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GANGSTA: Somebody who was born and raised in a really violent environment (like New York or Los Angeles) and I had basically nothing in their life. They either have only one parent around, who is more-likely and crackhead or an alcoholic and is abusive to the child, or who grew up with their grandparents. Some gangstas probably don't even have a home. The only places they consider home is probably an alley somewhere on the streets or jail. They never attended school and if they did, they probably dropped out due to bad grades, or probably got kicked out for fighting all the time or bringing guns and drugs to school. They never had more than 10 dollars in their pocket and the only way for them to survive and live longer is to selling drugs and possibly kill people. They never had a decent girl in their life. The only kind of girls gangstas get are sluts or hos (girls who always cheat and kiss or have sex with 2 or more different boys a day). The only way for a gangsta to get respect or become a big figure on the streets is to either fight almost every day or kill people. They ALWAYS HAVE to walk around with a gun clipped to their hip or a blade or knife in their pocket to protect themselves because they can't trust their so-called "homies" or "friends" they chill with. Kids who grew up to the projects have seen nothing but violence in their life (fightings and shootings) and that is what makes them gangstas today. So if there is a kid who has seen nothing but violence in their life, there is a 98% chance that they will grow up to become violent (always fighting, shooting people, stabbing people, raping girls, destroying cars with rocks and bats, and even killing people). Gangstas never had a decent job in their life. They only sell drugs or pimp girls, who wear shirts that are so short that you can see their belly and who wear tight-ass pants and short-ass skirts. Most gangstas have a BIG criminal record for doing stuff like assaults and thefts. That's why the police are the most-hated people in the hood. Gangstas sees snitches as "bitches" or "pussies"". So if someone snitches on a gangsta, that gangsta will either call his "homies" from prison and tell them to find and kill the snitch, or will just wait until he gets out of prison to kill the snitch himself.

Basically, all I am saying is that gangstas are NOT people who you want to look up to or try to be in your life. Gangstas can't help the way they act or what they do because it's the way they grew up. Half of the people who talk about being "hood" and "G'd up" don't know a thing about what REALLY goes on in the hood. They won't be able to survive the ghetto. Most of the people who talk like they're ghetto are probably even too scared to put up a fight in the streets or do any activities that are gang-related, including stealing, breaking into cars, or killing. But gangstas in the "hood" aren't scared to because it's the way they grew up, they're used to doing crazy stuff like that. Let's take 50 Cent as an example. This person grew up in a very rough neighborhood where there is nothing but crime and gang activity. He's been in fights before, he sold drugs, he's been to jail, and he's been shot. That's the kind of stuff that goes on in the "hood". People even say that he's lucky, considering the fact that he was VERY close to either being killed or doing life behind bars. Even though he's rich and he has beautiful girls all over him and shiny cars and stuff like that doesn't mean you want to be just like him. I mean, look back to his life and see what he had to go through to make it to the position that he is in today. The point that I am trying to get across is that being a gangsta is not cool and definetely not fun. There is nothing good about it. At all.
"If you take a look at my eyes/You'll see I'll be a gangsta 'til I die."-The Game, 50 Cent "Westside Story"
by Cory N. July 18, 2007
 
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Glorified dumbshits with 9 mils, yet type of person rich white kids across america wish to emulate. Characterized by inability to:

Hold a gun

Hit anybody but kids with said gun

Speak a real language

Have any commen sense

Treat women or themselves with any sort of respect

Wear clothing
White rich kid wearing hat sideways: yo i want to be like you g

Gangsta: whudda fuck? shittin no homboy we aints be gottin no room for bitchin ass no niggas like joself *pulls out shotgun from pants at ankles, misses at 2 ft range, hitting innocent 3 yr old in background*

Other gangsta: damn. wanna goez kizill some kiddies wit crack?

Gangsta: Fo sho

Random Guy wearing massive clock in backround: FLAVA FLAV
by Jon from illinois August 04, 2007
 
9.
1)Someone who can't afford to write a definition on here, due to lack of a computer, an internet connection, and in some cases, a home.

2)Counter-example would be the people speaking with ebonics on here.
1)Yo dawg, I need to get a comp so I ca write myself an entry in dat urbandictionary.com shit yo.

2)Teenagers from the age of 13-19 that feel that they are so gangsta that they need to make a dictionary entry about it, using ebonics.

Man, im so gangsta that I feel like writing an entry while wearing my timba-lands and phat farm clothing!
by h0b0 September 15, 2004
 
10.
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 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.
by A respected lexicographer February 14, 2006
 
12.
A playful attempt to put a glamorous face on an aspect of urban life that almost everyone considers unfortunate. The nearest pop culture equivalent would be the portrayal of lawyers on TV.
Too bad its the gangsta's that get shot
by [danny boy] May 02, 2003
 
13.
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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a pansy and fake version of a gangster. they try to act and seem tough but they are really just dumb rappers with 50 bodyguards.
"50 cents a gangsta not a gangster"
by kovack June 16, 2004