Gangsta rap

Gangsta rap is a sub-genre of hip hop that reflects the violent lifestyles of some inner-city youths. “Gangsta” is a corruption of the word gangster. The genre was pioneered around 1983 by Ice-T with songs like Cold Wind Madness and Body Rock/Killers, and was popularized by groups like N.W.A in the late 80s. After the national attention that Ice-T & N.W.A received in the late 80s, gangsta rap became the most commercially lucrative subgenre of hip-hop. Read more…|Edit this Artist photo: DMX

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Saturday 4 October 2014
OnyxConcert The Stanhope House
Stanhope, New Jersey, United States
40.902422 -74.707905
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Monday 3 November 2014
Freddie GibbsConcert Rough Trade NYC
Brooklyn, New York, United States
40.72039 -73.959675

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  • MegaDave89

    2pac and Snoop Dogg <3

    April 2014
  • Amir-AA


    April 2014
  • industriaFAN

    low-iq music

    April 2014
  • nuslear_storm


    April 2014
  • agnessilvap

    "But i find that most gangsta rap is about violence, drugs and the lust of money and prostitution.." Funny, people say the same about metal though i relate better to metal some relate better to this kind of music. [2]

    January 2014
  • iamemby

    50 cent, snoop lion, 2pac awsom fucking gangsta

    January 2014
  • iamemby


    January 2014
  • spineshank155

    v lol pretty sure most consider Anders as a gangster.

    December 2013
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