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New York City Music Scene – The Sweet Beat: Fat Beats

Posted Thursday, October 30th, 2008 at 1:00 pm by Carlos in Social Bees. More in 10011

Over the weekend I decided to dive into my Hip-Hop collection and relive the classics. From Biz Markie to A Tribe Called Quest; all the legendary New York emcees were present in my apartment. There’s no doubt the music scene here in New York is one of the most eclectic in the world, but are we aware of that In today’s times we take that for granted, especially when it comes to Hip-Hop.

It seems that we’ve forgotten that we live in the birthplace of Hip-Hop and are known across the world for having some of the greatest emcees. I can’t say that I’m surprised considering the majority of the Hip-Hop music getting radio play seems generic, repetitive, and bad!

That’s why I feel most people steer clear from the genre all together, but I’m going to change that. Despite popular belief that “Hip-Hop is Dead”, a little record shop in the Greenwich Village area called Fat Beats proves that it’s alive and kicking!

It opened its doors in 1994 and provided a place where DJs, emcees, and Hip-Hop enthusiasts could unite. Even today it provides us with rare, underground, and independent gems, which your local Best Buy doesn’t carry! Fat Beats makes it easy to find quality Hip-Hop music that’s lacking in radio today and also allows us to go back in time with their array of old school records. I stopped by few days ago and pick up a few CDs to add to my collection… you should do the same! So if you want to add to your collection, step foot inside a monumental establisment, or fall in love with Hip-Hop all over again, visit Fat Beats New York.

406 6th Ave
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10011
Ph: 212.673.3883

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