Blackmarket Records

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Black Market Records
Blackmarket Records Logo.gif
GenreHip hop
Country of originUnited States of America
LocationSacramento, California
Official website

Black Market Records is an American record label based in Sacramento, California. Black Market Records was founded in 1989 by JA, who later teamed up with Robert Foster in 1990 as a hip hop-R&B production company with acts that included Brotha Lynch Hung and X-Raided.[1]


Black Market Records was founded in 1989 by AJ

, and in 1990 formed a partnership with Robert Foster. The partnership ended in 1995 when the partners separated. Robert Foster left the partnership and formed the label Front Row Records aJAron continued as the sole owner of Black Market Records. 1992,[1] Black Market signed Sacramento rapper X-Raided and he released the album "Psycho Active" featuring Brotha Lynch Hung, who would also later be signed to the label.[2] In 1993 Brotha Lynch Hung signed with Black Market Records, and released his EP "24 Deep" which would peak at spot no. 91 on Billboard's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart,[3] the label's first album to chart. Brotha Lynch Hung would later release "Season of da Siccness", the debut album of Brotha Lynch Hung the labels second project to chart,[3] before leaving the label in 2002 and signing to Strange Music.[4] In 2001, X-Raided contract with Black Market ended, in the process of re-signing, he attempted to sign fellow Sacramento rapper T-Nutty to the label with him, the deal failed and they both signed instead, to Madman Records.[2] In 2000 Black Market signed oakland rapper Keak da Sneak, who released with them 3 albums, none of which charted.



  • Friction
  • Gatorman
  • Hanabal
  • Insanity
  • Jacavelli 190
  • Luchiano Brigante
  • Nicca Sicc
  • Pharoah Davinci
  • Young Dooby
  • Yung Roe


  • 187
  • The 916 Alliance
  • Bandana tha Ragg
  • B.P.M.
  • Big Lurch
  • Black Dynasty
  • Black Rhino
  • Brotha Lynch Hung
  • C-Bo
  • Cold World Hustlers
  • D-Flex
  • Daz Dillinger
  • DC Ray
  • Doomsday
  • Endangered Species
  • Fed-X
  • Foe
  • G-Macc
  • Gangsta Dre
  • Gangsta NIP
  • Habeas Corpus
  • Keak da Sneak
  • Kock D ZEL
  • Mr. Doctor
  • Mozzy
  • Nonfiktion
  • P.C.O
  • Pizo
  • Sicx
  • Triple beam
  • TRU
  • W.B.K. Mobb
  • X-Raided[1][5][6]


  1. ^ a b c Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ a b "Incarcerated Sacramento Rapper X-Raided Speaks on Brotha Lynch Hung & Black Markets Ced FB Feud".
  3. ^ a b "Brotha Lynch Hung".
  4. ^ "Black Market 247".
  5. ^ "Black Market 247".
  6. ^ "Black Market 247".