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Rap-a-Lot Records
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Parent company Warner Music Group
Founded 1986
Founder James Smith
Distributing label Asylum Records
Genre Hip hop, gangsta rap
Country of origin United States
Location Houston, Texas
Official Website www.rapalotrecords.com

Rap-a-Lot Records is a Houston hip hop record label. Rap-a-Lot was created in 1986. Sublabels include Smoke-a-Lot Records. The label was founded by James Smith (A.K.A. J 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. It was referenced by The Notorious B.I.G. on the song "Flava in Ya Ear (remix)" when he said, "I'm not from Houston, but I Rap-a-Lot." At the end of the Devin the Dude song, "What a Job" featuring Snoop Dogg, Snoop congratulates the record company, "J. Prince, Jas Prince, Rap-a-Lot, still on top, 2007". Geto Boys were the labels first nationally popular act, while Devin the Dude, who the New York Times calls "A brilliant oddball with a spaced-out flow."[1], and whose contract ends in 2008, was, for 15 years, the label's longest-running act.

J. Prince Jr., the son of J. Prince, has a label under Rap-a-Lot called Southern Empire Entertainment.[2]

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  • Z-Ro - Greatest Hits
  • Scarface - Greatest Features
  • Damm D - Never Forget Loyalty (N.F.L.)
  • Z-Ro - Cocaine

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Noo Trybe Records
Parent company EMI
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Status Defunct
Distributing label Virgin Records America Inc.
Genre Hip hop
Country of origin United States

Noo Trybe Records was a label of Virgin Records America Inc. that specialized in hip hop music. It was established in 1994 and was also the distributor of several independent hip hop labels that included Rap-a-Lot Records. A portion of Noo Trybe's roster came from several artists who were absorbed from the EMI Records Group when it was disbanded, including Gang Starr and AZ. Other Virgin acts such as Shyheim, who signed with the label in 1993, were transferred to the new label. One of the label's biggest successes was the group the Luniz. Rap-a-Lot's distribution was absorbed by Virgin Records proper in 1997, and, in 1999, the label was absorbed by its parent.








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