Payday Records

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Payday Records
  • Record label
  • Patrick Moxey
Key people
  • Jeru The Damaja
  • Jay Z
  • Showbiz
  • DJ Premier

Payday Records is a New York-based hiphop label that was launched in 1992 by Patrick Moxey. The label began in association with FFRR/London Records, and released in the UK and Europe via London/Polygram Records. Artists launched via Payday Records include Jeru the Damaja, Jay Z, Mos Def (via his first group U.T.D.), Showbiz & A.G., WC and the Madd Circle. Other associated productions include the works of DJ Premier and Guru of Gang Starr.[1]

The label officially relaunched on November 2, 2017 with "Our Streets," a record by DJ Premier and A$AP Ferg.[2] They have also released Pell's girasoul EP.

Payday Records releases in association with Ultra Records.

Music videos[edit]

Payday has worked with world renowned graffiti artists, photographers and video makers- including Haze, Nick Quested, Andrew Dosumnu amongst others- to produce visual content for its releases.

Current artists[edit]

  • DJ Premier
  • OJ Da Juiceman
  • Pell
  • Gloss Gang
  • RetcH
  • Slimesito
  • BlumBros

Former artists[edit]


Full Payday Records discography.


  1. ^ "25 Payday Records Essential Cuts". Mass Appeal. 2017-11-10. Retrieved 2018-04-11.
  2. ^ "Patrick Moxey Relaunches Classic Hip-Hop Label Payday Records: Exclusive". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-01-11.