About Us

Access Hip Hop is an online store and was a physical storefront in San Diego, California, from 2001 through November, 2016.

At our San Diego store we stocked vinyl, CDs and cassette tapes (mostly hip hop) by independent and underground artists, plus classics and current favorites. We also had magazines and books, t-shirts and hoodies, and a small number of posters and DVDs related to the music we carried and hip hop culture. Access built a reputation for a thorough and up-to-date selection plus friendly, knowledgeable and reliable customer service.


The Access Hip Hop web site has been serving the worldwide hip hop community since summer 2002 and will continue into 2017. Customers count on Access to fulfill their orders quickly and completely. Our online forums connect up the hip hop community in San Diego and globally.

The Access Music store in the Pacific Beach neighborhood of San Diego was a haven for hip hop listeners since 2001. We cultivated a relaxed yet stimulating atmosphere, with music playing, a couch by the front window, posters and original art on the walls. We occasionally hosted live in-store shows, many of which may be found on YouTube.

Don't just take our word. You can read what customers have said about Access Hip Hop at our feedback page and at


Access Hip Hop released several CDs and 12"s on our own label in 2002-2004, but after that we discontinued the record label side of our business. Stores can still obtain remaining stock at wholesale prices directly from us or through select distributors. Details on our record label page.


For information about contacting Access Hip Hop, please visit our Contact page.

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