An acronym created by Micahel Hannah in the Twin Cities, MN to identify people who follow the urban culture who are about their business in life. It takes away from the original thug meaning and makes it more positive. The letters stand for Gaining Attrubutes Needed (to) Get Somewhere Through Achievement, spelling out the word gangsta. Common people following the postive urban movement are also dubbed as real hip hop heads, who show interest in music by such rappers as Lupe Fiasco, Talib Kweli, Mos Def and other more thought provoking rappers, aside from some tasteless gibberish commerical rap. The acronym was made into a song that features on the underground hip hop album "New Agenda Musik" by local Twin Cities, MN hip hop artists Young Son (Michael Hannah) and A.R.O (Tony Ohnstad, featuring local Neo-Soul singer Kovan.
That speech you did about ending discrimination in our community was raw! You really keeping it G.A.N.G.S.T.A!