Gangsta Lean (song)

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"Gangsta Lean"
DRS Gangsta Lean single.jpg
Single by DRS
from the album Gangsta Lean
ReleasedOctober 6, 1993
  • 5:35 (album version)
  • 4:00 (single edit)
LabelRoll Wit It/Capitol
Songwriter(s)Chris Jackson
Producer(s)Chris Jackson
DRS singles chronology
"Gangsta Lean"
"Skoundrels Get Lonely"

"Gangsta Lean" is a song by American contemporary R&B/hip hop group DRS, issued as the first single from their debut studio album of the same name. The song spent six weeks at #1 on the Billboard R&B chart; and it was the group's only hit on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #4 in 1993.[1] The Recording Industry Association of America awarded it a platinum certification; it sold over 1.1 million copies domestically.[2][3] Its highest chart peak was on the New Zealand Singles Chart, where it spent three weeks at No. 1.

The single was released under Hammer's talent company, Roll Wit It Entertainment.[4][5] A top selling song of the year at the time, "Gangsta Lean" has sold over 2.5 million copies with over 2 million views on YouTube.[6][unreliable source?] It was sampled by Juelz Santana on the album From Me to U in the outro song "This Is for My Homies".


Weekly charts[edit]

Chart (1993-1994) Peak
New Zealand Singles Chart[7] 1
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[8] 4
U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Singles Sales[8] 1
U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs[8] 1
U.S. Billboard Rhythmic Top 40[8] 2

Year-end charts[edit]

Chart (1994) Peak
New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)[9] 17
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[10] 39

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). Top R&B/Hip-Hop Singles: 1942-2004. Record Research. p. 174.
  2. ^ "American certifications – D.R.S. – Gangsta Lean". Recording Industry Association of America.
  3. ^ "Best-Selling Records of 1993". Billboard. BPI Communications. 106 (3): 73. January 15, 1994. ISSN 0006-2510. Retrieved May 4, 2015.
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  7. ^ "D.R.S. – Gangsta Lean". Hung Medien. Archived from the original on 2012-11-02. Retrieved 2011-06-08.
  8. ^ a b c d Gangsta Lean at AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-06-08.
  9. ^ "End of Year Charts 1994". Recorded Music NZ. Retrieved December 3, 2017.
  10. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1994". Archived from the original on 2009-03-01. Retrieved 2010-08-27.