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Wax Poetics

The J Dilla Special

The J Dilla Special

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Paperback POD reissue of Issue 17 (Dilla Cover), originally published in June 2006. 

138 pages. Original advertisements included.


  • This is a print-on-demand product. It is printed and shipped by an external partner. Quality differs from our regular print run magazine. 
  • Orders can take up to 10 days to be printed and will be shipped immediately once ready
  • Any buyers based in the E.U. may be required to pay an additional import duty. This is not included in the check-out price and will need to be paid by the customer when the package is delivered. Unfortunately, we cannot accept any returns as a result of this, so please only order if you are happy to pay the fee.
  • As these are printed on demand based on your order, we cannot accept returns or refunds on these items


Some fans say that Jay Dee was the greatest hip-hop producer ever. Wax Poetics speaks in-depth with Jay’s peers and delves deep into his magical, musical life. With our first split-cover, we also honor hip-hop production masters, Public Enemy’s Bomb Squad. Hank Shocklee & Co. take us back to the days of noise and controversy—hip-hop style.

  • re:Discovery Atorie, Fantasy Three, Genius Productions, Section 25, TWR Production
  • In Memoriam: Gordon Parks (1912-2006)
  • The Name Game Tanya Morgan is a Hip-Hop Group
  • Up North Trip The Untold Saga of J Rock’s Streetwize
  • Funky Vows Thes One’s Matrimonial Mixtape
  • Blur of Sound Four Tet Selects Records From Across the Board
  • In the Trunk Bay Area Hip-Hop and the Rise of Hyphy
  • The Flyer King Buddy Esquire and the Art of the Show
  • Bomb the Suburbs Adelphi University Radio Station WBAU Put Strong Island on the Map
  • Academic Archive Volume XII The Soul of Hank Shocklee
  • 12×12 The Breaks: 12 B-boy Classics
  • DJ Kool Herc Vs. Pete DJ Jones One Night at the Executive Playhouse
  • Son of Detroit Jay Dee Remembered
  • With These Hands Life Lessons with Dilla
  • Louder Than Bombs An Oral History of the Bomb Squad, Public Enemy’s Production Machine
  • Audio Heritage: An Archival Perspective on Recorded Media Lacquer Discs (pt. 1 of 2)

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