Access Music

★★★★☆
  • 1537 Garnet Ave

    San Diego, CA 92109

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  • 858-270-3987

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In this day and age, there are so few good music stores left. With the MP3 movement in full swing, it??s hard for record shops to stay open. But one very specialized shop has been able to shrug off those trends and has been able to have a successful business.
Access Music is a small but well stocked store specializing in hip-hop and rap music mostly from independent and underground artists and labels. One would think having such a specialized music shop would make it harder to stay open, but because of the more rare, obscure and independent music they carry, as well as it's vast underground accessibility, they've been a hit with folks who aren??t able to find what they want anywhere else. They also don??t just have rap and hip-hop, but also sell soul and electronic style music as well. The staff is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the style, and are happy to help new, curious customers get into it. They don??t buy used items though; they only retail new products.
Along with being a valuable source of hip-hop records, Access Music also holds frequent free in-store events like shows, Q & A's for the artists showcased, and signings. To truly understand how far this shop is willing to go for art, they have a consignment program for local hip-hop artists and rappers. If their record sells, they get a deal with the store to carry it. This is the only shop of its kind in Southern California; the next closest thing is up in San Francisco. Along with the store on Garnet, there is also an online store, (AccessHipHop.com) that ships worldwide. As far as music stores go, this is a shop where people will feel welcomed, not feel mistreated and have a staff that knows their stuff!

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★★★★☆

In this day and age, there are so few good music stores left. With the MP3 movement in full swing, it??s hard for record shops to stay open. But one very specialized shop has been able to shrug off those trends and has been able to have a successful business.
Access Music is a small but well stocked store specializing in hip-hop and rap music mostly from independent and underground artists and labels. One would think having such a specialized music shop would make it harder to stay open, but because of the more rare, obscure and independent music they carry, as well as it's vast underground accessibility, they've been a hit with folks who aren??t able to find what they want anywhere else. They also don??t just have rap and hip-hop, but also sell soul and electronic style music as well. The staff is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the style, and are happy to help new, curious customers get into it. They don??t buy used items though; they only retail new products.
Along with being a valuable source of hip-hop records, Access Music also holds frequent free in-store events like shows, Q & A's for the artists showcased, and signings. To truly understand how far this shop is willing to go for art, they have a consignment program for local hip-hop artists and rappers. If their record sells, they get a deal with the store to carry it. This is the only shop of its kind in Southern California; the next closest thing is up in San Francisco. Along with the store on Garnet, there is also an online store, (AccessHipHop.com) that ships worldwide. As far as music stores go, this is a shop where people will feel welcomed, not feel mistreated and have a staff that knows their stuff!

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one of those small record shops. they do have some stuff you wont be able to find at big stores but the prices are a little more expensive. they run about two bucks more then they should per record. the store is nice, workers are nice and are there to help you with any questions. the mainstream collection is quite small but access does have a lot of hiphop/dj accessories.

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one of those small record shops. they do have some stuff you wont be able to find at big stores but the prices are a little more expensive. they run about two bucks more then they should per record. the store is nice, workers are nice and are there to help you with any questions. the mainstream collection is quite small but access does have a lot of hiphop/dj accessories.

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