Hiphopsite is a site that I try to check weekly just incase I’ve missed some new releases or reissues for that matter. Well with the music industry sales down, and hurting even more in hip hop specifically, HipHopSite decided it wasn’t viable to operate in its current ways and it was time to close up shop.
With the 5-year lease for HipHopSite’s retail store ending next month, we were at a crossroads. Do we renew the lease for another 5 years and continue to face the steady decline of the music retail industry? Or do we take things in a bold new direction?
The decision we have come to is this. HipHopSite will be re-launched in the coming weeks as a 100% exclusive DIGITAL DOWNLOAD site (yeah, you will be able to download stuff for your MP3 player). In the meantime, you can still come here to get your usual news, reviews, and interviews like always, but we are phasing out the mail order retail end of it completely.
But in order to do that, we’ve got to clean this place out – and we need your help! So, starting NOW, all orders placed online and all walk-in customers to our Maryland Parkway store, will receive 30% off their entire order (before shipping).
We will not be bringing any new stock in or restocking old items, however in the coming weeks we will be adding plenty of used vinyl to the online store catalog (that is, the stuff that doesn’t sell out locally in this huge sale). Any backordered items, TBA’d items, or out of stocks will be credited back (including all backorders for J. Dilla’s “Jay Love Japan”). Please note, when checking out, your order total on your HipHopSite invoice will appear as normal, but the 30% will be taken off the total before shipping when your credit card is charged.
Thanks for your support all of these years, and we look forward to serving you DIGITALLY in the next movement. Peace.
- HipHopSite Crew
In a panic I dropped about $140, on some DJ Qbert dvd’s, a Main Source Japanese Import amongst other goodies. I’m kind of pissed that I’m about 6 days late to their firesale, especially considering I was on the site about 4 days but didn’t notice the notice at the top, I guess that’s what I get for not subscribing to their e-mail blasts. Remembering all the reissues that were on my to get list (Masta Ace, Kool G, ect), but long gone by today, I probably would’ve spent maybe triple of what I spent tonight.