a member of an urban street gang: He was a true gangsta, and he fought like a soldier for his turf.
of or characteristic of urban street gangs, their members, or gangsta rap: There was no hiding his prison record or his gangsta tattoos from potential employers.
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How to use gangsta in a sentence
However, that same day a gangsta from the west coast woke up too.Is There A Difference Between East Coast And West Coast Slang? | Candice Bradley | August 7, 2020 | Everything After Z
And then, that “gangsta” style is just one, and less dominant than it once was.Americans Have Never Loved Poetry More—But They Call It Rap | John McWhorter | June 29, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Tupac did indeed find prison so harrowing that he soon reconsidered his gangsta ways.Tupac and Murray Kempton: The Godfather Who Wore Tweed | Michael Daly | June 22, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Standout tracks include the Bad-era sounding Blue gangsta and the irrepressibly buoyant Paul Anka-written Love Never Felt So Good.
Every time the question of black teenagers comes up, someone blames 'gangsta rap' for their problems.Bill O’Reilly to Blacks: Stop Listening to ‘Gangsta’ Music! | Jamelle Bouie | February 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST