Oscar Sanchez (music industry executive)
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Oscar Sanchez, is the President and CEO of Affluent Records. Affluent is an indie digital music record label, created and founded in 2005. Since its inception Affluent Records has successfully grown to becoming recognized as one of New York City’s top tier leading independent brands. Affluent Records music catalog derives from a diverse array of artists nationwide including Dead Prez, Outlawz, Hood Surgeon, Lords of the Underground, Do It All, Ike Burna, Sadat X, Milano, Soda Boy, Throwback, Dirty Bakerz, The SBGz, Youn Lion, Jase Cook, J. Stylez, S-Quire, and newly signed R&B/Pop Soul singer Katlyn Swanson.
A Latino born, native New Yorker, Oscar Sanchez grew up in the downtown city streets of Manhattan. A true New York story, he is an accredited self-made urban visionary and entrepreneur. As a music industry veteran and executive through the years he has accomplished and accrued a great amount of success as a record label owner, a music producer, an A&R, private label owner, as well as an urban brand marketing & online media savant and businessman. His vast amount of experience, multi talents accomplishments and successes have enabled him to successfully become founder and CEO of Affluent Entertainment Inc.
Oscar Sanchez began his music industry career in 1992 working as an intern for Lyor Cohen and Russell Simmons at Def Jam Recordings. He was promoted by CEO Lyor Cohen to A&R Artist Manager Rep and Music Producer for the label and simultaneously worked for Chris Lighty’s Violator Record Label & his management imprints to break the brand.
Over the years, Sanchez has worked with many Hip Hop icons. His credits include A Tribe Called Quest, Foxy Brown, LL Cool J, Busta Rhymes, Dead Prez, The Outlawz, Mobb Deep, Diamond D, Cormega, Sadat X, Lords of The Underground, Warren G and so many more artists throughout his career. His first A&R credit was the Platinum-selling Def Jam 10th Anniversary Box Set - a collection that is now considered Hip Hop classic. Sanchez has also been an A&R consultant for Rawkus Records, where he produced and worked with artists like Pharaohe Monch, Smif-n-Wessun, Mos Def, Novel, and many more. He has also worked for BMG as a product manager for Gee Street Records, Artist Development & Urban Marketing Manager for V2.
Oscar “Affluent” Sanchez A&R Discography
|Affluent Records Albums- Dead prez & Outlawz - Can’t Sell Dope Forever
Hood Surgeon – The Autopsy of Curtis Young Lords of the Underground – House of Lords Sodaboy – Midwest Mayor Milano – Sidewalk Stories Throwback –Ballin Since Birth Sadat X – Generation X Ike Burna The SBGz – The Code Youn Lion – Bronx Tale Jase Cook-Hip Hop Never Dies Dirty Bakerz Compilation Affluent America Compilations Affluent Records Presents Mixtape Series
Rawkus Records Albums: Novel, Pharoahe Monch, Soundbombing, Smif N Wesson
Def Jam/Violator Albums: LL Cool J – Mr. Smith (Def Jam) Busta Rhymes – The Coming (Elektra) Foxy Brown – Ill NaNa (Violator) Foxy Brown - Chyna White (Violator) A Tribe Called Quest – Beats, Rhymes & Life (Jive) A Tribe Called Quest – Love Movement (Jive) Def Jam 10th Anniversary Box Set (Def Jam) Cru – Dirty 30 (Violator) Cormega – Testament (Violator) Diamond D – Hatred, Passions & Infidelity (Mercury) Noyd – Big Noyd (Tommy Boy) Mobb Deep – Hell on Earth (Loud) Tragedy Khadafi – Against All Odds (V2) Afu Ra (V2) Diamond D – Da Fam (Diamond Mine)
Special Projects: Blue Note Remix NFL Grid Iron LifeBeat Project
Movie Soundtracks: The Show (Def Jam) The Nutty Professor (Def Jam) Space Jamz (Universal) Sunset Park (Atlantic)
Video: Executive Producer - “1 Nation,” “I Believe” and “Fork in da Road” Dead Prez & Outlawz
DVD: Executive Producer - Still LOTUG - Lords of the Underground
"Executive Spotlight: Oscar Sanchez."BRE Magazine July 2007