Sohail Daulatzai

Sohail Daulatzai is the co-editor of "Born to Use Mics," a literary remix of Nas's album "Illmatic" and is the author of "Black Star, Crescent Moon: The Muslim International and Black Freedom beyond America." He has written liner notes for the 2012 release of the 20th Anniversary Deluxe Box Set of Rage Against the Machine's self titled debut album, the liner notes for the DVD release of "Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme" and the centerpiece in the museum catalog "Movement: Hip-Hop in L.A., 1980's -- Now." He is the founder of Razor Step, a Los Angeles based media lab, and he teaches in the Department of Film and Media Studies at the University of California, Irvine.