Ghetto Cowboy

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"Ghetto Cowboy"
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Single by Mo Thugs Family featuring Bone Thugs N Harmony
from the album Chapter II: Family Reunion
B-side "Keep It Real"
Released November 3, 1998
Format Vinyl, CD
Recorded 1998
Genre Midwest hip hop, R&B
Length 5:25
Label Relativity
Writer(s) Anthony Henderson, Steven Howse, Romeo Antonio
Producer(s) Krayzie Bone, Romeo Antonio
Mo Thugs chronology
"All Good"
"Ghetto Cowboy"
"This Ain't Livin'"

"Ghetto Cowboy" is the lead single from the Mo Thugs album, Chapter II: Family Reunion. The song is produced by Romeo Antonio and performed by Krayzie Bone and Layzie Bone, both of Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, along with new members of the Mo Thugs collective, Thug Queen and Powder P and a chorus by Layzie Bone's wife Felecia.

The harmonica instrumental was performed by Jimmy Zavala (aka "Jimmy Z"), who also had a popular single of his own called "Funky Flute" with Dr. Dre in 1991.

The song became the most successful single for the collective. It peaked at 15 on the Billboard Hot 100 while also reaching the top spot on the Hot Rap Singles chart. It was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America on December 17, 1998 for sales of 500,000 copies and also made it to No. 87 on the Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles of 1999 as one of the most popular singles of the year.[1][2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Ghetto Cowboy" (Album Version)
  2. "Ghetto Cowboy" (Clean Album Version)
  3. "Ghetto Cowboy" (Video Version)
  4. "Ghetto Cowboy" (Instrumental)


Peak positions[edit]

Chart (1998) Peak
Billboard Hot 100 15
Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks 14
Billboard Hot Rap Singles 1
Billboard Rhythmic Top 40 31

Year-End Charts[edit]

End of year chart (1999) Position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[3] 87


  1. ^ "Ghetto Cowboy chart history at". 2010-10-26. 
  2. ^ "Ghetto Cowboy gold certification at". 2010-10-26. Archived from the original on 2013-02-25. 
  3. ^ "Billboard Top 100 - 1999". Archived from the original on 2009-07-09. Retrieved 2010-08-28. 

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