"Gangsta Lean" is a song by American R&B group DRS, from their 1993 debut album Gangsta Lean.
It spent six weeks at #1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and peaked at #4 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. Its highest peak was on the New Zealand Singles Chart, where it spent three weeks at #1.
The song heavily references the phrase "gangsta lean", coined by American singer William DeVaughn and first heard on his 1974 song "Be Thankful for What You Got". Primarily, based on the terminology, it opens up with a dedication "to my homies" (an urban term for "friends"), who lost their lives in tragic situations related to inner city life.
The song/album was released under Hammer's management company, Roll Wit It Entertainment. The top selling song of the year at the time, "Gangsta Lean" has sold over 2.5 million copies with over 2 million views on Youtube.