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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A sociopathic member of the inner-city underclass, known primarily for being antisocial and uneducated. Also known for ready access to illegal drugs and weapons, and staggeringly poor marksmanship.
"Yo, this gangsta loses his cheeba out his jeans, an' he thinks somebody snatched it, so he tries to cap my holmes wit a 9 and miss all 10 rounds. Killed two girls in tha' playground, though - that nigga be gang-sta as fuck, yo."
by charlie January 24, 2003
One who willfully promotes and participates in destructive and self-serving culture in an effort to project a particular image of 'toughness' or to make oneself intimidating. Willingness to blatantly and horrifically misuse English is a necessity, as is a low IQ and sub-par education (or at least the appearance thereof).
"I'd love to be a gangsta, but I fear I'm not stupid enough."
A perversion of the established title given to the early Italian and Irish mafias, used haphazardly today as a self-described social label on mostly young people, generally black, in a far-flung game of make believe. These "gangstas" being entirely incapable of coming up with original ways of finding their identity, like to adopt Italian names from famous mafia movies as well as Italian mobster clothing. (I.e. Irv Gotti, who should have been killed for the affront to the Gotti family of the 90's, and the claim of 99% of moolies, or blacks, that The Godfather is their favorite movie (if not Scarface)). This is when, in fact, the mafia and its gangsters were built around organized crime of racketeering, protection, and highly intricate systems of providing what the people want while benefiting the immediate community, as well as adhering to codes of honor established in medieval Italy. Blacks consider wildly running around in ridiculously baggy clothing, listening to music that has to bearing on reality, and selling crack because it's cool while refusing to allow themselves to climb up in society, like the Italian mobsters wanted their children to be able to do, as "gangsta". It is a disgrace to everything the mafia established.
Salvatore: Vedi, Paulo, il fesso.
Paul: One of those "gangsta-ass niggas." What a fake. Let's teach him a lesson.
by Terry Balducci May 24, 2005
Something that it is NOT good to be, despite people seeming to think so. Basically, this generally refers to people forced into a harsh life due to their low socio-economic status, who probably feel forced by circumstances beyond their control to live a certain lifestyle and commit crimes to get by.

As far as I can say, any "real" gangsta would either be dead, or in jail serving a life sentence for murder. People like to praise gangstas, but what's praiseworthy about commiting murder?? I don't think that committing crimes is a prerequisite of gangstaness. If gangsta is to be used as a positive term, it should be used to describe people who successfully and legally make their way out of the ghetto and improve their status in life. We should pity those who live in dangerous areas and constantly have to watch their backs, but we should not praise them for committing crimes.
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by Thierry February 07, 2004
There's nothing "cool" about being a gangsta. It ain't cool to pose in front of the camera with a gun in your hand pretending to come from an environment you know nothing about. Especially if you're a White boy from the Suburbs. Has anyone ever told you that you look like a complete moron with that rag top over your paled-out face? Yes, a mutant buffon who generates hysterical laughter, amongst the real criminals of this world. Not only are you a disgrace to the Caucasian race, but the human race too.

On a personal note: I know people who have been shot at. I have friends who have died on the streets. There's nothing "cool" or "hard" about that. Do you think the people who live in the projects and have lost a relative/friend to gunplay are going to look up to a gangster? No. As much as you want to believe that gangbangin is a tough career move, it ain't worth shit in my opinion. It doesn't help much when you have guys like 50 Cent around either. Here is a man who endorses reckless violence and immoral animalism amongst today's youth. His gangsta posturing fulfils the stereotypical image, in which every Black man in America is trying to get away from. His "bad ass" roleplaying is responsible for perpetuating the already grim reality of black-on-black violence in America. All that talk about "killing a motherfucker like it ain't no thang" is nothing but a fucked up tool, which corporate record companies like to sell off for stupid, young, impressionable surburnanite teens who don't know the first thing about living in a harsh, dangerous environment like Compton or St. Louis. I'm sure even less have actually experienced the sudden murder of a young relative or friend . Because here's the reality: when someone you know's dies, its not like in the movies. You can talk all you want about street credibility but don't say shit if all you know about the "hood" is what you've seen on the cinema screen or listened to on your stereo system. When somebody gets shot, they don't struggle for air and say something witty and dramatic before they go... they just fall on the ground, shit their pants, and have their brains gone to the back of their fucking heads. But hey, I guess that would be considered "cool" and "gangsta" in your little make-believe world, right?

"Stop the Violence, Increase the Peace."

Gone but not Forgotten...

O.J.(1979 - 1996)
Sly Dee.(1987 - 2005)
Lil Curb aka Kayon Williams.(1985-1999)
Marvin R. (1982 - 2005)

- R.I.P
"A Real Gangster never brags about being a gangsta"
by J. T August 20, 2006
a person who is glorified for hurting people.

even in a thousand years this will still not make any god damn sense.
He's gangsta. He brought a shotgun to the playground to kill another gangsta and ended up missing and hitting a child. What a fucking shame.
by zombieone May 05, 2005
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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