Wax Poetics Anthology, Vol. 1 [$39.95]

by Dave Heaton

3 December 2007

 

The earliest issues of beat diggers’ bible Wax Poetics are nearly as coveted as the vinyl records the magazine’s writers obsess over. The magazine isn’t just about samples used in hip-hop, though. It pays reverent homage to the musicians behind the sounds, whether legends or humble session musicians. The shiny new hardcover tome Wax Poetics Anthology, Vol. 1 collects articles from the first five issues of the magazine. It gives subscribers and newcomers another chance to read smart interviews and features that look through the lens of hip-hop at the diverse world of music that stands as its foundation.

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"What a time they had, Charlie and Rosie. They'll never lack for stories to tell their grandchildren. And what a time we had at Double Take discussing the spiritual and romantic journey of the African Queen.

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