for Kindle Fire, Apple, Android, Nook, Kobo, PC, Mac, BlackBerry ...

New to eBooks.com?

Learn more

Born to Use Mics

Reading Nas's Illmatic

Born to Use Mics by Michael Eric Dyson
Add to cart
US$ 15.95
At the age of nineteen, Nasir “Nas” Jones began recording tracks for his debut album—and changed the music world forever. Released in 1994, Illmatic was hailed as an instant masterpiece and has proven one of the most influential albums in hip-hop history. With its close attention to beats and lyricism, and riveting first-person explorations of the isolation and desolation of urban poverty, Illmatic was pivotal in the evolution of the genre.

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.

Basic Books; December 2009
304 pages; ISBN 9780786727650
Read online, or download in secure EPUB or secure PDF format
Title: Born to Use Mics
Author: Michael Eric Dyson; Sohail Daulatzai
 
Buy, download and read Born to Use Mics (eBook) by Michael Eric Dyson; Sohail Daulatzai today!