Earl Sweatshirt, raps without pause, Refuses to Code switch on “December 24”

An unearthing exposé on American Standard English to Ebonics. Earl Sweatshirt’s December 24 is a selection from his EP, Some Rap Songs. The opening sample comes from The Dialect of the Black American, 1970.

It is surely time that the speech of the Black culture of America be recognized as a genuine dialect of English.

Earl Sweatshirt raps for nearly two minutes, with no hook, inserting every slang possible. Sweatshirt draws parallels between the sampled essay on how American society deals with Ebonics. Similarly to The Dialect of the Black American, December 24 is an unapologetically honest in its message made into an entertaining record.

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