Kon and Amir


Stones Throw x Wax Poetics 45 Live

Together with Stones Throw, in partnership with Maker’s Mark and Converse, we presented “45 Live” featuring all 45 DJ sets from…

April 22nd, 2011 | | Videos
Cassius Clay

A King by Any Other Name

Forty-seven years ago today, the man who would become known as the world’s greatest fighter adopted his new Muslim name.

February 7th, 2011 | | Today in History
Photo by Theo Jemison

Amir: Top Ten Albums of 2010

Read about Amir in Wax Poetics issue 41 What happened for you in 2010? What happened for me in 2010…

December 17th, 2010 | | Top (20)10
Issue 41 - Ice Cube

Issue 41

re:Discoverey Jimmy Spicer, Vicious Beat Posse, Just Ice, Mixmaster Gee and the Turntable Orchestra, Spyder D In Memoriam Chilly B…

May 26th, 2010 | | Wax Poetics Magazine

the Wax Poetics x Stones Throw Showcase

Converse Presents 45 Live with Wax Poetics and Stones Throw Records.  Over the last year, Wax Poetics has teamed up…

March 4th, 2010 | | Events
Amir Abdullah

Amir on Spine TV

Check out Wax Poetics’ Amir Abdullah on Spine TV as he wanders around the Lower East Side in search of…

January 5th, 2010 | | The Album
Cover Story

Cover Story

Cover Story: Album Cover Art, the second book by esteemed music journal Wax Poetics, graphically narrates the vibrant subculture of record collecting through the art of the album cover. It’s a must-have for record connoisseurs and art aficionados alike.

February 18th, 2008 | | Wax Poetics Books
Issue 22

Issue 22

Funk diva (and Miles muse) Betty Davis and Bay Area rapper Too Short did things their way; the former suffered…

April 30th, 2007 | | Wax Poetics Magazine

Issue 2

The Academic Archive: Vol 2 Pretty Purdie Bernard Purdie Bob James Calling Two Brothers With Beats Mr. Walt and Evil…

April 21st, 2002 | | Wax Poetics Magazine