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Richard Wright Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston; the comedy of Richard Pryor and George Carlin; the dark humor of the blues; the hip slang and competitive jamming of jazz; and in its ultimate evolution into the improvisatory battling of rap From schoolyard games and rural work songs to urban novels and nightclub comedy and pop hits from ragtime to rap Wald uses the dozens as a lens to provide new insight into over a century of African American culture A groundbreaking work Talking 'Bout Your Mama is an essential book for anyone interested in African American cultural studies history and linguistics and the origins of rap musi. Truly the best book ever on the pre history history literary use of musical recording of phenomenology of and everything else you could think of of insulting people's mamas Light footed funny and scholarly too Pursues lots of different ideas of what they mean includes multicultural insults including people doing the deed in Turkish and scholarship on the relation of folk to commercial culture And since Wald knows a billion things about the old blues circuit see his excellent book on Robert Johnson hardly the untutored primitive 60s rockers made him out to be; as Wald notes in the pictures we have of Johnson he's wearing a suit he can talk really smartly about what the early recordings of insult songs do and don't mean Plus this sentence which is one of the greatest sentences ever to be published by Oxford UP No one has attempted a serious historical insult mapping of the United States whether by culture ethnicity or geography and by now it may well be too late 166 That would be one heck of a book I think we can all agree Web Design is Dead you could think of of insulting people's mamas Light footed funny and scholarly too Pursues lots of different ideas of what they mean includes multicultural insults including people doing the deed in Turkish and scholarship on the relation of folk to commercial culture And since Wald knows a billion things about the old blues circuit see his excellent book on Robert Johnson hardly the untutored primitive 60s rockers made him out to be; as Wald notes in the pictures we have of Johnson he's wearing a suit he can talk really smartly about what the early recordings of insult songs do and don't mean Plus this sentence which is one of the greatest sentences ever to be published by Oxford UP No one has attempted a serious historical insult mapping of the United States whether by culture ethnicity or geography and by now it may well be too late 166 That would be one heck of a book I think we can all agree

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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 'Bout 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 reaches back to African ceremonial rituals Wald traces the tradition of African American street rhyming and verbal combat that has. Wald writes academically about aspects of American culture that aren't often afforded the treatment which means he's doing important and occasionally groundbreaking work while never being uite as entertaining or engaging as his subjects would seem to warrant This book is no different enlightening but often frustratingly dry especially given the vibrantly raunchy subject matter Au Ranch du plasir yo' mama jokes At its most complex it's an intricate form of social interaction that reaches back to African ceremonial rituals Wald traces the tradition of African American street rhyming and verbal combat that has. Wald writes academically about aspects of American culture that aren't often afforded the treatment which means he's doing important and occasionally groundbreaking work while never being uite as entertaining or engaging as his subjects would seem to warrant This book is no different enlightening but often frustratingly dry especially given the vibrantly raunchy subject matter

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Ruled urban neighborhoods since the early 1900s Whether considered vernacular poetry aggressive dueling a test of street cool or just a mess of dirty insults the dozens is a basic building block of African American culture A game which could inspire raucous laughter or escalate to violence it provided a wellspring of rhymes attitude and raw humor that has influenced pop musicians from Jelly Roll Morton and Robert Johnson to Tupac Shakur and Jay Z Wald goes back to the dozens' roots looking at mother insulting and verbal combat from Greenland to the sources of the Niger and shows its breadth of influence in the seminal writings of. I enjoy everything the author writes I could not wait to get into this book give yourself and hour or so uninterrupted once you get into it you will not stop his books just flow This book was fascinating