Here is an article in the District Magazine about The World Famous VIP Records in Long Beach California. You know the record store in Snoop Dogg’s video “Who Am I” from the Doggystyle album…yeah that one. Well anyway if you are near The Beach you need to visit this piece of Hip Hop History and I am not just saying that because they carry my book, or that some of the homies were in the video that was shot in the VIP parking.
The owner Kelvin Anderson has helped so many youth not to mention that he one of the nicest people you’ll ever meet, VIP Records has has been around 30 years. I mean Snoop, Radio, Daz, DJ Quik, Nate Dogg, Warren G and many other west coast rappers honed their skillz in VIP’s records studio.Without VIP many of our favorite hip hop artist would have been in the streets doing all kinds of dirty instead of making us bounce. VIP’s influence was at the forefront of West Coast rap’s introduction to the world. You remember those days, don’t you?
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