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
Founder M.I.A.
Status Unknown (Inactive website and no releases since 2013)
Distributor(s) Interscope Records
Genre Alternative hip hop, electronica, pop, dance, punk rock, world
Country of origin United States

N.E.E.T. Recordings is 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]



  • 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)

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  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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