Top 10 Best Gangsta Rap Songs

The Top Ten
1 Hit 'Em Up - 2Pac

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.

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.

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!

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

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

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!

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.

Most gangsta song there is, should be number one, but lil white kids don't know nothing about gangsta rap. For all they know Eminem is a thug to them.

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

This is the lord of the rest of the songs, this started gangsta rap, this is the most hardcore ever.

Best song I ever herd

I love this rap song

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

7 Gangsta's Paradise - Coolio


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.

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

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

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

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

This is the greatest rap song of all time.

Good song, but one line actually slipped.

9 Remember the Name - Fort Minor

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.

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

It's not a gangsta rap song.
It's an alternative Hip-Hop song.

Definitely a great rap song, but not gangster.

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

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!

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

I like hit em up more than this!

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

Greatest rapper of all time. Period.

Tuwack isn't even in the discussion

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

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

You are so cool

13 Ambitionz Az a Ridah - 2Pac

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 straight! Number 1 gangsta rap song all time!

15 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

Cream was the best song of the year 1994.

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

Gangsta rap all the way

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

One of the greatest and most recognised backing tracks of all time. Love it.

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

17 3 A.M. - Young Jeezy
18 Why We Thugs - Ice Cube

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

19 My Mind Playing Tricks on Me - Geto Boys

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.

20 Wu-Tang Clan Aint Nuthing ta F' Wit - Wu-Tang Clan
21 Gin and Juice - 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.

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

22 N.Y. State of Mind - Nas

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 truest gangster ever.

23 Who's the G - B.G. Knocc Out & Dresta
24 Guerillas in tha Mist - Da Lench Mob
25 In Da Club - 50 Cent

My All time favorite song of 50 Cent.

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