Talking 'Bout Your Mama: The Dozens, Snaps, and the Deep Roots of Rap

by

Write The First Customer Review

From Two Live Crew's controversial comedy to Ice Cube's gangsta styling and the battle rhymes of a streetcorner cypher, rap has always drawn on deep traditions of African American poetic word-play, In Talking About Your Mama, author Elijah Wald explores one of the most potent sources of rap: the viciously funny, outrageously inventive insult game known as "the dozens." So what is the dozens? At its simplest, it's a comic chain of "yo' mama" jokes. At its most complex, it's an intricate form of social interaction that ...

Talking 'Bout Your Mama: The Dozens, Snaps, and the Deep Roots of Rap 2015, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780199394043

Paperback

Select
Talking 'Bout Your Mama: The Dozens, Snaps, and the Deep Roots of Rap 2012, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780199895403

Hardcover

Select