Loud Records

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Loud Records
Parent company Universal Music Group
Founded 1992
Founder Steve Rifkind
Status Defunct
Distributor(s) SRC Records
Genre Various
Country of origin United States
Location New York City, New York
Official website Loud.com

Loud Records was a subsidiary of the now-defunct SRC Records founded by Steve Rifkind in 1992.

Loud was a hip hop label which has released material by acts such as Wu-Tang Clan, Big Punisher, Mobb Deep, Krayzie Bone, The Beatnuts, M.O.P., Tha Alkaholiks, Pete Rock, Lil' Flip, Three 6 Mafia, Project Pat, Xzibit, Twista, Dead Prez, The Dwellas and The X-Ecutioners. Despite this, the label released thrash metal band Megadeth's deluxe and remastered debut album Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good! in 2002.

The label was shut down in 2002 and was originally distributed by RCA Records until 1999 when distribution moved over to Columbia Records. Rumors report that Rifkind might buy back the label and revive the label as a sub-label of his SRC Records, until in 2013, Rifkind has announced that SRC Records was shutting down, also leaving Loud Records defunct for its second time. (see SRC Records#Loud deal, Later Successes and Eventual Closure)


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