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BAMcinématek celebrates L.A. hip-hop on film

Straight Outta…Brooklyn? The intersection of Los Angeles street culture and hip-hop on film is the focus of the Brooklyn Academy…

September 3rd, 2015 | | Events
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The 2015 Afropunk Fest in Commodore Barry Park, Brooklyn

  Palo Santo smoke curled through the crowd, its distinctive scent clinging to the hot night air. Next to the…

September 3rd, 2015 | | The Recap
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JAY Z Magna Carta... Holy Grail

Third Man Records releases 2LP 180-gram Magna Carta… Holy Grail [WIN A COPY!]

  Your turntable’s still not dead. Mere months after issuing a limited-edition 45s set of Magna Carta… Holy Grail, a 2LP…

August 20th, 2015 | | Contests/News
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Win Ned Doheny compilation Separate Oceans from Numero Group!

Courtesy of Numero Group, we will be giving away a few copies of their Seperate Oceans Ned Doheny CD! Just email contest[at]waxpoetics.com with…

August 11th, 2015 | | Contests
Air 'Vigin Suicides' box set

Air’s lush synthesizer masterpiece score of The Virgin Suicides get box set treatment

Air scored the haunting and beautiful music for Sofia Coppola’s The Virgin Suicides, with the album hitting shelves in early 2000….

July 28th, 2015 | | News
Bruce Lundvall

A farewell to Blue Note’s Bruce Lundvall, Sept. 13, 1935–May 19, 2015

Bruce Lundvall’s passing was a sad occasion and a great loss to jazz and the music community as a whole….

June 26th, 2015 | | In Memoriam
Lee "Scratch" Perry 'Super Ape' (Vinyl Me, Please)

Vinyl Me, Please reissues Lee “Scratch” Perry and the Upsetters’ Super Ape

Perhaps one of the most misunderstood records in Lee “Scratch” Perry’s catalog and the reggae genre, Super Ape was slept on by…

June 25th, 2015 | | News
Everybody Digs Bill Evans

Album cover art: Everybody Digs Paul Bacon

  Everybody digs Paul Bacon. You just might not know it yet. He first made his mark as an art director…

June 11th, 2015 | | The Album
Don Cornelius

Watch Don Cornelius get down in the best Soul Train line ever

In what may be the greatest Soul Train clip ever, the late Soul Train impresario Don Cornelius boogies his way…

May 27th, 2015 | | Blog
D'Angelo 'Brown Sugar'

D’Angelo debut Brown Sugar sees long-awaited vinyl reissue

Long ago, D’Angelo issued his first album to much acclaim, blending R&B, gospel, and jazz into a fresh organic blend….

May 22nd, 2015 | | News
Daddy-O, Stetsasonic

Stetsasonic’s Daddy-O adds needed context to the Grandmaster Flash vs. Scorpio and Melle Mel debate

By now, you’ve all heard about the controversy where Scorpio of the Furious Five calls Grandmaster Flash “the Milli Vanilli of…

May 21st, 2015 | | News
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Yasiin Bey (aka Mos Def) reflects on the legacy of Malcolm X

Malcolm X would have celebrated his 90th birthday on Tuesday.

May 21st, 2015 | | Blog
Fluevog Shoes, Venice

Fluevog Shoes opens new store in Venice, California

On May 15, the 45th annual International Fluevog Day, longtime advertising partner Fluevog Shoes is opening a new store in…

May 15th, 2015 | | News
Collector Eric Edwards

You call yourself a collector? Records are just the beginning.

So you got a few records and some old games, and fancy yourself a collector? It’s a start, but for…

May 13th, 2015 | | Blog
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Space Is the Place: Afrofuturism On Film at BAM, Bambaataa Q&A

BAMcinématek, the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s stellar film curation branch, is presenting a series of particular interest to Wax Poetics…

March 30th, 2015 | | Events
Jay Z Magna Carta Holy Grail box set

Third Man releases 45 box set of Jay Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail

It’s been over eighteen months since Jay Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail debuted as a digital download. A few days later,…

March 24th, 2015 | | News
Sample: Not for Sale

Sampling documentary Sample: Not for Sale to have U.S. premiere in Brooklyn

Wax Poetics and Brooklyn label Names You Can Trust present a one-time only screening of the documentary SAMPLE: NOT FOR SALE

March 23rd, 2015 | | Events
Kenny Dope

101 Apparel drops Kenny Dope’s Anything Goes mixtape on limited-edition cassette, with T-shirt

“I’m really happy to collaborate with a brand that is just as passionate about music as I am,” says Kenny…

March 19th, 2015 | | News
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New website 45 Live focuses exclusively on 45-rpm 7-inch vinyl

With the craze for records of the compact, 7-inch variety showing no signs of abating, a new website has sprung…

March 2nd, 2015 | | News
People Records Box Set

Get On Down releases R&B 45 box set of JB’s People Records

Get On Down’s People Records deluxe reissue series launched on Record Store Day last April with the release of the…

January 20th, 2015 | | News
Omega Supreme Records

New synth-funk vinyl releases from Omega Supreme Records

Omega Supreme Records, purveyors of fine, limited-edition modern-funk/synth records, have released a few new records. The contest is now closed. Purchase…

December 22nd, 2014 | | News
D'Angelo 'Black Messiah'
Souljazz Orchestra 'Freedom No Go Die'

Do Right! Music reissue Freedom No Go Die and Manifesto by the Souljazz Orchestra

Do Right! Music is living up to their name and reissuing two wonderful albums by one of the leading global…

December 8th, 2014 | | News