JAY Z Magna Carta... Holy Grail

Third Man Records releases 2LP 180-gram Magna Carta… Holy Grail

  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 | | News
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The Frank Ocean Interview

Singer-songwriter quickly gained fame for his album Nostalgia, Ultra and now has the luxury of planning what comes next.

February 10th, 2012 | | Articles
Wax Poetics Radio Podcast

Wax Poetics Radio 004

Matt Sullivan at Light in the Attic talks about Korean guitarist Shin Joong Hyun and LITA’s new compilation Beautiful Rivers and Mountains: The Psychedelic Rock Sound of South Korea’s Shin Joong Hyun 1958–1974.

The 45 King tells the story of the beat behind Jay-Z’s pop crossover.

January 19th, 2012 | | Playlists
EMU SP 1200

The SP-1200

In the Analog Out of Issue 41, we took a look at the legacy of digital sampling machines, specifically the…

January 28th, 2011 | | The Album

“My house was like the Good Times house”

Hear Jay-Z talk about the importance of records to him as a child (at 6:52)  in conversation with professor Cornel…

January 12th, 2011 | | The Album

D.I.T.C. Crew reflects on their careers and the late, great Big L

  Nearly twelve years after the fatal shooting of Lamont “Big L” Coleman on February 15, 1999, the whole story…

January 7th, 2011 | | Articles

Bilal: Top Ten Albums Discovered in 2010

Read about Bilal in Wax Poetics issue 42 What happened for you in 2010? I put out my album Airtight’s…

December 22nd, 2010 | | Top (20)10
Roc Marciano Marcberg

Roc Marciano

Like Raekwon’s Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…, Mobb Deep’s The Infamous, and Jay-Z’s Reasonable Doubt before it, Roc Marciano’s Marcberg…

April 21st, 2010 | | Articles
Raekwon - Only Built 4 Cuban Linx...Pt. II

Raekwon speaks on Only Built 4 Cuban Linx…Pt. II

  Only Built 4 Cuban Linx… surpassed all expectations in 1995. Wu-Tang was hurling towards greatness and Raekwon, the MC…

July 30th, 2009 | | Articles

Myka 9

“A Black man in the White House, the answer is clear / There isn’t a doubt that it’s possible,” raps…

March 5th, 2009 | | Articles
Jackie Moore

Jackie Moore

While Roc-A-Fella’s Bink pilfered the track for Jay-Z’s Blueprint declaration (“The Ruler’s Back”), “If” more than stands on its own…

September 1st, 2006 | | Re:Discovery