wax Poetics

Insight and happenings from across the music community

Quick reads about lost, classic and forgotten records

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Documenting music trailblazers, cultures and stories

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The Island Wax poetics

The Island

A collection of articles on reggae, ska, rocksteady, dub, digital dancehall, and all the vastly layered and complex styles that originated from the island of Jamaica.
We Live in Brooklyn, Baby Wax poetics

We Live in Brooklyn, Baby

An ongoing collection of articles about artists from and/or based in Brooklyn, New York, the spiritual home of Wax Poetics.
Hey, America Wax poetics

Hey, America

An examination of the complex, often bittersweet relationship between America and the Black Experience. The celebration of Black culture and music in the face of adversity.
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