Gangsta, Gangsta


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Gangsta, Gangsta Review

by Jason Birchmeier

E-Dub's Gangsta, Gangsta single features two of the best songs from his debut album for MCA, The Prezident: the Frankie B. Nice-produced "Gangsta, Gangsta," the Scott Storch-produced "Who Dat Iz," and the Swizz Beatz-produced "Get Down." Though "Gangsta, Gangsta" -- a subtle mockery of the "gangsta" ideology associated with hardcore rap -- is the album's lead single and video, "Who Dat Iz" is actually the slightly better song and deserves as much if not more airplay from radio. "Get Down" is a fairly typical Swizz Beatz production circa 2001/2002, sounding quite similar to DMX's "You Could Be Blind," which also featured female vocalist Mashonda on the hook; unfortunately, this single only features a snippet of the song.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
E-Dub 05:19 Amazon
E-Dub 05:00 Amazon
E-Dub 01:24 Amazon
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