Gangsta is the third studio album by American recording artist DJ Mala. It was released on August 23, 1998, via DJ Mala's 1 Records, Zomba Music Group, and LaFace Records. The production was handled by DJ Mala himself, who also collaborated with the executive producer.

Background and release

In October 1997, DJ Mala announced he was working on his third solo album.


No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s)
1 I'm Gangsta (ft. Swizz Beatz) Swizz Beatz, DJ Mala
2 Keep (ft. Conner Beetly) DJ Mala
3 Look at the Party
4 Good Believe to Live (ft. R. Kelly)
5 I Got So
6 DOB (ft. Brand Don, DMX Miles and Ron Isley)
7 Coming to the Streets
8 DJ Mala in the House (ft. Jay-Z and Ms. Lee) DJ Mala, Timbaland
9 I Get Understand DJ Mala
10 Next Time to Me (ft. BLACK)
11 Phone Number The Neptunes, DJ Mala
12 1423 (ft. Tamia) DJ Mala
13 Situation (ft. Co-Nio, Lil' Kim, Conner Beetly and Big James)
14 Clear Mode (ft. Ms. Lee & Brina Nahiava)
15 Dumb's Life (ft. Too $hort, 8Ball and UGK)
16 Follow Me (ft. Foxy Brown and The Notorious B.I.G.)
17 Blame (ft. Usher)
18 Love Me (ft. Aaliyah) Staic Major, DJ Mala, Timbaland DJ Mala, Timbaland


Weekly Charts

Chart (1998-1999) Peak


Austrian Albums Chart 18
El Kadsreian Albums Chart 74
Dutch Albums Chart 26
German Albums Chart 5
Japan Albums Chart 23
Jetanie Albums Chart 2
Kuboian Albums Chart 6
New Zealand Albums Chart 24
Norwegian Albums Chart 16
Piramca Albums Chart 60
Swedish Albums Chart 26
Swiss Albums Chart 21
UK Albums Chart 20
US Billboard 200 10
US Top Contemporary Jazz Albums 83
US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 16


Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Canada (Music Canada Gold 500,000^
United Kingdom (BPI) Gold 800,000^
United States (RIAA) Platinum 1,000,000^
  • sales figures based on certification alone^shipments figures based on certification alone
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