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Parent companyThe Island Def Jam Music Group
FounderShawn "Jay-Z" Carter
Distributor(s)Roc-A-Fella Records
Country of originUnited States
LocationNew York City

Roc-La-Familia was an American record label founded by Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter. This sub-label focused on signing international artists, including reggaeton artists, much like Bad Boy Latino. "OG" Juan Perez was appointed the president of the label Robert Castillo EVP and Cipha Sounds was the senior vice president of A&R (until he got a job at MTV in 2006). Roc-La-Familia was an extension of Roc-A-Fella Records and headquartered in New York City. Roc-La-Familia featured a broad array of artists encompassing such musical genres as Latin hip hop, reggae, reggaeton, pop, rock and more. The first signee to the label was Houston based rapper Aztek Escobar. The only albums released from the label came from famed artists Héctor el Father (Los Rompe Discotekas—June 27, 2006), Dimitri el Boss, N.O.R.E. (N.O.R.E. y la Familia...Ya Tú Sabe—July 18, 2006). Roc-La-Familia has since folded. The whole staff has reportedly been dismissed. A number of artists, such as N.O.R.E. have been complaining of the lack of promotion for some time. They plan on releasing a greatest hits CD, which will allegedly fulfill a contractual obligation with Def Jam. It has been reported that Roc-La-Familia will not be re-established.

Former artists[edit]


Héctor el Father - Los Rompe Discotekas
  • Released: June 27, 2006
  • Chart positions: #31 U.S Billboard 200
  • RIAA certification:
  • U.S. sales: 1 million
  • Singles: "Here We Go Yo", "Yomo Dele", "El Teléfono"
N.O.R.E. - N.O.R.E. y la Familia...Ya Tú Sabe

Unreleased albums[edit]

  • N.O.R.E. - 1 Fan A Day
  • N.O.R.E. - Norminacle[1]
  • Aztek Escobar - Columbian Necktie[2]
  • Dimitri el Boss - Les Rompes Clan de Latinoamericano Cartel de Reggaeton (Ultimo Edition)


  1. ^ "N.O.R.E. - Norminacle". AllMusic. Archived from the original on June 30, 2012. Retrieved November 3, 2009.
  2. ^ "Roc-A-Fella Team". Roc-A-Fella Records. Archived from the original on November 29, 2009. Retrieved November 3, 2009.