10 October 2009


also known as crackin', snappin' or dissin', the dozens is an improvised competition of trash talk, usually in good fun but sometimes turning serious, featuring insults aimed at the other person's mama, family, appearance, intelligence, hygiene, or a long list of other attributes. this article from wikipedia sums up the cultural origins and variations on both the name and the contest. one intense variant is a rap battle, as portrayed in the movie 8 Mile, an autobiographical portrayal of rapper Eminem's coming up.

i looked on google and youtube, and mostly found only descriptions, not many examples besides some old videos from the tv show "In Living Color". if you come across any, please leave the link using the "comments" tab at the bottom of this post. thanks !

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