a gangsta is a gang member comin from the streets jus tryin to survive and aint afraid to bust caps for his gang,
not to be mistaken for a thug who is the same thing but not nessesarily from a gang.
Crips , Folk Nation , bloods = gangstas
Tupac = thug (Tupac wasnt a Crip he jus from the west-coast which is mostly run by Crips and he ran wit Snoop Dogg who is a Crip)
by Killa K December 09, 2003
"Gangster" or "Gangsta" is one who belongs to a gang of criminals, it's the same meaning as "thug". Also, "gangsta rap" is type of rap music with harsh anti-authoritarian lyrics.
All da fuckin' gangstaz dig da rap music.
by Fangsta March 19, 2003
Me, Chuck Norris, Chad Johnson, Kurt Brock, and or Mike Jones
Me Biacth holler at your fucking boi I am a fucking gangsta
by K-Swizzy Biatch March 08, 2006
An individual who is NOT of limited intelligence but rather an individual who is able to gain respect in areas where you need to fight your way to the top. Does not necessarily mean inner city men, or rappers. Also does not need to break laws to be a gangsta.
That nigga is a true gangsta, he don't take shit from nobody.
by Iggz November 22, 2003
A black male whos residence is in the ghetto, and who owns a gun which he has used, also very rarely u will see mexican and white gangstas.
O,man i got a cap popped in my ass by that gangsta!
by Bigg Jake August 09, 2006
Someone who lives in a ghetto, and lives a life similiar to that of an Italian Mobster. A slang term used to characterize a being
Snoop Dogg
by You need a Dildo Dick March 07, 2003
First of i'm a black person , living in the hood so i know what the hell i'm talking about

A gangsta is just a gangsta. White people have no idea of the definition so u can't ask them.

Gangstas are not stupid but in fact very intellegent. Instead of going to school, gangsta decide to sell drugs as it is a easy and fast way to get money. It true that gangsta like "hoes", wear jewerly and buy sneakers for 200 dallors but wouldn't you if you had that money.

Gangsta have a reputation for being stupid. This is true. There are two types of gangsta.

Type 1
The ones who dress nice, wear money, may be in illegal activites. A lot of respect in the neighborhood, which makes them gangsta.

Type 2
The ones who dress all with baggy clothes and stuff, lot of mouth and say they do this and that when in reallity they don't do anything.

White people think all gangsta are type 2.

Gangsta doesn't mean you sell drugs etc. It means that you have a lot of respect in your hood.
Type 1
"HI Day, Day yo he real gangsta, he real fresh and no one messes with him"

Tybe 2
" Yo man i'm gangsa man yeah dog, yeah i shot 20 niggas once yeah, yeah"
by artik15 April 11, 2006

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