Wax Poetics magazine is not for amateurs. There’s no doubt that the enthusiasm for funk, soul, jazz, and hip-hop displayed by the magazine’s writers can be infectious, but the articles aren’t written with lay-listeners in mind. They’re for music aficionados, scrounging through old vinyl collections in search of forgotten musical gems.
Current TV is airing a five-minute video about Wax Poetics that you can watch below. Rob Harvilla, the music editor of the Village Voice, also profiled the magazine for the March–April issue of Utne Reader as a part of a package called “For the Love of Music.”