wax Poetics


Written by Andrew Mason

Ultimate Breaks & Beats

It was 1987, and a nervous teenager, palms sweaty, made his way to the grimy old Times Square, hoping to score.  I wasn’t looking for any of the typical contraband the “Deuce” was then known for, but making my regular pilgrimage to Music Factory in Times Square, searching for goodies of the audible kind. Passing the Buddha-like figure of the store manager, I eagerly thumbed through the latest releases on labels like Cold Chillin’, Prism, Fresh, and First Priority.


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