Why was clemency trending last week?
an aggressive type of rap music focused on gang culture and violence; also called gangster rap , gansta rap
rap style generally credited to West Philly hip hop artist Schoolly D, but his "Gangster Boogie" (1984) used the conventional spelling; NWA was spelling it gangsta by 1988.
Showing the rapacious, violent, and misogynistic values of street gangs: The group was one of the first to record ''gangsta'' lyrics, which focus on crime and violence
[1980s+; fr gangster]