Nas’ “Illmatic” to become a Book

11 Nov

IllmaticTo many of hip hop’s biggest fans, one of the best albums in the history of the genre is Nas’ 1994 debut album, Illmatic. The album is indeed a classic and by far the greatest album that Nas has ever created. Time and time again, this album has been written about in magazine articles and blog posts, but now Illmatic is preparing to make the big leap.

Never in hip hop has there ever been an entire book devoted to an album. All of that is going to change in the near future. The book will focus on various writers’ opinions of the album. Each writer will write about their perception of the album. The main authors of the book are Michael Eric Dyson and Sohail Daulatzi.

Dyson and Daulatzi are not the only authors of Born To Use Mics. Other writers will include Adilifu Nama, Guthrie P. Ramsey, Jr., James Peterson, Marc Lamont Hill, Mark Anthony Neal, Kyra Gaunt, Eddie S. Gladue, Jr., Imani Perry, and more. The book is expected to hit stores sometime next month.

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