Since its inception on July 14, 1994, Fat Beats, Inc. has had one mission: to become the international Mecca for true lovers of Hip Hop. Owned by Joseph Abajian (DJ, B-Boy, and producer, DJ Jab), and partners with Ryan Sikorski in the Amsterdam operation, Fat Beats first opened it’s doors as a small, retail store in a basement location at 323 East 9th Street in Manhattan’s East Village. Since then, Jab has seen his company explode all over the place — worldwide that is — Fat Beats Retail has locations in NYC, LA and Amsterdam; Fat Beats Distribution is the premier international independent distribution company specializing in vinyl; Fat Beats Records is a rapidly emerging force as an independent label marketing and promoting it¹s own releases to tremendous early success; and the newly operational http://www.fatbeats.com is destined to corner the market in on-line hip hop sales.
Specializing in hard to find vinyl independents, classics, break beats, dj paraphernalia and merchandise such as clothing, turntables, slip mats, and dj needles (as well as cd¹s and cassettes), Fat Beats Retail is THE spot for the music lover with a passion for all things hip hop. The retail stores super-serve the market that the owner and CEO considers himself a part of: the true Hip Hop head. Nothing happens in Hip Hop that the Fat Beats consumer doesn¹t know about. To keep up with the consumer, Fat Beats employees are likely to be top area djs and a true representation of the customer visiting the store. There are current discussions on going regarding the opening of new Fat Beats Retail locations in several major markets spanning the globe.