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Younger males (and for some unknown reason, a couple slutty females) who create a certain image for themselves. By wearing oversized clothing and shoes, walking with a swag (usually because their pants are falling off) and mutilating the English language every step of the way, they believe they acquire "street cred".

The sad reality is that these people have never seen anything scarier than their momma's bra, or their own faces in the mirror. They congregate with like-minded individuals hoping to intimidate. Very few of them are actually affiliated with something criminally-inclined, such as petty theft.

See, there's two types of "Gangsta's".

Type one is the originals, the old school freaks with high morals. You don't fuck with these, but they usually won't start with you. They take part in organized crime, and try and better the community. These are Gangsters, the actual kind, and they'll never go around yelling they'll "pop a cap in yo' ass" - they'll just pull out an AK and mow you down, silently, without emotion. They're usually very, very patient people though.

Type two: Gangsta. Yo WORD UP G! We've all seen these G-unit clowns who form a "gang" with their gangbanger faggot friends and go around trying to prove something. They need to be reassured every step of the way that they are indeed Gangsta and tough.
They steal candybars, wallets and the occasional cellphone. They might, after 10 years, get one gun and two bullets for the entire gang, then shoot some punk just to prove they can. Low-lives is too grand a term for these fags. Best part is, not a single one of them can fight for shit.
1) See that guy's briefcase? There's a fucking smg in there, that's a fact. See how he's wearing a suit though, and not running his mouth? That's a real gangsta.
2) Check out that fag in baggy clothes! Thinks he's gangsta, but can't even stop spitting when he talks. Let's trip that bitch down the stairs.
3) Yo word up gee. We gangsta, aight? Aight? Aw jeez hide the bandanas my mom's coming.
by Freeked_out February 04, 2006
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poser, 99% of the people that say they are gangstas are not.
just because you wear a certain couple colors and do some stupid shit with your fingers like spelling out BLOOD doesnt make you a gangsta. it makes you look like a deaf person that is color coordinated. but obviously has lost his/her belt. what makes people want to be a gangsta? its because they believe that they can live above the law....you know there arent very many smart criminals in jail...most are "gangstas" and are wasting their lives away in a cell because they chose the lazy way out. isntead of doing things like o...umm ... say learning how to READ they learned how to "slap a ho" instead of getting an honest job they would rather just sell some drugs to the neighbor kids, instead of learning how to read so they could get a good paying honest job so they could go buy a tv or a car they learn how to take it from people that did learn how to read got an honest good paying job and bought their own tv or car. AND!!!! on top of all this they, (gangstas), think for some reason that this makes them hard. ignorance is bliss i suppose. anyone can steal a tv or a car or sell something that they stole not anyone can get a job and pay for it. only people that arent "gangsta" enough. The ONLY i repeat ONLY people on the planet that you will find bragging about how uneducated they are are "GANGSTAS" THE ONLY PEOPLE in the world you will find BRAGGING about bad their life is is a "gangsta".

taking the "th" out of THAT and replacing it with a "d" does NOT make you a gangsta. it makes you sound like you have a newly discovered speech impediment.

making the windows shake in all the houses you drive by because of the speakers you got from a trade for 8 car stereos you stole from your high-school parking lot does NOT make you a gangsta. it makes you go deaf...which could explain all those weird finger things you "gangstas" do all the time.

going to 3 different malls to find the biggest red shirt in tulsa oklahoma does not make you a "gangsta". it simply means you have never heard of BIG and TALL

wheels that are worth more than your car and that also degrade the performance of that car does not make you a "gangsta". it makes your cutlass looke like a 4x4... thats not very "gangsta"

rap and hip hop artists arent "gangstas" they are rich rich rich business men who just happen to make a little noise that idots bounce around too.

if you smoke weed that doesnt make you a gangsta. it just means you have less brain cells than the rest of us...dont worry we already know...it shows.

killin someone because they wore blue and you like red soesnt make you a gansta. it makes you a cold blooded murderer.

the word gansta/gangster has changed so dramatically over the last 90 years or so. it has gone from someone that litterally struck fear in the eyes of the general public to an adjective used to describe a bunch of playstation generation, earphone wearin, never had a whippin by their daddy cuz they never knew him, bunch of kids that listen too ;and play some of the worst noises ever to be called music in the history of time.

what is gangSTA??? a music industry induced pop culture term loosely defining a lower class generally black social reject. that society has shat upon and now its his sole purpose in life to make his own life worse by worsening the conditions around him. and then making everyone feel bad for his own mistakes and lack of will power and low morale stature. ok im done bitchin now

if your mom still drives you to school....you are not "gangsta" the word gangsta is so over used. Shoes CAN'T be gangsta...etc. Hip hop culture is taking over and its showing in our youth. You can't drive to work and back without hearing someones music that you DON'T want to hear. Being a gansta is not playing a shitty rap song written by some millionare. Ever stop and think what do 50 cent, bone thugz, p diddy, snoop, think? They are laughin at all these "gangstas" .... all the way to the bank.
by fatmaninalittlecoat>ets February 23, 2007
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The dumbest gimmick alive. Can be best described as a failed genetic creation.
Failed specimen: YO SHIZZY, i'm GangStA Brotha!?!?! *insert malfunctioned English sentence*

Guy 1: *Ignores failed specimen*

Guy 2: *Rolls eyes*

Guy 3: *Laughs hysterically*

Hulk Hogan: DON'T BE PLAGIRIZING MY SENTENCES BROTHER!!!
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A thug who affects roughness, partakes in crime, and hangs out with others in his gang. The purpose of his behaviour and affected image is to make him feared and powerful, and to earn him respect from his peers who are also involved in crime. He typically has a specific dress code, social code, and vernacular to identify him with his gang. Moreover, he often relies on drugs to induce or augment his rash behaviour. He is, in short, a feared idiot.

The word "gangsta" is also used by clowns who imitate real gangstas and who are equally stupid.
Yo' know who I am? I am a gangsta, fool. Give me all yo' money, mothafucker! I don't have brains. I rely on my thuggish behaviour to make myself feel important.
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Perhaps the most successful personal image marketed to this day. Millions upon millions of brainless youths have spent billions upon billions in order to look and pretend to be part of the 'Gangsta' crew. Everything from music to fashion has been collecting dump trucks full of cash off silly kids who are desperate to be something they are not. The standard uniform for a typical 'gangsta' includes: one silly looking giant baseball cap, worn any way except facing forward. They're really rebellious you see. One giant basketball jersey that you may at first mistaken for a dress. One pair of jeans that are normally tailored for clowns. These loose-fitting jeans are not accompanied with a belt. And, one pair of sneakers.

It is not enough for you to run out and buy their uniform, however, you must also purchase subs for your car and the appropriate sounding music to fit your new image. (More money) Your car should also be 'pimped out' ideally. (More money)

All of this money is dumped into APPEARING to be a real gangsta, of which maybe a few hundred thousand really exist, and in a few American urban centers only. A great majority of these 'gangstas' live in middle to upperclass suburbanite homes and have no idea what the real life of the people they are trying to emulate is truly like.
Is there some reason why those gangstas can't roll up their windows when playing their shitty music?
by TheToddfather June 05, 2006
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Real Gangsta - someone who lives in the projects, is ususally in a gang, not very wealthy--often, but not always, black

Fake Gangsta - most males who attend North Warren (thank god i don't go there anymore). White kids from a rural town who listen to so much rap that they think they're black, act like they "slang dope" all the time, and would have no idea what to do if in a real projects. Yet, they still think they're hardcore gangstas.
John lives in the projects and is a Crip; thus, he's a gangsta. Eminem, though white, is also a gangsta, since he did grow up in a poor area and had what would be considered a gangsta life.

Kevin lives in an upper class white neighborhood in rural western New Jersey. He's never seen a housing project, except in videos on MTV, and probably has never even met a black person. This does not prevent him from acting like he's 50 Cent, however.
by Ryan May 14, 2004
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Someone who thinks being a "gangsta" is cool, but is really a pathetic loser who should be fed through a chipper into a compost heap for selling crack to little children and robbing old ladies etc..
Not to be confused with "gangster", which comes from the Mafia who have at least a small amount of honour.
Mike thinks he is a gangsta, but we all know he likes to be sodomised by his father.

Eminem thinks he is cool, but a chipper awaits him.

We don't have a chipper big enough for all the gangsta rappers in the USA - Somebody get us a mechanical engineer to design us one!!
by Kaninchenfeuer March 14, 2007
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