Wax Poetics is a quarterly American music magazine dedicated to vintage and contemporary jazz, funk, soul, Latin, hip-hop, reggae, blues, and R&B in the crate-digger tradition; the name of the magazine is itself an allusion to vinyl records.
Some fans say that Jay Dee was the greatest hip-hop producer ever. Wax Poetics speaks in-depth with Jay’s peers and delves deep into his magical, musical life. With our first split-cover, we also honor hip-hop production masters, Public Enemy’s Bomb Squad. Hank Shocklee & Co. take us back to the days of noise and controversy—hip-hop style.
re:Discovery Atorie, Fantasy Three, Genius Productions, Section 25, TWR Production In Memoriam: Gordon Parks (1912-2006) The Name Game Tanya Morgan is a Hip-Hop Group Up North Trip The Untold Saga of J Rock’s Streetwize Funky Vows Thes One’s Matrimonial Mixtape Blur of Sound Four Tet Selects Records From Across the Board In the Trunk Bay Area Hip-Hop and the Rise of Hyphy The Flyer King Buddy Esquire and the Art of the Show Bomb the Suburbs Adelphi University Radio Station WBAU Put Strong Island on the Map Academic Archive Volume XII The Soul of Hank Shocklee 12×12 The Breaks: 12 B-boy Classics Kool DJ Herc Vs. Pete DJ Jones One Night at the Executive Playhouse Son of Detroit Jay Dee Remembered With These Hands Life Lessons with Dilla Louder Than Bombs An Oral History of the Bomb Squad, Public Enemy’s Production Machine Audio Heritage: An Archival Perspective on Recorded Media Lacquer Discs (pt. 1 of 2)