Gangstas,Thugs, and Hustlas

You have been asked to read the research article regarding the Code of the Street through Rap Music. Assigned to you is a reaction paper to the article. To complete the reaction paper, be sure to address the following questions:

  1. How does the code of the street compare/contrast to the southern code discussed in Chapter 6 of Outliers by Gladwell?
  2. Kubrin (2005:376-377) argues, “rap music does not cause violence but extends the purview of the street code of violence and respect.” Discuss.
  3. Discuss your overall reaction to the research. Integrate other ideas of your (and other academics) understanding and definition of aggression and violence.

Sample Solution

ACED ESSAYS