Mos Def

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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

Poetic Revolution

Gil Scott-Heron was born on April 1, 1949. Sixty-two years later, the spoken-word artist, poet, and musician continues to create…

April 1st, 2011 | | Today in History

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
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Javelin: Top Ten Albums of 2010

Read about Javelin in Wax Poetics issue 40 What happened for you in 2010? Smashed boomboxes onstage at Girl Talk,…

December 28th, 2010 | | Top (20)10
Harry Whitaker

Harry Whitaker

Reprinted from Wax Poetics Issue 3, Fall 2002: “Man, patience is a virtue!” Harry Whitaker is reflecting on the long-awaited…

November 18th, 2010 | | In Memoriam
Robert Glasper

Best of Both Worlds

“Jazz people,” Robert Glasper muses, settling back in his black T-shirt emblazoned with the opening lines from A Tribe Called…

November 13th, 2009 | | Articles

Issue 3

Liberated Brother: Weldon Irvine Academic Archive Volume 3: Transformative Fair use The Poets of Rhythm Godfathers of Deepfunk Fania Rising…

September 21st, 2002 | | Wax Poetics Magazine