Fat Beats

Fat Beats

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For releases on the Fat Beats label. For Manufactured By and Distributed By credits, please use Fat Beats Distribution

Joseph Abajian (DJ Jab) founded Fat Beats in 1994 with nothing more than a shoestring budget and an earnest obsession with the music, the culture, and the brotherhood of New York’s burgeoning rap scene. What began as a simple vinyl shop in Manhattan’s Lower East Side quickly became an integral hub for artists, both aspiring and established, to convene and collaborate on new projects. Joseph’s timing couldn’t have been more impeccable. When the 90’s cultural zeitgeist – and, in turn, the music industry establishment – chose hip-hop as its new arbiter of cool.

International tourists and touring artists alike flocked to Fat Beats for rare vinyl, kindred spirits, and exclusive in-store performances from Jay Z, Eminem, Gang Starr, Outkast, Slum Village, Mos Def, and more. One thing was clear: the Fat Beats phenomenon could no longer be contained in a single basement shop.

In the late nineties, Abajian proceeded to open new stores in Amsterdam, Tokyo, Los Angeles, and Atlanta. He further expanded the company’s profile to include global distribution and record label branches. Distribution has since proven to be the company’s strongest and most enduring enterprise. Today Fat Beats Distribution stands poised as one of the country’s pre-eminent distributors of vinyl & specialty item records: a proud survivor in an industry now famous for its mortality rate. Despite market fluctuations, technology innovations, and stylistic revolutions, Fat Beats has remained steadfast in its commitment to the timeless vinyl format and to the loyal community who keeps it spinning.
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Contact Info:
8920 Eton Ave
Canoga Park, CA 91304
888-377-3175
Sites:
[l9610]

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Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
89 TEC9 Radio That Changed Lives - 03/02/95  album cover Stretch* And Bobbito Stretch* And Bobbito - Radio That Changed Lives - 03/02/95(Cass, Mixed) Fat Beats 89 TEC9 US 2015 Sell This Version
89 TEC9 Radio That Changed Lives - 3/24/94  album cover Stretch* And Bobbito Stretch* And Bobbito - Radio That Changed Lives - 3/24/94(Cass, Mixed) Fat Beats 89 TEC9 US 2015 Sell This Version
89 TEC9 Radio That Changed Lives - 11/2/95  album cover Stretch* And Bobbito Stretch* And Bobbito - Radio That Changed Lives - 11/2/95(Cass, Mixed) Fat Beats 89 TEC9 US 2016 Sell This Version
501 Hot Spot / Oops  album cover Show & AG* Hot Spot / Oops(12") Fat Beats 501 US 2003 Sell This Version
4224FB35119 Catch As Catch Can (Instrumental)  album cover Glue (3) Catch As Catch Can (Instrumental)(2xLP, Album) Fat Beats 4224FB35119 US 2006 Sell This Version
163173 Battle Cry  album cover Black Opz Battle Cry(12") 1/3 Entertainment, Fat Beats 163173 US Unknown Sell This Version
333 812 Body Of The Life Force  album cover Afu-Ra Body Of The Life Force(CD, Album) Koch Records, D&D Records, In The Paint Records, Fat Beats 333 812 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
09539680 RR2- The Bitter Dose  album cover Roc Marciano RR2- The Bitter Dose 09539680 US 2018 Sell This Version
069497815-1 Lose Yourself  album cover Eminem Lose Yourself(12") Shady Records, Interscope Records, UMG Soundtracks 069497815-1 US 2002 Sell This Version
069497820-1 Ching, Ching  album cover Ms. Jade Featuring Timbaland & Nelly Furtado Ms. Jade Featuring Timbaland & Nelly Furtado - Ching, Ching(12") Fat Beats, Interscope Records, 215 Entertainment, Beatclub Records 069497820-1 US 2002 Sell This Version
0694976211 Fight Music  album cover D12 Fight Music(12") Shady Records, Interscope Records, Fat Beats 0694976211 US 2001 Sell This Version
212-965-1862 C.M Famalam Radio Show - Jan 11 2001  album cover Cucumber Slice* And Stak Chedda Cucumber Slice* And Stak Chedda - C.M Famalam Radio Show - Jan 11 2001(Cass, Mixed) Fat Beats 212-965-1862 US 2001 Sell This Version
6591235001-2 God Loves Ugly  album cover Atmosphere (2) God Loves Ugly(CD, Album) Fat Beats 6591235001-2 US 2002 Sell This Version
6591235002-2 Fat Beats Compilation Volume Two  album cover Various Fat Beats Compilation Volume Two(CD, Comp) Fat Beats 6591235002-2 US 2002 Sell This Version
6591235003-2 Pimps Don't Pay Taxes  album cover J-Zone Presents The Old Maid Billionaires J-Zone Presents The Old Maid Billionaires - Pimps Don't Pay Taxes(CD, Album) Fat Beats, Old Maid Entertainment Inc. 6591235003-2 US 2002 Sell This Version
6591235104-2 Many Styles  album cover Triple Threat (3) Many Styles(CD, Album) Fat Beats 6591235104-2 US 2003 Sell This Version
6591235105-2 $ick Of Bein' Rich  album cover J-Zone $ick Of Bein' Rich(CD, Album) Fat Beats, Old Maid Entertainment Inc. 6591235105-2 US 2003 Sell This Version
6591235106-2 From The Crates To The Files ...The Lost Sessions  album cover Lord Finesse From The Crates To The Files ...The Lost Sessions(CD, Comp) Fat Beats 6591235106-2 US 2003 Sell This Version
6591235107-2 8 Million Stories  album cover Soul Position 8 Million Stories(CD, Album) Fat Beats, Rhymesayers Entertainment 6591235107-2 US 2003 Sell This Version
6591235108-2 Fat Beats Compilation Volume Three  album cover Various Fat Beats Compilation Volume Three(CD, Comp) Fat Beats 6591235108-2 US 2003 Sell This Version
6591235110-2 Up Pops The Sac  album cover Starving Artists Crew Up Pops The Sac(CD, Album) Fat Beats, SAC Records 6591235110-2 US 2004 Sell This Version
6591235112-2 My Own Worst Enemy  album cover Edo G* Featuring Pete Rock Edo G* Featuring Pete Rock - My Own Worst Enemy(CD, Album) Fat Beats 6591235112-2 US 2004 Sell This Version
6591235114-2 S.o.n.o.g.r.a.m.  album cover One Be Lo S.o.n.o.g.r.a.m.(CD, Album) Fat Beats 6591235114-2 US 2005 Sell This Version
6591235115-1 Soulful Fruit  album cover Rob Swift Soulful Fruit(2xLP, RE) Fat Beats 6591235115-1 US 2005 Sell This Version
6591235115-2 Soulful Fruit  album cover Rob Swift Soulful Fruit(CD, Album, RE) Fat Beats 6591235115-2 US 2005 Sell This Version
6591235116-1 The Unusual  album cover El Da Sensei The Unusual(2xLP, Album) Fat Beats 6591235116-1 US 2006 Sell This Version
6591235116-2 The Unusual  album cover El Da Sensei The Unusual(CD, Album) Fat Beats 6591235116-2 US 2006 Sell This Version
6591235118-2 Misery Loves Comedy  album cover Louis Logic & J.J. Brown Louis Logic & J.J. Brown - Misery Loves Comedy (Album) 6591235118-2 US 2006 Sell This Version
6591235119-2 Catch As Catch Can  album cover Glue (3) Catch As Catch Can(2xCD, Album) Fat Beats 6591235119-2 US 2006 Sell This Version
6591251171-1 Bang For The Buck (Instrumentals)  album cover Ugly Duckling Bang For The Buck (Instrumentals)(2x12") Fat Beats 6591251171-1 US 2006 Sell This Version
65912351172 Bang For The Buck  album cover Ugly Duckling Bang For The Buck(CD, Album, Enh) Fat Beats, Fat Beats 65912351172 US 2006 Sell This Version
65912351202 Act Your Waist Size.  album cover Count BassD* Act Your Waist Size.(CD, Album) Fat Beats 65912351202 US 2006 Sell This Version
65912351212 Popular Demand  album cover Black Milk Popular Demand (Album) 65912351212 US 2007 Sell This Version
659123034012 Between A Rock And A Hard Place  album cover Artifacts Between A Rock And A Hard Place(2xLP, Ltd, RE, Ora) Fat Beats 659123034012 US 2018 Sell This Version
659123088510 Invention And The Quiet Party  album cover Daedelus Invention And The Quiet Party(2xLP, Comp, Blu) Fat Beats 659123088510 US 2017 Sell This Version
659123313926 The Preface  album cover Elzhi The Preface(CD, Album) Fat Beats 659123313926 US 2008 Sell This Version
AC718 Adiar Cor Presents... Beats For Jugglers  album cover Adiar Cor* Adiar Cor Presents... Beats For Jugglers(LP) Fat Beats AC718 US 1998 Sell This Version
AC719 Adiar Cor Presents... Beats For Jugglers 2  album cover Roc Raida Adiar Cor Presents... Beats For Jugglers 2(LP) Fat Beats AC719 US 1998 Sell This Version
AC-723-CS WHAT! 187FM Where We Don't Give A Fu*k!  album cover Roc Raida WHAT! 187FM Where We Don't Give A Fu*k!(Cass, Mixed) Adiar Cor, Fat Beats AC-723-CS US 2000 Sell This Version
AC724 Slap-Box Breaks  album cover Roc Raida Slap-Box Breaks(LP) Fat Beats AC724 US 2000 Sell This Version
AC 727 Roc Raida & Wayne-O  album cover Roc Raida & Wayne-O Roc Raida & Wayne-O - Roc Raida & Wayne-O(12", EP) AdiarCor Records AC 727 US 2001 Sell This Version
AC-729 Kickball Breaks  album cover Roc Raida Kickball Breaks(12", ) Fat Beats AC-729 US 2001 Sell This Version
AC-731 The Adventures Of Grandmaster Roc Raida - "...Still Smoking"  album cover Roc Raida The Adventures Of Grandmaster Roc Raida - "...Still Smoking"(CD, Mixed) Fat Beats AC-731 US 2002 Sell This Version
AC.733 Hater Breaks Pt. 2  album cover Roc Raida Hater Breaks Pt. 2(12") AdiarCor Records AC.733 US 2003 Sell This Version
ALC-004 Block Value / More Like Us  album cover The Alchemist* Block Value / More Like Us(12") ALC Music Recorded Library, Alchemist Records (4) ALC-004 US 2002 Sell This Version
AN-13 Elements Of Style  album cover All Natural Elements Of Style(12") All Natural Inc. AN-13 US 2001 Sell This Version
AN15 Second Nature  album cover All Natural Second Nature(2xLP, Album) All Natural Inc., All Natural Inc. AN15 US 2001 Sell This Version
AOF001 Artifacts C'mon Wit Da Git Down / Dynamite Soul Pt. II(7", Single, Bon) Fat Beats AOF001 US 2013 Sell This Version
AR-010 Felonious Funk  album cover D Styles* Felonious Funk(12") Audio Research Records AR-010 US 2002 Sell This Version
ASS011 Die Cut  album cover Cut Chemist Die Cut (Album) ASS011 US 2018 Sell This Version
BBEBGLP001 Welcome 2 Detroit  album cover Jay Dee aka J Dilla Jay Dee aka J Dilla - Welcome 2 Detroit(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, Cle) BBE BBEBGLP001 US 2018 Sell This Version
BD555 Do It Now / Get On Up  album cover The Omen (4) Feat. Sadat X & Kamari The Omen (4) Feat. Sadat X & Kamari - Do It Now / Get On Up (Maxi) BD555 US 2002 Sell This Version
BDZ001 Baker's Dozen  album cover Dibia$e* Baker's Dozen (Album) BDZ001 US 2016 Sell This Version
BDZ002 Baker's Dozen  album cover Ohbliv Baker's Dozen (Album) BDZ002 US 2016 Sell This Version
BDZ003 Baker's Dozen  album cover Wun Two Baker's Dozen (Album) BDZ003 US 2016 Sell This Version
BDZ004 Baker's Dozen  album cover Ras_G* Baker's Dozen (Album) BDZ004 US 2016 Sell This Version
BDZ005 Baker's Dozen  album cover Daedelus Baker's Dozen (Album) BDZ005 US 2017 Sell This Version
BDZ006 Baker's Dozen  album cover Marco Polo (3) Baker's Dozen (Album) BDZ006 US 2017 Sell This Version
BDZ008 Baker's Dozen  album cover Exile (6) Baker's Dozen (Album) BDZ008 USA & Canada 2018 Sell This Version
BDZ009 Baker's Dozen  album cover Elaquent Baker's Dozen(LP, Album, Num, W/Lbl + Flexi, 7", Shape, S/Sided,) Fat Beats BDZ009 US 2018 Sell This Version
BDZ010 Baker's Dozen  album cover Suff Daddy Baker's Dozen (Album) BDZ010 US 2018 Sell This Version
BED005 The Bedford Files, Unsealed Archives...  album cover Ese & Hipsta Ese & Hipsta - The Bedford Files, Unsealed Archives... BED005 US 2002 Sell This Version
BEN 09-1 How We Live / Built Like That  album cover B-One* How We Live / Built Like That(12") Fat Beats BEN 09-1 US 2000 Sell This Version
BLACK4046 Passion  album cover Blackalicious Passion BLACK4046 US 2001 Sell This Version
Blah 001 Buzy Blahzay / Ice Grillz  album cover Blahzay Blahzay Buzy Blahzay / Ice Grillz(12") Fat Beats Blah 001 US 2000 Sell This Version
BLAH002 The Crab Inn / Caca Gosa Vixen (Fuck All Y'all Niggas)  album cover Heltah Skeltah The Crab Inn / Caca Gosa Vixen (Fuck All Y'all Niggas)(12") Blahzay Music, Fat Beats BLAH002 US 2000 Sell This Version
BLAH003 Peep My Words (Remix)  album cover PF Cuttin* & Sean Price PF Cuttin* & Sean Price - Peep My Words (Remix)(12") Blahzay Music, Fat Beats BLAH003 US 2005 Sell This Version
BOB2137 Gun Love / Ghetto Starzz  album cover Littles Gun Love / Ghetto Starzz(12") Fat Beats BOB2137 US 2003 Sell This Version
BR 045 Magnetize / Resurge  album cover Jigmastas Magnetize / Resurge(7", Single) Beyond Real Recordings, Correct Technique Records, Fat Beats BR 045 US 2015 Sell This Version
BSR 622 Trife Type Times  album cover Tame One Trife Type Times(12") Fat Beats BSR 622 US 1999 Sell This Version
BT 1035 Stardust  album cover First Touch x Bybo Funk* First Touch x Bybo Funk* - Stardust(12", EP, Ltd) Omega Supreme Records BT 1035 US 2017 Sell This Version
BX 1016 Battle Axe Warriors Single Number 1  album cover Various Battle Axe Warriors Single Number 1(12", Single) Battle Axe Records BX 1016 US 2000 Sell This Version
BX 1029 Por Amor  album cover Son Doobie Por Amor(12") Battle Axe Records, Battle Axe Records BX 1029 US 2002 Sell This Version
BX 1032 I'll Be Cool  album cover Moka Only I'll Be Cool(12") Battle Axe Records BX 1032 Canada 2002 Sell This Version
BYD-004 Plan X / Don't Get It Twisted (PUTS Remix)  album cover Sadat X / Jigmastas Sadat X / Jigmastas - Plan X / Don't Get It Twisted (PUTS Remix)(12") Fat Beats BYD-004 US 2002 Sell This Version
BYH004 Theme Music  album cover Axel F. (4) Theme Music(CD, Album) Bang Ya Head BYH004 US 2014 Sell This Version
CAJ1 Playin' The Strip / Whatz Ya Naim?! / Thah Fowndation  album cover 2for5 Playin' The Strip / Whatz Ya Naim?! / Thah Fowndation(12") Cajo! CAJ1 US 2002 Sell This Version
cd-AC720 The Adventures Of Roc Raida   ...One Too Many  album cover Roc Raida The Adventures Of Roc Raida ...One Too Many(CD, Mixed) Fat Beats cd-AC720 US 1997 Sell This Version
CD-FB5129 At Last  album cover Eternia & MoSS (5) Eternia & MoSS (5) - At Last(CD, Album) Fat Beats CD-FB5129 US 2010 Sell This Version
CD-MMG039 The Cognac Tape  album cover Hus Kingpin* Co-Starring Roc Marciano Hus Kingpin* Co-Starring Roc Marciano - The Cognac Tape(CD, Mixtape) Mello Music Group, Fat Beats CD-MMG039 US 2013 Sell This Version
CD-MMG043 Tangible Dream  album cover Oddisee Tangible Dream(CD, Album) Mello Music Group, Fat Beats CD-MMG043 US 2013 Sell This Version
CD-MMG047 Sound Of The Weapon  album cover Verbal Kent Sound Of The Weapon(CD, Album) Mello Music Group, Fat Beats CD-MMG047 US 2014 Sell This Version
CD-MMG-LTD003 33 And A Third  album cover Def Dee 33 And A Third(CD, Album) Mello Music Group, Fat Beats CD-MMG-LTD003 US 2013 Sell This Version
CD-UD001 Audacity  album cover Ugly Duckling Audacity(CD, Album) Fat Beats CD-UD001 US 2008 Sell This Version
c-fb5130 Marcberg  album cover Roc Marciano Marcberg(Cass, Album, Ltd, RE, TP) Fat Beats c-fb5130 US 2013 Sell This Version
CH 607 Ready 4 War / Curry Chicken Head  album cover Cliffhangaz Ready 4 War / Curry Chicken Head CH 607 US Unknown Sell This Version
CLMN-111 Suction  album cover On The Spot Trio Suction CLMN-111 US 2012 Sell This Version
CM-076-RSD/BF Refrigerator P   album cover Sean Price & Small Professor Sean Price & Small Professor - Refrigerator P (10", Single, Ltd) Coalmine Records, Fat Beats CM-076-RSD/BF US 2017 Sell This Version
CM-057-45 Get Down  album cover Pharoahe Monch Featuring DJ Revolution Pharoahe Monch Featuring DJ Revolution - Get Down(7", Single) Coalmine Records, Fat Beats CM-057-45 US 2014 Sell This Version
CON-001 I Still Live With My Moms / Thirsty, Greedy  album cover Thirstin Howl III, Master Fuol Thirstin Howl III, Master Fuol - I Still Live With My Moms / Thirsty, Greedy(12") Concrete Productions (2) CON-001 US 2000 Sell This Version
D-080100A Equality / Bring It Right  album cover Afu-Ra Equality / Bring It Right(12") D&D Records D-080100A US 1999 Sell This Version
DDM LP 2085 King Of The Decks  album cover DJ Revolution King Of The Decks(2xLP, Album) Duck Down DDM LP 2085 US 2008 Sell This Version
DDM-LP-2460 The Gorilla Vinyl Box Set  album cover Sean Price The Gorilla Vinyl Box Set(2xLP, Album, RE + 2xLP, Album, RE + 2xLP, Album, R) Duck Down Music Inc., Duck Down Music LTD, Duck Down Music LTD, Duck Down Music Inc. DDM-LP-2460 US 2016 Sell This Version
DDV001 Rockness A.P.  album cover Rock (3) Rockness A.P.(CD, Album) Digital Deja Vu Records DDV001 US 2017 Sell This Version
DEF5001 Rare Poise  album cover Defari Rare Poise (Album) DEF5001 US 2018 Sell This Version
DF 444 B-Sides And Bootlegs  album cover Diamond D B-Sides And Bootlegs(12", Comp) Fat Beats DF 444 US 2001 Sell This Version
DF-4502 Escapade / La Serena  album cover Francis Lai / ORF Big Band Francis Lai / ORF Big Band - Escapade / La Serena(7", Single, Unofficial) Strictly Breaks Records DF-4502 US 2010 Sell This Version
DITC 165-2 Full Scale LP  album cover Show & AG* Full Scale LP (Album) DITC 165-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
DITC 172 The Official Version  album cover D.I.T.C. The Official Version (Album) DITC 172 US 2000 Sell This Version
ECR702 La Verdad  album cover Bio Ritmo La Verdad (Album) ECR702 US 2011 Sell This Version