Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Rap-a-lot is 25 years old!


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Rap-a-Lot Records is a Houston hip hop record label.
Rap-a-Lot was created in 1986.
The label was founded by James Smith (A.K.A. J 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 gangster and southern rap.
It was distributed through the 1990s
by the EMI labels Priority Records (1991–1994)
and Virgin Records (1994–2000).
During the 2000s,
it was distributed by WEA's Asylum Records.


Discography

1988
Raheem - The Vigilante
Geto Boys - Making Trouble
Royal Flush - Uh Oh!
Def IV - Nice and Hard

1989
Ghetto Boys - Grip It! On That Other Level
Willie D - Controversy

1990
Choice - The Big Payback
Geto Boys - The Geto Boys

1991
O.G. Style - I Know How to Play 'Em
Convicts - Convicts
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 - Little Big Man
Willie D - I'm Goin' Out Lika Soldier
Geto Boys - Uncut Dope
Seagram - The Dark Roads

1993
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!! (Devin The Dude´s first album)
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 - Phantom of the Rapra
Poppa LQ - Your Entertainment, My Reality
Menace Clan - Da Hood
5th Ward Boyz - Rated G

1996
3-2 - Wicked Buddah Baby
The Almighty RSO - Doomsday: Forever RSO
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 - The Dude
Do or Die - Headz or Tailz
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

1999
Yukmouth - Thugged Out: The Albulation
Big Mike - Hard to Hit
5th Ward Boyz - Keep It Poppin'
J Prince Presents - R.N.D.S.

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

2003
Scarface - Balls & My Word
Yukmouth - Godzilla
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 - To Tha X-Treme
Thug Lordz - In Thugz We Trust
Z-Ro - The Life of Joseph W. McVey
Hi-C - The Hi-Life Hustle
Various artists - The Day After Hell Broke Loose
UTP - The Beginning of the End
5th Ward Boyz - Greatest Hits
Yukmouth - United Ghettos of America Vol. 2
UTP - Nolia Clap

2005
Lil Flip & Z-Ro - Kings of the South
Geto Boys - The Foundation
Z-Ro - Let the Truth Be Told
Pimp C - Sweet James Jones Stories
Bun B - Trill
Dirty - Hood Stories

2006
Do or Die - Get That Paper
Z-Ro - I'm Still Livin'
Pimp C - Pimpalation
Scarface - 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 - Waitin' to Inhale
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 - Greatest Hits
Yukmouth - Greatest Hits
Bun B - II Trill
Pimp C - Greatest Hits
Geto Boys - Best of the Geto Boys
ABN - It Is What It Is
Z-Ro - Crack
Devin the Dude - Hi Life
Trae - The Beginning
Scarface - Emeritus

2009
Z-Ro - Greatest Hits
Scarface - Greatest Features
Damm D - Never Forget Loyalty (N.F.L.)
Z-Ro - Cocaine

2010
Z-Ro - Heroin
Bun B - Trill O.G.
Pimp C - The Naked Soul Of Sweet Jones
Skrill-Dilly "Community Service" Late Fall 2010 (source: www.skrilldilly.com)

VIA
WikiPedia
and
Blood Wars Magazine


Related links;
Bun B on his Source 5-Mic rating:
“I receive my accolades with honor,
and hold my head high when the hate rains down…”

and
Bun B; The Trill OG (Fat Cap magazine interview)
and
Free download Bun B; No Mixtape (street album)
and
Bun B on MySpace
and
UGK official site
and
B is for... (Bun B of UGK)
and
Purchase Bun B´s music on Amazon
and
The Source Crowns Bun B’s “Trill OG” a Hip Hop Classic
and
Pitchfork "Trill OG" review (2.5/5)
and
Cocaine Blunts take on it
and
Bun B accepting his Source 5 MIC award (Video)
and
Scarface picks his: Top 5 dead or alive (Extended Edition)
and
Scarface; Dopeman Music
and
ThisIsFaceMob (Scarface´s official site)

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