A Gangster and a Gentleman

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A Gangster and a Gentleman
Studio album by Styles
Released July 9, 2002 (US)
Recorded 2001-2002
Genre Hip hop, gangsta rap
Length 75:40
Label Ruff Ryders, Interscope
Producer Dee and Waah Dean; co-ex producer: Jay "Teepick" Jackson and Uncle Ralph
Styles chronology
A Gangster and a Gentleman
Time Is Money
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
HipHopDX.com 4/5 stars [2]
MVRemix.com (7/10) [3]

A Gangster and a Gentleman is Yonkers, New York rapper Styles P's solo debut album, released under the name Styles, after a series of two The LOX albums and three Ruff Ryder volumes. Styles was the second member of The LOX to release a solo album, after Jadakiss's Kiss Tha Game Goodbye.

It was certified Gold by RIAA on October 11, 2002.[4]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Intro"   D. Styles Styles 0:33
2. "Good Times"   D. Styles, K. Dean, M. McCleod, P. Sawyer, R. Hankerson Saint Denson, Swizz Beatz 3:31
3. "Y'all Know We In Here" (featuring P. Killer Trackz & Swizz Beatz) D. Styles, A. Fields P. Killer Trackz 3:48
4. "A Gangster and a Gentleman"   D. Styles, A. Maman Alchemist 4:32
5. "Black Magic" (featuring Angie Stone) D. Styles, A. Smith Alchemist 4:28
6. "Daddy Get That Cash" (featuring Lil' Mo) D. Styles, D. Stinson, R. Grant, J. Johnson, D. McNeil Rockwilder, DJ Twinz 3:40
7. "Lick Shots" (performed by The L.O.X.) D. Styles, S. Jacobs, J. Phillips, J. Hood, K. Dean Swizz Beatz 4:24
8. "And I Came To..." (featuring Eve, Sheek Louch & Swizz Beatz) D. Styles, Jacobs, E. Jeffers, Dean Swizz Beatz 4;43
9. "Get Paid" (featuring The Brodhead Kids) D. Styles, L. Lunnon Mr. Devine 3:43
10. "Ass Bag" (skit)     2:00
11. "I'm a Ruff Ryder" (featuring Jadakiss) D. Styles, Fields P. Killer Trackz 3:45
12. "Soul Clap"   D. Styles, M. Gomez, R. Mickens, C. Smith, D. Thomas, R. Westfield, R. Bell, G. Brown DJ Shok 3:18
13. "We Thugs (My Niggas)" (performed by The L.O.X.) D. Styles, E. Shaw, K. Ifill, R. Kimball, S. Lukather DJ Clue, DURO 4:04
14. "Styles" (featuring Jadakiss) D. Styles; Fields P. Killer Trackz 3:54
15. "Barbershop" (skit)     3:42
16. "Listen"   D. Styles, D. Thornton, M. Hodges, A. Green Tank 2:58
17. "Niggas Flippin'" (skit)     1:12
18. "Y'all Don't Wanna Fuck" (featuring M.O.P) D. Styles, J. Grinnage, E. Murray, F. Crum Tuneheadz 4:34
19. "Shit Done Changed" (skit) (featuring Carf)     2:07
20. "Nobody Believes Me" (performed by The L.O.X. featuring Cross) D. Styles, Gomez DJ Shok 3:49
21. "Dedication" (skit)     0:42
22. "My Brother"   D. Styles, L. Lunnon, D. Grusin Mr. Devine 4:34
23. "Outro"   D. Styles Styles, Jay "Icepick" Jackson 2:33
24. "The Life" (featuring Pharoahe Monch) D. Styles, T. Jamerson Ayatollah 3:09


2: "Good Times" Contains samples from "I Get High (On Your Memory)" by Freda Payne

4: "A Gangster and a Gentleman" Contains samples from "Legend & Light" by Bo Hansson

5: "Black Magic" Contains samples from "Maybe It's Love This Time" by The Stylistics

6: "Daddy Get That Cash" Contains samples from "Spend It On Love" by Side Effect

12: "Soul Clap" Contains samples from "Soul Vibrations" by Kool & the Gang and "New Jack Swing" by Wreckx-N-Effect

13: "We Thugs (My Niggas)" Contains samples from "Good for You" by Toto

16: "Listen" Contains samples from "Love & Happiness" by Al Green

22: "My Brother" Contains samples from "St. Elsewhere Main Title" by Dave Grusin

24: "The Life" Contains samples from "The Long and Winding Road" by Aretha Franklin

Chart positions[edit]


Year Album Chart positions
Billboard 200 Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums
2002 A Gangster and a Gentleman #6 #2


Year Song Chart positions
Billboard Hot 100 Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks Hot Rap Singles Rhythmic Top 40
2002 Good Times #22 #6 #8 #156
2002 My Life - #66 - -