A term popularized by late great rapper, Eazy-E.

A studio gangsta’ is a hip hop artist who may have decent rap skills, but definitely has no street credit. So their entire bio will be made up by their respective record label. To include tales of guns, violence and drug dealing, while in reality they grew up in suburbia.
by brentreznor May 21, 2005
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Someone who talks hard on their lyrics, but doesn't do anything they rap about.
by Big Nate August 7, 2003
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Someone who talks about drugs, guns, violence but really hasn't lived that life. He/she may have grown up in a rough area but wasn't bout it, bout it. One who portrays to be hard on songs but hasn't committed a class A, B, C, D or E felony.

Freddie Gibbs.
"You know who Im talkin to, you studio gangsta" - Da G-Count

"Dat boy Gangsta Gibbs a studio gangsta. Only crime he done was be the get away driver for an armed robbery"
by chicagodrilla October 16, 2014
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Bitches like Dr Dre; niggas who rap good and rap about being gangsta, killing, jacking, hustling etc and claim they did the earth while they didnt do shit.
Term populared by Eazy - E.

East cost term would be halfway crooks (though it has a bit wider meaning)
Niggas straight kill me, knowin‘ that they pranksters
This is goin‘ to you studio gangstas
by ImJohny October 10, 2017
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Writes a book/song about ending a feud, then jumps into another feud. And if we point out his lost feuding credibility ... then Studio Gangsta tells us to stop reading/listening him. Studio Gangsta wont move to local beat writing, so he sends out a "Sorry Fellas" tweet/song.
studio gangsta the truth tweet song
by h4pi November 13, 2010
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