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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
Nina-feat

Issue 48

Nina Simone / Theophilus London / Shock G / Billy Cox / Yabby You / Dom Salvador / Neu! / Hudson Mohawke

September 6th, 2011 | | Wax Poetics Magazine

The Payback

On this date in 1992, James Brown was acknowledged by the Recording Academy for his extraordinary contributions to music with a…

February 25th, 2011 | | Today in History
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Gonjasufi

Gonjasufi is the name the dreadlocked, dark-eyed, Mojave Desert-dwelling Sumach Ecks assumes for his current musical incarnation. It’s more accurate…

July 14th, 2010 | | Articles

Steve Reid

“After graduating out of college, I decided to take a trip,” drummer Steve Reid told Wax Poetics writer Paul Sullivan…

April 14th, 2010 | | In Memoriam
Young Gun Silver Fox

Yo! MTV Raps, The Internet, Kashif, Mary Wilson, Miguel, Cool Uncle, Mia Doi Todd

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