Priority Records

Priority Records
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Parent companyUniversal Music Group
Founded1985 (1985)
Distributor(s)Capitol Records
GenreVarious, with a focus on hip hop
Country of originU.S.
LocationLos Angeles, California, U.S.

Priority Records is an American distribution company and record label[1][2] known for artists including N.W.A, Ice-T, Jay-Z, Snoop Dogg, Big L, Silkk the Shocker and Westside Connection.[1] It also distributed hip hop record labels including Death Row Records,[3][4] Hoo-Bangin' Records,[5][6] No Limit Records,[7] Posthuman Records,[8] Rap-A-Lot Records,[9][10] Rawkus Records,[11][12] Roc-A-Fella Records,[13] Ruthless Records[14][15] and Wu-Tang Records.[16] According to Billboard, "few record labels were as important to the rise of West Coast hip hop as Priority Records."[17]

  1. ^ a b "Priority Records - MusicBrainz". Retrieved 2018-04-30.
  2. ^ "Capitol Music Group Relaunches Priority Records as an Indie-Leaning Distributor: Exclusive". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-04-30.
  3. ^ Strauss, Neil (1998). "Rap Empire Unraveling As Stars Flee". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2018-04-30.
  4. ^ Philips, Chuck. "Death Row Records looking to leave ally Interscope". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2018-04-30.
  5. ^ "Hoo Bangin' Records - MusicBrainz". Retrieved 2018-04-30.
  6. ^ "Mack 10 Re-Launches Hoo Bangin' Records, Signs Xzibit". 2011-02-17. Retrieved 2018-04-30.
  7. ^ "No Limit Records Ends Its Six-Year Distribution Deal With Priority Records". Retrieved 2018-04-30.
  8. ^ "MANSON LAUNCHES NEW POSTHUMAN LABEL - NME". NME. 2000-04-12. Retrieved 2018-04-30.
  9. ^ "Rapper 2 Low settles with Rap-A-Lot studio". Retrieved 2018-04-30.
  10. ^ "What Is Rap-A-Lot Records?". HYPEBEAST. Retrieved 2018-04-30.
  11. ^ "Release group "Internal Affairs" by Pharoahe Monch - MusicBrainz". Retrieved 2018-04-30.
  12. ^ "Do Remember: Rawkus Records' Soundbombing 2 Album (Audio)". Ambrosia For Heads. 2015-05-14. Retrieved 2018-04-30.
  13. ^ "How JAY Z Went From Independent to Major Label Boss – Stop The Breaks | Independent Music Grind". Retrieved 2018-04-30.
  14. ^ "Tupac, Ruthless Records, Priority Records Set To Be Honored At Indie Entertainment Summit Conference & Hip Hop Honors". HipHopDX. Retrieved 2018-04-30.
  15. ^ "Ruthless Records". Billboard. Retrieved 2018-04-30.
  16. ^ Sunez (2014-07-22). THE SUNEZ CRATES: 2013 PREMIEREHIPHOP.COM Book. Edward Sunez Rodriguez for Moon Soul Books. ISBN 9780990584704.
  17. ^ Cite error: The named reference billboard2017 was invoked but never defined (see the help page).

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