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Born to use mics : reading Nas's Illmatic

Author: Michael Eric Dyson; Sohail Daulatzai
Publisher: New York : Basic Civitas Books, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Academic essays reflect on the 1994 album Illmatic by Nasir "Nas" Jones, covering topics ranging from jazz history to gender.
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Named Person: Nas, (Musician).; Nas, (Musician); Nas (Musiker)
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Eric Dyson; Sohail Daulatzai
ISBN: 9780465002115 0465002110
OCLC Number: 192134593
Description: xi, 308 p. ; 21 cm.
Contents: It was signified : "the genesis" / by Adilfu Nama --
A rebel to America : "N.Y. state of mind" after the towers fell / by Sohail Daulatzai --
Time is illmatic : a song for my father, a letter to my son / by Guthrie P. Ramsey Jr. --
"It's yours" : hip-hop worldviews in the lyrics of Nas / by James Braxton Peterson --
Critical pedagogy comes at halftime : Nas as black public intellectual / by Marc Lamont Hill --
"Memory lane" : on jazz, hip-hop, and fathers / by Mark Anthony Neal --
"One love," two brothers, thre verses / by Michael Eric Dyson --
"One time 4 your mind" : embedding Nas and hip-hop into a gendered state of mind / by Kyra D. Gaunt --
"Represent," Queensbridge, and the art of living / by Eddie S. Glaude Jr. --
"It ain't hard to tell" : a story of lyrical transcendence / by Imani Perry.
Responsibility: edited by Michael Eric Dyson and Sohail Daulatzai.
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The best and brightest writers of the hip-hop generation reflect upon the era's landmark album: Nas's Illmatic  Read more...

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