An extremely stupid trend. Mainly, A person who believs they are "Gangster" because they wear white or black shirts that are 10 sizes too big and pants that hang on their knees. They listen to lil' wayne and think that they are "Bad ass" because they do drugs and graffiti buildings. Though, they are unaware of the fact that the real gangsters are the ones who lived a long time ago and actually went to prison for crime and actually being in a REAL gang that shot people. They only like other wanna-be gangsters and if your not a "gangster" too then they'll call you names. They often think their better then everybody else but their actually all just wannabes.
-Bandana; either hanging from inside the back pocket or around the forehead.
-A hat; either sideways or backwards.
-A shirt that could fit their obese grandfather.
-Huge, baggy pants that sit under their butt and they have to hold their pants when they walk to keep them from falling down.
-Shoes that are 5 sizes too big.
-A fake diamond in one of their ears
-Shirts that they wore in kindergarden, showing off their stomach and belly ring.
-"Talk like dis, and calls all dem girls' hoes."
-Pants that are too small and leave their crack hanging out.
Wannabe-Gangster: "Ay, look at that guy over there with a lip piercing, let's go call him gothic 'cause we be straight up thugs"
Regular Person: "Dude you're a fag, go do something decent with your life.
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."
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.
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 Mar 30, 2003 add a video
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)
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 Jan 30, 2003 add a video
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.
Unlike what most people think a gangster is, a gangster is usually a white person in the mob. This term is also synonomyous with mobster. Gangsters usually hate the feds and in the golden days they bootlegged drugs but mainly alcohol and robbed banks. they had massive gunfights and had the nice sedans. Gangstas are the black ones in so cal popular in the early 90's. Even if you are black you must admit that white people are the best criminals.
Bonnie&Clyde, Al Capone, Jon Gotti, Pretty Boy Floyd, all were white and the biggest criminals to ever live. So bloods and crip that bitch.