Low Life Records

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Low Life Records was an independent record label from London established in 1992, promoting and releasing UK hip hop music.

History[edit]

Low Life was owned by rapper and producer, Braintax (Joe Christie). The label's signed artists included many UK hip hop artists such as; Braintax himself, Task Force, Skinnyman, Jehst, Harry Love, Verb T, Mystro, Asaviour, Dubbledge, Micall Parknsun & Rodney P. Low Life released around 70 records, including 12" singles, EPs and LPs.

Cessation[edit]

Low Life came to an abrupt end in 2008 when Braintax announced his retirement and release of his last record; 'My Last and Best Album'. This came as a shock and disappointment to many UK hip hop fans. According to various sources, many of the artists signed to Low Life felt as if they had been ripped off/underpaid by Braintax - however Braintax stated in an interview, "There's been too much stress, mainly the large amount of b*****t you have to contend with when you run a record label. If you're not ripping people off then you're busy not trying hard enough to sell records that no one wants to buy."[citation needed] Low Life is seen today[who?] as one of the greatest UK hip hop labels of all time, and has a significant back catalogue of music.