Ill Communication

  • David P. OwenJr.
Part of the Transgressions: Cultural Studies and Education book series (TRANS, volume 77)

Abstract

In the quote above, from the 1994 Beastie Boys album Ill Communication, there are primarily three things going on. First, the statement is―not surprisingly, given its source―a boast, and one of many eccentric, absurdist, off-the-wall claims made by the hip-hop group over the years. As such, it is an argument, a resume, for social prowess or acceptance; it is a game we all play, if not as well as the Beastie Boys, and the goal is to be “cool.”

Keywords

Cell Phone Text Message Instant Message Curriculum Study Media Text 
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  • David P. OwenJr.

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