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gangsta rap

or gangster rap

[gang-stuh] /ˈgæŋ stə/
a type of rap music whose lyrics feature violence, sexual exploits, and the like.
Origin of gangsta rap
First recorded in 1985-90 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for gangster rap

gangsta rap

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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noun, adjective

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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+)

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