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from The American HeritageĀ® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A style of rap music associated with urban street gangs and characterized by violent, tough-talking, often misogynistic lyrics.

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  • n. a subgenre of hip-hop music associated with urban street gangs; often contains violent misogynistic or homophobic lyrics

Etymologies

From African American Vernacular English gangsta, gangster, alteration of gangster.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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