Born to Use Mics (Paperback)
Reading Nas's Illmatic
Civitas Books, 9780465002115, 320pp.
Publication Date: December 29, 2009
In Born to Use Mics, Michael Eric Dyson and Sohail Daulatzai have brought together renowned writers and critics including Mark Anthony Neal, Marc Lamont Hill, Eddie S. Glaude, Jr., and many others to confront Illmatic song by song, with each scholar assessing an individual track from the album. The result is a brilliant engagement with and commentary upon one of the most incisive sets of songs ever laid down on wax.
About the Author
Sohail Daulatzai is an assistant professor in African American Studies and Film and Media Studies at the University of California, Irvine. He lives in Los Angeles, California.
Praise For Born to Use Mics: Reading Nas's Illmatic…
“A vital book for readers eager to understand the history of the genre.”