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gangsta rap

[ gang-stuh-rap ]
/ ˈgæŋ stə ˌræp /
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noun
a type of rap music whose lyrics feature violence, sexual exploits, and the like.
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Also gang·ster rap [gang-ster rap], /ˈgæŋ stər ˌræp/, gangsta .

Origin of gangsta rap

First recorded in 1985–90; see origin at gangsta, rap music
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British Dictionary definitions for gangsta rap

gangsta rap
/ (ˈɡæŋstə) /

noun
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 of gangsta rap

gangsta rapper, noun

Word Origin for gangsta rap

C20: phonetic rendering of gangster
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