Born to use mics : reading Nas's Illmatic / edited by Michael Eric Dyson and Sohail Daulatzai.
Publisher: New York : Basic Civitas Books, c2010.
ISBN: 9780465002115 (alk. paper)
0465002110 (alk. paper)
Description: p. cm.
Subject: Nas (Musician) Illmatic.
Nas (Musician) Criticism and interpretation.
Rap (Music) History and criticism.
Contents: It was signified / Nama -- NY state of mind / Sohail Daulatzai -- Time is illmatic : a song for my father, a letter to my son / Guthrie P. Ramsey, Jr -- It's yours : hip hop worldviews in the lyrics of Nas / James Peterson -- Critical pedagogy comes at halftime : Nas as black public intellectual / Marc Lamont Hill -- Memory lane : on jazz, hip-hop and fathers / Mark Anthony Neal -- One love / Michael Eric Dyson -- One time 4 your mind : embedding Nas and hip-hop into a gendered state of mind / Gaunt -- Represent, Queensbridge, and the art of living / Eddie S. Glaude Jr -- It ain't hard to tell : a story of lyrical transcendence / Imani Perry.