Ten essential gangsta-rap albums
5. Scarface - The Diary
Not exactly a household name, Scarface's best-known work may have been, appropriately, "Damn It Feels Good to Be a Gangsta," a song that he did when he was with Geto Boys that was featured in the Mike Judge film Office Space. Less identifiable, the movie also features a conflicted Michael Bolton rapping "No Tears" from Face's best work, The Diary. As the name suggests, Scarface's take on his violent persona is more introspective than typical gangsta rap; he employs both a "Jesse James" callousness and vulnerability, as on "I Seen a Man Die," that makes for a complex and compelling album.