flyting and rap

Amy West medievalist at W-STS.COM
Mon Jan 12 14:20:43 UTC 2009

I think my mind is going: such screw-ups on my part are becoming more

Thanks for the enlightenment: I notice that unlike others, you're not
attempting to push the roots of rap *waaay* back, with the exception
of the slang songs.

Unlike the flyting comparison, the connections to the you toasts and
the slang songs I think are much more relevant to the content of rap.

---Amy West

>Date:    Sat, 10 Jan 2009 11:53:29 -0500
>From:    Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM>
>Subject: Re: flyting and rap
>Playing the "nines"?  That sounds like baseball. "Playing the dozens" is the
>usual idiom.

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