Orgin: Los Angeles late 80's
slang used by street gangsters who makes fun of people in hiphop rapping about the ganglife style.
"game is sold not told" meaning you live it and not speak about it.
also refers to being a wannabee gangster.
a person into hiphop and also intrigued by ganglifestyle and raps about it like he does it. and braggs in rap music of false situations. when in real life does none of it at all.
"Man... them fools ain't nothing but studio gangster".
"all these studio ganster shit raps about the same thing. it looks like they're just out for your money."