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Wax Poetics

Wax Poetics

First published in 2001, Wax Poetics is a quarterly American music magazine published in Brooklyn, New York, dedicated to vintage and contemporary jazz, funk, soul, Latin, hip-hop, reggae, blues, and R&B.

Italian DJ Daniele Baldelli created the Afro Cosmic disco scene

Interview by Bill Brewster, Wax Poetics, Spring 2005

IMAGINE CIRCLING the planet in a spaceship — weightless, far from home, listening to music on your gravity-modified iPod. Or imagine trying to sprint through ...

Curtis Mayfield: Gangster Boogie

Retrospective and Interview by Michael A. Gonzales, Wax Poetics, December 2009

Curtis Mayfield injected his own cultural commentary into the Super Fly legacy ...

Barry White: Big Love

Retrospective and Interview by Michael A. Gonzales, Wax Poetics, July 2010

Barry White's unlimited passion took him to the heights of music ...

D'Angelo: In the Raw

Retrospective and Interview by Michael A. Gonzales, Wax Poetics, September 2010

D'Angelo's organic sweet soul shook up modern R&B ...

Nina Simone: Between the Keys

Retrospective by Michael A. Gonzales, Wax Poetics, September 2011

"White people had Judy Garland. We had Nina." — Richard Pryor ...

Aaliyah, R Kelly: Aaliyah: Eternal Soul

Retrospective by Michael A. Gonzales, Wax Poetics, August 2014

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 ...

Robert Crumb: Shellac Addict

Interview by Larry Jaffee, Wax Poetics, November 2014

While he's known as a '60s counterculture icon for his raunchy yet brilliant comics, illustrator Robert Crumb's heart lies in the '20s and '30s. His ...

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