Best Hip-hop Record Labels
The Top Ten
Was founded by Eminem and Paul Rosenberg in 1999 and has produced a lot of music in partnership with aftermath. So along with the Aftermath artists they also have Slaughterhouse, Yelawolf, Bad Meets Evil and Obie Trice.
Shady Records is an American record label founded in 1999 by rapper Eminem and his manager Paul Rosenberg after the highly successful release of Eminem's debut album.
They guys always best and will be best. No more words to say because they don't care about us.
SHADY Records with Aftermath Dope.
In my opinion, Shady Records is yet to grow even more and is still a small label in terms of numbers of artists. Despite this, Shady Records is a powerhouse always putting "high level music" out into the music industry.
Obie trice mutherPhockersV 17 Comments
While Shady Records is obviously great, without Aftermath Shady Records simply could not have been created. So, Aftermath pulls ahead with a SLIGHT edge. - Lasvegasxavier
The reason Aftermath should be before Shady is because without Aftermath, Shady would have never existed. lol
The Aftermath studios were founded by legened Dr. Dre in 1996. The artists include Dr. Dre, Eminem, 50 Cent, Kendrick Lamar and others. Former artists were Busta Rhymes, The Game, Stat Quo. This is a classic and Dre is a great producer
Being a big Eminem fan I would still consider aftermath greater than shady records on the basis of the talent found by aftermath label including greats like shady,50 cent,Kendrick,trice and list just continues.V 10 Comments
Many hip hop heads will always mention Death Row when talking about greatest hip hop labels for the simple reason that this label has talented, great and classic yet unique artists.
I was supposed to vote for Aftermath but press this by mistake. Haven't heard about it yet so I don't have much to say. All I can say is that it's a Hip hop record Label - AlphaQ
Death Row! The most iconic hip hop record label, even if its beef with Bad Boy did lead to the death of the two greatest rappers of all time, Pac and Biggie.
All these artist was established before death row pac was pac dre was dre d o c was hot mc hammer was himV 13 Comments
Definitely deserve top 2 with shady. Talent wise, no one can compete. Every artist on there would destroy any other labels. Besides em of course haha
Strange Music Inc. is the upcoming new gen for the hip hop legacy, they are going to take over and if people don't realise now they will soon Big Up Strange!
After Shady Records, Strange Music is THE NUMBER 1 INDEPENDENT LABEL and always puts dope, classic and StRanGE music out into the world.
STRANGE! MusicV 15 Comments
This label includes some of the greats like Nas, Beastie Boys, DMX, Ja Rule, Jay-Z, LL Cool J, Public Enemy along with modern day definitely Jam people like Kanye West, Pusha T, Rick Ross and Young Jeezy. This is clearly one of the biggest and the best
This record label it A-M-A-Z-I-N-G AMAZING just bye listening to the artist they work with every day some of the biggest singers record there
Definitely Jam may be the devil but they've released 10 times the classics at least as any other label.
yesV 5 Comments
Has some of the best. - junaid343
Everyone in the group is up and coming. Look out for another control by kendrick and a Black Hippy album. Get These Days... By Ab-Soul
Soon to be number 1.All great rappers come from this label.
Not one bad project. All rappers have their own style and doing it awesome. With shady records the best hiphop label of all time.
Kdot. Q. Soulo. Jay rock. Zay. Listen to them and youll love them.
Notorious B.I. G, Puff Daddy and the Family are all legends in the making, this was truly a great label.
Iconic and classic record label that will forever be remembered
I agree bad boys represented east coast well
Bad boy is number one Puff daddy Biggie the lox lil Kim Faith Evans Junior Mafia Carl Thomas 112 Mase Black Rob Shyne Total Craig Mack Then you get to Bad Boy south with Young Jeezy Boyz in the hood Mjg 8 ball joc Rick Ross and now got Coke Boyz French Montana mgk and fabulous Cassie bad boy tour prove best hip hop and r & b labelV 3 Comments
Okay so I'm not a big fan of these "rappers" but I admit this company is succesful. The top artists in this group are Lil Wayne, Drake, Hot Boyz, and B.G.
Screwed hip hop up. Discouraged people from being inspired by Kendrick and encouraged people to copy Future - Themusicman
They changed hip hop with the rhythm style used by rappers today - Mymanqw
Best drake, Lil Wayne best rappers last 15 years still going strongV 9 Comments
This is the early Jay-z stuff before he went off to definitely Jam. Along with Jay-z there was Kareem Burke and Dame
New but definitely on the rise. Has a lot of potential.V 2 Comments
Strange music, top dawg, and funk volume are the top 3 independent hip hop record labels at the moment
I mean I think it would have been the best in a couple years but now that Hopsin left there is no future.
2 Years from now this label will be the top dog
Funk Volume no longer exists because of Damien Ritters - KrazzyMaddV 8 Comments
Rick ross, WALE, Meek mill
Best rap Label ever
The best is on this
Great hitsV 3 Comments
Kanye, Travis, pusha, and the list goes on, best label
Kanye West is the Founder
Needs to go up.
Come on nowV 3 Comments
New York hip-hop in late 90's. Founded by Dean brothers. The rappers include DMX, The L.O.X., Swizz Beatz. However this label has died down recently and many rappers have moved on to other places.
DMX, LOX, Swizz Beats, Jadakiss, Eve,... Can you find a better combination of awesome rappersV 1 Comment
This record label is found by one of the greatest rappers at the moment by drake. These rappers have a rhythm rapping style for all the ladies out there.
Drake's got a lot going for him and has found a lot of young artists with potential
Ovo is gonna be at the top soon, just wait for the takeover. Toronto forever!
I'm a big an of drake, and his music.
i'm a rapper/singer myself
i just wanna be heard.
This is was and will always will be THE best record label
J. Cole is leading up and coming artists like Bas, Omen, and Cozz. If you want to know what this record is about listen to Revenge of the Dreamers
J Cole is changing the world because he is making it have climate change.
J Cole will change the world
J ColeV 2 Comments
Xzibit, Big Pun, Wu Tang Clan (and Raekwon, Method Man, GZA, Ghostface Killah, Three 6 Mafia, Mobb Deep, Twista do I need to say more?
Xzibit, Big Pun, Wu Tang Clan
How is this not 3rd - KrazzyMadd
This is the label that originate gangsta rap and should be #1
It should be number 1
EAZYV 4 Comments
Responsible for some of the golden years of rap in the late 80's. Albums were by classics like Big Daddy Kane, Biz Markie, Kool G. Rap, and MC Shan. Company folded however in 98'
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