Toppa Top 10: Raggamuffin Gangster Rap

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October 3, 2013

+1: Honorable Mention
Barrington Levy feat. Crooked I, Snoop Dogg, Soopafly and Daz Dillinger, “Poor Man Cry”

Barrington Levy-Living Dangerously

Released in 1998, well after gangster tap had lost its vitality, “Poor Man Cry” from Barrington Levy’s 1998 Living Dangerously album featured an all-star West Coast posse ofย  Snoop, Daz, Crooked I and Soopafly. Needless to say, it’s not Barrington’s best work. Or Soopafly’s, for that matter. But we’d remiss if we didn’t point it out. Also we can’t forget the Sister Nancy “Bam Bam” sample on Too Short’s “Blowjob Betty.” Not exactly “raggamuffin” that one, but definitely classic.