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  Gangsta rap - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gangsta rap is a subgenre of hip hop music which involves a lyrical focus on the lifestyles of inner-city gang members and other criminals.
Gangsta rap also signalled a decline in mainstream popularity of socially conscious lyrics put forward by golden age artists.
Gangsta rap was pioneered by Ice T, N.W.A., and other rappers who were influenced by Schoolly D's hardcore rap but still mixed in social commentary in their lyrics.
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 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Gangsta rap   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Gangsta rap is a subgenre of hip hop music which involves a lyrical focus on the lifestyles of inner-city thugs, criminals and gangsters.
Gangsta rap is regularly attacked by the media as well as other hip hop artists for glorifying vices such as crime, violence, misogyny, homophobia and materialism.
Gangsta rap is usually credited as being an originally West Coast phenomenon, due to the influence of Ice-T and N.W.A, though Schoolly D, BDP and Kool G Rap are East Coast rappers.
www.hallencyclopedia.com /Gangsta_rap   (1817 words)

 Gangsta rap - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Gangsta rap, also known as hardcore hip-hop refers to a subgenre of hip hop (rap music) which involves a lyrical focus on African American inner-city (ghetto) problems, and the violent lives and lifestyles of street-thugs and gangsters.
The term "Gangsta rap" is usually used to refer to music coming from the West Coast or the South hip hop scenes —East Coast hip hop artists and fans may tend to use the "hardcore hip-hop" designation —in tribute to modern rap's early roots in (largely East-coast) hip-hop.
Given that the audience for gangsta rap has become predominately white, some commentators have even criticized it as analogous to minstrel shows and flface performance, in which African-Americans or whites, made to look like fl caricatures, acted in a stereotypically uncultured and ignorant manner for the entertainment of white audiences.
www.gogog.com /project/wikipedia/index.php/Gangsta_rap   (1959 words)

 Gangsta rap - Wikipedia
Il Gangsta rap, conosciuto anche come hardcore hip-hop, è un genere di musica rap/hip hop che spesso si serve di testi molto violenti e misogini per discutere di temi come la droga, il sesso, le armi e le attività mafiose inerenti lo stile di vita dei teppisti da strada e dei gangster.
Il termine "Gangsta rap" viene usato solitamente per riferirsi alla musica di questo genere proveniente dalla West coast statunitense o dal sud del Paese; gli artisti della East coast e i loro fan preferiscono invece descriverlo come "hardcore hip-hop".
I temi utilizzati nei testi delle canzoni gangsta rap hanno dato luogo a numerose polemiche, e molti osservatori criticarono il genere per i messaggi veicolati, che includevano l'omofobia, la misoginia, il razzismo e il materialismo.
it.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gangsta_rap   (532 words)

 Race & Ethnicity: hooks: Misogyny, Gangsta...
Besides the exploitation of these issues to attract audiences, a central motivation for highlighting gangsta rap continues to be the sensationalist drama of demonizing fl youth culture in general and the contributions of young fl men in particular.
When I counter this demonization of fl males by insisting that gangsta rap does not appear in a cultural vacuum, but, rather, is expressive of the cultural crossing, mixings, and engagement of fl youth culture with the values, attitudes, and concerns of the white majority, some folks stop listening.
To take "gangsta rap" to task for its sexism and misogyny while critically accepting and perpetuating those expressions of that ideology which reflect bourgeois standards (no rawness, no vulgarity) is not to call for a transformation of the culture of patriarchy.
race.eserver.org /misogyny.html   (2468 words)

 Gangsta Rap St. James Encyclopedia of Pop Culture - Find Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
N.W.A. and gangsta rap's popularity was compounded with the release of their second album EFIL4ZAGGIN in 1991, which debuted at number two in the Billboard chart with neither a single nor a video and became the first rap album to reach number one.
While it has been criticized for glorifying the negativity of the streets, gangsta rap's defenders claim that the rappers are simply reporting what really goes on in their neighborhoods; that drugs, prostitution, violence, and sexual promiscuity are all features of their daily existence.
For white middle-class male youths, gangsta rap possibly fulfills the same role as the blaxploitation films, attracting listeners for whom the "ghetto" is the location of adventure, violence, erotic fantasy, an alternative to the conformity and banality of suburbia.
www.findarticles.com /g1epc/tov/2419100489/p1/article.jhtml   (783 words)

 Gangsta-Rap - Wikipedia
Der Ausdruck Gangsta Rap ist dabei normalerweise für den Hip-Hop der Westcoast und der Südstaaten reserviert.
Gangsta Rap hingegen konzentriert sich ausschließlich auf diesen Bereich des Lebens, ein großer Teil der Tracks und Künstler stellt den Lebensstil der Drogendealer, Kleinkriminellen und Gang-Mitglieder als normalen, wenn nicht sogar als begrüßenswerten Lebensstil dar.
Besonders von Kool G Rap's Stil wurden die späteren Mafioso-Raps beeinflusst, wie sie sich ab 1995 in den Veröffentlichungen von Raekwon, AZ oder Mobb Deep zeigten.
de.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gangsta_Rap   (1643 words)

 Star Wars Gangsta Rap - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The idea for Star Wars Gangsta Rap came about around 1996 when Jason S Brannon, who was in college at Indiana University at the time, would sometimes "free style" to beats while doing Star Wars impersonations.
It is quite similar in construction to a typical gangsta rap track in its backing instrumentation, the method in which the characters quickly trade off lines, and the overall exact styling of the rap.
The Star Wars Gangsta Rap is one of the most popular Flash videos of all time and has been seen well over 20 million times online, which is notable for a project that never received heavy public recognition through media outlets, such as Numa Numa.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Star_Wars_Gangsta_Rap   (889 words)

 Rap Music
Gangsta rap is a subset of hip-hop music that originated in the 1990s when rapper Ice Cube and his former group, N.W.A. (Niggaz With Attitudes) began attacking each other with music lyrics.
The official definition provided by WordReference.com is as follows: "gangsta rap (noun) a style of rap music, usually characterized by lyrics about Black street gangs in the U.S. often with violent, nihilistic, and misogynistic themes".
While hip-hop is known to have originated in the East Coast (particularly, the Bronx, New York), the roots of gangsta rap are accredited to the West Cost (particularly, Compton, California).
www.uic.edu /orgs/kbc/hiphop/rap.htm   (192 words)

 Gangsta Rap - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Gangsta Rap, hardcore rap music style reflecting violent street life in the United States.
The 1990s were a significant decade for bringing rap music into the commercial mainstream.
During the mid-1980s, rap moved from the fringes to the mainstream of the American music industry as white musicians began to embrace the new style....
encarta.msn.com /Gangsta_Rap.html   (156 words)

 gangsta rap - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about gangsta rap   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Hardcore rap music style reflecting the violent street life of the US ghettos.
Ice Cube put gangsta rap in the pop charts with such albums as Amerikkka's Most Wanted (1990) and The Predator (1992), and Ice-T with Original Gangsta (1991).
Throughout the 1990s gangsta rap became increasingly appropriated into the mainstream, with artists such as Puff Daddy embracing the pop market and tempering some of the aggressive excesses of the style.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /gangsta+rap   (132 words)

 Gangsta Rap   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Gangsta rap or hard-core rap is the major target of organizations like the PMRC and that could be because these adults don’t listen to rap.
Most of the lyrics in rap songs are based on true stories, but organizations like the PMRC do not understand that because they have probably never lived a lifestyle that these rappers rap about.
Instead of trying to cover up the lives of these rap artists by applying parental advisory labels to their music the solution should be to improve the lives of the children growing up in these horrific neighborhoods where they see drugs or murder everyday then they can’t rap about that.
www.louisville.edu /~rajord02/gangstarap.html   (269 words)

 SearchEngine.net - History Of Gangsta Rap
Gangsta rap is a subgenre of hip hop music which involves a lyrical focus on the lifestyles of inner-city gang members and criminals.Although
Gangsta rap is the most controversial style of the rap music genre.
The 80's were the beginning of the error of today's gangsta rap.
www.searchengine.net /History_of_Gangsta_Rap.htm   (173 words)

 Print Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Rap migrated from East to West Coast, to the downside of LA described by Ices T and Cube, and NWA (Niggas With Attitude).
Rap was facilitated by digital recording, which enables sampling and thus the construction of a universal palette of sounds even in a bedroom Portastudio of one’s own.
Gangsta Rap is as predictable as Snow White and equally camp.
www.newhumanist.org.uk /printarticle.php?id=176_0_5_0_C   (822 words)

 Gangsta Rap And Violence
Gangsta rap is hardly the only source of violence, but it is a potent one.
Rap music that pimps pornography and violence to young children and that has messages of violence should have some kind of censorship.
Rap has changed for the worse taking the art form and transforming it into trash with some positive messages that are hard to grasp from the music.
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 Gangsta rap - Wikipedia
Gangsta rap is een onderdeel van de muziekstroming rap, afkomstig uit de getto's van grote Amerikaanse steden.
De teksten zijn vaak seksistisch en gewelddadig en gaan over de moeilijke leefomstandigheden in de getto's, het leven in bendes, geweld en drugs.
Mede door het provocerende karakter van de teksten werd gangsta rap enorm populair bij jongeren, vaak tot grote zorg van ouders en politici.
nl.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gangsta_rap   (446 words)

 RRC: Archives
The latest assault on gangsta rap began in November when a handful of self-appointed Los Angeles "community leaders" threatened KPWR-FM with an advertiser boycott if it didn't ban all songs using the words "nigga," "bitch," or "ho." On December 7, KPWR gave in and began to mask or delete the three words.
Part of gangsta rap's lyrical appeal stems from its uncritical embrace of the youth abandoned by society.
Gangsta rappers are the most visible and consistent defenders of the LA Rebellion and the women who took to the streets to steal food and diapers for their kids (12% of those arrested were female).
www.rockrap.com /archive/archi111.html   (800 words)

In the present instance, it was expected that the admission of gangsta’ rap lyrics could have just such an effect on a jury thereby prejudicially working for the prosecution and against the defense.
Thus, while the above literature addressed the topic of gangsta’ rap, no studies were reported which pertained to how real or mock juries might regard a murder defendant who had actually written violent, misogynistic lyrics as compared with a murder defendant who had simply listened to such lyrics.
This reinforces the conclusion that authoring gangsta’ rap lyrics seemed to be at least equally potent with murder charges in impact on judgments.
www.calstatela.edu /faculty/sfischo/rap.html   (3196 words)

 Epinions.com - 90's Gangsta Rap (Why I prefer the West Coast's G-Funk over the East Coast's style)
I'll be the first to admit there were probably others who were doing Gangsta Rap before these guys, but for the sake of the Uninitiated I mentioned their names because of well-known status.
In 1989, Gangsta Rap wasn't exactly marketable, a well-known case involves MTV and N.W.A. The network was extremely reluctant to play their videos, because the violent lyrics, and tales of rough street-life would be some viewers worse nightmare.
Gangsta Rap's popularity was spreading fast to Rap fans living in Rough Neighborhoods, (like myself) but at that point the genre becoming a commercially viable entity in Suburban White America (Who were pre-occupied with Pop-Rap fare from the likes of Vanilla Ice and MC Hammer) was inconceivable, A Long shot at Best.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Gangsta rap
Gangsta rap is a subgenre of hip hop music which involves a lyrical focus on the lifestyles of inner-city gang members and criminals.
Gangsta rap was pioneered by Ice T, N.W.A., and other rappers who were influenced by Schooly D's hardcore rap but still mixed in social commentary in their lyrics.
Although some of these artists are seen as gangsta (Jay-Z and 50 Cent being notable examples), many of these artists are considered to be less gangsta than their contemporary peers of the West Coast.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Gangsta_rap   (2478 words)

 MP3.com: Great Albums: Gangsta Rap   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
Gangsta is the most controversial of all forms of rap.
N.W.A.'s success defined gangsta rap and opened the door for a parade of groups aping their style… In fact, it continues to this day, albeit in much more diluted forms, with rappers like The Game.
Popular opinion was that gangsta rap lived and breathed specifically on the West Coast.
www.mp3.com /stories/2588.html   (1275 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Gangsta Rap: Books: Benjamin Zephaniah   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-31)
But another rap band takes a dislike to Ray's music and gang warfare is the result...Based on Benjamin's own troubled experience of school and the music business, his passionate, immediate voice will appeal to all his fans.
I was fascinated by the amount of young people excluded from school who had loads of talent and who then went on to succeed in their chosen careers, usually creative careers.
Rap tells it as it is. It might grate or upset you, but people who are studying youth trends should just listen to Rap music as that’s where it’s at.
www.amazon.co.uk /Gangsta-Rap-Benjamin-Zephaniah/dp/0747565651   (1106 words)

 Gangsta Rap on Find Articles
Gangsta Rap by Benjamin Zephaniah Bloomsbury Children's Books, August 2004 $7.95, ISBN 1-582-34886- 3 Ray, a 15-year-old male from London's East End,...
The violence associated with gangsta rap appears to be threatening the future of hip-hop music.
Rap music, which used to be more positive, has become negative,...
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"Gangsta 190" aka "190" was born in Hamilton, OHIO.
"Gangsta 190" aka "190" is one of the most anticipated releases to come since hard times have gotten harder.
Gangsta 190 who first appeared on one of the most controversial rappers X-Raided (Album: Initiation) which Soundscan more than 22,000 copies sold within 6 weeks by appearing on "All My Dogs" (track 2) and "No Fear" (track 9).
www.gangsta190.com   (714 words)

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