About Us

Access Hip Hop is an online store and a physical storefront in San Diego, California. We stock vinyl, CDs and cassette tapes (mostly hip hop) by independent and underground artists, plus classics and current favorites. We also have magazines and books, t-shirts and hoodies, and a small number of posters and DVDs that are related to the music we carry and hip hop culture. Access has 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. 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.


Access Music is located at 1537 Garnet Avenue in the heart of the Pacific Beach area of San Diego.


Store hours

  • Monday-Saturday: 11am to 7pm
  • Sunday - 12 noon to 6pm
Holidays: On most holidays Access Music is open, same hours as listed above. However, we are closed on New Year's Day, Easter Sunday, the Fourth of July, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. We close early on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve.

Access Music has been a haven for hip hop listeners since 2001. Everything we sell on the web and more is at our retail location, so come check us out! We cultivate a relaxed yet stimulating atmosphere, with music playing, a couch by the front window, posters and original art on the walls. We occasionally host live in-store shows.

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 staff:
  • Mark Onstad - Owner
  • Adam Loatman (DJ Mada) - Sales Associate
  • Wesley Chapman - Sales Associate
  • Julian Filamor - Sales Associate
  • Max Steppat - Sales Associate
  • Norm Ilano (DJ Norm Rocwell) - Sales Associate


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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