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gangsta rap

or gang·ster rap

  1. a type of rap music whose lyrics feature violence, sexual exploits, and the like.
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Origin of gangsta rap

First recorded in 1985–90
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British Dictionary definitions for gangsta rap

gangsta rap

  1. a style of rap music, usually characterized by lyrics about Black street gangs in the US, often with violent, nihilistic, and misogynistic themes
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Derived Formsgangsta rapper, noun

Word Origin for gangsta rap

C20: phonetic rendering of gangster
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