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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 | Wax Poetics | Blog
The Jack Moves flyer

Win a pair of tickets to see the Jack Moves live this Saturday

Wax Poetics Records’ newest signees the Jack Moves are performing at the Life Lab creative space in their home base…

May 27th, 2015 | Wax Poetics | Contests/Events
D'Angelo 'Brown Sugar'

D’Angelo debut Brown Sugar sees long-awaited vinyl reissue

Win a copy of the vinyl!

May 22nd, 2015 | Eric Luecking | Contests
Daddy-O, Stetsasonic

Stetsasonic’s Daddy-O adds needed context to the Grandmaster Flash vs. Scorpio and Melle Mel debate

By now, you’ve all heard about the controversy where Scorpio of the Furious Five calls Grandmaster Flash “the Milli Vanilli of…

May 21st, 2015 | Wax Poetics | News
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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 | Wax Poetics | Blog
Arthur Russell

50% off tix to Arthur Russell tribute at BAM, featuring Cults, Devonté Hynes, Jakes Shears, and more

The epitome of a postmodern musician, Arthur Russell changed the rules in his much-too-brief lifetime. Over the course of two special…

May 20th, 2015 | Wax Poetics | Events
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First-ever Ottawa International Music Conference kicks off May 29–31

If you’re in the Great White North next week, be sure to hit the very first Ottawa International Music Conference….

May 19th, 2015 | Wax Poetics | Events
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Fluevog Shoes, Venice

Fluevog Shoes opens new store in Venice, California

On May 15, the 45th annual International Fluevog Day, longtime advertising partner Fluevog Shoes is opening a new store in…

May 15th, 2015 | Wax Poetics | News
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 | Wax Poetics | Blog
The Lions 'Soul Riot'

Win an autographed copy of the Lions’ Soul Riot

  Courtesy of the Lions and Stones Throw, Wax Poetics is giving away two signed copies of Soul Riot LP! To…

May 8th, 2015 | Wax Poetics | Contests
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Storm Rave with Frankie Bones in Brooklyn

Win a pair of tickets!

April 14th, 2015 | Wax Poetics | Events
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Space Is the Place: Afrofuturism On Film at BAM, Bambaataa Q&A

BAMcinématek, the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s stellar film curation branch, is presenting a series of particular interest to Wax Poetics…

March 30th, 2015 | Wax Poetics | Events
Jay Z Magna Carta Holy Grail box set

Third Man releases 45 box set of Jay Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail

It’s been over eighteen months since Jay Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail debuted as a digital download. A few days later,…

March 24th, 2015 | Eric Luecking | News
Sample: Not for Sale

Sampling documentary Sample: Not for Sale to have U.S. premiere in Brooklyn

Wax Poetics and Brooklyn label Names You Can Trust present a one-time only screening of the documentary SAMPLE: NOT FOR SALE

March 23rd, 2015 | Wax Poetics | Events
Kenny Dope

101 Apparel drops Kenny Dope’s Anything Goes mixtape on limited-edition cassette, with T-shirt

“I’m really happy to collaborate with a brand that is just as passionate about music as I am,” says Kenny…

March 19th, 2015 | Wax Poetics | News
Quantic

Premiere of Quantic bonus track: Todd Simon edit of “Painting Silhouettes”

Quantic releases new single on 12-inch vinyl and embarks on a 45 rpm tour

March 9th, 2015 | Wax Poetics | Events/Tracks
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New website 45 Live focuses exclusively on 45-rpm 7-inch vinyl

With the craze for records of the compact, 7-inch variety showing no signs of abating, a new website has sprung…

March 2nd, 2015 | Andrew Mason | News
People Records Box Set

Get On Down releases R&B 45 box set of JB’s People Records

Get On Down’s People Records deluxe reissue series launched on Record Store Day last April with the release of the…

January 20th, 2015 | Wax Poetics | News
Omega Supreme Records

New synth-funk vinyl releases from Omega Supreme Records

Omega Supreme Records, purveyors of fine, limited-edition modern-funk/synth records, have released a few new records. The contest is now closed. Purchase…

December 22nd, 2014 | Wax Poetics | News
D'Angelo 'Black Messiah'
Souljazz Orchestra 'Freedom No Go Die'

Do Right! Music reissue Freedom No Go Die and Manifesto by the Souljazz Orchestra

Do Right! Music is living up to their name and reissuing two wonderful albums by one of the leading global…

December 8th, 2014 | Eric Luecking | News
Public Enemy

Two ground-breaking hip-hop albums by Public Enemy reissued

Chuck D’s voice is the greatest instrument hip-hop has ever had. That’s not meant to slight the contributions of the…

November 26th, 2014 | Eric Luecking | News
Jimmy Ruffin

Jimmy Ruffin, known for “What Becomes of the Brokenhearted,” passes away

Motown founder Berry Gordy speaks

November 19th, 2014 | Wax Poetics | News
Redbull

Purchase Wax Poetics Issue 61. Wax Poetics Issue 61 cover one features James Brown on the front and Curtis Mayfield…

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