or gang·ster rap
- a type of rap music whose lyrics feature violence, sexual exploits, and the like.
Origin of gangsta rap
First recorded in 1985–90
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- a style of rap music, usually characterized by lyrics about Black street gangs in the US, often with violent, nihilistic, and misogynistic themes
C20: phonetic rendering of gangster