True gangsters and gangbabngers are not that different. Gangsters of organized crime (check your spelling for some of you spelling organized you sound very retarded and very ungangster) are true real gangsters but they are not just limited to Italians. They also included the Black Gangsters from Harlem like Bumpy and Sam. Irish gangsters from Chicago's Northside and New York's Hell's Kithchen. You even had Spanish Gangsters. Plus the mafia started out as street hoods in street gangs like five points gang So for you moron's to only credit Italians as being gangsters do more research. Gangbangers depending on the gang and the pedigree yeah they could be gangsters too. The mafia toted guns and sold drugs so does the gangs that are currently runnin the block now. They both rose from poverty stricken areas of whatever city. What's not gangster is you cats wether white, black, hispanic or asian that are not from the hood, off the block, or trailer park or slum whatever the case maybe that want to potray yourselves as gangsters. Two white kids from privilged families who never seen a project in they life tried to rob my partner over some weed and they got smashed. If thye would have stuck to they role and just got high like they been doing he wouldn't be facing doulble murder and we would be parlaying. You wack motherfuckers from the suburbs get no love from me and if you try banging and try being gangsters you only selling yourself short. As much of an oxymoron as it is we are killing ourselves and selling dope to get the fuck out the hood while you dumb asses are degressing to make it to where we are. It is not aLL GOOD IN THE HOOD AND FOR YOU IGNORANT DUMB MOTHERFUCKERS wether rich or poor you need to quit sayin and thinking that shit. And for you crackers dissin blacks and spanish people on here tryin sound and talk like we talk stop it. Your making yourself look like an asshole. We don't even talk like that. With the Yo's and shiznits shiznit went out in '91. Don't be an asshole ya whole life and to my real gangsters from da block (white, black, spanish, and asian) stay up get your money and get legit if your going to do it do it right. Uno!
Harlem Numbers Racket, Five Points Gang, Triad, Cartel, Oakland mafia all are different factions belonging to gangsters and gangster groups.
by Veeno June 20, 2006
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There are two types of "gangster":

1) A wannabe thug, often illiterate and an inhabitant of a downtrodden ghetto that hangs around in "gangs"; largely associated with the African-American subculture. These try-hard wanna be "gangstas" attempt to make themselves appear like real criminals by graffiting buildings, smoking/selling drugs and trying to looking all "bad-ass and macho an'-shit, yo". An utter degradation of what true gangsters represent (see below), and street wannabe "gangsta"-types don't hold a candle to what real gangsters are.

2) The *real* gangsters are those behind organised crime; most notably the Mafia. Responsible for blackmarket trade, epsionage, organised beatings/assassinations, etc. "The Godfather" portrays the archtype of true gangsters, showing the brutality of mob beatings, shootings, running rackets and abusing woman, alcohol and everything in between. The real gansters are *not* to be confused with the aforementioned definition, commonly used as it might be.
1) I'm da gangsta in da hood, yo. Bustin' shiznitz an' layin' da cuts straight sittin' on yo ass wiv me Colt 40 and homies, cuttin' back a fat split in me crib, yo.

2) "All right, you just shot 'em both. Now what do you do?"
"Sit down and finish my dinner."
by Alhadis March 08, 2005
Crip Lover BK 4 Life, you are an IDIOT. The first gangsters were not African-American, they were Italian. There are MILLIONS of white gangsters out there that aren't wankstas any more than your average Crip or Blood is.
Al Capone was a gangster. Tony Soprano is a gangster. Crip Lover BK 4 Life is NOT a gangster. Ja Rule is NOT a gangster.
by Nick D May 23, 2003
A gangster is one who participates in organized crime, typically the Mafia; gangsters commit crimes (killing, gambling, drug dealing, prostitution) for money.
A mobster is a gangster.
by Anonymous March 30, 2003
A badass who can give respect and gets respect. A member of the Mafia.

Not to be confused with retards that call themselves gangstas.
by Anonymous January 30, 2003
What are you talking about? I've never even heard of a black gangster. Gang member, yeah, but not a gansgter. Gangster's, the real ones, are hardcore Italian.
wannabe: "Yo, sup, man, why you gettin all in my crib and face, dawg?!"

gangster: "I prefer that you speak english if you do not want me and my boys to see that you are "six feet under" very soon."

wannabe: "Whatchyo talking about, foo! That be some tight sheet!"

gangster: "very well. you have made your choice. I shall see that you get a proper funeral with the fish, so that you do not disturb me any longer."
(shoots him with a machine gun)
by Jeremy March 06, 2005
An individual who is a member of an organization that profits through organized crime. Also known as Mobsters. The guys in South Central strapped with guns and carrying large amounts of weed are more commonly known as 'gangbangers', not to be confused with 'gangsters', though both are equally dangerous.
Gangsters/Mobsters:Al Capone, Lucky Luciano, John Gotti.

Gangbangers:Bloods,Crips, most other South Central street fraternities.
by BadLieutenant August 21, 2004
Retards to "claim" a city which could give less a fuck about them.

Most of the time they are 30 year olds who haven't gone through puberty, still live with their parents, work in McDonalds for a living, and still believe they're the shit.

They usually require 5 or more people to beat one person up, because they're too much of pussies to fight by themselves.

A waist of space, and an insult to everything.
Person 1: Homie G gangsters just got capped for claimin' their home town.

Person 2: Who gives a shit? Less to worry about.
by Fuckitall June 01, 2006
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