10 Gangster Movie Songs
If you're looking for 10 Gangster movie songs, then look no further than this fine collection here. There have been plenty of classic gangster films in the past with many hit soundtracks that consisted of quality gangster songs. With that said, there have also been a number of good gangster songs used in different types of movies outside of the gangster film genre. You're bound to find plenty of variety in these ten songs with artists ranging from Coolio, Guy, Easy E, and beyond.
- "Gangster's Paradise" by Coolio featuring L.V. Straight from the hit film "Dangerous Minds," Coolio and Large Variety (also known as L.V.) crafted this Hip Hop masterpiece which dominated the summer back when it came out. Having sampled "Pastime Paradise" by Stevie Wonder, the song was awarded a Grammy and was considered to be one of the biggest singles of the year.
- "New Jack City" by Guy. This rocking R&B single by Guy comes right off of the soundtrack to the hit gangster movie "New Jack City." Named after the film itself, the song is bass and funk heavy, its rhythm is strong enough to draw you in like a black hole because once you're in then it has officially got you hooked.
- "Damn It Feels Good to Be A Gangsta" by Geto Boyz. Originally released as a promotional single for their early 90's compilation album "Uncut Dope," the popularity of the Geto Boyz group increased when this single was used in the late 90's comedy film "Office Space."
- "Just Ask Me To" by Tevin Campbell and Chubb Rock. As one of the first singles to be released off of the soundtrack to the critically-acclaimed film "Boyz in the Hood," the hit single remained a staple on the R&B charts but it didn't share the same success on the Pop charts when it was released.
- "Is It Good to You" by Teddy Riley and Tammy Lucas. "Is It Good to You" was one of the three charting singles released off of the soundtrack to the Tupac Shakur film "Juice." The hit single helped the film's soundtrack to become certified Gold by the RIAA, boosting it to number 3 on the Rap/Hip Hop Album charts.
- "Anything" by SWV. Performed by the wonderful and soulful ladies of the R&B triplet SWV, "Anything" was a chart-topping single released off of the soundtrack to the gangster film "Above The Rim" which also starred Tupac Shakur. Released by Death Row Records and Interscope Records, the entire album itself was the target of great critical appraise and commercial success.
- "Pain" by 2Pac. Also released off of the soundtrack for the Tupac Shakur film "Above The Rim," this single also marked the very beginning of Tupac's career on Death Row Records, thus helping to further bring them to the forefront of the Hip Hop game. Ja Rule remade the song years later, titling it "So Much Pain."
- "For the Love of Money/Living for the City" by Troop and LeVert featuring Queen Latifah. Troop, Queen Latifah, and LeVert all collaborated together to engineer this fantastic medley of Stevie Wonder's "Living for the City" and "For the Love of Money" by the O'Jays, resulting in another impressive hit from the "New Jack City" soundtrack.
- "I Wanna Sex You Up" by Color Me Badd. This single is another gem that originated from the soundtrack to the blockbuster gangster film "New Jack City." The song took the Hot 100, R&B, and Dance charts by storm upon its release. The single continued to be used in films like "You Don't Mess with the Zohan" and "Nothing Like The Holidays."
- "Am I Black Enough For You?" by Schooly-D. Before "New Jack City," there was another gangster film classic titled "King of New York" starring Christopher Walken amongst an all-star cast. One of the signature songs from the film was "Am I Black Enough For You?" by Schooly-D, which contains a banging new jack swing rhythm that keeps you on your toes and rapid-fire lyrics to go along with it.