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: Eazy-E

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Tuesday 2 June 2015
CancelledScarfaceConcert Red Hook Recreation Center
Brooklyn, United States
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Saturday 27 June 2015
BET Experience
Snoop Dogg, Ice CubeConcert
Staples Center
Los Angeles CA, United States
34.043634 -118.267385

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