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Wax Poetics - Issue 31

Wax Poetics

 Cover artist Shuggie Otis tells the engaging tale of his rise to stardom and descent from the spotlight. We also look behind the mask at rapper-in-disguise MF DOOM, and we catch up with funky-disco icon Patrick Adams, the man behind many underground hits.

  • re:Discovery Exuma, Paul McCartney, Adele Sebastian, China Burton, Pastor T.L. Barrett and the Youth For Christ Choir
  • In Memoriam: Isaac Hayes 1942-2008, Jerry Wexler 1917-2008, Roy Shirley 1944-2008
  • Brooklyn Hooks The Menahan Street Band’s Melodies Find Their Way Back Home
  • Classic Cuts J. Rocc Lets His Fingers Do the Rocking
  • Plugged In The Electric Mickey Dread Tapped Reggae’s Unique Frequencies
  • Power Lines Guitarist Larry Coryell Lit Up a Genre
  • Prodigal Sun Shuggie Otis Shines Light on Dark Days
  • Mutant Music Os Mutantes Transformed Modern Brazilian Pop
  • Golden Rule Slick Rick Set the Standard in Rap’s Glory Years
  • Bright Moments Grant Green Jr. Reflects on His Father’s Signature Sound
  • Synthesizer Symphonies Disco Futurist Patrick Adams Found His Voice Through the Keys
  • Behind the Mask A Revealing Look Into the Mind of MF Doom
  • Special Herbs DOOM on Beats
  • Sound Sanctuary Count Bass D Carves out a Musical Niche
  • Disco Deconstruction Chin Chin Redefines the Dance Floor


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