DTLA - A leading independent hip-hop record store has returned to Los Angeles.

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On Sept. 22, Fat Beats opened its first physical location since declining sales forced the owners to close their New York and Los Angeles shops in 2010 (it continued to do online sales). It is located at 916 S. San Pedro St. in the Fashion District. Specializing in hard-to-find underground hip-hop vinyl, the original Fat Beats in New York debuted in 1994 and became famous for employing a host of future hip-hop artists including Ill Bill, DJ Eclipse and Rhettmatic. The previous Los Angeles location was on Melrose Avenue. The Los Angeles store is open daily from noon-7 p.m. It joins fellow Fashion District vinyl emporium Pop Obscure Records, which is at 735 S. Los Angeles St.

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