A record company or a record label contributes to being a brand which is related to the marketing of music videos and music recordings. This publishing company helps in the management of trademarks, distribution, production, promotion for the music videos and sound recordings. Here is a list of the most famous hip hop record labels:

Death Row Records

Death Row Records is one of the most famous hip hop record labels, owning a plethora of classic albums which include Doggystyle by Snoop, Eyez on Me by Tupac, the Don Killuminati: 7-day theory by Tupac, The Chronic by Dr. Dre. Death Row Records contribute to being an American Record label which was founded by Dr. Dre, Tupac Shakur, and Snoop Dogg in the year of 1991.

Aftermath Entertainment

Aftermath Entertainment is recognized to be a popular American record label which was founded by Dr. Dre, rapper and hip hop producer. The latest act of this record label includes Jon Connor, Anderson Paak, Justus along with the former acts which include The Game, Busta Rhymes, 50 Cent, Rakim, to name a few.

Owing to the amazing acts, this label has earned the RI certifications of platinum on the latest twenty released albums. Aftermath records were the leader of the rap industry from the year of 1999-2010 and have signed the most prominent artists which include Rakim, Kendrick, Eminem, etc. In addition to signing Eminem, he also led a helping hand to him to come up with Shady Record, his label.

Top Dawg Entertainment

Top Dawg Entertainment has earned a high reputation in signing some of the leading artists. This popular hip hop record label has created the most prominent music which is one of its kind. The leading artists of this record label include Schoolboy Q, Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, Jay Rock, and Schoolboy Q. This American record label was founded by Top Dawg in the year of 2004. The label has a product division which includes King Blue, THC, Digi+Phonics, and Derek Ali.

Shady Records

After the tremendous success of The Slim Shady LP, Eminem and Paul Rosenberg founded Shady Records in the year of 1999. After the formation of this record label, Shady has signed almost 14 acts till now. After the release of some of the successful hits, this record label has earned RIAA certifications of gold on 12 of the latest release albums. The signed acts of this label include Conway The Machine, Westside Gunn, Bad Meets Evil, Eminem, Hall N’ Nash and Boogie whereas the former acts are inclusive of Slaughterhouse, Cashish, Bobby Creekwater, Stat Quo, to name a few.

Bad Boy Records

Founded in the year of 1993, Bad Boy contributes to being a popular American record label. It is known to operate as the imprint of Epic Records. The Notorious B.I.G. happens to be a popular artist of this record label. Few of the other artists of this label include Lil’ Kim, Craig Mack, Mase, French Montana, Danity Kane, The Lox, Total, Elephant Man, to name a few.

Roc-A-Fella Records

This American record label was founded in the year of 1995 by Kareem “Biggs” Burge, Damon “Dame” Dash, and Shawn Corey Carter. The most popular artists of this record label include Kayne West, Jay Z, to name a few. Few of the most popular albums of this label include Reasonable Doubt, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Watch the Throne.

If you are looking for the famous hip hop record labels, refer to the above-mentioned list. These record labels have gained success in releasing the latest hits of all the time.


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