FEATURE: “Off The Chain,” Hip-Hop’s 25 Best Stickup Songs
Rappers and robbers have always had a love-hate relationship. First, the petty purse-snatcher graduates to flossy rap star, only to have his own pockets relieved by stickup kids looking to add a couple of dollar signs to their name. It’s hip-hop’s cycle of trife. So the unfortunate news of Brisco recently being mugged at gunpoint was no surprise here. While the four muggers are still on the lam, XXL has an idea of what the crooks were bumping on the way to the holdup. Peep the playlist. –John Kennedy
“Ante Up (Robbing-Hoodz Theory)” – M.O.P.
Turning church boys to crooks since year 2000.
“Children’s Story” – Slick Rick
The quintessential hip-hop robbery.
“How To Rob” – 50 Cent Feat. The Mad Rapper
All your industry faves--now with 95% less bling!
“The Heist” –Big L
“The Heist” – Busta Rhymes Feat. Ghostface Killah, Raekwon & Flipmode Squad
“Don’t Ring The Alarm (The Heist)” – Spice 1
New Yorkers ain’t the only ones robbing.
“The Heist” – The Lox
Doesn’t always go according to plan.
“Gimme The Loot” – The Notorious B.I.G.
Don’t forget the baby rings, and the #1 Mom pendant.
"Give Up The Goods (Just Step)" – Mobb Deep
Nobody move, nobody shot.
"Train Robbery" – Kool G Rap & DJ Polo
Gettin’ subway money before that J-Lo. and Westley Snipes flick.
“Player Hater” – The Notorious B.I.G.
Sing along as you remove your Rolex.
"Shakey Dog" –Ghostface
Part two is even realer.
“Jackin’ For Beats” – Ice Cube
No producers were harmed during the making of this track.
“Stolen Moments” –Common
They took everything--'cept Com's croquet pants.
“Just To Get A Rep” – Gangstarr
What goes around, comes around.
“Blaze A 50” – Nas
Even insurance companies can get got.
"Hands Up" – Elzhi
This definitely ain't a party.
“Rob & Vic” – Onyx
Queens get the money.
“Ski Mask Way” – 50 Cent
Anything less would be uncivilized. And easily identifiable.
“Creepin On Ah Come Up” – Bone Thugs-N-Harmony
Give it up... fast!
“The Stick Up” – Mystikal Feat. Mia X & Fiend
The N.O. Bonnie and Clyde.
“Stick Up” – CNN
Stick and move.
“Hollywood Bank Robbery” – Daz Dillinger, Tray Deee, Snoop Dogg & Kurupt
The West's best set it off, word to Latifah.
“Everything Ya Got” – D-Block Feat. Sheek Louch, J-Hood & Styles P
The Cheers theme was never this gangsta.
“Help (I Been Robbed)” – Serius Jones
Poe Boy remix, coming soon.