Rap-A-Lot Records

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Rap-a-Lot Records
Rap-a-lot logo.jpg
Founded 1986; 31 years ago (1986)
Founder James Prince
Distributor(s) RED Distribution
Genre Southern hip hop
Country of origin United States
Location Houston, Texas, U.S.
Official website www.rapalotrecords.com

Rap-A-Lot Records is a Houston hip hop record label that was created in 1986. Sublabels include Smoke-a-Lot Records. The label was founded by James Prince in the mid-1980s and, with its most famous act the Geto Boys, put the South on the hip hop map. Since then, it has maintained its success and focus on gangsta and southern rap.

Rap-A-Lot was first distributed by A&M Records for a short time with the release of Raheem's 1988 debut The Vigilante.[1] The label was later distributed through the 1990s by the EMI labels Priority Records (1991–1994), Noo Trybe Records (1994-1998) and Noo Trybe's parent label Virgin Records (1998–2002). During the rest of the 2000s, it was distributed by WEA's Asylum Records and then Fontana Distribution.

Geto Boys were the label's first nationally popular act, while Devin the Dude, whom The New York Times called "a brilliant oddball with a spaced-out flow,"[2] and whose contract ended in 2008, was, for 15 years, the label's longest-running act.

On August 22, 2013, Rap-A-Lot Records announced that it recently signed a distribution deal with RED Distribution. Artists currently on its roster include Z-Ro and Bun B among others.[3]

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2010

  • Z-Ro - Heroin
  • Bun B - Trill O.G.
  • Pimp C - The Naked Soul Of Sweet Jones
  • Various Artists - Sex, Money, & Drugs
  • Various Artists - Street Life
  • Various Artists - Swagger Check
  • Various Artists - Crazy & Psychotic Vol. 1
  • Various Artists - Number 1 Streets Hits
  • Various Artists - Gangstas And Hustlers
  • Various Artists - Greatest Features

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2013

2014

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