It's been four years since New York's treasured hip-hop mothership Fat Beats closed down its historic 6th Avenue location. But while the physical space may no longer contain rows upon rows of vinyl and hungry rappers freestyling for absolutely anyone, the store's legacy has found a new interest online thanks to its ambassador, turntable legend DJ Eclipse, who has been digitizing his Fat Beats archives, including the earliest known footage of Kanye West rapping. We spoke to Eclipse about these archives and documenting a time of New York hip-hop pre-YouTube.
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