Gangsta Lean


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Gangsta Lean‘ is an urban slang phrase denoting a style of automobile driving in which the driver sits slung low and tilted toward the passenger seat. The phrase first appeared in popular music in William De Vaughn’s 1972 song ‘Be Thankful for What You Got’:

‘Though you may not drive a great big Cadillac / Gangsta whitewalls, TV antennas in the back / You may not have a car at all / But remember brothers and sisters / You can still stand tall / Just be thankful for what you got / Diamond in the back, sunroof top / Diggin’ the scene with a gangsta lean.’

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