Neither an idiotic 50 Cent clone or a romantic Italian who shows respect to all and cleverly conceals a calculating nature.
In truth, the majority of "gangsters" ie; those involved with gangs and organised crime, are ruthless murderers who kill, steal, extort, and manipulate solely to benefit financially and to increase their power and influence.
While "The Godfather", both Mario Puzo's seminal work and the movie, are great examples of 20th century fiction, they are not to be taken as an instructional manual on the behaviour of criminal gangs.
Similiarly, rap albums, and the behaviour of the artists who make them, along with that of their fans, is not an indication of the behaviour of so-called "gangsters". Rather, it is a sad indication of the decline in socially acceptable behaviour amongst youth, pre-dominantly those of African origin. Many feel that their behaviour is an affront to those who died to give them the civil liberties they squander today.
50 Cent is not a gangster, he is an idiot.
Real gangsters don't act like Vito Corleone.