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Gangster rap is a subgenre of hip-hop music that emerged in the late 1980s and early 1990s. It is characterized by lyrics that often depict the harsh realities of inner-city life, including violence, drug use, and gang activity. The beats are typically hard-hitting and aggressive, with heavy basslines and electronic instrumentation. Gangster rap has been controversial throughout its history, with critics accusing it of promoting negative stereotypes and glorifying criminal behavior. Despite this, it remains a popular and influential genre, with many artists achieving mainstream success and critical acclaim.