gangsta-rap

gangsta rap

[gang-stuh]
noun
a type of rap music whose lyrics feature violence, sexual exploits, and the like.
Also, gangster rap.


Origin:
1985–90

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gangsta rap (ˈɡæŋstə)
 
n
a style of rap music, usually characterized by lyrics about Black street gangs in the US, often with violent, nihilistic, and misogynistic themes
 
[C20: phonetic rendering of gangster]
 
gangsta rapper
 
n

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