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Mix Of The Day
Hip-Hop Soul

Mix of the Day: Notorious BIG “Ready to Die” 20th Anniversary Mixtape

Via Who Sampled / Wax Poetics: “DJ Chris Read is at it again. In celebration of Biggie’s massive classic, 1994’s Ready to Die, Wax Poetics and WhoSampled present the Notorious BIG ‘Ready to Die’ 20th Anniversary Mixtape! You know how we do. If you can remember going to a real record store and buying this …

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Gadgets & Stuff

Wax Poetics #54 (Feat Big Daddy Kane, Joey Badass, Darryl Hall & Jose James

Purchase Issue 54. via WaxPoetics.com: “Issue 54 split covers celebrate two scenes—blue-eyed soul and Brooklyn MCs—brought together as only Wax Poetics can. Cover one sports legendary Brooklyn MC and Juice Crew alum Big Daddy Kane, backed with new Brooklyn mic killer Joey Badass. And we venture farther back in time …

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Wax Poetics Issue #53 (Feat RZA & Jesse Boykins)
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Wax Poetics Issue #53 (Feat RZA & Jesse Boykins)

Purchase Issue 53. Like a highly trained Shaolin monk, this issue has many styles. And many of our featured artists are masters and leaders of their respective styles and movements. And most have combined multiple styles to create a new one. RZA put his two loves, hip-hop and kung fu flicks, together and …

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Wax Poetics Issue #51
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Wax Poetics Issue #51

New issue of Wax Poetics is here! Wax Poetics 51 is an all-hip-hop issue with two different covers. Cover 1: Microphone icon Nas b/w Detroit rapper Danny Brown. Limited-Edition Cover 2: No Limit Records (cover feature on production team Beats by the Pound) b/w Ishmael Butler’s new project, Shabazz Palaces. Features on Kurtis …

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Dam-Funk “Wax Poetics Prince Mix”
Mix Of The Day
Boogie / Funk / Disco

Mix of the Day: Dam-Funk “Wax Poetics Prince Mix”

For the Wax Poetics ten-year anniversary and Issue 50 (Prince Issue), DāM-FunK (Stones Throw) creates an exclusive Prince DJ mix, including a new DāM-FunK track! Track List 1. Prince & the Revolution – 17 Days (original version) 2. DāM-FunK – 17 Days (D-F Re-Freak) 3. Prince – Irresistible Bitch (Props …

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Wax Poetics Issue #50
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Wax Poetics Issue #50

via WaxPoetics.com: In December of 2001, Wax Poetics debuted its first issue to a small following of record collectors and “beat diggers.” Ten years later, Wax Poetics has carved out a niche for itself in the world of music journalism and expanded its audience to a worldwide congregation of music …

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Wax Poetics Issue #49
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Wax Poetics Issue #49

Featuring: Eddie Palmieri / Lowrider Oldies / Fania & Alegre All-Stars / Cal Tjader / Harlem River Drive / Speed Records  Afro-Cuban Evolution Pianist Eddie Palmieri is a true Latin music visionary. His complex rhythmic compositions and daring improvisation put him at the forefront of musical icons who challenged conventional limitations. Though …

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Wax Poetics Issue #48

Wax Poetics Issue #48

Wax Poetics #48 is out. Featuring: Nina Simone / Theophilus London / Shock G / Billy Cox / Yabby You / Dom Salvador / Neu! / Hudson Mohawke Natural Fact Nina Simone had no filter. She spoke with candor about civil rights when many in her position didn’t dare. She sang …

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Wax Poetics Issue #47

Born from a thought and willed into being by one man, Earth, Wind & Fire became one of the biggest acts of the 1970s. Ramsey Lewis always operated in the popular realm, even making people dance with his 1965 hit record “The ‘In’ Crowd,” which epitomized the soul-jazz sound. Roy …

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Wax Poetics Issue #46 (George Benson & George Duke)

It’s that time again. Once every two months music nerds around the world start getting that itch. That feeling that a crisp brand new edition of our beloved Wax Po might be out. Every two months i’m curious to see what the main stories will be about. Last issue was …

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Wax Poetics : The Dance Issue #45

Oh my lord, this one’s gonna be awesome! I am a music magazine junkie. But most importantly, I am a Wax Poetics junkie. For me, the once every two months issue is agonizingly slow! Well this one is gonna be awesome because after jazz, rock, rap, reggae specials… it is …

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Wax Poetics #44

WARʼs tight core of prolific players fused worldwide rhythms with all-day authority WAR keyboardist Lonnie Jordan soldiers on SYL JOHNSON put the blues in R&B AL KOOPER gave his soul for rock and roll JOHNNY COLÓN embraced R&B to fortify Latin music in the ʼ60s ALSO INCLUDES: CLAUS OGERMAN MELVIN …

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