Remembering Cypress Hill’s Renowned Record Store Coxsone’s Music City

Photo via iamcaribbeing


    Old timers and music history buffs may or may not remember Dodd Clement Coxsone’s Music City, a longtime wholesale and retail music shop with a wide selection of reggae records as well as sound systems and other genres of music.

    Run by legendary Jamaican music producer Coxsone Dodd — the selfsame entrepreneur who founded hit record label Studio One in 1963, as the New York Times details — the shop closed at some point since Dodd’s death in 2004.

    The shop is closed now; this Instagram photo recalls it decades ago, in its prime.

    Cypress hills Brooklyn Record Store Coxsones Music City Reggae

    The front of Coxsone’s Music City. Photo by Rusty R. via Yelp

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