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Forever a Music Store

Forever a Music Store (FAMS) is a collective of independently black owned record stores throughout the country.

What we do



FAMS Coalition is a company comprised of all black owned retail music stores across the country.

Our Mission

F.A.M.S. works hard to celebrate music and it's artists. We serve as the intermediary between the indie retails music stores and music labels.How Do We Work?

How Do We Work?

We offer countless music and marketing campaigns. Each of our locations also promote and raise awareness about various artists and new music.
  • Store Spotlight: Legacy Records, Dumbo, Brooklyn

    Legacy Records - Brooklyn

    Owning a record store wasn't a goal ofVictorious De Costa, Barkim Salgado or Haile Ali, the three co-owners of Legacy, which opened in Brookyln's Dumbo neighborhood in August of 2021.

    However, each had amassed a massive collection of vinyl through their respective DJing, rapping and producing careers.

    As Victorious says in a video on the Legacy website, "I'd had my own records since junior high school, maybe elementary school, and I felt like I would one day leave my records to my children, but I don't have any children. The world is my child. So, Legacy for me is finding the joy of sharing my collection with the world."

    With all three owners hailing from Caribbean descent, Legacy enjoys shining a spotlight on reggae, soca and merengue music, but the shop also boasts a wide array of jazz, hip-hop, R&B, rock releases and more, all inside a shop designed to resemble a 70s-era apartment.

    Proudly Black, Latinx and BIPOC owed, Legacy is designed to feel like home. Check out some of the photos on their website. Legacy is also a member of the FAMS coalition.

    Owners:Victorious De Costa, Barkim Salgado and Haile Ali

    Address:247 Water St Suite 104, Brooklyn, NY 11201
    Phone: 718-210-2144


    Forever a Music Store (FAMS) is a collective of 28 independently black owned record stores throughout the country.https://www.famscoalition.com/

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    Legacy - Brooklyn

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  • EXCLUSIVE Al Greens Gets Next To You Gold

    We are kicking off the celebration of Black History Month with the release of Al Greens Gets Next To You Gold vinyl. Available Feb. 10thexclusively at F.A.M.S. Coalition of black owned independent record stores. Tap the link in the bio to locate your nearest @famscoalition store. Limited press, only 500 copies available. When they are gone, they are gone. This is worth adding to your collection.

    Find it at a FAMS RETAILER Near you...

    @algreen @fatpossum @famscoalition

    #FAMS #FAMSCoalition #FAMSMusicStore #ForeverAMusicStore

    #AlGreen #GetsNextToYou

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  • Robert Glasper Experiment - Black Radio: 10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

    Robert Glasper Experiment - Black Radio: 10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition

    With his 2012 album Black Radio, Robert Glasper laid out a new paradigm for creative music, reaching beyond entrenched genre boundaries to create a singular vision that drew from all reaches of contemporary black music with his Experiment band and a rollcall of special guests including Erykah Badu, yasiin bey, Lupe Fiasco, Bilal, Lalah Hathaway, Meshell Ndegeocello and others. The 10th Anniversary Deluxe Edition includes the original album plus 3 bonus tracks and the remix EP Black Radio Recovered.

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