Fat Beats, the indie hip-hop label-slash-record store has announce they will be deleting the “slash” from the description by closing their two retail locations, including the New York flagship store, which has been open since 1994, and the Melrose Ave store in Los Angeles, a sort of base-camp for much of the city’s indie hip-hop community.
The company’s record label, online sales and distribution company—which has had it’s hand on legendary releases by Atmosphere, Roc Raida, Big Daddy Kane and donzens of other hip-hop legends— will continue operations.
The New York store will be closing on September 4th and the LA store on September 18th. Keep an eye on the Fat Beats website to learn about closing sales and special events.
Here is the 2nd leak from the upcoming Cymarshall Law & The Beatnikz album, Freedom Express Line dropping August 31st on XOXO Records. The song Believe This represents Cymarshall Law and his participation in hip hop culture, not doing it for the money or for all the material things, but to help expand the culture and keep it developing. Look out for the official music video for Believe This dropping next week!
If you ask Eternia, At Last literally represents a sigh of relief. After spending over a year in the studio under MoSS’ creative guidance, followed by a year of label politicking and promotion, the Canadian duo is finally ready to breathe easy now that the release date for their pet project is less than two weeks away. I got a chance to talk to them about the makings of the album that could very easily be the most important of both of their careers. It’s safe to say that they are more than satisfied with the resulting product.
We Stole the Show got up with DJ Eclipse at Fat Beats NY to talk about what’s he’s been up to with regards to Ill Bill, Fat Beats Records and breaks down the differences in his two radio shows at NYU and Sirius Radio.
This Christmas Eve is filled with free music I can’t listen to enough. First, here’s another track off the upcoming J*Davey’s Boudoir Synema, The Great Mistape Part One (of a three part series) the first of which is dropping tomorrow.