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David Ma

Ghostface Killah

In an arena where MCs seldom have longevity, Ghostface Killah has been a pillar of hip-hop since 1993’s Enter the Wu-Tang (36 Chambers)

  See this rap shit?  Came at a time that  was accurate.  Twenty years later,  I mastered it. –“In tha…

July 17th, 2015 | | Articles
The Lions Soul Riot

Riot Goin’ On: The Lions roar with riddim and soul on Soul Riot

Consider the effusive catalog of Constantine “Connie” Price, a career that has brought Connie—real name Dan Ubick—into studios with everyone…

May 8th, 2015 | | New Releases
Pete Rock

Back to basics with Pete Rock

Pete Rock keeps active nowadays by doing what he perfected as a teenager: putting sounds into his sampler and banging…

February 20th, 2015 | | Record Rundown
Biz Markie

Nobody Beats Biz Markie

In the classic 1986 Dutch documentary film, Big Fun in the Big Town, director Bram Van Splunteren captures New York…

December 5th, 2014 | | Articles
Bob James One

Jazz keyboardist and arranger Bob James talks about his first three albums on CTI

#102683350 /   “I’m flattered to be a part of hip-hop’s history,” says Bob James nonchalantly. “But I believe…

July 10th, 2014 | | Articles
Epic Records/Cold Chillin' promotional photo for 4, 5, 6 (1995) by Sue Kwon

Kool G Rap talks about Marley Marl and the Juice Crew, crime raps, and his extensive catalog

  Kool G Rap’s early career was a minefield of shifty fictions anchored in large by a dizzying cadence and…

June 12th, 2014 | | Articles
GZA / Genius "Liquid Swords"

Wu-Tang Clan’s GZA runs down every track off Liquid Swords

  I represent from midnight to high noon / I don’t waste ink, nigga I think / I drop megaton…

May 30th, 2014 | | Articles
Painting by Dion Bello

10 top records from world-famous Beat Junkie DJ Babu

  “Up until I was eight or nine, I was bouncing around a lot, all the time as a kid….

May 23rd, 2014 | | Record Rundown
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Lord Finesse digs through his crates and shares 10 of his favorite gems

As founding member of the D.I.T.C. Crew, Lord Finesse’s search for vinyl is routine and has remained so for decades.

May 20th, 2014 | | Record Rundown
Action Bronson by Tom Gould

Queens rapper Action Bronson burst onto the scene with a penchant for words and the culinary arts

  In only one year, considered as a veteran…   Picture thirty-year-old Action Bronson (born Ariyan Arslani) laughing while in…

May 5th, 2014 | | Articles
Young Gun Silver Fox

Purchase Wax Poetics Issue 65 now!   Purchase Wax Poetics Issue 65 now!     Features: A Tribe Called Quest…

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