Full Surface Records

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Full Surface Records
Full Surface Records logo.jpg
Parent company Warner Music Group
Founded 2001
Founder Kasseem Dean
Status Defunct
Distributor(s) Atlantic Records Group
(In the US)
WEA International Inc.
(Outside the US)
Genre Hip hop, R&B
Country of origin United States
Location New York City
Official website www.FullSurfaceRecords.com

Full Surface Records was a record label founded by American hip hop recording artist and record producer Kasseem "Swizz Beatz" Dean, in 2001. With the help of his protégé, Philadelphia-based rapper Cassidy, who was the first artist signed, the label was able to establish itself. The label used to operate through Sony Music Entertainment's, J Records and through Universal Music Group's, Interscope Records, Motown Records and Universal Motown. However, the label also had released material through joint ventures with other companies outside the Sony BMG Music Entertainment group. It operated as a subsidiary of Warner Music Group and was distributed by Atlantic Records.


Drag-On signed to Full Surface Records.[1] DMX was about to sign to Full Surface Records but chose Sony Urban Music instead.[2]


Former artists[edit]

Ruff Ryders Entertainment member. Known for his ability to change into multiple flows
Rapper, best known for her affiliation with Ruff Ryders Entertainment.
Signed to Full Surface Records, through a joint venture with Geffen Records.

DJs and producers[edit]

  • The Individualz
A group of producers, composed of Avenue, Joe Bravo and Jose, who have produced songs for Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Swizz Beatz, 50 Cent, Jay-Z and Mary J. Blige.[3]
A producer from Philadelphia.
Also signed to Ruff Ryders Entertainment & was signed with Roc-A-Fella Records.[4]
  • Snags
A producer who has produced songs for Swizz Beatz and Jadakiss.

Albums released[edit]

Album Information
Swizz Beatz - Presents G.H.E.T.T.O. Stories
  • Released: 2002
  • Singles: "Guilty", "Bigger Business"
Cassidy - Split Personality
  • Released: March 16, 2004
  • Singles: "Hotel", "Get No Better"
  • Notes: Certified Gold (RIAA)
Yung Wun - The Dirtiest Thirstiest
  • Released: December 7, 2004
  • Singles: "Yung Wun Anthem", "Tear It Up", "Walk It, Talk It"
  • Notes: "Tear It Up" was well charted
Cassidy - I'm a Hustla
  • Released: June 28, 2005
  • Singles: "I'm a Hustla", "B-Boy Stance"
Mashonda - January Joy
  • Released: November 9, 2005
  • Singles: "Back Of Da Club", "Blackout"
  • Notes: Japan release only
Bone Thugs-n-Harmony - Strength & Loyalty
Swizz Beatz - One Man Band Man
Cassidy - B.A.R.S. The Barry Adrian Reese Story


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