Erykah Badu


The Department of Justice’s report on Ferguson

View image |   On March 4, the Department of Justice released the results of a wide-ranging study on…

March 11th, 2015 | Travis Atria | Guest Blog
The Roots Things Fall Apart

Ferguson and the history of riots and protest

What I have to say is for White people, like me. After researching and writing a book about soul music…

November 25th, 2014 | Travis Atria | Guest Blog
Erykah Badu

Classic Erykah Badu album Mama’s Gun finally reissued on vinyl

  Throughout the years, unless you were able to get a hold of a promo copy of Erykah Badu’s sophomore…

August 6th, 2014 | Eric Luecking | News

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 | Michael Gonzales | 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 | Brad Farberman | Record Rundown
D'Angelo - Wax Poetics Issue 42

D’Angelo and the organic sweet soul of his debut, Brown Sugar, shook up modern R&B

  Singer, songwriter, and musician Michael Eugene Archer, who later adopted the jiggy stage name D’Angelo, released his groundbreaking album,…

May 21st, 2014 | Michael Gonzales | Articles

Voodoo Child’s Slight Return

Voodoo has a well-deserved mythic status due to the archetypal creative turmoil—followed by cathartic release—that occasioned its birth.

March 18th, 2013 | Andrew Mason | New Releases
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Hiatus Kaiyote

When Queen of Just About Everything, Ms. Erykah Badu, delivers knowledge, you open yourself to receive. Which is why when…

October 17th, 2012 | Marisa Aveling | Tracks
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January 4th, 2012 | Wax Poetics | Case Study
Esperanza Spalding

Esperanza Spalding and the future of fusion

With the release of Miles Davis’s revolutionary records In a Silent Way in 1969 and Bitches Brew the following year, the genius trumpeter, with the invaluable assistance of an amazing crew of young collaborators, created the musical future shock later called fusion.

May 31st, 2011 | Michael Gonzales | Articles
José James. Photo by Philip Angert.

José James dances effortlessly between classic vocal jazz and electronic funk

If it’s true what Zappa said, that “jazz isn’t dead, it just smells funny,” then its oft-maligned and sickly cousin,…

January 13th, 2011 | Allen Thayer | Articles
Photo by Tim Stoter

Javelin: Top Ten Albums of 2010

Read about Javelin in Wax Poetics issue 40 What happened for you in 2010? Smashed boomboxes onstage at Girl Talk,…

December 28th, 2010 | Marisa Aveling | Top (20)10
Photo by Savannah Wood

Om’Mas Keith: Top Ten Albums of 2010

Read our online exclusive with Om’Mas Keith here What happened for you in 2010? Well, we win in 2010. That…

December 23rd, 2010 | Marisa Aveling | Top (20)10

Bilal: Top Ten Albums Discovered in 2010

Read about Bilal in Wax Poetics issue 42 What happened for you in 2010? I put out my album Airtight’s…

December 22nd, 2010 | Marisa Aveling | Top (20)10
Photo by Eric Coleman

Shafiq Husayn: Top Ten Tracks of 2010

Read about Shafiq Husayn in Wax Poetics issue 39 What happened for you in 2010? 2010 = New child, working…

December 21st, 2010 | Marisa Aveling | Top (20)10
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Wax Poetics Issue 42 (D’Angelo / Barry White / Erykah Badu / Gil Scott-Heron)

re:Discovery Tito Ramos, Curtis Mayfield, Joi, Jeff Redd, D.J. Rogers Bilal Philly soul cat comes full circle Spree Wilson Singer-songwriter finds his niche The…

July 22nd, 2010 | Wax Poetics | Wax Poetics Magazine