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✨✧ Wax PoeticsIssue #50 – Prince Issue Special Edition (Hardcover) ... Book
Wax Poetics, 2012/2016. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A major milestone for Wax Poetics – 10 years and 50 issues! Issue 50 is a stellar start to a second decade for the funk, soul, hip hop, Latin and vinyl cultural beacon – with the coverage of classic, rare and contemporary artists is as reliably deep as ever! Prince is on the front cover and Frank Ocean on the back – with Prince pieces penned by ?uestlove and Alan & Gwen Leeds, deeper looks at the Minneapolis scene and Prince associates and peers that include features on The Family, Jesse Johnson & Morris Day, plus master funk bassist Larry Graham, upstart R&B gamechanger Frank Ocean, Toro Y Moi, DJ Quik, Blood Orange and more! Book
(Special hardcover edition of the best-selling issue of Wax Poetics ever – Issue 50 featuring Prince on the cover!)
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Claude Paradise Gray/Giuseppe U Net PipitoneNo Half Steppin – An Oral & Pictorial History Of New York City Club The Latin Quarter & The Birth Of Hip Hop's Golden Era ... Book
Wax Poetics, 2016. New Copy ... $34.99
A nice history of the classic hip hop culture in NYC that rose from Manhattan's Latin Quarter club – a vital mid 80s proving ground for legends and trailblazers of the time! No Half Steppin' is laid out beautifully in rarely seen photos, street flyers, and the first-hand knowledge of X-Clan cofounder and Latin Quarter host and manager Claude "Paradise" Gray, with author/activist/historian Giusseppe "U.Net" Pipitone, and a wealth of oral history from key players including Kurtis Blow, Grand Puba, Dana Dane, Prince Paul, Queen Latifah, Big Daddy Kane, Fab Five Freddy, KRS-One, Special K and many more. Paradise Gray was a major part of the team that helped turn the club into a hotbed for early hip hop talent, and many of the incredible photos here are from his personal archives. It's a solid time capsule – with tons of full color photos of destined-for-greatness figures on stage and on the scene, with some of the above mentioned heavies and many more. The textual history here nearly as rich as the photos, with chapters on the club's history, key performances over the years, the dance scene there, the impact of Public Enemy on the scene, and much more. Amazing! Paperback, 200+ pages. Book
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DJ Shadow & Cut ChemistRenegades Of Rhythm – DJ Shadow & Cut Chemist Play Afrika Bambaataa (tour book) ... Book
Boo Hooray, 2014. New Copy ... $6.99 39.98
A sweet little tour book commemorating DJ Shadow and Cut Chemist's Renegades Of Rhythm tour – and one that features a wealth of rare images from the early days of hip hop – of old gig flyers, records, drawings, acetates, and more! The most incredible fact about the tour itself, is that Shadow and Chemist don't just spin records that Bambaataa himself spun back in the day, but they're literally spinning Bambaataa's own record collection – having been granted access by the man himself. As part of that, the book is a document of the record collection, and other items in Bam's archives – very much a document of old school hip hop – with text by DJ Shadow, Cut Chemist, and Afrika Bambaataa. The book is 78 pages – done in kind of a DIY style that makes it all the more appealing – with a beautiful hand silk-screened cover with by Paul Insect, and featuring full color scans of many of the actual records. The overall aesthetic is somewhere in the Wax Poetics mode, although maybe a bit less slick – and some of the drawings remind us of work by Mingering Mike. Book
(Limited to 2500 copies!)

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✨✧ Bill Brewster & Frank BroughtonRecord Players – DJ Revolutionaries ... Book
Grove Press, 2010. New Copy ... Out Of Stock
A great book that details the story of modern dance music – as told by the DJs who've spun it into such expansive cultural significance – the DJ Revolutionaries! Authors Bill Brewster and Frank Broughton have years on the beat – having edited and/or written for Mixmag, Wax Poetics, The Guardian, Time Out New York and more – as well as jointly creating and penning Last Night A DJ Saved My Life. Here they cover the wide ranging DJ talents that spurred the evolution of dance music from record spinning to synth playing, covering disco, techno, house and beyond. Those chronicled include Derrick May, John Peel, Grandmaster Flash, DJ Shadow, Tom Moulton, Louie Vega, Frankie Knuckles, Kev Roberts, Afrika Bambaata, Norman Cook, Paul Oakenfold, Pete Tong and many, many more. Paperback, 475 pages, and filled with b&w photos of the DJs, recommended listening lists, discographies and more. Book

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