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gangsta rap

[gang-stuh] /ˈgæŋ stə/
noun
1.
a type of rap music whose lyrics feature violence, sexual exploits, and the like.
Also, gangster rap.
Origin
1985-1990
1985-90
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British Dictionary definitions for gangster-rap

gangsta rap

/ˈɡæŋstə/
noun
1.
a style of rap music, usually characterized by lyrics about Black street gangs in the US, often with violent, nihilistic, and misogynistic themes
Derived Forms
gangsta rapper, noun
Word Origin
C20: phonetic rendering of gangster
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Slang definitions & phrases for gangster-rap

gangsta rap

noun phrase

A kind of ''rap,'' speaking words to a strong rhythmic beat, marked by rapacity, violence, and misogyny: flirtation with gangsta rap, a style known for its profanity, violence and derogatory treatment of women/ clean up violent ''gangsta rap'' lyrics that they said demean and threaten women/ The stars of gangster rap have become dangerous emblems for an immensely popular, primarily black musical genre (1990s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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Encyclopedia Article for gangster-rap

gangsta rap

form of hip-hop music that became the genre's dominant style in the 1990s, a reflection and product of the often violent lifestyle of American inner cities afflicted with poverty and the dangers of drug use and drug dealing. The romanticization of the outlaw at the centre of much of gangsta rap appealed to rebellious suburbanites as well as to those who had firsthand experience of the the harsh realities of the ghetto.

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