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"Gangster Trippin"
Single by Fatboy Slim
from the album You've Come a Long Way, Baby
Released 5 October 1998
Format CD, 12"
Genre Big beat
Length 5:20
Label Skint
Writer(s) Fatboy Slim
Dust Junkys
Producer Fatboy Slim
Fatboy Slim singles chronology
"The Rockafeller Skank"
"Gangster Trippin"
"Praise You"

"Gangster Tripping" (released as a single under the name "Gangster Trippin") is a song by Fatboy Slim released as the second single from his album You've Come a Long Way, Baby.

The song contains samples from "Entropy" by DJ Shadow[1], "Word Play" and "The Turntablist Anthem" by the X-Ecutioners[1], "8th Wonder" by the Sugarhill Gang[2], "Beat Box Wash" by the Dust Junkys[1], and "You Did It" by Anne Robinson[3]. In the radio cut, the verse "We gotta kick that gangsta shit" has been re-edited for censorship purposes. The song was featured on the PSP's Lumines II. The single peaked at #3 in the UK and #49 in Switzerland.


Track listing

  1. "Gangster Trippin"
  2. "The World Went Down"
  3. "Jack It Up (DJ Delite)"

The track entitled "Jack It Up" mainly consists of the vocal line "Jack It Up" with a little background noise and some vocal distortion towards the end. It is used in the song entitled "Soul Surfing", which appears on the You've Come a Long Way, Baby album. The "DJ Delite" (delight) part of the title implies that people can use it as a sample for their own mixes. The World Went Down appears as a bonus track on some versions of the same album.

Music video

There are two videos for "Gangster Trippin". The first video, directed by the acclaimed 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 second video is a stop motion video consisting of fish, origami swans and sunflowers being made out of construction paper.


Chart (1998) Peak
UK Singles Chart 3
Swiss Singles Chart 49




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