N.E.E.T. Recordings

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N.E.E.T. Recordings
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Parent company Universal Music Group
Founded 2008 (2008)
Founder M.I.A.
Defunct 2013; 5 years ago (2013)
Status Inactive
Distributor(s) Interscope Records
Genre Alternative hip hop, electronica, pop, dance, punk rock, world
Country of origin United States

N.E.E.T. Recordings was a vanity record label of Sri Lankan English hip hop recording artist M.I.A. as an imprint of Interscope Records in 2008.[1] N.E.E.T. is an acronym for "Not in Education, Employment or Training".[2][3]

The first artist signed to the label was Baltimore rapper Rye Rye,[4] while A. R. Rahman's Slumdog Millionaire soundtrack was the label's first official release.[5] Seeking to expose new, underground music, M.I.A. signed Baltimore musician Blaqstarr, indie rock band Sleigh Bells and visual artist Jaime Martinez in 2009.[6][7][8][9]

Artists[edit]

Discography[edit]

  • Blaqstarr -Here We Are (2013)
  • Rye Rye -Go! Pop! Bang! (2012)
  • Blaqstarr -The Divine EP (2011)
  • M.I.A. -Maya (2010)
  • M.I.A. -XXXO/XXXO The Remixes/XXXO The Remixes: Part 2 (2010)
  • Sleigh Bells - Treats (2010)
  • Rye Rye - Never Will Be Mine - The Remixes (2011)
  • Rye Rye - Sunshine - The Remixes (2011)
  • Rye Rye - "Bang"/Bang - The Remixes (2009)
  • A. R. Rahman - Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "M.I.A.: The Billboard Cover Story". Billboard. Retrieved 2010-08-16.
  2. ^ Reid, Shaheem (2008-09-08). "M.I.A. has a fan in Kanye West". MTV. Retrieved 2008-09-12.
  3. ^ "M.I.A. launches own record label". Retrieved 2010-08-16.
  4. ^ "RYE RYE". Hearty Magazine. 2009-03-28. Retrieved 2010-09-16.
  5. ^ News, Geffin. "M.I.A. and N.E.E.T Records Interscope article". Interscope Records. Retrieved 2009-09-09.
  6. ^ "M.I.A. Signs BlaqStarr to N.E.E.T & 'Go Get My Gun' Remix". Retrieved 2010-08-16.
  7. ^ "MIA Signs Sleigh Bells to her N.E.E.T Records". Retrieved 2010-08-16.
  8. ^ "Jaime Martinez x N.E.E.T". Dazed Digital. Retrieved 2010-08-16.
  9. ^ Morgan, Eleanor. "Nguzunguzu". Dazed Digital. Retrieved 2010-09-25.

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