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Gangsta Rap(ping)-(noun, verb): A subgenre of Hip-Hop music depicting the life of violent inner-city youths, marked by large scale profanity, sex, homophobia, racism, promiscuity, misogyny, rape, street gangs, drive-by shootings, vandalism, thievery, drug dealing, alcohol abuse, substance abuse and materialism. The genre was pioneered in the mid-1980s by gangsta rappers such as Schoolly D and Ice-T, and was popularized in the later part of the 1980s by groups like N.W.A. Gangsta rap became the most commercially lucrative subgenre of hip hop
Yo, this gangsta rap music by Ice-T is really bumpin'!
by Piper Leigh February 02, 2011
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