Fat Beats Announces New Pop-Up Shop This Saturday, May 21

(May 19, 2011 – Brooklyn, NY) Fat Beats is happy to announce that they’re re-opening their Brooklyn warehouse doors this Saturday, May 21st, for their May Pop-Up Shop and music event. This is a free, one day only event and third pop-up shop for the legendary record outlet, which officially closed its last two retail stores this past September, and follows in the footsteps of their first Pop-Up Shop in March, which hosted DJ Spinna, DJ Evil Dee and Rich Medina, and their Record Store Day opening in April, featured Waxpo’s Chico Mann, Stones Throw’s Stepkids, Fat Beats Records’ Neek The Exotic & Large Professor and a heartfelt Gang Starr tribute by CSC Funk Band in memory of Guru. As with both of the past shops, surprise guest appearances and performances are very likely. In addition to the renowned selection of vinyl, CDs, and merchandise, there will also be a collection of new titles that will only be available that day for direct retail purchase.

Fat Beats is kicking off this summer with an impressive line-up of performances. Artists include Has-Lo, Blitz The Ambassador, Dinner At The Thompson’s, Brown Bag Allstars, Succio Smash, Kooley High, Q-Unique, Erin Barra, and Bio Ritmo. The warehouse is located at 110 Bridge Street in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn, and the entrance is at the rear of the building. The Fat Beats Pop-Up Shop will be open from noon – 8pm.

For more information on this Saturday’s Pop-Up Shop visit:

The Details:

When: Saturday, May 21st, noon – 8pm
Where: 110 Bridge St. 3rd Floor | Brooklyn, NY(Enter through parking lot behind building)

Doors Open: 12:00 pm
Sucio Smash: 3:30 pm
Brown Bag AllStars: 4:00 pm
Dinner At The Thompson’s: 5:00 pm
Erin Barra: 5:30 pm
Bio Ritmo: 6:00 pm
Q-Unique: 6:30 pm
Kooley High: 7:00 pm
Blitz the Ambassador: 7:30 pm
Doors Close: 8:00 pm

Fat Beats & Wax Poetics Announce Record Store Day Pop-Up Shop & Party

(April 07, 2011 – Brooklyn, NY) Fresh off the success of their premiere pop-up shop in March, Fat Beats Brooklyn is pulling out all the stops for an all-day, all-out celebration of vinyl culture and live music. From noon to 11pm on Record Store Day (Saturday, April 16), the hip-hop juggernaut will transform their DUMBO warehouse into a hip-hop Woodstock complete with performances by The Stepkids, Chico Mann, Phenomenal Handclap Band, Neek the Exotic & Large Professor, DJ Center, Mista Sinista, !llmind, Amir, Eternia, Danny Dann the Beat Mann, Masta Ace, Maticulous, Kev Brown & Kaimbr, Ray West, and many surprise guests. The event commemorates the one-year anniversary of Guru’s passing with a funk interpretation of Gang Starr classics from Fat Beats’ newest label addition, CSC Funk Band.

Not only will Fat Beats’ massive vinyl library be available for purchase at the event, but also everyone in attendance will receive a 10% off coupon for the newly re-launched fatbeats.com, a chance to win free printing of 500 record jackets sponsored by Dorado Printing, and Wax Poetics will be raffling off a free one-year subscription. So come early, leave late, and make sure to bring all your friends – this is going to be a party for the ages.

The Details:

What: Fat Beats & waxpoetics Record Store Day Pop-Up Shop & Party
Who: Neek The Exotic & Large Professor, The Stepkids, Chico Mann, DJ Center, Phenomenal Handclap Band, Amir, DJ Jab, !llmind, Eternia, maticulous, Double U Tomek, Danny Dann the Beat Mann, Kev Brown & Kaimbr, Ray West + a special Gang Starr tribute by CSC Funk Band, Mista Sinista, Masta Ace & surprise guests
When: Saturday, April 16th, noon – 11pm
Where: 110 Bridge St. 3rd Floor | Brooklyn, NY

Fat Beats Announces Pop-Up Shop This Saturday, March 5

(March 3, 2011 – Brooklyn, NY) Fat Beats Records is excited to announce that they will be opening the doors of their Warehouse, located at 110 Bridge Street in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn, from 12:00pm to 8:00pm this Saturday, March 5th for the first of what will be a monthly Pop-Up Shop record store and music celebration. Helping to celebrate the pop-up shop and in-store will be DJ Spinna, DJ Evil Dee, and Rich Medina, in addition to a number of surprise guests throughout the day. Recreated to capture the atmosphere of the original retail stores, the event will give hip-hop heads an opportunity to come together, celebrate, and support independent hip-hop once again.

This past September marked a somber moment for hip-hop fans worldwide, when Fat Beats Records closed the doors of its final two retail locations in New York and Los Angeles. Since opening in 1994, hip-hop fans have traveled from far and wide to visit the iconic Manhattan and Los Angeles stores, in addition to locations in Atlanta, Amsterdam, and Tokyo, all of which had been shuttered in recent years. At the time of the closing, DJ Premier, who helped celebrate the store’s final send-off, said, “The closing of Fat Beats is just like one of my friends passing away. They promoted vinyl at its highest degree for the culture of good music and that makes it more difficult to say goodbye.”

For Fat Beats Records found Joe Abajian aka DJ Jab the closing of the final two locations was a bittersweet moment. Sad to shut down the stores, in doing so Abajian knew it would allow Fat Beats to embark on new and exciting opportunities, including the Pop-Up Shop at the label and distribution company’s Brooklyn Warehouse. “With Fat Beats Brooklyn,” explains Abajian, “I wanted to give people the physical hip-hop experience that you got when visiting one of the Fat Beats stores.”

For more information on Fat Beats Records and the pop-up shop: http://bit.ly/fmsTym

Medusa-Pimps Down Flows Up (Live At Fat Beats LA)


One more reason why the closing of Fat Beats is a great loss. More than record store but a cultural institution you could catch someone like West Coast legend [[Medusa]] doing her thing live. Rapping for a couple of decades now Medusa received some recognition in the recent BET documentary My Mic Sounds Nice.