Fat Beats Closes Physical Store Locations (LA & NY)

August 18, 2010


Unfortunately, the breaking news of the day is that all Fat Beats retail locations, which consist of NY and LA, have closed will close on September 4th and 18th respectively. Over the years Fat Beats has cultivated a reputation for being the center of the universe for hip-hop vinyl and in-store performances. While the store will continue to maintain an online existence, the physical locations will be sorely missed.

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Magilakutti: The DJ August 18, 2010 at 6:51 pm

Wow thats sad news…


Lagbara August 18, 2010 at 7:39 pm

That hurts


Schpilkas August 18, 2010 at 8:26 pm

Fat Beats!!!!!


hazardouslee August 18, 2010 at 8:49 pm

hip hop is dying slowly im telling you


DJ Bozo August 18, 2010 at 9:22 pm

Such a tragedy!


IV August 18, 2010 at 9:27 pm

Damn I was heading down there next week. This is a sad day for music.


ClearBlue August 18, 2010 at 10:01 pm

they will still be open until September


IV August 18, 2010 at 11:53 pm

thanks man


ClearBlue August 20, 2010 at 11:44 pm

no problem – was at the nyc one today and already lookin scarce so get there quick


Sinosure August 18, 2010 at 9:32 pm

That’s sad! Some peeps with mad dollars need to come with a way just to keep the physical stores open! When money is no object, it won’t matter! Someone needs to do it & do NOW! If I had the means, I would!


bklyn2cali August 18, 2010 at 11:52 pm

damn serato…
vinyl’s gonna be precious now. 😉 time to dig!!


Taikunn August 18, 2010 at 11:54 pm

WHHAAATTT!!! I was literally at Fat Beats LA 4 days ago.


Allied August 19, 2010 at 2:32 am

Thts bad news…This whole industry makes me sick!!!


reveal August 24, 2010 at 5:32 am

tell me about it


D August 19, 2010 at 4:03 am

oooh snap! first beatstreet now fat beats….r.i.p y’all….this whole thing is really goin in an ugly direction. fat beats!


Jimmy Whispas August 19, 2010 at 9:48 am

BEATSTREET?? When the f**k did that close? Wow… I spent enough money there to buy 2 houses and a car. Damn….


Dj ILL One August 19, 2010 at 10:16 am

The age of MP3 is here. Downloading and devices like Serato and such took over. It was comming to this wheter we wanted it to or not. You can keep it open,but it wouldn`t make a difference. So many people go to Amazon.com instead of getting off thier asses and going to the local record store and buying physical copies cof music. Unless you dig or just buy vinyl, it doesn`t affect people. I feel bad for the new generation of dj`s and producers. Fat Beats was like Disneyland for me. To go and buy the best hip hop new and old on vinyl at a place like that was dope for me to experience. It`s a sad day to know it won`t be around anymore.


bklyn2cali August 20, 2010 at 9:28 pm

it’s all the new kids runnin around with their laptops and serato calling themselves “djs.” just because they can do a club with all their HS/college friends, they’re looked upon like “wow… so and so is a DJ.”

learn to dig… i respect the digital stuff if you’re EXCLUSIVELY playing your own BEATS!


BLACKSOUL August 19, 2010 at 11:35 am

damn fat beats Amsterdam already closed years ago and now all the stores are gonna close ,what a bulshit.


Izzy August 19, 2010 at 12:04 pm

Sucks, hip hop died when Big Pun died. Lil Wayne and that type of garbage music don’t need vinyl, and that’s what hip hop is now.


FEWED THE SICKOE August 19, 2010 at 2:29 pm

Awfully sad mayne. ima head down there before its gone.


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bonitabasics August 20, 2010 at 10:10 pm

I acutally went to fat beats alot when i was livin out in la, it’s sad to see it go….. I used to love that place… I remember one day i was over there lookin around listenin to records and rhettmatic started going through some 45s with me and was tellin me which breaks and grooves certain ones had on em…. they always kept some good 45’s there… its on melrose ave.


djstuart August 21, 2010 at 1:27 am

i’m gonna hit fatbeats on monday and buy a shitload of records.


Martay August 26, 2010 at 4:34 pm

This is sad news. Sorry to see more vinyl shops close.



alex September 2, 2010 at 4:18 pm

such a bad thing for music and the culture of vinyl . the year of torq\serato is now on . i hope that the excuse is just the economic crisis :>


TH1ST September 7, 2010 at 8:53 am

Blame it on the ungodly rise of R&B ( rap and bullshit ) or the present worldwide economic downturn were all trying deal or even that evil three headed monster known as technology who let a lot of wack kids in the music game .
Yes fatbeats is closed but all isn’t lost cause Fatbeats is still doin bizness online.


Reefer Franklin July 30, 2013 at 12:54 pm

I see that Fat Beats in Brooklyn is back open, but isn’t the one in L.A. still closed?


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