Details: This retro-spoof poster says at the top Heck yes, I speak gangsta! It shows a man making the OK hand sign. Below that is a list of meanings for various gansta words and phrases.
Gangsta is slang for a gangster, or member of a gang. The term gangster or mobster refers to a criminal who is a member of a crime organization, such as a gang. A gang is a group of people who through the organization, formation, and establishment of an assemblage share a common identity. In current usage it typically denotes a criminal organization or else a criminal affiliation. The word gang often carries a negative connotation; however, within a gang which defines itself in opposition to mainstream norms, members may adopt the phrase as a statement of identity or defiance. In modern slang, the term gangster or gangsta is associated with being powerful, admirable or street smart.