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Joe Nicolo is a record producer, engineer, and owner of a recording studio and a record company. Joe was the co-owner and president of Ruffhouse Records from 1986 to 2000.The company was then sold to Sony Music. During the time with Sony, Ruffhouse Records sold over 100 million records with acts Tim Dog, Nas, The Goats, Cypress Hill, Kris-Kross, The Fugees, Lauryn Hill, and WyClef Jean. As a producer for Columbia Records Nicolo produced or mixed records for Cindi Lauper, Sofie B Hawkins, James Taylor, Aerosmith, Luther Vandross, Train, Pete Yorn, They Might Be Giants,The Police and The Rolling Stones.
Joe "The Butcher" Nicolo also won 9 Grammys and was nominated as Producer on Billy Joel's River Of Dreams album.In the 80's and 90's Joe worked with every rapper out of Philly including Jazzy Jeff and The Fresh Prince, Schoolly D, 3X Dope, Steady B, Cool C,Cash Money, Tuff Crew, and others. Joe made several movies after 2000 including SHADE starring Sylvester Stallone and Jamie Foxx, and Just Add Water starring Danny DeVito, Justin Long, Dylan Walsh, and Jonah Hill.
In 2009 Joe started a new record company Revel Music Group with his son Tyler Nicolo and partner Coley.