As many DJ will tell you, the life blood of the UK Hip-Hop scene was the plethora of Hip-Hop Record shops that were fans and players would Bench and build on the ins and outs of our music. As the recent closure of Fat Beats L.A.& N.Y. suggests, Hip-Hop Record shops might become a thing of the past. The Kool Skool featured the phenomenum in our 2 Part memorial of the lost Soho shops, but to keep it positive The Most Influencial.com have done a 2 Part feature documenting the remaining Record shops still trading. Support your local "Mom&Pops" Shops!!!
The Most Influencial.com "Soho Record Store Guide" Part 1 can be viewed here
The Most Influencial.com "Soho Record Store Guide" Part 2 can be viewed here
The 2 Part installment of The Kool Skool's documentation of the disappearing independant Hip-Hop shops can be viewed here:
The Kool Skool: "Is UK Hip-Hop Dead?" Part 1
The Kool Skool: "Is UK Hip-Hop Dead?" Part 2
Part 3 coming soon... Get Involved drop me your email if you have a story about London Hip-Hop shops!
We spotted this on our Zulu Stromies over at Funk What You Heard