nas don't get me wrong, Love some PAC and biggie. Jay z is the best rapper in the world. I got Love for cube but them other cats you can put there brains in a bird and the bird will fly backwards
He ain't no gangsra
Why is he so low down!? I'll admit he is not as well rounded as biggie, lyrical as big l or as thought provoking as the don Tupac, but his flow is amazing and can make almost any two words rhyme! Should definitely be top ten, possibly top five.
Watch dre day music video there is a sex scene and it is gay.
Big fat ass
Really 51 r you serious 3 2Pac d m x then pun
He's the best to be honest I listen to every rapper and besides 2pac I don't know any other that did it like spm!
And theirs still more to expect from Him when he gets out of prison.
He did a lot of things.
From being pounds across the border to with chapo. Taking over city's was the dope King, made a huge impact on world influence a lot of hustlers blacks Mexicans whites everybody!
Kept it real and did time a lot of times and was bigger then the law he was untouchable.
And his record company was the fastest growing records company made!
If it wasn't for him I would be in prison!
He told me being dope King ain't worth risking my life or freedom to chill!
And he always helps people, made albums in two days all freestyles!
Wining any rap contest.
Was partners with dj screw and made deals with the governor.
And all his 2016 music!
Spm music is medicine
Is dope they just don't put him on top because ...more
Eminem is my number 1 lyricist of all time but I been listening to spm before em even had his first 1st album out. But spm is a awesome lyricist, he's not quite Eminem but if Eminem is a 10 then spm is about a 7.5-8 easy. He gets down... Ok, enough about comparing them. Spm is more gangster rap, some funny stuff when they free style when they're high. I think be would beat most main stream rappers in a real free style.
Realest Latino rapper, born a hustla, raised a G. The definition of a Street Poet. SPM was raised in South Park, SE Houston. Speaks of stories from being raised by mother who could barelly afford to buy herself clothes just so she could clothe and feed her children, to slanging Dope, gettin shot at, and working The Night shift. He is currently serving a 45year sentence after being convicted without evidence. Accused of touching a young girl, the daughter of a woman who blackmailed him asking for money, which is %100 unlikely since he could be bustin nuts w/ every ho in the club iif he wanted. SPM H-Town LEGEND, poet, Hillwood hustla, G and player
He's a good Rapper Has style and Lyrics are good one of my favorite rappers in the world
This website doesn't know rap, Scarface should be on the top 3, instead you have Eminem on there, granted he is lyrical but he's not gangsta, he doesn't know anything about selling, the only thing close is that guy was a fiend because he was a pill popper, this website needs to learn what a gangsta rapper really is and not just put stuff up to gain traffic.
Great Gangsta Storyteller Great Lyrics Great Flow and Delivery - hiphop10
This man is should be in the top 3 at the very least. Who in the hell put Eminem up there? Lil Wayne? That cat is far from a gangsta. Snoop? A gimmick! Tupac? the biggest fraud since pet rocks. - TRUTH4daMASSES
Many rappers talk about life on the corner. Few delve deeper than the pseudo-glam of pumpin a 9 into a jacker. Fewer still can convey the pain that that life leads to. Only one can do it so well you feel like its happening right in front of you... That you're the one doing it. Only one can do it so well you forget that it's a song because the images and feelings are so vivid that the lyrics suck you in... That man is Scarface. Sure, Rakim and Biggie had better flows, G Rap had more rhymes, KRS had more presence.. But as far as straight gangsterism, and everything that came wwith it--the gpaingood, the bad, and the downright tragic and heartwrenching--its Scarface. No contest.
Another West Coast rapper. Alot of Raps have Gangster meanings in it for Eg LAX by Xzibit is a gangster song and very good as well. Dresses like a gangster and represents the GOLDEN STATE. One of the biggest figures in the industry right now - roblist
not only he looks good he raps good too - evil4u
I guess y'all forgot who realest west coast gansta rapper
Ice T is the greatest gangsta rapper ever. People need to go back and listen to his old albums. He made at least five classic gangsta rap albums, with about 15 to 20 tracks on each album, with lyrics that expressed intelligent street knowledge as well as raw street gangster tales. AT LEAST FIVE CLASSIC ALBUMS, maybe more. Ice T is to the gangster rap genre what Clint Eastwood is to the western movie.
The only gangster rappers who even start to compare to Ice T are Ice Cube (who was more political/militant than gangster at his peak) and possibly Scarface.
Ice T is the original gangsta. He started it in the early 80's I think that puts him in the top 3. His lyrics are pure gangsta
This man started it all back in the dayz... Anf also very important: you can actually hear what he is saying!
He made 5-20 others probably made over 50
He's a convicted murderer, drug dealer, and just got out of federal prison. Also beat someone half to death with a pool cue, beat another person half to death with a bottle of champagne, and threw a woman out of a moving vehicle.
He is mentally retarded and cannot talk. He is not very bright. He makes go
He isn't my favorite rapper but he's good and defiantly the most gangsta
This man needs to be #1 on this list, he murdered some dudes who ran up on him to jack his chain AND beat the charges. Come on
Bone thugs at number 32? Is everyone idiots? Listen to the first to bone albums and tell me they ain't gangster as hell. I'm disappointed in everyone here. 5 words, CREEPIN ON AH COME UP
Bone Thugs-N-Harmony has made multiple tracks that are inspirational and just good to listen too.
Very original for their time lyrical geniuses!
The best gangster barbershop quintet EVER.
Insane attitude, I like them so much cause they got and sang what other types of music can't express
He isn't the best rapper from the wu-tang clan but he is way to good for a fake blood like Lil Wayne to be ahead of him - ChrisHenry
the hardest one from Wu-Tang
Total bad ass method should be like 3rd then odb 4th
Jeezy is copied by all of these rappers from 2006-present day
What df jeezy the most hood outta damn near everyone on this list he should be top 5 all day
#1 in my book!
Should be in the top 10 because Ja is always keeping it real and he never changed over the years and most of his raps are about real life and street life, and he just doesn't spit random words like most modern day rappers, and his songs have meaning behind them, and he has his own label now even after the Inc. Broke up
He is nowhere near a gangster. And his music sucks.
Yo ja shouted out to your family
That's all Ja does beefs, gangsta stuff
Boosie is small but he has heart though. He came from nothing to something. He went out on his on at age 16 brought him is on place off of dope money. He runs Baton Rouge. King of the dope and rap game.
Lil boosie the realist out!
This guy was in jail but still hi rap hards what is more gangste then that
What about lil boosie he made laugh out loud what should be#2 behind those!
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Realest rapper in the whole state of texas
Yes not the best but I still love some of his songs
Man he the realest
Method man is underground and theey said no underground rapper wa sin a gang.
#1 all time
Although He Young You can't Deny He's making Money and making Songs To Build his Legacy
Chief keef best rapper alive right now he doing his thing ain't tripping.
Chief keef should be #1 what he will shoot up everyone
Hands down Sosa should be at top alone with boosie
To put knocc out this low is just insulting to old school rap, he was literally the protege of Eazy-E, who is The Godfather of gangsta rap
Just as gangster as Eazy-E
The protege of The Godfather of gangsta rap, need I say more
One of the best
T.I. is the greatest gangsta rapper ever! He spits sick lyrics, has lots of street credit and can murder anyone in a rap battle. King of the South!
TIP raps about life! Anyone can relate and understand his flow. White collar, blue collar, illiterate and educated, old/young, male/female!
This dude is awesome listen to his songs
T.I. is the best ever he is a bad ass
Vinnie Paz is your favorite gangster rapper's favorite gangster rapper!
Vinnie Pas is REAL.. One of the best ever! Him immortal technique are lyrically Untouchable... GANGSTA Rap? NWA OR BIGGIE!
Boxcutter Pazzie! Jedi Mind, Army of the Pharoahs... This guy epitomizes hardcore rap...
Needs to be way higher than 15
Deep sound and meaning
Spice-1 is the giggity giggity gangsta. He's been putting down since 91 reps gangsta rap to the fullest and in my opinion at least top five for sure he got more gangsta in his pinky than 90% of these other dudes. His lyrical flow is way out the box and in 91 he was so ahead of his time that he'd clown any current rapper nowadays
Spice 1 needs to be up more on this list definitely
When I heard "Born to Die" on tales from the hood I was blown away, and immediately learned how gangsta Spice 1 was.
Spice is the most hardcore rapper ever, this website is wack, you guys don't know gangsta rap. Eminem is sold out, number 3? You guys need to get your ears checked.
He is a living day busta
He is a living day pharoh
He grew up in one of the worst cities and the world and was part of the bloods
Should be top 10 to be honest
Yea should be 20 at least
He should be top 20 if anything
C murder should be in the top 5. People that don't like his music can't relate to what he's says all these new raps care more about the money not the street. Most of these new rappers came from the streets as they say in their songs but you see them in hollywood eating on fine china. I hate these new rappers all they wanna rap about is how much money they got and what they drive they talk in their rap about they will shoot a person and rob and steal but you don't hear about there doing it the real gangster rappers are either dead or locked up or in jail for rapping about shooting somebody and did it and now serving life. In other words be about it don't rap about it and don't do it or rap about something you ain't done. But I'm a ride or die kind of person
He's been in and out of prison and the streets he knows the meaning of being a Gangsta, he lived the life of one growing up from a B.G. to an O.G... Mad respect to Cory Miller...
C-Murder is great! Miss his music! TRU for life!
Human trash, a waste to society and a worthless pig
All you guys must be high! You put Mc Eiht below Kanye, Game, Eminem, jay-z, nas, dr dre?! Yo, we are talking about gangsta rappers (rappers who are gangsters), and MC Eiht is one of the realest MC's ever, not the best Mc ever... But he spits pure gangster though. Eazy-E, Ice Cube and Pac (and Jay-Z-although he is a white man style of gangster) are the only ones who have legitimacy to be above Eiht... Dre is no gangsta, everybody knows that.
? Kanye admitted he wasn"t a real gangsta og belong at the top not below these punk idiots who think there gods really there's not enough Room for that many gods get outta here menace two society belongs somewhere at the top why do you think they put him in the movie cause he belonged in it the only real gangsta rappers today are old and tired or young and really dumb
Really? Kayne West in front of Eiht? Damm, if you believe that MC Eiht is less gangsta than Kayne West, then listen to Comptons Most Wanted's songs.
Dislike only because he was Ryder in Grand Theft Auto SA
Realist rapper out there today I don't understand how 90% of the people above him are above him he kills every verse he has and doesn't mess around whether he's rapping about the streets, his life, or getting messed up. TECHNICIAN FOR LIFE!
All songs feel genuine, different and fresh. that b cool if this Artist started doing trap and bass, 4 something even fresher, or better yet, new world sounds.
Tech is the best rapper you can actually think of really
Yeh just gave him a listen, dope!
That fake blood Lil Wayne is about as gangsta as my 91 year old grandmother. Kool G Rap is the founder of gangster rap before the west coast did it. Kool G Rap should be 1 for that and he is better than anyone on this list as far as I can tell.
It know a little about Rap then you would know that this dude is the truth when it comes to gangsta Hip Hop...
Four words... "Live and Let Die". That whole album was a crime film put to wax.
He shouldn’t be this low... - Jon8201
One of the realest
He dope. Got great flow n lyrics n neva disapoints, he kip it rill
Take eminem off this your gangsta at number 5 yhis guy has gots to be one of the realest rappers out there imagine if he sung forgot about dre instead of em this guy would have killed #next tupac
He is way betterthan Eminem and snoop dog
Best Chicano Rapper Out There!
Straight Out The City of Angels.
Wanted For "Murder", been on the run for 7 years!
Dead End Harppys 13..
Best rapper out there
Conejo doesn't just speak it. He lives that too..
His better than 50 cent his Mexican pac Just listen
Brotha Lynch at 35?! What he should be at least top ten! Best underground rapper next to Wu-Tang
Long time rapper made old school classics
Sacramento rapper, some of the best gangsta rap ever heard.
In the top 5
This dude is one of the best he's a true definition of a gangster in hip hop so yeah to me he should be on top 5 with ludacris...
He is my friend from high school we are in the gang
He just released ill mind of hopsin 8 and bout the business. Remember, this is a list of hardcore rappers. He is a lot more hardcore than most rappers above him. -angry white kid
Raw and Knock madness are the best albums ever if you listen closely
What the hell is this!
He's the king.
Living legend this guy will go down in history...
Chicago's west side legend!
The realest you've probably never heard. He is one of the worlds few gangsta rappers who actually speaks truth on how he does it. Not like some fake ass who talks brags about violence and stuff but has never/rarely actually been locked up. R.I.P. and may god rest his soul.
Have you guys forgot about the pimp himself? True Trilla
Hip hop legend... helo... ya already forgot the pimp... ugk 4 life