Battery Records (hip hop)
|This article is outdated. (August 2015)|
- For the former dance/electronic music imprint also under Jive/Zomba, see Battery Records (dance)
|Parent company||Sony Music Entertainment|
(In the US)
(Outside the US)
|Country of origin||United States|
|Location||New York City, NY|
|Official website||Battery Records.net|
Battery Records is a hip-hop label started by Neil Levine under Zomba Label Group, which is currently owned by Sony Music Entertainment. The label was launched mid-2008 by Sony BMG Music Entertainment. The label primarily focuses on new talent, often overseeing early-stage development for acts that are destined for other labels such as J Records or Jive. However, it also serves established artists looking for non-traditional deals, such as releasing Q-Tip's long-awaited solo album Kamaal/The Abstract, which had been shelved nearly seven years prior.
- 6 Tre G
- Ace Valentine
- Chalie Boy
- D.C. Don Juan
- GS Boyz
- Li'l Goonie
- Louisiana Ca$h
- The Party Boyz
- Sir Will
- Sunny Valentine
- Mickey Factz
- S Dub "The Greatest"
|Cat. No.||Artist||Title||Format||Type||Release Date|
|?||GS Boyz||"Stanky Legg"||CD, Digital||Single||2008-08-15|
|?F.Coleman||GS Boyz||"Booty Dew"||CD, Digital||Single||2009-06-02|
|88697 55519||Q-Tip||Kamaal/The Abstract||CD, Vinyl||Album||2009-09-15|
|?||Ace Valentine||Tonight Ft V.I.C.||Digital||Single||2010-3-29|
- Battery Records Official Site
- Juan (August 12, 2008). "Sony Launches New Urban Label: Battery Records". Highbrid Nation.com. Highbrid LLC. Retrieved November 9, 2009.
- Tardio, Andres (July 1, 2009). "Q-Tip to Release Jamaal the Abstract". HipHopDX.com. Cheri Media Group. Archived from the original on 26 September 2009. Retrieved November 9, 2009.
- "6 Tre G Signs to Island/Def Jam Records". Hip Hop Press. September 19, 2011. Retrieved 28 January 2013.