Posted in hiphop | music | tour dates on August 30, 2010

Fat Beats

"After announcing the closing of their New York and Los Angeles locations, Fat Beats is excited to present a send-off worthy of their hip-hop legacy. A week-long series of in-store performances and music industry panels at both stores will allow the music community to not only learn about the history of Fat Beats and what the future of the music industry holds, but to also celebrate the legacy of one of the strongest music brands in the company of their favorite artists. These week-long in-stores are sure to go down in hip-hop and New York history. Everyone is welcome to come and all events are free.

Today marks the official start of the week-long in-stores for the New York location. This location will host artist performances every day this week from 4-9pm until it closes its doors for the final time on Saturday, September 4th, 2010. Additionally, both locations will be selling limited edition commemorative t-shirts, as well as discounted music and merchandise"

The schedule for the New York location is as follows:

@ FAT BEATS, NYC
Monday, Aug 30th: Artifacts, Da Beatminerz, Immortal Technique, and more
Tuesday, Aug 31st: Ras Kass, Sav KIllz, DJ Ready Cee, panel discussion, and more
Wed, Sept 1st: Bobbito, Mayhem, Riz, Juggaknots, Sputnik Brown, and more
Thurs, Sept 2nd: Rob Swift, Torae, DJ Concept, DJ Amir, and more
Friday, Sept 3rd: Masta Ace, J-Live, Pacewon, Tanya Morgan, and more
*FINAL DAY* Saturday, Sept 4th: Just Blaze, A-Trak, Pete Rock, DJ Premier, and more

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Comments (16)

Maybe if they did in-stores like this more often, they wouldn't be going out of business.

Posted by The Mighty KC | August 30, 2010 7:34 PM

I've never heard of one of these bands.

Posted by Johnny Dahr | August 30, 2010 7:50 PM

7:34 Fat Beats did as many or more in stores as Sound Fix or OM

7:50 that just means you arent paying attention

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2010 7:54 PM

I don't believe they are going out of business completely, they are still going to have the website.

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2010 8:06 PM

goddamn...i remember picking up all of the fondle'em records 12"'s at tower records' outlet back in 96 for $1 a piece.

an amazing time to be in nyc.

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2010 10:06 PM

Wow, the first two commenters are complete idiots.

To suggest that more in-store performances would save a record store is just plain ignorance and/or stupidity.

And speaking of ignorance, how does one not know who Pete Rock or DJ Premier are? DJ A-Trak, Just Blaze, DJ Bobbito, Rob Swift - fine those can slide. But seriously, do non-music-listeners just come on here and troll?

Posted by Anonymous | August 30, 2010 11:46 PM

i have NO idea who pete rock or DJ premier are. None at all. and i didn't come here to troll.

Posted by Anonymous | August 31, 2010 12:22 AM

"i have NO idea who pete rock or DJ premier are. None at all. and i didn't come here to troll. "

Well then I hope at least you don't claim to like hip hop

Posted by Anonymous | August 31, 2010 12:32 AM

DJ premier made some of the finest beats I'm the history of hip hop.

Posted by Anonymous | August 31, 2010 1:55 AM

^ In the history of hip hop ^

Posted by Anonymous | August 31, 2010 1:58 AM

I thought I was going to Fat Boys show. Walked out. Sooo disappointed.

Posted by Anonymous | August 31, 2010 3:26 AM

This is really sad. The future of music is digital and that really is fucking pathetic. I hate to say it, but I think Vintage Vinyl is next

Posted by Anonymous | August 31, 2010 9:51 AM

omg satruday is gonna be a complete shit showw

Posted by Anonymous | August 31, 2010 10:41 AM

vintage vinyl will be a sad sad day

Posted by Anonymous | August 31, 2010 12:08 PM

Record sales (vinyl) are blowing up and at an all time high. Seems odd shops are closing down.

Posted by Anonymous | August 31, 2010 12:24 PM

man this is such a shame. Only bright side is a lot of great artists came by to show some respect.

Posted by free beats | September 13, 2011 3:24 PM

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