wax Poetics

The D

A collection of stories and interviews about the musicians hailing from and/or working in the Motor City, Detroit, Michigan, USA.


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Jay Dee Remembered

Remembering the life of J Dilla, featuring conversations with those closest to him, including Q-Tip, Common, Busta Rhymes, Questlove, and more.


Written by Ronnie Reese

Jay Dee Remembered

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Yusef Lateef

Yusef Lateef discusses his colorful musical experiences that influenced his sonic persona and the influential producer Joel Dorn adds his unique perspective.


Written by John Kruth

Yusef Lateef


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Aaliyah

On the heels of her best-selling debut, Age Ain’t Nothing But a Number, fifteen-year-old Aaliyah was rocked by a sex scandal that would have crushed a lesser talent. 


Written by Michael A. Gonzales

Aaliyah








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Don’t Stop the Groove

Although enlightened music fans the world over were saddened by the passing of organist Lyman Woodard, the relationship that Wax Poetics had formed with the gifted musician and composer....


Written by Jon Kirby

Don’t Stop the Groove