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Published: 01 June 2012

256 Pages | 15 b/w photographs

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199895403

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Talking 'Bout Your Mama

The Dozens, Snaps, and the Deep Roots of Rap

Elijah Wald

  • Provides a unique history of African-American culture
  • Advances a fresh perspective on rap, hip-hop, blues, and jazz
  • Contains the first-ever in-depth look at the funny, dirty, and often offensive linguistic tradition of the dozens