Talking 'bout your Mama
The Dozens, Snaps, and the Deep Roots of RapBook - 2014
From Library Staff
"The dozens” is a tradition of African American street rhyming and verbal combat that ruled urban neighborhoods long before rap.
At its simplest, it is a comic sequence of “yo' mama” jokes. Whether considered as vernacular poetry, verbal dueling, a test of street cool, or just a mess of dir... Read More »