wax Poetics

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We Live in Brooklyn, Baby Wax poetics

We Live in Brooklyn, Baby

An ongoing collection of articles about artists from and/or based in Brooklyn, New York, the spiritual home of Wax Poetics.
Hey, America Wax poetics

Hey, America

An examination of the complex, often bittersweet relationship between America and the Black Experience. The celebration of Black culture and music in the face of adversity.
Ultimate Breaks & Beats Wax poetics

Ultimate Breaks & Beats

A Rosetta Stone of rhythm, the drum breaks that make up the legendary Ultimate Breaks and Beats collection form a cornerstone of hip-hop, and, by extension, a large part of contemporary rhythmic feel. Investigate the birth of the boom bap below.
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