Riots, Rivalries, and Rap: The Sublime History of Long Beach’s Iconic VIP Records Deserves a Museum (and It Might Get One)

Photos by Brian Addison. Historical photos and video courtesy of Kelvin Anderson Sr. In the matter of six hours on May 24, 1972, Kelvin Anderson Sr.’s life went from a lone, dirt road along the backwoods of Mississippi to the booming, sunny life of Los Angeles just two days after graduating from high school. From … Continue reading Riots, Rivalries, and Rap: The Sublime History of Long Beach’s Iconic VIP Records Deserves a Museum (and It Might Get One)