gangsta rap


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gangsta rap

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

n
(Pop Music) a style of rap music, usually characterized by lyrics about Black street gangs in the US, often with violent, nihilistic, and misogynistic themes
gangsta rapper n
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gang′sta

(or gang′ster) rap`

(ˈgæŋ stə)
n.
a type of rap music whose lyrics feature violence, sexual exploits, and the like.
[1985–90]
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gangsta rap

A form of rap or hip hop music that developed in the late 1980s and featuring the frequent use of profanity and stories of urban crime in the lyrics.
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Translations

gangsta rap

n (Mus) → Gangsta Rap m
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It was the pioneering record of gangsta rap; a disc that showed what was possible and has been lauded for its longstanding genius.
He was part of the gangsta rap scene in Los Angeles, and has stayed abreast of musical trends since, collaborating with the likes of the Neptunes, Katy Perry and Jason Derulo.
Even though gangsta rap happened there and it was located in South Central, its primary goal was to expand creativity with the art form of rap.
The gangsta rap pioneers disbanded in 1991 and have not performed together with Dr Dre for more than 25 years.
They were viewed as an alternative to gangsta rap and, with their melodic sound and eclectic influences, were more radio-friendly.
The 14 chapters in the second volume, Representations of Violence in Popular Cultural Genres, address New England execution sermons, the Penny Press, dime novels, housewives in crime fiction, hard-boiled detectives and the roman noir tradition, film noir, westerns, television crime drama, In Cold Blood, true-crime narratives, murdered-girl tunes in Appalachia, gangsta rap, comics, and video games.
THE BLOCKBUSTER summer movie Straight Outta Compton borrowed its name from a groundbreaking 1988 album from N.W.A.--the first gangsta rap record to go huge.
Turns out that Jerry Heller, the ex-manager of the trailblazing gangsta rap group N.W.A.
The Belgian is a fan of French gangsta rap icons Booba and Gradur and said: "When I put it on in Chelsea's dressing room my team-mates ask me: 'What's this rubbish?'.
In a surprisingly tame portrayal, the film features police harassment, internal squabbles, money, drugs, and a veritable who's who of gangsta rap trailblazers that include Snoop Dogg, Suge Knight, Eazy-E, DJ Yella, Tupac Shakur.
STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON The hard-hitting biopic of NWA, the infamous Los Angeles pioneers of Gangsta Rap, is shaping up to be one of the best music biopics ever.
"Part of the artistic conventions of gangsta rap," says Kubrin, is "you create this over-the-top persona, use a lot of metaphor and simile,* and you just create this persona of this lawless figure." She adds that "we need to slow down and be much more careful about how we characterize these individuals."