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A life of Pain and Fear followed by a hardened soul. It is not forced on you but made as a young kid in a ghetto who sees all the things your brothers and older friends who you look up to and see that they are gangstas. And once you enter a gang there is no getting out. In addition to watching your best friends die for stupid and pointless reasons, you can never rise above what you have gotten into. A GANG. That is a true gangsta someone who is IN A GANG. Then Through all of this it is glorified to the point where those who recognize the stupidity of its glorification then ridicule the young impressionable kids who joined the gang as illiterate and stupid. For people whove never been in a real ghetto, whove never had to take care of their younger sister when their mom would be gone from the house for weeks, for people who had nothing growing up and were looked down upon by people( for example the people on this site who dont know what they are talking about) its a way to be someone, to live, and survive as a gangsta. But by succumbing to this we kill each other, and keep ourselves from every rising above the status quo. The world would be better if we didnt have to be gangsta's. And to All those kids out in the suburbs pretending, do whatever you want its your choice as long as you do not cause harm to anyone or yourself, you are living in a false reality driven by stories of a life more exciting then your daily routine in your safe boring neighborhood. But as long as you glorify it you are proving yourself to be dissillusioned and have never seen anything besides what is on tv, and music.
J Kwon: I been banging since fifth grade cause my older cuz made so much money, bangin and sellin crack and shit. it didnt take long for my soul to become hard. I hate this life, if i could leave i'd leave and move somewhere where its not like a fuckin war. everyday its like iraq. bam. bam. bam. niggas die, its not fair we do we do this to eachother, little kids been shot, kids 8 years old strapped. kids 9 years old selling crack. kids 10 years old banging. We makin hell worse for eachother, funerals everyday, always ready to die. kids seeing shit nobody should see. then on top of all the pain, all the suffering, once we become successful we use this to exploit eachother, and glorify our pain

The Cynical Uncaring Representation of Society: Thats Gangsta
by The Antidote For Our Poison March 11, 2006
Ignorance, generally relating to the crap... sorry "rap" culture. If something or someone is authentically gangster (note the "er") then they are related to that of a mobster.The difference is, Gangsters can usually read.
"Gee, Tom, Why'd you kill that kid that hangs out down town", "Simple mom, he was pretending to be a Gangsta "
by lildrummerboy8561 June 14, 2007
Someone that tries to look "tough" by butchering the English language. Also tries to aim their 9mm, but will then realize that they are too stoned to aim propely, and they end up unloading a clip into a wall.

A "gangsta" is nothing to be proud of as they make the African American and Caucasian races look bad.
"gangsta": hey ya yall woah wut up homie g unit in the hood?
Me: What the fuck?
"gangsta": see dats the problem, you goin round disrespectin me yo.
Me: Quit butchering the Engish language.
"gangsta": ya? Wut you gunna do bout it, Goth boy? Betta watch it, I might put a cap in yo ass.
Me: *stares in confusion*
"gangsta": Now move it whitey!
Me: *stays in confused state of mind*
by King Blargh July 06, 2005
what rich suburban white kids think they are, when in reality, if they faced a day in the life of a real person in the ghetto, they would cry like a little bitch.
Rich white kid: yo dawg, i'm so hood!

Real gangsta: *shoots white kid in face*
by Link117 December 28, 2008
Gangsta can refer to:

1)Slang for a member of a gang, a gangster
2)Genre of music, Gangsta rap
That guy is a gangsta
The Game is a gangsta
by Croatian King September 02, 2006
A word mostly incorporated into rap by 50 cent and others .
It's actual meaning is derived from gangster which is anyone from or partaking in a gang .
Not to be mixed up with mobster , gangster and thug .
Mobster is part of the mafia ; the real and original creators of organized crime in movies and such . Triads and Yakuza are two other gangs .
Gangsters are usually street bred . Although this may be a thing to show on TV or at school , a harsh life isn't always that big of a deal .
Thugs are usually mindless idiots who follow the plans of a smarter mastermind and will act like pawns , nothing more .
1. Mobster : Al Capone , Don Coreleone from the godfather ...
2. the other 50 cent , not the one on TV .
3. any dumbass saying he's 'gangsta' or 'in da hood' when he's getting his rear-end handed to him by 'crackers' .
by arabian dude July 14, 2006
bitches who follow thier leader,
someone who cant fight alone,
someone scared of bigger kids so they get backup,
someone who thinks its cool so joins not knowing he's being the real "gangstas" bitch,
basically a dumbass who cant defend himself or stand alone also known as pussies,
"gangsta" yo fagot did u juss mak fun o my set bitch?
"me" dude i live here too
"gangsta"i gittin my dawgs on your ass yo
"me" dude shut the fuck up, and take me on alone
"gangsta" ahhh , suspect, lil joker,kid, lil devil, fuck come here im gittin some disrespect over here
by jesse February 17, 2005
a poor excuse for being un-manly. Normally rather noobish or simple. A term used among layabouts or chavs, attempting to be more like a 'fergus' or socially accepted.
person 1: im am bare manly init bruv
person 2: no..your just a gangsta you twat
by uncle ferg September 30, 2011