Gangsta Luv

"Gangsta Luv"
Single by Snoop Dogg featuring The-Dream
from the album Malice n Wonderland
Released October 6, 2009
Recorded 2009
Genre Hip hop
Length 4:17
Snoop Dogg singles chronology
"I Do"
"Gangsta Luv"
"That's Tha Homie"
The-Dream singles chronology
"Sweat It Out"
"Gangsta Luv"
"Love King"

"Gangsta Luv" is the lead single from Snoop Dogg's tenth studio album, Malice n Wonderland. It was produced by Tricky Stewart and co-produced by The-Dream, who is also featured in the song. It was released digitally on October 6, 2009 as the first official single of Malice n Wonderland after the promo single "Snoop Dogg Millionaire".[1]

Music video

The music video (directed by Paul Hunter) premiered on October 21, 2009. DJ Felli Fel makes a cameo appearance in the video. The video was introduced on 106 & Park on October 30, 2009 during a special Halloween episode. The music video shows The-Dream driving a blue Cadillac Low-Rider, and Snoop Dogg sitting in the back. Throughout the video, the appearance of Snoop Dogg, The-Dream and the girls around them change as the car travels through different places. The way the car appears to drive through various locations (including impossible indoor locations such as a women's locker room) is very similar to the opening-credits sequences of the Naked Gun films.

The video ranked at #66 on BET's Notarized: Top 100 Videos of 2009 countdown.

Track listing

Digital single
No. TitleWriter(s)Producer(s) Length
1. "Gangsta Luv" (feat. The-Dream)C. Broadus, T. Nash, C. Stewart Tricky Stewart, The-Dream 4:17
2. "Gangsta Luv" (Mayer Hawthorne G-Mix) Mayer Hawthorne 3:50

Commercial performance

On the week ending November 7, 2009, "Gangsta Luv" debuted on the Billboard Hot 100 at #57. The following week, it fell to #60, but it came back up to #55 in its third week. On the week ending December 17, 2009, it broke into the Top 40 at #35.[2]


Weekly charts

Chart (2009) Peak
scope="row" Belgium (Ultratop 50 Wallonia)[3] 18
scope="row" New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[4] 13
scope="row" US Billboard Hot 100[5] 35
scope="row" US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[6] 24
scope="row" US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[7] 39
scope="row" US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)[8] 5
scope="row" US Rhythmic (Billboard)[9] 8

Year-end charts

Chart (2010) Peak
US Rap Songs (Billboard)[10] 23


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