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The Patrice Rushen / Waajeed Issue

The Patrice Rushen / Waajeed Issue

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Wax Poetics presents the third issue since its 2021 relaunch with another heavyweight 148-page journal packed full of timeless music stories, record spreads, archival photography, and original artwork.


The front is graced with Patrice Rushen, an accomplished jazz keyboardist who found her singing voice and embraced her love of R&B, becoming a bona fide star with the release of 1982’s Straight from the Heart, an album that featured the smash hit “Forget Me Nots.”


Our other cover story dives into the history of Detroit techno, from the primordial electronics of Juan Atkins and the sonic upheaval of “Mad” Mike Banks’s Underground Resistance to Waajeed (featured on the back cover), whose Underground Music Academy aims to help the next generation of Detroit artists.


Shirley Scott
Chambers Brothers
Masta Ace
Alpha Boys School
Village Vanguard
Joseph Bowie
Mo' Wax Records
Chelsea Carmichael



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