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White Lion Records is a Reggaeton record label established by Elías de León with the release of the album "No Mercy"[1] by Daddy Yankee in the year 1995. The label would temporarily change into '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. White Lion is often regarded as one of the greatest and most prestigious record labels in the history of Spanish Hip Hop and Reggaeton alongside Pina Records and the now defunct Bayamon Records (BM Records). The company and its founder Elias De Leon are renowned for being the first to discover and release material from future reggaeton stars such as Daddy Yankee, Calle 13, Eddie Dee, Mexicano 777 and Tego Calderon among others. They have released such notable and critically acclaimed albums like "Calle 13"[2] and "Los De Atras Vienen Conmigo" by Calle 13; "El Abayarde" by Tego Calderon and "El Principe" by Cosculluela among others. The label is also affiliated with subsidiary imprints "Black Lion", "Nueva Kamada corp" and "Young Lion" which is how the company can manage to have deals with various major labels at once in order to facilitate release schedules.

White Lion Records
Founded1994; 25 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
Country of originPuerto Rico
Official websiteWhite Lion Records

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Former Artists Under Boricua Guerrero ImprintEdit

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.

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

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

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