1. (US black) used to describe the hedonist, violent lifestyle as epitomized in the lyrics of ‘gangsta’ rappers.
|Source Oct. 220: For more gangsta shit with a message, peep ‘Eazy 2 Get In’.|
|Observer 10 Mar. 13: I’m not in no gangsta warfare with no one.|
|Portable Promised Land (ms.) 157: We Words (My Favorite Things) [...] That’s real. That’s nervous. That’s gangsta. That’s hype.|
|Call of the Weird (2006) 200: Do you ever worry it could be too gangsta?|
|Wire ser. 5 ep. 10 [TV script] The truth is, I’m done with this gangsta shit. I’ve been there and done that.‘–30–’|
|Guardian G2 2 Apr. 2/3: She was gangsta with her clothes.|
2. implying the defying of rules.
|Corruption Officer [ebk] cap. 17: Keeping it gangsta and coming down to the staff kitchen to meet me, leaving their inmates unguarded and handing me the keys to my post.|