Gangsta Luv

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"Gangsta Luv"
Gangsta-luv.jpg
Single by Snoop Dogg featuring The-Dream
from the album Malice n Wonderland
Released October 6, 2009
Format
Recorded 2009
Genre Hip hop
Length 4:17
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
Snoop Dogg singles chronology
"Dime Piece"
(2009)
"Gangsta Luv"
(2009)
"That's Tha Homie"
(2009)
"Dime Piece"
(2009)
"Gangsta Luv"
(2009)
"That's Tha Homie"
(2009)
The-Dream singles chronology
"Sweat It Out"
(2009) Sweat It Out2009
"Gangsta Luv"
(2009) Gangsta Luv2009
"Love King"
(2010) Love King2010

"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[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

Commercial performance[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]

Charts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "iTunes Store". itunes.apple.com. Archived from the original on 2012-11-05. Retrieved 2012-02-17. 
  2. ^ "New Zealand Singles Chart: Chart #1698". RIANZ. 2009-12-07. Archived from the original on 2010-01-13. Retrieved 2009-12-08. 
  3. ^ "Ultratop.be – Snoop Dogg feat. The-Dream – Gangsta Luv" (in French). Ultratop 50. Retrieved March 20, 2015.
  4. ^ "Charts.org.nz – Snoop Dogg feat. The-Dream – Gangsta Luv". Top 40 Singles. Retrieved March 20, 2015.
  5. ^ "Snoop Dogg – Chart history" Billboard Hot 100 for Snoop Dogg. Retrieved March 20, 2015.
  6. ^ "Snoop Dogg – Chart history" Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for Snoop Dogg. Retrieved March 20, 2015.
  7. ^ "Snoop Dogg – Chart history" Billboard Pop Songs for Snoop Dogg. Retrieved March 20, 2015.
  8. ^ "Snoop Dogg – Chart history" Billboard Hot Rap Songs for Snoop Dogg. Retrieved March 20, 2015.
  9. ^ "Snoop Dogg – Chart history" Billboard Rhythmic Songs for Snoop Dogg. Retrieved March 20, 2015.
  10. ^ "Rap Songs - Year-End 2010". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 

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