After announcing the closing of their New York and Los Angeles locations last month, Fat Beats announced earlier this week a send-off worthy of their hip-hop legacy.
Beginning on Monday (August 30), the company launched a week-long series of in-store performances and music industry panels at the New York location, allowing 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.
Best of all, all the events are free.
While three days of events are over, there’s still three more left. The NY location will host artist performances every day this week from 4-9pm until it closes its doors for the final time on Saturday (September 4).
During the send-off events, both locations will be selling limited edition commemorative t-shirts, as well as discounted music and merchandise
The remaining schedule for the New York location is as follows:
Thursday, September 2nd: Rob Swift, Torae, DJ Concept, DJ Amir, and more
Friday, September 3rd: Masta Ace, J-Live, Pacewon, Tanya Morgan, and more
Saturday, September 4th: Just Blaze, A-Trak, Pete Rock, DJ Premier, and more
Los Angeles residents can expect a similar send-off later on in the month, as that location will remain open until September 18th. The final LA schedule will be announced soon.
Despite these farewells, Fat Beats will continue doing what it does best — bringing hip-hop to the people. Fat Beats Distribution has been renamed FB Distribution and continues to work with both independent and major labels. Likewise, Fat Beats Records is planning releases from a number of artists from their impressive roster, including Ill Bill, TruMaster/KRS-One, Black Milk, Trinity, Sha Stimuli, Q-Unique and more.
The company’s online store, FatBeats.com, which carries everything available in their retail locations and more, will remain open.