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The Dozens: A History of Rap's Mama

The Dozens: A History of Rap's Mama

by Elijah Wald

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199895403
Pages: 256
Format: pdf, ePub, mobi, fb2
File size: 7 Mb
Date posting: 2021-04-19


Following his groundbreaking explorations of the blues and American popular music in Escaping the Delta and How the Beatles Destroyed Rock 'n' Roll, Elijah Wald turns his attention to the tradition of African American street rhyming and verbal combat that ruled urban neighborhoods long before rap: the viciously funny, outrageously inventive insult game called "the dozens." At its simplest, the dozens is a comic concatenation of "yo' mama" jokes. At its most complex, it is a form...