Top 10 Gangster Rap Songs

This Is The True Gangster List Cause Fort Minor And Young Gezzy Isnt Even On The Same Page As Gangster.

The Top Ten

1 Hit '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.

Overrated song what up gangsta is way better

It's almost 2020 & this song is still worth more than it'll ever be credited.

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2 Straight Outta Compton - N.W.A.

Skrt skrt gang


This is the start of it all

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

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3 Real 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.

love it

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!


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4 F**K Tha Police - N.W.A

Best song I ever herd

The definitely #1

This showed the rise of nwa and how they were doubted by police and wrongfully treated

This is the FUNNIEST rap song

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

Pac the best no cap

BIGGIE IS THE GOAT SIMPLE AS THAT one comment said that he never did a diss, he do the diss is called kick in the door it's a diss on nas

Greatest rapper of all time. Period.

Tuwack isn't even in the discussion

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)

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6 My Mind Playing Tricks On Me - Geto Boys

Best songs ever created in my humble opinion

Not for posers. this is real gangsta rap

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

Get boys the most underrated artists in the rap game. They killed it.

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7 Ambitionz Az a Ridah - 2pac

2pac is great

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.

There has never been a harder song than this. 2PAC was real and the 90's was the hardest of hardcore.

Mike Tyson entrance song

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8 Nuthin' but a 'G' Thang - Dr. Dre

"Compton and Long Beach, boy you know you're in trouble." - ParasN2000

Dre is and will be the best

No one is better than dre

Best song of all times

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9 Shook Ones Pt. II - Mobb Deep

This song made me fall in love with old school rap

This song is DEFINITIVE ganster rap. No song can ever be more gangsta than Shook Ones Pt. II by Mobb Deep. - ParasN2000

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

This is simply one of the best rap songs in history. I do believe it's not the #1, but it should be 2nd behind Straight Outta Compton. It's just as good as it gets.

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10 Shook Ones Part II - Mobb Deep

Should be number one. No duo ever flowed like that ever...before and after.

Dark song with good lyrics!

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

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The Contenders

11 C.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"

Cream was the best song of the year 1994.

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12 Boyz-n-the-Hood - Eazy-E

Top 5 worthy

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"

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13 Forgot About Dre - Dr. Dre

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

I love this song, but this is not gangster rap whatsoever. It has Eminem in it. If that doesn't tell you enough about the style of this song, then you shouldn't be voting on this list. - Totalbeasto001

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14 Who Shot Ya - The Notorious B.I.G.

Nice song, but this song got killed by 2pac hit em' up

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15 The Wu-Tang Clan Ain't Nothing to F*** Wit - The Wu-Tang Clan
16 Gangsta Rap Made Me Do It - Ice Cube

Dude this should be top 5!

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?!

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17 Da Graveyard - Big L

He is one of the greats, it's a shame that not many have ever heard of him

A legend dead


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18 Still D.R.E. - Dr. Dre

Dre is GOAT

It is my favorite song
an absolutly classic

Dr. DRE is the best

The best

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19 Gin and Juice - Snoop Doggy Dogg

This is the best gangsta rap song of gangsta rapper Snoop Dogg

This song is just awesome. The beat is full gangster & flow of snoop doggy dogg is just amazing. Although this song came in 1994 but even now (2014) we hear it sounds hot.

20 Gangsta's Paradise - Coolio

Put it at the first place

Real rap right here

If there is a 10 Commandments of Gangsta Rap, this song is in it.

Gangsta's paradise.. Buff said

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21 Ten Crack Commandments - The Notorious B.I.G.

Straight up gangsta rap, schooling gangstas at there own game

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22 Still - Geto Boys

This is a top 10 song

Copy machine scene song from office space

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23 Ghetto Qur'an - 50 Cent

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

Yeah, I think the same thing

Yeah boy

Good song

24 Bring Da Ruckus - Wu Tang Clan UListen to Sample
25 Juicy - The Notorious B.I.G.

It was all a dream

Gotta love the real BIG.

I loved it so much I hope you VOTE IT

Too 10 for sure

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26 m.A.A.d city - Kendrick Lamar

How is this song not top 10? Kendrick kept the rap game alive with this album

Should be way higher

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27 Natural Born Killaz - Ice Cube & Dr. Dre

Just straight up damn evil, how rap should be, this is the s**8 right here.

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28 'Till I Collapse - Eminem

Not a gangster rap, remove it

Eminem and Nate Dogg.. - fatihfurkanu00c7olakou011flu

Not a ganster rap, remove it

Best gangsta shet I've ever herd my brufa

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29 Somebody Gotta Die - Notorious B.I.G. UListen to Sample
30 Rap Dersi - Norm Ender

One of best rappers ever. - fatihfurkanu00c7olakou011flu

31 Hood Took Me Under - Compton's Most Wanted

Only got love for my gang brothers! Yea, real gangsta rap! -

Great song. Real Gangsta Rap

G-Rap at its best. Not Maintream. - Strobo

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32 No Vaseline - Ice Cube

If Hit em up is #1 this is 1a, listen to lyrics and the flow

Greatest diss track ever made!

Hardest diss in history

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33 Mind Playing Tricks on Me - Geto Boys

Man this is in the top ten twice

Its Just that good it HAD to be on here twice

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34 California Love - 2Pac

Dis like the best song ever, California love the best song ever, dis song should be number 1

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35 What's the Difference - Dr. Dre

This Song is just AMAZING

This song represents what G rap was at the time. Incredible rhythm, flow and lyrics.


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36 N.Y. State of Mind - Nas

Come on this is the song. Nas is the man

Nas is the Realest gangster ever

This song changed the rap industry. Second track offthe most classic album of all time and once it came out the streets went crazy over it. - QB

Sum gansta ass hip hop

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37 Shoot 'Em Up - Nas UListen to Sample
38 Streiht Up Menace - Mc Eiht

Soundtrack of Menace II Society. 1 of the best gangsta rap songs iv ever heard

This song is just awesome! Mc Eiht spittin some lines about ghetto life in Eihthype style!

A song written by the touh experiences of a G's life - fanboy8

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40 Where the Hood At - DMX

How could this not be here already? Not the most amazing lyrics, but one of the hardest beats I've ever heard and definitely one of the best gangsta rap songs.

How is this not in top 10..

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41 Born II Die - Spice 1
42 Why We Thugs - Ice Cube

This track is just dope.. Ain't nothing to it

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43 Any Last Werdz - Eazy E UListen to Sample
44 Gangsta Gangsta - N.W.A.

This song got me hooked on gangsta rap, it should be way higher up on this chart. A beautiful piece of work.

My favourite nwa song

Its gots a mixture of Icecube and EazyE before the group split

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45 Life's on the Line - 50 Cent UListen to Sample
46 Rap God - Eminem

This is not gangster rap. Eminem is not part of the gangster rap genre. Please, refrain from associating Eminem with this form of oldschool rap.

It's a good song but should not be on this list, well not this high anyway

He should not be here

Not gangster rap and also crap

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47 Return of the Real S*** - Above the Law

Besides Waiting 1:16 Minuets For The Song To Start Its A Sick Song With A Wicked Ass Beat

Discribs mo life: I do dis coc, I do dis betch, I do dis cop in his fuzzmobile, I miss mo gangsta rap a tat

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49 It Was a Good Day - Ice Cube

This song always make me chill

Most be on top10...

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50 Infinite - Eminem

Can’t be beat

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Top Remixes (13)

1. Hit 'Em Up - 2Pac
2. Straight Outta Compton - N.W.A.
3. Real Muthaf****** G's - Eazy-E
1. Hit 'Em Up - 2Pac
2. Boyz-n-the-Hood - Eazy-E
3. Nuthin' but a 'G' Thang - Dr. Dre
1. Mind Playing Tricks on Me - Geto Boys
2. Straight Outta Compton - N.W.A.
3. Hit 'Em Up - 2Pac

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