White Lion Records

White Lion Records is a reggaeton, Latin Music, Latín reggae and urbano record label established by Elías de León with the release of the album No Mercy[1] by Daddy Yankee in 1995. The label would temporarily change its name to 'Boricua Guerrero' from 1996-2001 until reestablishing as White Lion Records with the releases of Maicol y Manuel's "Como En Los Tiempos De Antes" and the compilation "Planet Reggae" in 2002. As an independent label in 2003, it was selling over 100,000 copies of Tego Calderon's most recent album at the time; it soon after signed a distribution deal with Sony BMG.[2]

White Lion Records
Founded1994; 26 years ago (1994)
FounderElias De León (C.E.O)
Distributor(s)Sony Music Latin
Warner Music Group
EMI Latin
Machete Music
Universal Music Latino
Cinq Music
GenreReggaeton, Latin, Urbano
Country of originPuerto Rico
Official websiteWhite Lion Records

White Lion is an issuer of Puerto Rican Hip Hop , Reggaeton ,Latin Reggae & Urbano. The company and its founder Elias De Leon were first to discover and release material from future reggaeton stars such as Daddy Yankee, Calle 13, Eddie Dee, Mexicano 777 and Tego Calderon. They have released albums like "Calle 13"[3] and "Los De Atras Vienen Conmigo" by Calle 13; "El Abayarde" by Tego Calderon and "El Principe" by Cosculluela. The label is also affiliated with subsidiary imprints "Black Lion", "Nueva Kamada corp" , "Young Lion" and 'Full Metal Enterprise'

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Discography from White Lion and Boricua GuerreroEdit

(Shelved by Sony Latin when executives of the label believed the album had no commercial potential. Elias De Leon would eventually sell the contract of Arcángel and album rights to Luny Tunes and their company "Mas Flow Inc" which included the masters to the original recordings of "La Maravilla". In response Arcangel and his own label gave the album out for free on the internet and it became the most downloaded free album/mixtape in the history of Spanish Hip Hop and Reggaeton. Luny Tunes and Mas Flow Inc would eventually release a reworked version known as "El Fenómeno" later that year with distribution from Machete Music/Universal Latino. "El Fenomeno" excludes some songs from "La Maravilla".)

(Also shelved by Sony Latin when executives believed there was no commercial potential for the product. Eventually the album was bootlegged in Puerto Rico and found its way onto the internet. The album was praised by the reggaeton community and regarded as the best work of Jowell y Randy's career. In response, White Lion took Cosculluela to Machete Music/Universal Music Latino whom had yet to receive a release date for his anticipated 'El Principe' which was originally going to be distributed by Sony BMG)

Released for free on the internet.

  • Nico Canada - A Lo Under vol. 1: Perreo Perreo (2012)
  • Nico Canada - A Lo Under vol. 2: Zona De Perreo (2012)
  • Cosculluela - "War Kingz" (2012)
  • Imperio Nazza/Jowell y Randy - Doxis Edition (2013)

Released alongside Musicologo and Menes (Los De La Nazza)' company Nazza Records.

  • Jowell y Randy - "Sobredoxis" (2013)
  • Cosculluela - "The Ultimate Collection" (2013)
  • Back To The Underground] (2013) *various artists*
  • Falo - Back To The Underground: Falo Edition (2013)
  • OG Black - Back To The Underground: Francotirador Edition (2013)
  • Watussi - La Revelacion Del Under: Back To The Underground (2013)
  • Maicol y Manuel - Back To The Underground: Yakaleando Edition (2014)
  • Polaco - Back To The Underground: Polakan Edition (2014)
  • Frankie Boy - Back To The Underground: Frankie Boy Edition (2014)
  • Wiso G - Back To The Underground: Wiso G Edition (2014)
  • DJ Dicky - El De Las Manos Magicas (2014)
  • Cosculluela - "Santa Cos" (2014)
  • Jowell y Randy - Under Doxis (2014)

Released for free download on the internet. You can search it on Google.

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