Jimmy Cliff

 
Jimi Tenor & Tony Allen

Jimi Tenor and Tony Allen

Wisely, the veteran drummer and Afrobeat pioneer Tony Allen has chosen not to burn out or fade away. Instead, he’s…

July 12th, 2010 | Wax Poetics | New Releases
Winston Riley

Don’t Sweat the Techniques

One of the true survivors of Jamaica’s notoriously cutthroat music scene, Winston Riley has been a consistently forceful element of…

June 8th, 2010 | David Katz | Articles
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Nas and Damian Marley unite for the album Distant Relatives

It was 1988 when twenty-five year old Queensbridge housing resident Richard Luke choked to death on his own vomit, lying…

May 20th, 2010 | Ericka | Articles
Issue 32 - Sly Stone

Issue 32

Issue 32 offers a rare and insightful look at funk visionary Sylvester Stewart, better known as Sly Stone. We also…

December 31st, 2008 | Wax Poetics | Wax Poetics Magazine

A look back twenty years on Aaliyah’s short but influential career.

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