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 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

Best song definitely

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3 Nuthin' but a G thang - Dr. Dre UListen to Sample
4 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.

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5 Real Mutha********' G's - Eazy-E

This is dope, it must #1

One of the most gangsta songs

Should be in top 5

Honestly should be #1 too much thuglife

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6 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

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7 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

Dis is a sick song

Savage 👌

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8 N.Y. State of Mind - Nas

Nas is muchest true gangster ever

Nas is the truest gangster ever.

Nas is the most true gangster ever

Nas is the best rapper of all time. alright? good. it looks like we all agree.

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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!

If your talking gangsta rap, you're talking, not my favorite song by them, but it's the one which stands most of a chance for number 1, so I'm going for it.

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10 Who's the G - B.G. Knocc Out & Dresta

It has a nice flow

The Contenders

11 Remember the Name - Fort Minor

Great song but how is it gangsta? - DarkBoi-X

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

best there ever was, best there ever will be

"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...

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12 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.

13 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

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14 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

15 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!

İ love the Song called gangstar


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16 In Da Club - 50 Cent

My All time favorite song of 50 Cent.

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17 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!

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18 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!

You don't screw around with biggie he's better that Pac all day

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19 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!

One Of the BEST Gangsta song By best Gangsta Rpper after 2Pac

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20 Stop Being Greedy - DMX UListen to Sample
21 The Way I Am - Eminem UListen to Sample
22 Welcome 2 Detroit - Trick Trick and Eminem UListen to Sample
23 Won't Stop Being a Blood - Mitchy Slick

Kickass track woo woo'n it

24 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

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25 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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26 Gangsta Luv - Snoop Dogg

Snoop dog is a good rapper

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27 N.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. - thenewrapgame

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28 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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29 Same 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. It's so hard you can't even get this on Itunes! What?

Mc ren is easily one of the most gangsta rappers out there, I wish he was more popular. Yella and Ren got flushed out by ic ecube, eazy and dre. Kind of a shame they were both great at what they did.

30 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

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31 Shut 'Em Down - LL Cool J UListen to Sample
32 I Found Me - Z-Ro

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

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33 Hood Mentality - Ice Cube UListen to Sample
34 Bring the Pain - Method Man UListen to Sample
35 Ghetto Gospel - Tupac UListen to Sample
36 2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted - 2pac

Always Banging This Song Loud in car.


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37 How High - Method Man & Redman UListen to Sample
38 Mercy - Kanye West

Kanye west is not gangster

39 How We Do - The Game

Such a gangsta and on debut

Should be 11th

Should be 10th

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40 I Run This - Birdman UListen to Sample
41 '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

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

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42 Whoop that Trick - Djay UListen to Sample
43 Beamer, Benz, or Bentley - Lloyd Banks UListen to Sample
44 Wanksta - 50 Cent UListen to Sample
45 Put It Down - Redman UListen to Sample
46 Kiss My Ass - Trae

One of the hardest songs you guys will ever hear

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47 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

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48 N***** in Paris - Kanye West and Jay-Z
49 Welcome to Detroit City - Big Eff
50 Streiht Up Menace - Mc Eiht

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

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Top Remixes (4)

1. Nuthin' but a G thang - Dr. Dre
2. Straight Outta Compton - N.W.A.
3. Shook Ones, Pt. II - Mobb Deep
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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