Chicago Gangsters “Gangster Love” (1976) Gold Plate Records Despite their name, the Chicago Gangsters were originally from Ohio, consisting of brothers James, Sam, Chris, and Leroy McCant. Their sound ranged from heavy funk and disco to sweet, smooth soul balladry. Their debut LP, Blind Over You, was released in 1975 and contained the slamming funk of â€œGangster Boogie,â€ The title track of their 1976 sophomore album Gangster Love was another minor hit, and also the first 12â€³ single their label ever issued. â€œGangster Boogieâ€ became a massively popular sample item for hip-hoppers and breakbeat aficionados, most prominently appearing on L.L. Cool Jâ€™s hit â€œMama Said Knock You Outâ€.