World Famous, but New York’s own, Fat Beats Records is back at 110 Bridge Street in DUMBO today. This is the start of their rebirth as a monthly pop-up shop and party at their warehouse location. Check for my buddy DJ Parler while you’re out there, along with Spinna, DJ Evil Dee, and Rich Medina.
Fat Beats NY and LA closed late last year, which was a tale of the times considering physical records/CD sales were plummeting and big shops like Tower and HMV were shuttering then. The store on the 2nd floor at 6th Ave. was a mecca for hip hop aficionados and artists of that time. I remember picking up records when I passed through NY. For some reason, I always remember this one, which is ironic given that Brooklyn is the place of their very relaunch: “I Try” - Talib Kweli feat. Mary J. Blige.