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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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a true balla. we ride spinnas and know how to roll out hardcore
we gangstas ride our spinnas harcore biyatch!

damn it feels good to be a gangsta
by carl carlson June 19, 2004
 
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a hommie hu keeps it real 24-7, a bruva from da hood e.g 50 cent n da hole of g-unit but ja rule fukin wannabe be m8 proppa wanksta
50 cent is a real gangsta he from da streets but ja rule, man he gta sort his shit out bruva he be just a wanksta
by g-bizzie December 10, 2003
 
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Someone who keeps it real, thug.

See Drama, skipp, deezy, nina, g-unit, tupac, pacino, terell owens
Damn that deez is a gangsta
by deezy January 31, 2003
 
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Hard, fearless, chin checcin, bitch slappin, who rolls with a clicc, doesn;t go down easy.
That homee got jumped and still walked home that's gangsta
by jdub December 13, 2002
 
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a extremly hard ass person, who wears fubu clothing and heavy bling! they also tend to "diss" poor people or folk of lower class. townies usually try to act hard around gangstas as they are shit scared!
knock him out smithy, josh and jamie are fuckin gangstas ya'll!
by jamie February 12, 2004
 
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1 someone from a gang
2 theyll fuck you up fast
3 slang for weed
1 what up gangsta
2 "gangstas suck. leet." blam blam "fuck"
3 no nerd no this site would know that shit tho
by shoeless joe June 09, 2003
 
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I'm a gangsta. I'll fuck you up if you fuck with my game so i suggest you don't you fucken non-gangsta. I'm also a drug dealer too you can find me under that.
Look at that gangsta steve.
by Steve March 08, 2005