Rap-A-Lot Records

Rap-A-Lot is a hip hop record label founded by James Prince in 1986.[2] Smoke-a-Lot Records is a subsidiary.

Rap-A-Lot
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Parent companySony Music Entertainment
Founded1986; 36 years ago (1986)[1]
FounderJames Prince
Distributor(s)RED Distribution
GenreSouthern hip hop
Country of originUnited States
LocationHouston, Texas

Rap-A-Lot was first distributed by A&M Records with the release of Raheem's 1988 debut The Vigilante.[3] The label was distributed through the 1990s by EMI's Priority Records (1991–1994), Noo Trybe Records (1994-1998), and Virgin Records (1998–2002). In the 2000s, it was distributed by Asylum Records and then Fontana Distribution.

On August 22, 2013, Rap-A-Lot announced a distribution deal with RED Distribution. [4]

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2010

  • Z-Ro - Heroin
  • Bun B - Trill O.G.
  • Pimp C - The Naked Soul Of Sweet Jones
  • Various Artists - Sex, Money, & Drugs
  • Various Artists - Street Life
  • Various Artists - Swagger Check
  • Various Artists - Crazy & Psychotic Vol. 1
  • Various Artists - Number 1 Streets Hits
  • Various Artists - Gangstas And Hustlers
  • Various Artists - Greatest Features

2011

2012

2013

2014

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ HP Cheung (April 3, 2017). "What Is Rap-A-Lot Records?". Hypebeast. Retrieved 2019-06-09.
  2. ^ Brandon Caldwell (February 17, 2015). "A Brief History of Houston Rap Executive J. Prince Defending Everyone from The Geto Boys to Drake". Vice Media. Retrieved 2019-06-09.
  3. ^ Faniel, Maco L. (30 July 2013). Hip Hop in Houston: The Origin and the Legacy (Paperback ed.). The History Press. pp. 117–118. ISBN 978-1-60949-978-5. Retrieved 2015-10-26.
  4. ^ "Rap-A-Lot Records Signs Distribution Deal with Sony RED, Plans Bun B Album". 23 August 2013.

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