As a forefather of gangsta rap, one of the earliest sub-genres of Hip-Hop, legendary rapper Ice-T believes that New York rapper 50 Cent and incarcerated rapper Bobby Shmurda are some of the last authentic gangsta rappers around.
During a conversation with Unique Access Ent., the West Coast OG says:
To me, the last gangster rapper was 50 Cent. Because he basically embodied that image, that ‘I don’t give a fuck.’ 50 Cent had you really believing you didn’t wanna fuck with him. I heard 50 Cent when he was beefing with Fat Joe and he was like, ‘Fat Joe, I’m right down the street. It’s real hard to find a n***a when you know he got a gun, ain’t it?’ But, I think 50 was the last one who did it that I believed.Ice-T
Later in the interview, Ice-T said that he thinks Bobby Shmurda, who is currently serving a prison sentence of seven years, might be one of the last gangsta rapper besides 50.
You know who the real last gangster rapper was? Bobby Shmurda. But, that’s when keeping it real goes wrong. You dig? That’s when them GS9 boys… And you know when I saw ‘em, I said, ‘These little nas is probably the business. These little nas look wild like that.’ But, they were bar-for-bar snitching on themselves.Ice-T