Friday, September 5, 2008

From Wax to Print... Illmatic Reaches New Heights (I didn't think it was possible!)

Michael Eric Dyson has announced that he will be writing a book based on the classic Illmatic album (considering that I read his biography of Marvin Gaye it will most likely be chock full of analysis, interpretation, and critique)

... it should be interesting so I 'm anxious to read it when it hits the shelves

Read the Article here:

4 word droppings:

Don said...

Hmmm. LOL. Reminds of the Tupac Shakur book which was written by someone who'd never even met him. I probably still check out the read though.

Eye D. VS Mel O. said...

I know right!!! I was thinking the same thing about Marvin lol

I'm not the biggest Dyson fan but I'll still give the book a look see only because Nas is my #1 emcee

Yellow Rebel said...

Not that I'm trying to knock Dyson for doing this, but the intellectual-ization (if that's a word) of Hip-Hop kind of takes the fun out of the music sometimes.

I don't think this book will be in vein, but I mean Illmatic is good as is.

Eye D. VS Mel O. said...

exactly that's how i felt when i was reading the marvin gaye bio (anxious to read on his life but saying damn dyson when he was disecting every album)

i'm just curious to see what the brotha has to say