Professor Ferenc Szasz argued that so-called rap battles, where two or more performers trade elaborate insults, derive from the ancient Caledonian art of "flyting". According to the theory, Scottish slave owners took the tradition with them to the United States, where it was adopted and developed by slaves, emerging many years later as rap. Professor Szasz is convinced there is a clear link between this tradition for settling scores in Scotland and rap battles, which were famously portrayed in Eminem's movie 8 Mile.
He said: "The Scots have a lengthy tradition of flyting - intense verbal jousting, often laced with vulgarity, that is similar to the dozens that one finds among contemporary inner-city African-American youth. The skilled use of satire takes this verbal jousting to its ultimate level - one step short of a fist fight.
Sexual lyrics in pop music linked to under age sex. The academic, who specialises in American and Scottish culture at the University of New Mexico, made the link in a new study examining the historical context of Robert Burn's work. The most famous surviving example of flyting comes from a 16th-century piece in which two rival poets hurl increasingly obscene rhyming insults at one another before the Court of King James IV.
Titled the Flyting Of Dunbar And Kennedy, it has been described by academics as "just over lines of filth".
Professor Szasz cites an American civil war poem, printed in the New York Vanity Fair magazine on November 9, , as the first recorded example of the battles being used in the United States. Professor Willie Ruff, of Yale University, agreed that Scottish slave owners had a profound impact on the development of African American music traditions.
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Comparing flyting and rap battles, he said: "Two people engage in ritual verbal duelling and the winner has the last word in the argument, with the loser falling conspicuously silent. I found the style to be considerably more jarring and the lack of cohesion really made this book too much of a ramble to be considered enjoyable. Mar 26, Sue Templeman rated it it was amazing. A fabulous adventure John's 1st book was hugely enjoyable. His 2nd is even better.
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A collection of short stories of one man's trips around the bothies of Scotland, some real, some imagined. An ok read but some of the stories set up for a great tale and then just finish.
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About John D. John D. Free to down load; the first two chapters of The Last Hillwalker. In his writing, John tells tales of his travels in the mountains, in his Free to down load; the first two chapters of The Last Hillwalker. In his writing, John tells tales of his travels in the mountains, in his performance he talks of the profound relationship between men and wild places.
John has taken his one man plays to the Edinburgh Fringe and toured them widely around theatres and mountain festivals in the UK.
His second play, Mallory: Beyond Everest, is a re-telling of the life of the legendary Everest mountaineer. Despite the serious subjects he deals with, humour is always close to the surface in everything he does. Originally from Merseyside, John moved to the capital of the Highlands, Inverness, over thirty years ago, to follow his passion for the hills. For over 40 years he has walked and climbed the hills of Scotland whilst also making occasional trips to more exotic location like the Alps, the Pyrenes and the Canadian Rockies.
An expert ice climber, he was also a member of the Cairngorm Mountain Rescue Team, and has taken part in numerous rescues in the Highlands.
More recently he has rediscovered his love for remote bothies isolated mountain shelters and regularly visits the wilder places of his Scottish home. John is an award-winning mountain writer and has just released his book about the wild places of Scotland, Bothy Tales. He is currently working on an audio version of his best selling book, The Last Hillwalker.
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