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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
Eddie Palmieri

Pianist Eddie Palmieri is a true Latin-music visionary

Born in Spanish Harlem in 1936, nine-time Grammy winner Eddie Palmieri is undeniably the preeminent worldwide ambassador for Latin American…

May 10th, 2016 | | Articles
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New 7-inch featuring trumpeter Keyon Harrold, who is featured on Don Cheadle’s Miles Ahead

Producer Jason McGuiness had previously released the Masterpiece EP, a tribute to Motown songwriting team Norman Whitfield and Barrett Strong. The…

April 5th, 2016 | | Tracks
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Blues Brother

Mentored on the axe by Stevie Ray Vaughan’s brother Jimmy and on the music business by friend Cody Chesnutt, Austin…

March 3rd, 2016 | | Features
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D’Angelo debut Brown Sugar sees long-awaited vinyl reissue

Long ago, D’Angelo issued his first album to much acclaim, blending R&B, gospel, and jazz into a fresh organic blend….

May 22nd, 2015 | | News
D'Angelo 'Black Messiah'

D’Angelo’s Black Messiah is magical

It’s fitting that D’Angelo decided to share the accolades of his album with his band, the Vanguard, since the meaning…

January 15th, 2015 | | Guest Blog
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Keyboardist Mark de Clive-Lowe keeps pushing things forward

Musicians who venture into new frontiers of sound are often the ones who inspire future generations. Born in New Zealand,…

January 6th, 2015 | | Record Rundown
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A look back 20 years to the debut album of Aaliyah, the R. Kelly scandal, and her Timbaland-produced follow-up that set the R&B format on fire

  On the heels of her best-selling debut, Age Ain’t Nothing But a Number, fifteen-year-old Aaliyah was rocked by a…

August 5th, 2014 | | Articles
Bob Power

5 R&B records that producer/ engineer Bob Power put his stamp on

What’s in a name? Well, no one’s accusing Bob Power of false advertising. Since the mid-1980s, the esteemed producer and…

May 28th, 2014 | | Record Rundown
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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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