Vote: Which Record Label Is Your Favorite?

Today, plenty great hip-hop record labels are putting out quality material, with a variety different styles for all type listener. Sure, there are the major players, who seem to swallow up every act that starts gaining popularity. From those, however, come the imprints – the more personalized record labels, tailored with a certain style in mind. Many those labels are ten founded by rappers, tailored to help the artists they believe in. 

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Below, we’ve compiled a list some the game’s key players, from Quality Control to TDE. And while each these labels are responsible for some excellent work, you probably have a personal favorite you’d like to ride for. So, why not do exactly that? Take a second and hold it down for your favorite label, and sound f below – what makes it your favorite? The style? The discography? The roster? Remember, this isn’t a comprehensive breakdown every record label or imprint in the game, so if we missed your favorite, feel free to represent for them in the comment section.

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Top Dawg Entertainment (TDE)

Founder: Anthony “Top Dawg” Tiffith

Roster: Kendrick Lamar, ScHoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, Jay Rock, SZA, Isaiah Rashad, SZA, Lance Skiiiwalker, and SiR,

Notable Work: Kendrick Lamar – Good Kid Maad City,ScHoolboy Q – Oxymoron, Ab-Soul – Do What Thou Wilt, SZA – CTRL, Jay Rock – 90059

October’s Very Own (OVO)

Founders: Drake, 40, Oliver El-Khatib

Roster: Drake, PARTYNEXTDOOR, Majid Jordan, OB O’Brien, Roy Woods, dvsn, Plaza and Baka Not Nice

Notable Work: Drake – Take Care, PARTYNEXTDOOR – PartyNextDoor3, Majid Jordan – The Space Between, dvsn – Morning After

G.O.O.D. Music

Founder: Kanye West

Roster: Kanye West, Big Sean, Pusha T, CyHi Tha Prynce, Teyana Taylor, Kacy Hill, HLXT, Desiigner, Francis And The Lights, Valee

Notable Work: Kanye West – My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Pusha T – My Name Is My Name, Big Sean – Dark Sky Paradise, CyHi Tha Prynce – No Dope On Sundays

Quality Control

Founder: Coach K & Pee

Roster: Migos, Lil Yachty, Johnny Cinco, OG Maco, Young Greatness, Skippa da Flippa, Jose Guapo, Lil Baby

Notable Work: Migos – Culture, Lil Yachty – Lil Boat, Control The Streets Vol 1

Shady Records

Founder: Eminem

Roster: Eminem, Bad Meets Evil, D12, Slaughterhouse, Yelawolf, Westside Gunn, Conway, Boogie

Notable Work: Eminem – The Marshall Mathers LP, D12 – Devil’s Night,Bad Meets Evil – Bad Meets Evil, Yelawolf – Love Story, Shady XV

Strange Music

Founder:Tech N9ne

Roster: Tech N9ne, Krizz Kaliko, Big Scoob, ¡MAYDAY!, Prozak, CES Cru,Darrein Safron, Stevie Stone, Wrekonize, Rittz

Notable Work: Tech N9ne – Absolute Power, Krizz Kaliko – Vitiligo, ¡MAYDAY! – Future Vintage

Dreamville

Founder: J. Cole

Roster:  Ari Lennox, Bas, Cozz, Omen, Lute, J.I.D, EarthGang

Notable Work: J Cole – 2014 Forest Hills Drive, J.I.D. – The Never Story, EarthGang – Rags/Robots

Cash Money/Young Money

Founder: Birdman/Lil Wayne

Roster: Birdman, Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Drake, Gudda Gudda, Jacquees, Sy Ari Da Kid, Cory Gunz

Notable Work: Lil Wayne – Tha Carter Series, Nicki Minaj – The Pinkprint, Drake – Nothing Was The Same

Maybach Music Group (MMG) 

Founder: Rick Ross

Roster: Rick Ross, Meek Mill, Wale, Gunplay, Fat Trel, Rockie Fresh

Notable Work: Rick Ross – Rather You Than Me, Meek Mill – Wins And Losses, Wale – The Album About Nothing