Fat Beats Will Host One Last Week of Performances From Just Blaze, DJ Premier, A-Trak, and More Before Closing on Saturday


The much adored, lightly patronized NYC rap mecca that is Fat Beats will close on Saturday, following the lead of HMV, Tower, the Virgin Megastore, and pretty much every other non-iTunes record shop on the planet. “The closing of Fat Beats is just like one of my friends passing away,” said DJ Premier, when the store announced its demise a couple weeks back. Now Preme, Just Blaze, Rass Kass, A-Trak, Pete Rock, and a host of other DJs will help say goodbye, stopping in for nightly in-stores before the shop shutters for good on at 9pm on Saturday. (Their L.A. branch will stay open through September 18.) It was a good run, and they made the most of what they had this decade (their #1 seller at this time last year was a Slaughterhouse record, so when you mourn the demise of bricks and mortar retail, make sure to pour one out for the industry behind the fall, too). Artifacts and Immortal Technique are there tonight, but most of the heavy hitters will come Saturday:

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

Fat Beats Announces Schedule of In-Store Performances For Final Weeks [Fat Beats]