Joseph Abajian, Founder of Fat Beats: Pushing Hip Hop From the Beginning

This week on The Library, Joseph Abajian-aka DJ Jab- founder of the famed hip hop record store Fat Beats. Abajian gives a history of the record store scene back in 1990s New York City. He explains the importance of Fat Beats to the independent hip hop artists, the importance of DJ Eclipse to Fat Beats, and Shares stories about MCs performing such as Chino XL and Kanye West. Fat Beats, along side the resurgence of vinyl, has made a comeback as well, with a new store in LA.



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