Fat Beats To Close NY & L.A. Stores

Fat Beats announced today that they will close their two remaining stores doors next month. The New York branch will close up shop on September 4 with the L.A. store following suit September 18. During the final weeks, the label will hold blow-out sales and various celebrations. It’s so hard to say goodbye.

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  • http://wwww.twitter.com/hotboxbeats hotbox

    Vinyl sales are up for every genre except hip-hop.

  • man up

    first

  • man up

    ^^^^^
    bitch

  • Blueboy

    4th!!!

  • van

    SMFH

    Big Homie, will they still have the online store or is this the end of the whole shit?

  • Post no billz

    This shit is the end of an era.. Kinda sad.. Fat beats was the mecca of underground hip hop in the 90s..

  • BOBBi G PROFECY

    Of course Vinyl sales are up for every genre except Hip-Hop CUZ WE BEEN BUYING VINYL. There is still more Hip-Hop vinyl sold than any other genre so do your research. Vinyl is new & trendy for other genres where as hella Hip-Hop heads BEEN buyin vinyl.

    On another note it’s sad seeing Fat Beats closing but they will be back as 1 dope ass location so i’m not as sad as it could be.

  • BOBBi G PROFECY

    @Post no Billz

    They will still have the online store, the MP3 store & of course the record label is still up & runnin.

  • Post no billz

    ^^ Thats whats up..i hope this trend dont continue ..my city’s hip hop vinyl store is still open.. These places are staples in hip hop music.. Being a youngin goin to these places u could see dj on thewheels of steel on any given day.. These places were like mini hip hop temples lol..ahh the nostalgia

  • L4U

    SMH… Still got Amoeba. 4 NOW

  • hell yea

    sad, sad, sad. end of an era.

    BUT, the hip hop orthodox philosophy that was prevalent at both the NY and LA Fat Beats stores prevented it from growing with the times. The whole culture at Fat BEats was nostalgia to the 90’s, which is corny. They should expand their brand and be a larger voice in the hip-hop scenes of the city. They didn;t adapt and now they’re like an old skool rapper.

  • YaDig

    Nas was right.

  • Chris

    Now Hip-Hop is truly dead….

  • pissed

    ^ Exactly. The digital era has completly killed the core of hiphop’s creativity.

  • ghostdini

    R.I.P….. never had a chance to go to the stores…. sad sad.

    VINYL 4 EVER.

  • DoeMoney

    Hip hop is dead. @Chris. I concur

  • aka

    Charles Hamilton is Public Domain!

  • Belize

    Indeed. Hip-Hop is dead! ;(

  • NotoriousRambo

    :( DAMN NAS WAS RIGHT INDEED HIP-HOP IS DEAD OR DYING WTF MAN **SIGH**

  • http://www.sundayhhtimes.blogspot.com The Editor

    Crazy I bought some nice joints from there over the years, and more importantly, where will all the undergound cats sale their music now, or even me for that matter, ah man

    Well at least I can enjoy Big Boi on the Ustream (NOW-LIVE)

    http://www.ustream.tv/bigboi

  • DJ NITTI

    SAD.

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