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Holding the dope is cool and all, but the scariest dudes will always be the Omar Littles of the world. If the lyrics are true, then there are a whole lot of rappers with stick up boy roots, though for everyone’s safety, we hope they’ve chosen to embellish a bit in their rhymes. Either way, the overlap of rap and robbery has made for some great music. Here are the 20 Greatest Rap Songs About Robbing People.

Big L “The Heist” The Big Picture (2000)

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Big L rounds up the troops after his wifey and her gal-pal get spotted with two dope pushers at the Holiday Inn. L, Corleone and Tommy Gibbs hit a lick when they find “50 kis in a stash, 100 pounds of grass and two million in cash” in the adulterer’s van outside. Mike, Ben and the ladies aren’t as fortunate…

Most Menacing Line: “And then I kicked Mike in his face to watch his head jerk back/You wanna live then tell my nigga where you stash the work at.”

Freddie Gibbs & Alley Boy “Rob Me a Nigga” Cold Day in Hell (2011)


In which Gangsta Gibbs plots the stick up of a former friend from his Chevy while wrestling with the moral dilemma of robbing someone he used to break bread with. Alley Boy throws on the ski mask for verse 2, making his prey choose between his life and a Rolex.

Most Menacing Line: “What you know about kidnapping and holding a nigga’s whole family for ransom?/When your stomach empty it’s easy to understand it.”

Three 6 Mafia “Let’s Plan A Robbery” Most Known Unknown (2005)

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North Memphis drug dealers beware: Three Six Mafia is coming for your stash. Between the song’s infectious hook and DJ Paul’s disturbing verse, this bonus cut off Most Known Unknown is a stick up boy favorite.

Most Menacing Line: “A robbery to a murdery, that’s cool/So any way that you want it, I got you.”

The LOX “Bitches from Eastwick” Money Power & Respect (1998)

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Jada, Styles, and Sheek were just trying to have a nice little weekend with Veronica, Cindy, and Beatrice. Little did they know, these ladies had different plans and by the time Sheek wakes up, they’ve taken the LOX’s hard-earned cash and new Benz. Luckily, Styles shows up just in time to blast them all away.

Most Menacing Line: “The bitch couldn’t aim, so I blew her out the frame/Turned around to Beatrice, why you look speechless?”

Project Pat


"I still say to Project Pat, he’s my favorite rapper."

Gucci Mane ft. La Chat "Stick Em Up" Bird Flu (2010)


Gucci Mane lays out the whole procedure of how he gets his victims to put their hands up. His attire (all black everything) and a hustler’s ambition gets him stealing from the rich, while at the same time boosting his street cred. On the other hand, La Chat narrates a calcuated robbery that involves choosing someone and grabbing everything he’s got after she leads him on. Then, she meets up with Gucci and they move on to the next one. The trap's Bonnie and Clyde.

Most Menacing Line: “I went out the bathroom window, met with Gucci, Glock in purse/Kicked in the do’, shot him in his head, took his cheese and left him murked.”

Frayser Boy "I Had To Get'M" Gone on That Bay (2003)

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If you wear a size 12 and have some J’s on, you might want to keep away from Frayser Boy, who sounds pretty intent on taking all your shit on “I Had To Get’M.” You can reach for your own gun if you want, but chances are he’s standing right behind you.

Most Menacing Line: “Ain’t no friends in this fuckin’ game that we call life/Wear your Cartier to the club, better think twice.”

Slick Rick "Children's Story" The Great Adventures of Slick Rick (1989)


Uncle Ricky gives the kiddos a cautionary tale about a 17-year-old stick up boy whose life spirals out of control after trying to rob a plain-clothes detective. The lesson here? If you start robbing people, you’ll probably be dead soon.

Most Menacing Line: “Grabbed a pregnant lady and out the automatic/Pointed at her head and he said the gun was full of lead/He told the cops “Back off or honey here’s dead.”

M.O.P. “Ante Up” (2000)


Often referred as the “stick up kid’s anthem,” M.O.P.’s “Ante Up” gives us a look at Brownsville under a close microscope. Billy Danze and Lil’ Fame trade verses about things they take from the people who enter their hood looking gaudy. That means expensive items like minks, chains and rings are taken quickly with no questions asked. Ok, maybe just this one: “Fool what you want? Your life or your jewels?”

Most Menacing Line: “The ’87 stick up kids, (what you niggas saying?)/Get the fuck out that 740, shorty I ain’t playing.”

Ya Boy “Robbery” (2007)

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Ya Boy don’t play around when it comes to a shakedown. Especially if he lists what he likes and wants in the song’s hook: “I take that watch, I take that chain/I take them rings, all of them bling/I like that whip, hop out that whip/Don’t make me empty this whole clip.” Ya Boy follows suit in his verses, telling his targets to hand it over or he’ll “stick ‘em.”

Most Menacing Line:It’s real life not a game show buddy/Now shut up and give me all ya pesos buddy.”

50 Cent ft. Young Buck “I Whip Ya Head Boy” (2005)

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During the early days of 50 Cent‘s career, he made an entire song on how he’d rob other rap artists. So, “I Whip Ya Head Boy” isn’t uncharted territory. Over some lurking production, Fif and his boys go full-on ski mask mode on anyone with a little bit of wealth. Young Buck takes over the third verse, saying that he'll resort to violence if his jack move doesn’t go according to plan. Overall, it’s G-Unit at their finest.

Most Menacing Line: “Let’s ride around find a nigga stuntin’ on front street/With the shine on niggas be lookin’ like lunch meat.”

Ice Cube “Jackin’ for Beats” Kill at Will EP (1990)


No ski masks or AKs were used for this plunderphonics. Instead, Cube flexes his gangsta, rocking over some of the finest beats from the era, shooting blatant bullets at his peers. Along with the Lench Mob, AmeriKKKa’s Most Wanted strips MCs integrity and pistol whips them as they witness their own beats get pummeled. This was “How To Rob” circa 1990.

Most Menacing Line: “Ice Cube’ll make it funky, but right about now—let’s get up in the hump/But I don’t party and shake my butt, I leave that to the brothers with the funny haircuts.”

Mobb Deep ft. Big Noyd “Give Up The Goods (Just Step)” The Infamous (1996)

The bouncy—yet chillingly menacing—anthem molded by the Queensbridge duo (along with a scene-stealing verse from Big Noyd) is so rugged and crisp, it plays out like the perfect boast before an actual stick up. While Havoc’s busy taking the life of an “out-of-town” clown to hold his “projects down,” P shares his carpe diem life manifesto that’s so looming.

Most Menacing Line: “For years I been doing the same shit, just drinking liquor, doing bids/Extorting crack heads, and sticking up the stick-up kids.”

Ghostface Killah “Shakey Dog” FishScale (2006)

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Ghostdini and his buddy Frank are about to rob a bunch of Cubans. The story unfolds like a scene out of a movie, with Ghost explicitly detailing every step but eventually takes out most of the Latinos. Though his buddy Frank gets murked, Ghost is alive and a cliffhanger leaves the listeners guessing on GFK’s livelihood.

Most Menacing Line: “His wife stood up speaking in Spanish, big tittie bitch holding the cannon, ran in the kitchen, threw a shot, the kick in the four fifth/Broke a bone in her wrist and she dropped the heat.”

50 Cent “How to Rob” Power of the Dollar (2000)

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What a way to make a first impression? 50 kicks off his major industry look by hilariously calling shots against a string of rappers on how he’d rob them. To 50’s joy, legends from the Wu-Tang Clan to Jay-Z responded to the young Queens rapper’s bluff, giving him a ton of free publicity. Sensitive thugs, y’all all need hugs!

Most Menacing Line: “I’d rob ODB, but that’d be a waste of time, probably have to clap him, run and toss the nine.”



The song highlights a teenage clique’s irrationally reckless hangout. Aside from cruising through Compton with the homies, the chill session ends with Kendrick’s crew robbing a house they’ve been eyeing for “two months.” In the midst of this madness, K-Dot is submerged in his own doubts and fear of facing bitter consequences.

Most Menacing Line: “I never was a gangbanger, I mean I was never stranger to the folk neither, I really doubt it/Rush a nigga quick and then we laugh about it, that’s ironic ‘cause I’ve never been violent, until I’m with the homies.”


Capone-N-Noreaga ft. Tragedy Khadafi “Stick You” The War Report (1997)

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Rain is drizzling, Noreaga, Capone, and Tragedy Khadafi, drug dealers, realize that their drug suppliers have played them again. As a result, “desert men” get their heaters for some Queens-style robbery that’s more militaristic than a simple stick-up. The Cuban disguise, which got Noreaga’s clique looking like Jesus, certainly helps the cause, and proper retribution gets administered upon those who snitched.

Most Menacing Line: “We right across the street, they don’t see us/Yo, our Cuban disguise, it got us looking like we Jesus.”

Kurupt "It's a Setup" Kuruption (1998)


The West Coast God gets aggressive over this smooth late 90s post-Death Row banger and explains his past troubles and coast-to-coast feuds. This is more a defensive assault than a song about how to rob, as Kurupt yells, "everyone is against me!"

Most Menacing Line: Friction, I can feel it all around me/My intuition - LA gang bang mentality got me on a violent spree, violently/Busting, dusting ni**as off silently."