Best Gangsta Songs Ever

The Top Ten

1 Hit 'Em Up - 2Pac

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. - anthonybecerra831

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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2 Remember the Name - Fort Minor

best there ever was, best there ever will be

Good song but it's not a gangsta song, it's a pump up song.

"Fort minor is terrible and they nobodies"

Actually, the terrible nobodies are Soulja Boy, Gucci Mane, Lil Wayne, etc. Fort Minor actually have talent and to be honest, You are the nobody...

This ain't gangsta... This just makes it dead..

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3 Gangsta'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 - Magnolia

I can connect with this song I lived this live since the age of 15 and by the time I was 27 I was indicted for smuggling 75 tons of cocaine with willy and sal

Best Gangsta song while maybe except the croosroads

Should be No1

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4 Cop Killer - Body Count

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

5 Straight 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

There once was a time where things were peaceful. People would wake up in the morning to the sound of birds chirping and make there way through their boring, but happy, life. BUT SCREW THAT NOISE! This song represents all that is free and awesome. No more is there time of peace and boringness, only excitement and chaos! - Lasvegasxavier

Number 2. It need to be there

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6 Damn 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!

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7 Who Shot Ya - The 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!

Biggie was the MAN

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8 Why 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!

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9 Boyz 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!

Great for drivebys!

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10 3 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

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The Contenders

11 Forgot About Dre - Dr. Dre

Good beat from DRE and good sound from Eminem good combination

He forgot about dre

Eminems rap in this song at the end Is so good


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12 Ghetto Gospel - Tupac
13 Hate It or Love It - The Game

Great lyrical flow and beat should be number one added to one of the best albums of all time

Should definitely be in the top ten. One of my all time favourites.

Awesome song
The games best
I can listen to this song all day long this
Belongs in the top ten if not the three

14 Still 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

Sick song. There are still gangstas all across the world listening to this. Gangstas all across the world...see what I did there ; )

U be bumpin that beat from DRE ever day love this song

Nice savege

15 2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted - 2pac

Always Banging This Song Loud in car.

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16 How We Do - The Game

Such a gangsta and on debut

Should be 11th

Should be 10th

17 Wanksta - 50 Cent
18 Welcome to Detroit City - Big Eff
19 Gangsta Nation - Westside Connection

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.

West side all the way; big city we represent

I like your video

It is definitely on my top 3 list, if not 1st. I don't know how people can not love the absolutely everything about this song

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20 Gangsta Luv - Snoop Dogg

Snoop dog is a good rapper

21 Where the Hood At - DMX

Great beat, great lyrics, what more do you want

The man

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

22 Shook Ones, Pt. II - 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.

23 Shut 'Em Down - LL Cool J
24 I Found Me - Z-Ro

This is actually a pretty phat song sung by the hardest rapper of all time - Marrero0413

25 Hood Mentality - Ice Cube
26 Bring the Pain - Method Man
27 Real Mutha********' G's - Eazy-E

One of the most gangsta songs

Should be in top 5

28 How High - Method Man & Redman
29 Mercy - Kanye West

Kanye west is not gangster

30 Stop Being Greedy - DMX
31 I Run This - Birdman
32 Guerillas 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.

33 'Till I Collapse - Eminem

Bull, that's what it is. He is not a gangster.

He made it out of the trailer park to he hood then out of the hood

I love Em he made it out of the hood and bout a mansion but he also bout a regular house in Detroit in the hood to show hood love he also sleeps on the couch because he doesn't like his king bed he is a real og

This song is good, but it is far from gangsta. This is BS

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34 Welcome 2 Detroit - Trick Trick and Eminem
35 Whoop that Trick - Djay
36 Beamer, Benz, or Bentley - Lloyd Banks
37 Kiss My Ass - Trae

One of the hardest songs you guys will ever hear

38 Real Gangsta - South Park Mexican

One of the greatest rappers from south Houston! No doubt about it.

It's true gangsta rap. That album as a hole is great

39 Put It Down - Redman
40 Locc to the Brain - Brotha Lynch Hung

What a great rapper to bad he ate his girl

41 Streiht Up Menace - Mc Eiht

True Gangsta Classic great storytelling great original instrumental which is not sampled unlike other rap songs - hiphop10

42 N***** in Paris - Kanye West and Jay-Z
43 Keepin' It Gangsta - Fabolous
44 Dopeman - N.W.A.

Old school. Should be in top ten

Dope man is dope man

45 N.Y. State of Mind - Nas

Nas is the most true gangster ever

Nas is the truest gangster ever.

46 Locotes - Cypress Hill

Just listen to this while you're rollin down yo block! And please do not carry a weapon cause you might shoot a cop!

47 Hood 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

48 Cigarettes - Fort Minor

This song is all about: street life and gangsters life! This song should absolutely be on the list.

As a fan of fort minor, I can say this song is one of jay-zs favorite songs of the albun. Its slow but it has a great lyrics.

49 Ruff Ryders' Anthem - DMX
50 I'll Still Kill - 50 Cent
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Top Remixes

1. Ghetto Gospel - Tupac
2. Hit 'Em Up - 2Pac
3. Forgot About Dre - Dr. Dre
1. Hit 'Em Up - 2Pac
2. Remember the Name - Fort Minor
3. Cop Killer - Body Count


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