Top 10 Best Gangsta Rap Songs

The Top Ten
1 Hit 'Em Up - 2Pac Hit 'Em Up - 2Pac Cover Art

I was a Jazz fan, a Whitney Fan a Michael fan, a fan of Prince. Hip hop was never something I cared for until this Pac joint dropped, I was in my teens feeling rebel; feeling like a baddass and this song become the soundtrack to my teens. It's by far the illest rap song made.

Without a doubt the greatest rapper to have ever lived! This song is one of his best works!
I love the end of the song when he is going off, his voice is so raw and powerful! I love it!
RIP to the King of Rap Tupac

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.

This is the greatest song there is it brought a lot of controversy with the notorious big!

2 Straight Outta Compton - N.W.A. Straight Outta Compton - N.W.A. Cover Art

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!

How can The Anthem Of Gangsta Rap Not Be On The List, And yeah by the way As Much As I Love The Song Cop Killer, yeah I got my name from it, it's no Gangsta Rap, People Who Vote For It Never Heard, It's A Rock Song.

This song revolutionized gangsta rap and showed everybody what it was like in Compton, the most gangsta city there is.

This is so gangster. I actually heard this and listened to it for like 2 weeks without listening to anything else.

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.

This is no doubt the greatest gangster rap song of all time. There is know way another gangster rap song could overlap this one. Eazy-e is a legend know wonder they called him the godfather of gangster rap. R.I.P Eric Wright, God bless you.

Dre got destroyed in this track so brutal. I wonder if Eazy actually wrote this one? Would be even better if he did

By the way how is Eminem rap god on here when dr dre deep cover isn't

Yeah! Man this is real gangsta rap.This should be in top 1.EAZY-E is the real compton gangsta rapper ever and what the police is doing on no 11 this should be in top 3.This is the gangsta rap by N.W.A. that I ever heard

4 Shook Ones, Pt. II - Mobb Deep Shook Ones, Pt. II - Mobb Deep Cover Art

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.

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!

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.

The lyrics are so impactful in this song. There was so much effort that went into this song. Who ever said the originals are better then the sequels you are wrong.

5 Boyz in the Hood - Eazy E

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.

You should know by now... A real Compton G and a the godfather of G rap... Tupac is a legend and a poet but real G's were Ruthless all the way.
RIP Eazy and Tupac; two humble and real men and stars in g heaven now.

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 is probably the greatest rap song of all time. PAC Dr Dre Ice Cube and of course the greatest Eazy E they were all probably the best rappers of all time

6 F*** tha Police - N.W.A. F*** tha Police - N.W.A. Cover Art

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.

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

F the police coming straight from the underground

7 Gangsta's Paradise - Coolio Gangsta's Paradise - Coolio Cover Art


A lot of people dislike the fact of rap effecting white suburbia but in my opinion this song is perfect, it tells you that other then the song itself, there is nothing in thar lifestyle for anyone, raw song.. Sends a message across.
Great lyrics, the song is an eye opener, raw heavy rap.. Its good.

Coolio is awful singer and actor but at least he made this song-masterpiece. Definitely the best Gangsta song ever in history

This song invokes the feeling of being a badass by who ever listens its lyrics are great but it's the beat that stands out from this song. sampled from stevie wonder they added a good amount of bass to the song to make it a good cruising or just chilling song. on a side note this is the best song to count money to.

Coolio was talking about realest gangster life on streets! how you live on streets and kill only for money!

8 Remember the Name - Fort Minor Remember the Name - Fort Minor Cover Art

Fort minor is gangsta rap, take it off the list they are terrible. Gangsta rap is The Notorious B.I. G, Dr. Dre, N.W. A, Nas, 2pac, Ice Cube etc. those type of people. Fort minor is terrible and they nobodies.

I think that fort miner has great songs but remember the name is the best

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

I don't think it's a Gangsta song but it's a pretty good song

9 Nuthin' but a 'G' Thang - Dr. Dre Nuthin' but a 'G' Thang - Dr. Dre Cover Art

Dre is a true fraud, Eazy has already proved that Dre should be banned from the rap game for a long time. None of his songs should be on the list. Sorry if I offended you Dre or should I say Dr. Fraud.

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

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

This is the greatest rap song of all time.

10 Who Shot Ya - The Notorious B.I.G. Who Shot Ya - The Notorious B.I.G. Cover Art

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

Mayne, that's way better than hit 'em up...
Tupac in that song sounds like a lil' kid.

The Contenders
11 Ready to Die - The Notorious B.I.G. Ready to Die - The Notorious B.I.G. Cover Art

Greatest rapper of all time. Period.

Tuwack isn't even in the discussion

Biggie was the best he will always be

Biggie bigger than pac

Pac the best no cap

12 Cop Killer - Body Count

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

Pretty punky to be honest, but good beat and talks about the crooked cops, and how they should, get shot in the face

13 Ambitionz Az a Ridah - 2Pac Ambitionz Az a Ridah - 2Pac Cover Art

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

14 Damn It Feels Good to Be a Gangsta - Geto Boys Damn It Feels Good to Be a Gangsta - Geto Boys Cover Art

Damn straight! Number 1 gangsta rap song all time!

bad ass song, love office space. as soon as I heard this song on the movie I downloaded it

İ love the Song called gangstar

*sharing my opinion.. because damn it feels good to be a gnagster*

15 C.R.E.A.M - Wu Tang Clan C.R.E.A.M - Wu Tang Clan Cover Art

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

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

"Neglected for now but yo the mic is hectic"

Cream was the best song of the year 1994.

16 Still D.R.E. - Dr. Dre Still D.R.E. - Dr. Dre Cover Art

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

This is very Gangster! It hip ass gee yah know we go hard when we perfect dah beat yeah niqquh

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

Great song! One of my favourites.

17 3 A.M. - Young Jeezy 3 A.M. - Young Jeezy Cover Art

Jeezy means business but.38 is better and what I do

Dis is a sick song

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.

18 Why We Thugs - Ice Cube Why We Thugs - Ice Cube Cover Art

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!

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

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

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

19 My Mind Playing Tricks on Me - Geto Boys My Mind Playing Tricks on Me - Geto Boys Cover Art

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.

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.

Best songs ever created in my humble opinion

20 Wu-Tang Clan Aint Nuthing ta F' Wit - Wu-Tang Clan Wu-Tang Clan Aint Nuthing ta F' Wit - Wu-Tang Clan Cover Art
21 Gin and Juice - Snoop Dogg Gin and Juice - Snoop Dogg Cover Art

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.

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

22 N.Y. State of Mind - Nas N.Y. State of Mind - Nas Cover Art

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.

Come on this is the song. Nas is the man

Nas is the most true gangster ever

Nas is the Realest gangster ever

23 Who's the G - B.G. Knocc Out & Dresta
24 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.

25 In Da Club - 50 Cent In Da Club - 50 Cent Cover Art

My All time favorite song of 50 Cent.

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