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gangsta

Pronunciation: /ˈgæŋstə/

Translation of gangsta in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1 countable/numerable (American English/inglés norteamericano) [slang/argot] gangster
  • 2 uncountable/no numerable [Music/Música] also gangsta rap gansta rap (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • While European rap artists may listen to U.S. gangsta rap, their own lyrics are expected to represent their own social environment.
    • Gangsta rap is differentiable from other rap music in that gangsta rap makes use of images of urban life that are often associated with crime.
    • From this we can infer that the transgressed boundary in line 1 is indeed that of hip-hop music generally, and probably gangsta rap specifically.

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