Cee Lo Green preserved record store
- Bang Showbiz
- 2 October 2011
Cee Lo Green owns his own record shop - but won't open it to the public as he stores his music there
Cee Lo Green bought a record store to preserve as an "artifact".
The 'Forget You' hitmaker bought a struggling shop in Georgia, but has no intention of opening for business as he now stores his music collection there.
He said: "A few years ago I bought the remaining inventory of a record store that was going out of business in Atlanta. We want out and bought it all.
"It was a collective purchase, but it was more of an investment than an expense. It's not open for business, but we had to preserve that wonderful vinyl as an artifact. It's historic. It's where I store all my records."
Among Cee Lo's record collection are several "instrumental mood albums", because he favours tracks without vocals when having sex.
He told Q magazine: "I like instrumentals, because you need purity and space. That particular set of circumstances doesn't need to be narrated upon or coaxed.
"What would I recommend? As unusual as this may sound, there are instrumental mood albums that you can get from most department stores. It has to be something that she hasn't heard before."