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Beastie Boys

Licensed to Ill

Today is Frederick Jay “Rick” Rubin’s forty-eighth birthday. Rick was born on March 10, 1963, in Long Beach, New York,…

March 10th, 2011 | Wax Poetics | Today in History
Peanut Butter Wolf

Peanut Butter Wolf

In Issue 41, Peanut Butter Wolf switches up our regular “Record Rundown” and instead talks about some of his favorite…

July 9th, 2010 | Wax Poetics | Record Rundown
Michael Wong Photography

Dedicated

In 1985, DJ Marley Marl was working in his studio that doubled as his sister Belle’s second-floor apartment in the…

February 5th, 2010 | Ericka | Articles
Photo courtesy of Adler Archives

The funky technician Lord Finesse of D.I.T.C. speaks out

  I ran into Lord Finesse in a dimly lit Brooklyn bar about a year ago while he was spinning…

October 30th, 2009 | David Ma | Articles

Myka 9

“A Black man in the White House, the answer is clear / There isn’t a doubt that it’s possible,” raps…

March 5th, 2009 | Phillip Mlynar | Articles
money

Money Crew

Little is known about the Money Crew. The lone proof of their existence lies within the grooves of this Lowcountry…

April 1st, 2008 | Wax Poetics | Re:Discovery

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

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