Nohelani Cypriano

Nohelani Cypriano created a 1979 Hawaiian disco cult-classic

You can imagine how it happened: the confluence of the islands’ long history of musical output with the nightlife of 1970s Honolulu—think tourists,…

September 28th, 2015 | | Blog

Six Degrees of a G: The N.W.A Family Tree

What do Rakim, Candyman, and have in common?

September 11th, 2015 | | Blog
Don Cornelius

Watch Don Cornelius get down in the best Soul Train line ever

In what may be the greatest Soul Train clip ever, the late Soul Train impresario Don Cornelius boogies his way…

May 27th, 2015 | | Blog
Photo by Jamel Shabazz

Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def) reflects on the legacy of Malcolm X

Malcolm X would have celebrated his 90th birthday on Tuesday.

May 21st, 2015 | | Blog
Collector Eric Edwards

You call yourself a collector? Records are just the beginning.

So you got a few records and some old games, and fancy yourself a collector? It’s a start, but for…

May 13th, 2015 | | Blog

Carly Simon

In 1982, Simon got a Chic makeover with Nile Rodgers and Bernard Edwards…

June 25th, 2013 | | Blog

James Brown Live

Wolfgang’s Vault’s concert section is a goldmine of lost treasures. From Charles Mingus to the Meters to The Police, they…

March 11th, 2013 | | Blog

Archer Record Pressing Plant

Invincible + Waajeed: Manufacturing “Detroit Summer” 7″ @ Archer Record Pressing from EMERGENCE Media on Vimeo. Follow the Detroit hip-hop…

July 28th, 2010 | | Blog
Young Gun Silver Fox

  Purchase Wax Poetics Issue 65 now!   Features: A Tribe Called Quest Wax Poetics Issue 65 is going back to…