|Single by Fatboy Slim|
|from the album You've Come a Long Way, Baby|
|Released||5 October 1998|
|Genre||Big beat, nu-funk, alternative hip hop|
|Fatboy Slim singles chronology|
"Gangster Tripping" (released as a single under the name "Gangster Trippin") is a song by British big beat musician Fatboy Slim. It was released in October 1998 as the second single from his album You've Come a Long Way, Baby.
The song contains samples from "Entropy" by DJ Shadow, "Word Play" and "The Turntablist Anthem" by the X-Ecutioners, "Beatbox Wash" by the Dust Junkys (this track contains the song's chorus line), and "You Did It" by Ann Robinson. In the radio cut, the verse "We gotta kick that gangsta shit" was re-edited for censorship purposes. The song was featured on the 2006 PlayStation Portable game Lumines II and the 1999 film Go. The single peaked at No. 3 in the UK and No. 49 in Switzerland..
In 2013, Nicky Lockett (aka MC Tunes) of the Dust Junkys  won a 3-year court case to recover unpaid royalties for use of his vocals in the main chorus of the song.
- "Gangster Trippin"
- "The World Went Down"
- "Jack It Up (DJ Delite)"
The music video for "Gangster Trippin", directed by Roman Coppola, consists simply of scenes of furniture sets exploding, shown from multiple angles, and often in slow-motion. Fatboy Slim himself makes a cameo in the video, being shown on a photograph on the mirror where a lady stands up from. According to MTV at the time, the script for the video contained just one line: "Blow stuff up".
The video shows certain similarities to the ending of Antonioni's Zabriskie Point where several pieces of furniture are blown up similarly in slow motion and from different angles. Director Coppola often praised the works of Antonioni in interviews.
|Finland (Suomen virallinen lista)||6|
|Germany (Official German Charts)||98|
|MTV Europe ||20|
|Netherlands (Single Top 100)||68|
|New Zealand (Recorded Music NZ)||32|
|Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)||49|
|UK Singles (Official Charts Company)||3|
|UK Dance (Official Charts Company)||3|
- Making of 'Fatboy Slim - Gangster Trippin' in Ableton by Sonic Academy
- WhoSampled - Discover Fatboy Slim's Sample-Based Music and Cover Songs
- MC Tunes wins court case over use of vocals
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