Battery Records (hip hop)

Battery Records is a hip-hop label started by Neil Levine under Zomba Label Group, which is currently owned by Sony Music Entertainment. The label was launched mid-2008 by Sony BMG Music Entertainment.[1] The label primarily focuses on new talent, often overseeing early-stage development for acts that are destined for other labels such as J Records or Jive. However, it also serves established artists looking for non-traditional deals, such as releasing Q-Tip's long-awaited solo album Kamaal the Abstract, which had been shelved nearly seven years prior.[2]

Battery Records
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Parent companySony Music Entertainment
FoundedAugust 2008 (2008-August)
FounderNeil Levine
Distributor(s)Epic Records
(In the US)
RCA Records
(Outside the US)
GenreHip hop
Country of originUnited States
LocationNew York City, NY
Official websiteBattery


  • 6 Tre G
  • Ace Valentine
  • Chalie Boy
  • D.C. Don Juan
  • GS Boyz
  • Li'l Goonie
  • Louisiana Ca$h
  • The Party Boyz
  • Q-Tip
  • Sir Will
  • Sunny Valentine
  • Velaté
  • V.I.C.
  • Mickey Factz
  • S Dub "The Greatest"


Cat. No. Artist Title Format Type Release Date
? GS Boyz "Stanky Legg" CD, Digital Single 2008-08-15
?F.Coleman GS Boyz "Booty Dew" CD, Digital Single 2009-06-02
88697 55519 Q-Tip Kamaal the Abstract CD, Vinyl Album 2009-09-15
? Ace Valentine Tonight Ft V.I.C. Digital Single 2010-3-29

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  1. ^ Juan (August 12, 2008). "Sony Launches New Urban Label: Battery Records". Highbrid Highbrid LLC. Retrieved November 9, 2009.
  2. ^ Tardio, Andres (July 1, 2009). "Q-Tip to Release Jamaal the Abstract". Cheri Media Group. Archived from the original on 26 September 2009. Retrieved November 9, 2009.