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Rap-A-Lot Records
Rap-A-Lot Records
is a Houston
Houston
hip hop record label that was created in 1986. Sublabels include Smoke-a-Lot Records. The label was founded by James Prince in the mid-1980s and, with its most famous act the Geto Boys, put the South on the hip hop map. Since then, it has maintained its success and focus on gangsta and southern rap. Rap-A-Lot was first distributed by A&M Records for a short time with the release of Raheem's 1988 debut The Vigilante.[1] The label was later distributed through the 1990s by the EMI
EMI
labels Priority Records (1991–1994), Noo Trybe Records
Noo Trybe Records
(1994-1998) and Noo Trybe's parent label Virgin Records
Virgin Records
(1998–2002). During the rest of the 2000s, it was distributed by WEA's Asylum Records and then Fontana Distribution. Geto Boys
Geto Boys
were the label's first nationally popular act, while Devin the Dude, whom The New York Times
The New York Times
called "a brilliant oddball with a spaced-out flow,"[2] and whose contract ended in 2008, was, for 15 years, the label's longest-running act. On August 22, 2013, Rap-A-Lot Records
Rap-A-Lot Records
announced that it recently signed a distribution deal with RED Distribution. Artists currently on its roster include Z-Ro
Z-Ro
and Bun B
Bun B
among others.[3]

Contents

1 Current artists 2 Discography

2.1 1980s 2.2 1990s 2.3 2000s 2.4 2010s

3 External links 4 References

Current artists[edit]

Bun B Scarface Turk Z-Ro

Discography[edit] 1980s[edit] 1987

Ghetto Boys - Car Freak Ghetto Boys - You Ain't Nothing / I Run This 2 Bad Brothers

1988

Raheem - The Vigilante Ghetto Boys - Making Trouble Royal Flush - Uh Oh! Def IV - Nice and Hard

1989

Geto Boys
Geto Boys
- Grip It! On That Other Level Willie D - Controversy

1990s[edit] 1990

Choice - The Big Payback Geto Boys
Geto Boys
- The Geto Boys

1991

O.G. Style - I Know How to Play 'Em Big Mike & 3-2 - Convicts Geto Boys
Geto Boys
- We Can't Be Stopped Scarface - Mr. Scarface Is Back

1992

The Terrorists - Terror Strikes; Always Bizness, Never Personal Too Much Trouble - Bringing Hell on Earth Ganksta N-I-P -The South Park Psycho Choice - Stick-N-Moove Big Mello - Bone Hard Zaggin' Prince Johnny C - It's Been a Long Rhyme Coming Raheem - The Invincible Rap-a-Lot's Underground Masters - Rap-A-Lot's Underground Masters Bushwick Bill
Bushwick Bill
- Little Big Man Willie D - I'm Goin' Out Lika Soldier Geto Boys
Geto Boys
- Uncut Dope Seagram - The Dark Roads

1993

Geto Boys
Geto Boys
- Till Death Do Us Part 5th Ward Boyz - Ghetto Dope Ganksta N-I-P - Psychic Thoughts Too Much Trouble - Player's Choice Scarface - The World Is Yours DMG - Rigormortiz

1994

2Low - Funky Lil Brotha 5th Ward Boyz - Gangsta Funk Odd Squad - Fadanuf Fa Erybody!! Trinity Garden Cartel - Don't Blame It on da Music Tim Smooth - Straight Up Drivin' Em Blac Monks - Secrets of the Hidden Temple Seagram - Reality Check Big Mello - Wegonefunkwichamind Big Mike - Somethin' Serious Scarface - The Diary

1995

CJ Mac - True Game 5th Ward Juvenilez - Deadly Groundz Bushwick Bill
Bushwick Bill
- Phantom of the Rapra Poppa LQ - Your Entertainment, My Reality Menace Clan - Da Hood 5th Ward Boyz - Rated G

1996

3-2 - The Wicked Buddah Baby The Almighty RSO - Doomsday: Forever RSO Geto Boys
Geto Boys
- The Resurrection Do or Die - Picture This Facemob - The Other Side of the Law Ganksta N-I-P - Psychotic Genius Various artists - 10th Anniversary

1997

Scarface - The Untouchable Big Mike - Still Serious Ghetto Twiinz - In That Water Seagram - Souls on Ice Too Much Trouble - Too Much Weight 5th Ward Boyz - Usual Suspects

1998

Scarface - My Homies Devin the Dude
Devin the Dude
- The Dude Do or Die - Headz or Tailz Geto Boys
Geto Boys
- Da Good Da Bad & Da Ugly Ghetto Twiinz - No Pain No Gain Blac Monks - No Mercy A-G-2-A-Ke - Mil Ticket Tela - Now or Never Johnny P - The Next Ganksta N-I-P - Interview with a Killa Yukmouth - Thugged Out: The Albulation Big Mike - Hard to Hit

1999

5th Ward Boyz - Keep It Poppin' J Prince Presents R.N.D.S.

2000s[edit] 2000

Scarface - The Last of a Dying Breed Do or Die - Victory Tela - The World Ain't Enuff Willie D - Loved by Few, Hated by Many

2001

Dorasel - Unleash the Beast Yukmouth - Thug Lord: The New Testament Ghetto Twiinz - Got It on My Mind Snypaz - Livin' in the Scope

2002

Devin the Dude
Devin the Dude
- Just Tryin' ta Live Scarface - The Fix Outlawz
Outlawz
- Neva Surrenda Hussein Fatal
Hussein Fatal
- Fatal Luniz - Silver & Black Big Syke
Big Syke
- Big Syke Do or Die - Back 2 the Game Tela - Double Dose Scarface - Greatest Hits Yukmouth - United Ghettos of America Geto Boys
Geto Boys
- Greatest Hits Project Playaz - The Return Facemob - Silence Snypaz - Snypaz

2003

Scarface - Balls & My Word Yukmouth - Godzilla Slim Thug
Slim Thug
& Lil' Keke - The Big Unit DMG - Black Roulette Do or Die - Pimpin' Ain't Dead Dirty - Love Us or Hate Us Criminal Manne - Neighborhood Dope Manne Do or Die - Greatest Hits

2004

Devin the Dude
Devin the Dude
- To Tha X-Treme Thug Lordz - In Thugz We Trust Z-Ro
Z-Ro
- The Life of Joseph W. McVey Various artists - The Day After Hell Broke Loose UTP - The Beginning of the End 5th Ward Boyz - Greatest Hits Yukmouth - United Ghettos of America
United Ghettos of America
Vol. 2 UTP - Nolia Clap

2005

Lil' Flip
Lil' Flip
& Z-Ro
Z-Ro
- Kings of the South Geto Boys
Geto Boys
- The Foundation Z-Ro
Z-Ro
- Let the Truth Be Told Pimp C
Pimp C
- Sweet James Jones Stories Bun B
Bun B
- Trill Dirty - Hood Stories

2006

Belo Zero - The Truth Do or Die - Get That Paper Z-Ro
Z-Ro
- I'm Still Livin' Pimp C
Pimp C
- Pimpalation Scarface - My Homies
My Homies
Part 2 Trae - Restless Partners-N-Crime - Club Bangaz Trilltown Mafia - It Goes Without Sayin

2007

Trae - Life Goes On Devin the Dude
Devin the Dude
- Waitin' to Inhale Z-Ro
Z-Ro
- Power Scarface - Made Dirty - The Art of Storytelling UTP - Back Like We Left Something

2008

Yukmouth - Million Dollar Mouthpiece Scarface - The Best of Scarface Devin the Dude
Devin the Dude
- Greatest Hits Yukmouth - Greatest Hits Bun B
Bun B
- II Trill Pimp C
Pimp C
- Greatest Hits Geto Boys
Geto Boys
- Best of the Geto Boys ABN - It Is What It Is Geto Boys/Scarface - Best Of Geto Boys
Geto Boys
& Scarface Z-Ro
Z-Ro
- Crack Various Artists - Rap-A-Lot's Greatest Hits Devin the Dude
Devin the Dude
- Hi Life Trae - The Beginning Various Artists - Rap-A-Lot Street Classics Vol. 1 Scarface - Emeritus

2009

Z-Ro
Z-Ro
- Greatest Hits Scarface - Greatest Features Damm D - Never Forget Loyalty (N.F.L.) Z-Ro
Z-Ro
- Cocaine

2010s[edit] 2010

Z-Ro
Z-Ro
- Heroin Bun B
Bun B
- Trill O.G. Pimp C
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

Pimp C
Pimp C
- Still Pimping Z-Ro
Z-Ro
- Meth

2012

Z-Ro
Z-Ro
- Angel Dust Juvenile - Rejuvenation

2013

Bun B
Bun B
- Trill OG: The Epilogue

2014

Juvenile - The Fundamentals

External links[edit]

Official site Rap-A-Lot Record's discography on discogs.com

References[edit]

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

v t e

Virgin Records

People

Richard Branson Nik Powell Rob Stevenson

Subsidiaries

Astralwerks Records Back Porch Records Caroline Records Charisma Records Dindisc E.G. Records Front Line Higher Octave Music Hut Records Immortal Records Narada Productions Noo Trybe Records Point Blank Records Rap-A-Lot Records Real World Records Vernon Yard Recordings Virgin Schallplatten

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List of Virgin Records
Virgin Records
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