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Son of Detroit:
The Oral History of J Dilla

  James DeWitt Yancey. Deep down, he may have been thinking, “I’m killing it with this beat thing,” but that…

May 19th, 2016 | | Articles
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Kamasi Washington and the grand arrangement

  The first time Kamasi Washington touched a saxophone, he was thirteen. He was no musical novice, already playing drums,…

May 5th, 2016 | | Articles
DJ Cash Money

The incredibly insane collection of DJ Cash Money

DJ Cash Money’s legacy as a turntable heavyweight began in 1988 when he won the DMC World Supremacy battle. After…

June 15th, 2015 | | Articles
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Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather, and the most memorable boxing entrances

Floyd Mayweather stood prancing in his dressing room at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, long after his cue to…

April 30th, 2015 | | Guest Blog
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A gallery of photos from the NYC Roosevelt Hotel Record Convention, 1993–1995

We recently found a stash of photographs from the late, great record dealer John Carraro that we did not use…

February 6th, 2015 | | Gallery
Adrian Younge

10 records that influenced Adrian Younge while producing the new Souls of Mischief album

Adrian Younge recently got together with Bay Area golden boys Souls of Mischief to create a new album that harkens…

August 15th, 2014 | | Record Rundown
Kaytranada

Producer/DJ Kaytranada pulls 10 records while beatdigging at New York’s A-1 Records

If you’ve ever bore witness to one of Montreal beatmaker Kaytranada’s DJ sets, you’ve likely been shuttled through an aural…

August 8th, 2014 | | Record Rundown
Pete Rock and Buckwild at the Roosevelt Hotel Record Convention

New York’s golden era had hip-hop luminaries digging in the crates at the legendary Roosevelt Hotel Record Convention

It is no small privilege to have been invited to share with you the story of New York’s legendary Roosevelt…

May 9th, 2014 | | Articles
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Busta Rhymes and Q-Tip team up again for new mixtape

First, Busta Rhymes and Q-Tip joined forces for Busta’s new single, “Thank You.” Now they bring us a new mixtape to seal the deal.

December 12th, 2013 | | Mixtape
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A Tribe Called Quest Midnight Marauders 20th Anniversary Mixtape

On November 9, 1993, A Tribe Called Quest also released their third studio album, the classic and oh-so-sublime Midnight Marauders.

November 12th, 2013 | | Mixtape
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Purchase Wax Poetics Issue 65 now!   Purchase Wax Poetics Issue 65 now!     Features: A Tribe Called Quest…

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