Rap-A-Lot Records

Rap-A-Lot is a hip hop record label founded by James Prince in 1987.[2] Smoke-a-Lot Records is a subsidiary.

Rap-A-Lot
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Parent companySony Music Entertainment
Founded1986; 35 years ago (1986)[1]
FounderJames Prince
Distributor(s)RED Distribution
GenreSouthern hip hop
Country of originUnited States
LocationHouston, Texas, U.S, Bogota, Colombia

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.

The label's most popular acts were The Geto Boys and Devin the Dude, whom The New York Times called "a brilliant oddball with a spaced-out flow."[4]

On August 22, 2013, Rap-A-Lot announced a distribution deal with RED Distribution. Artists on its roster include Z-Ro and Bun B.[5]

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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

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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. ^ The New York Times > Arts > Music > A Visitor's Guide to the Houston Sound
  5. ^ http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/news/id.25165/title.rap-a-lot-records-signs-distribution-deal-with-sony-red-plans-bun-b-album