Greedhead Music

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Greedhead Music
FounderHimanshu Suri
GenreHip hop
Country of originUnited States

Greedhead Music is an independent record label founded by Himanshu Suri of Das Racist. Initially, Suri founded Greedhead Music as a management and recording company in 2008 to manage Das Racist.[1] Greedhead's first releases were the group's 2010 mixtapes, Shut Up, Dude and Sit Down, Man. Das Racist's first commercially available album, Relax, was also the first commercial release on the Greedhead imprint. Greedhead has since released solo mixtapes by both Kool A.D. (The Palm Wine Drinkard[2] and 51[3]) and Heems (Nehru Jackets).[4] The label has also released works by Dash Speaks,[5] Weekend Money,[6] Keepaway,[7] Lakutis,[8] Big Baby Gandhi,[8] Le1f,[9] Antwon,[10] and Meyhem Lauren,[9] as well as non-hip-hop acts like singer Safe,[9] Scottish bhangra act Tigerstyle,[9] and comedian Joe Mande.[11]

On July 9, 2015, Suri announced that he would be effectively shutting down Greedhead. He claimed that the cost of releasing and promoting free releases for the label's roster left him more than $10,000 in debt. Suri added, however, that his own music would continue to be released on the Greedhead imprint.[12]



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  2. ^ Mlynar, Phillip (January 9, 2012). "Hive Five: A Greedhead Records Primer". MTV Hive. Archived from the original on April 9, 2012. Retrieved January 14, 2012.
  3. ^ Trammell, Matthew (June 15, 2012). "Kool A.D.: 51". Rolling Stone. Retrieved June 17, 2012.
  4. ^ Kennedy, Channing (January 17, 2012). "Das Racist's Himanshu Suri: Rapper, Jokester, Community Organizer?". ColorLines. Retrieved February 2, 2012.
  5. ^ Gompers, Sjimon (July 12, 2013). "Week in Pop: Au Palais, Castle, Loveskills, Salvia Plath, Winter". Impose. Retrieved December 16, 2014.
  6. ^ Gillespie, Blake (October 2, 2012). "Weekend Money, Naked City". Impose. Retrieved December 16, 2014.
  7. ^ Cohen, Ian (January 9, 2012). "Keepaway: Black Flute (Greedhead, 2012)". Pitchfork. Retrieved January 14, 2012.
  8. ^ a b Ramos, Mike (December 1, 2011). "Lakutis' I'm In the Forest EP and Other Reasons You Should Really Be Paying Attention to Greedhead Music". The Stranger. Retrieved January 14, 2012.
  9. ^ a b c d Chris Barth (September 5, 2012). "From Wall Street Headhunter To Indie Rap Mogul: Das Racist's Himanshu Suri". Forbes Magazine. Retrieved September 8, 2012.
  10. ^ Rice, Matt (October 29, 2013). "Matt on Music tackles 10 albums". The Eastern Echo. Retrieved November 1, 2013.
  11. ^ Lobenfeld, Claire (March 8, 2014). "Premiere: Comedian Joe Mande Releases Standup Mixtape "B***hface" Featuring A$AP Yams, Roy Hibbert, Amy Poehler, and More". Complex. Retrieved December 16, 2014.
  12. ^ Helman, Peter (July 9, 2015). "Heems Folds Greedhead Label, Calls Out Unappreciative Roster". Stereogum. Retrieved July 10, 2015.

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