Gangsta Luv

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"Gangsta Luv"
Single by Snoop Dogg featuring The-Dream
from the album Malice n Wonderland
Released October 6,[1] 2009
Format Digital download, CD single
Recorded 2009
Genre Hip hop
Length 4:17
Label Priority/Doggystyle
Writer(s) Calvin Broadus, Terius Nash, C. Stewart
Producer(s) Tricky Stewart & The-Dream
Snoop Dogg singles chronology
"I Do"
(2009)
"Gangsta Luv"
(2009)
"That's Tha Homie"
(2009)
The-Dream singles chronology
"Sweat It Out"
(2009)
"Gangsta Luv"
(2009)
"Love King"
(2010)

"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 digital at October 6, 2009 as the first official single of Malice n Wonderland after the promo single "Snoop Dogg Millionaire".

Music video[edit]

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[edit]

Digital single
No. Title Writer(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

Charts[edit]

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]

Chart (2009) Peak
position
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[3] 13
US Billboard Hot 100[4] 35
US Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs (Billboard)[5] 24
US R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay (Billboard)[6] 23
US Mainstream Top 40 (Billboard)[7] 39
US Hot Rap Songs (Billboard)[8] 5
US Rhythmic (Billboard)[9] 8

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Connecting to the iTunes Store". Itunes.apple.com. Retrieved 2012-02-17. 
  2. ^ "New Zealand Singles Chart: Chart #1698". RIANZ. 2009-12-07. Retrieved 2009-12-08. 
  3. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Snoop Dogg feat. The-Dream – Gangsta Luv". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved March 20, 2015.
  4. ^ "Snoop Dogg Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot 100 for Snoop Dogg. Retrieved March 20, 2015.
  5. ^ "Snoop Dogg Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for Snoop Dogg. Retrieved March 20, 2015.
  6. ^ "Snoop Dogg Album & Song Chart History" Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay for Snoop Dogg. Retrieved March 20, 2015.
  7. ^ "Snoop Dogg Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Pop Songs for Snoop Dogg. Retrieved March 20, 2015.
  8. ^ "Snoop Dogg Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Hot Rap Songs for Snoop Dogg. Retrieved March 20, 2015.
  9. ^ "Snoop Dogg Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Rhythmic Songs for Snoop Dogg. Retrieved March 20, 2015.

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