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L.A Weekly:

It’s a smoggy afternoon in Long Beach. World Famous V.I.P. Records sits tucked in a strip mall off Pacific Coast Highway, its fa├žade marked with sun-bleached outlines of album posters. The store’s iconic record-shaped sign still stands tall, though it could use a paint job. Speakers in the doorway, meanwhile, blare ‘90s R&B.

The shop is open, but it’s empty, which is par for the course lately. That’s why after 33 years in business, owner Kelvin Anderson was scheduled to close V.I.P.‘s doors for good this past weekend…




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