Hip-Hop Subgenres

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Gangsta Rap


Gangsta Rap consists of themes and lyrics that emphasize a "gangsta" lifestyle. Gangsta rap evolved from hardcore hip-hip with pioneers like Ice-T. Gangsta rap became popular in the mid-1980s by groups like NWA. Many (if not most) gangsta rap artists openly boast of their associations with various active street gangs as part of their artistic image, with the Bloods and Crips being the most commonly represented. The sub genre recieved plenty of critism, accused of promoting crime, serial killing, murder, violence, profanity, sex addiction, homophobia, racism, promiscuity, misogyny, rape, street gangs, disorderly conduct, drive-by shootings, vandalism, thievery, driving under the influence, drug dealing, alcohol abuse, substance abuse, disregarding law enforcement, materialism, and narcissism.



Notable Gangsta Rap Artists


NWA


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Ice-T


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Tupac


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The Notorious B.I.G


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Snoop Dogg


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