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Born to Use Mics: Reading Nas’s Illmatic

Born to Use Mics: Reading Nas’s Illmatic

Author Michael Eric Dyson
Publisher Basic Civitas Books
Publication Date 2009-12-29
Section New Titles - Paperback / Music
Type New
Format Paperback
ISBN 9780465002115

The best and brightest writers of the hip-hop generation reflect upon the era's landmark album: Nas's Illmatic. From the moment then nineteen-year-old Nasir "Nas" Jones began recording tracks for his debut album the hip-hop world was forever changed. Released in 1994, Illmatic, was hailed as a masterpiece and is one of the most influentialalbums in hip-hop history. In Born to Use Mics, Michael Eric Dyson and Sohail Daulatzai have brought together the brightest minds to reflect upon and engage one of the most incisive sets of songs ever laid down on wax. Contributors include: Adilifu Nama * Guthrie P. Ramsey, Jr. * James Peterson * Marc Lamont Hill * Michael Eric Dyson * Mark Anthony Neal * Kyra Gaunt * Eddie S. Glaude, Jr. * Imani Perry * and more

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