Ropeadope Records

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Ropeadope Records
Founded1999 (1999)
Distributor(s)Digital - Vydia, Physical - Fatbeats
GenreJazz, R&B, Americana, Folk, Rock, Electronic
Country of originU.S.
LocationHaddon Heights, New Jersey

Ropeadope Records is an American record label known for recordings in a variety of genres including jazz, hip hop, gospel, and electronic music. The label, now led by Louis Marks,[1] was founded in 1999 by Andy Hurwitz[2] in New York City and later moved to Philadelphia.

In January 2014, Ropeadope artists Snarky Puppy and Lalah Hathaway were awarded the Grammy for Best R&B Performance.[3]

Roster and releases[edit]

Artist Titles Released with Ropeadope
Adam Smale Out of the Blue
Alison Wedding
Antibalas Who Is This America?
Dimitrije Vasiljevic Us

Accidental Nomad

Duski Make a Wish
Eric Binder Trio Hard Bop
Nir Felder II
Escaper Apotheosis
Alexander Flood HEARTBEAT
Spirit Fingers PEACE
Dekel Bor Let Love Rule
Seth Trachy Zygmon
Thor De Force The Build
Aaron Parks Little Big

Little Big II: Dreams Of A Mechanical Man

Matty Stecks & Musical Tramps Long Time Ago Rumble
Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah

Stretch Music

Ruler Rebel


The Emancipation Procrastination

Ancestral Recall


Terrace Martin Velvet Portraits
Terrace Martin Presents The Pollyseeds Sounds Of Crenshaw Vol. 1
Eddie Palmieri Sabiduria

Full Circle

Mi Luz Mayor

David Whitman Soul Flow
M'lumbo Fairytale Aliens

Celestial Mechanics

Current and former artists:


Awards and nominations[edit]

Grammy Awards[edit]

Multiple artists at Ropeadope Records have been nominated for and won awards at the annual Grammy Awards.[4]

Artist Release Title Category Year Result Ref.
Snarky Puppy featuring Lalah Hatahway Something Best R&B Performance 2013 Won [5]
Terrace Martin Velvet Portraits Best R&B Album 2016 Nominated [6]
Nate Smith Home Free (For Peter Joe) Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Capella 2017 Nominated [7]
Nate Smith Home Free (For Peter Joe) Best Instrumental Composition Nominated [7]
Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah The Emancipation Procrastination Best Contemporary Instrumental Album 2018 Nominated [8]
Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah Ancestral Recall Best Contemporary Instrumental Album 2019 Nominated [4]
David Sánchez Carib Best Latin Jazz Album 2019 Nominated [4]
Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah Axiom Best Contemporary Instrumental Album 2020 Nominated
Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah Guinevere Best Improvised Jazz Solo 2020 Nominated

Independent Music Awards[edit]

Artist Release Title Category Year Result Ref.
David Whitman Shuffle Blues Blues Song 2020 Nominated [9]
David Whitman With Love Jazz Instrumental Song 2020 Nominated [9]
David Whitman, Chris Montgomery Soul Flow Jazz Music Producer 2020 Nominated [9]


  1. ^ "Ropeadope Records Relocates to Haddon Heights". NJ PEN. Retrieved 2018-12-07.
  2. ^ Andy Hurwitz, "Ropeadope carves identity out of eclectic mix", Chicago Sun-Times, November 12, 2004.
  3. ^ Hathaway, Lalah (3 March 2014). "The Making of Lalah Hathaway and Snarky Puppy's "Something"". The GRAMMYs. Retrieved 10 August 2016.
  4. ^ a b c "2020 Grammy Nominees: The Complete List". Billboard. Retrieved 20 November 2019.
  5. ^ "Snarky Puppy". 2014-04-03. Retrieved 2018-12-07.
  6. ^ "Terrace Martin". 2014-04-03. Retrieved 2018-12-07.
  7. ^ a b "Nate Smith". 2014-03-17. Retrieved 2018-12-07.
  8. ^ Staff, OffBeat. "PJ Morton, Christian Scott, Cha Wa and more nominated for GRAMMYS". OffBeat Magazine. Retrieved 2018-12-07.
  9. ^ a b c "THE 18TH INDEPENDENT MUSIC AWARDS NOMINEES ANNOUNCED". Independent Music Awards. 2020-04-09. Retrieved 2021-09-18.

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