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Rawkus Records ...

(Nope)(Nope) NawfNawfPosts: 2,741 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited April 2012 in The Reason
Rawkus was a launching pad for so many artists , older rappers used Rawkus to Jump-start their careers , new artists gained notoriety and wen't onto major success or had a huge impact in the underground .

I miss those days , Hip Hop was powerful , I was using a fake ID to get into shows in and around the Boston area .

Some of these artists slowly lost relevance but the impact and some great music still remains .

There was Shabaam Sahdeeq



Masta Ace

Sir Menelik



Company Flow (Spawned Def Jux and countless underground classics, huge impact at the time.)



Mos Def & Talib Kweli



Pharoahe Monch (an artist by the name of Tribeca was originally on this record before Styles , still a classic.)



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  • antarticpantarticp Posts: 8,688 ✭✭✭✭✭
    lol blackstar was the only grouop i knew off rawkus and i brought the sound bombing compliation for that eminem record lol he killed this joint ....



    loch121nujerz84
  • loch121loch121 Posts: 12,792 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 2012
    Yeah Rawkus was so dope.I was sad when they closed down.I never understood what happened with them.they had some great acts and some were selling like Mos and Monch.

    What's crazy is Rupert Murdoch's son started it.he owns everything like Fox, used to own myspace, Wall Street Journal etc.

    Rawkus was announced as closed in 2004, but opened back up in 2006 and hasn't really done shit since 2007.Biggest thing they had was Kidz In the Hall a couple of yrs back and Marco Polo be working
    Loch Afro American Psycho EP/mixtape http://www.datpiff.com/Loch-Afro-American-Psycho-mixtape.740928.html
    Loch's youtube channel youtube.com/lochofmceo
    Loch Afro American Horror Story Mixtape Hosted by @DJDooWop http://piff.me/d91349e via @DatPiff
    Follow @Loch121 http://Twitter.com/loch121
    Follow Loch on instagram. http://instagram.com/loch121
  • (Nope)(Nope) NawfNawfPosts: 2,741 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 2012
    If it wasn't for Rawkus , there would be no Kanye , Wale , Rich Kids .

    I've read business wasn't right at the label but they had a huge impact on Hip Hop music at that time .

    Late 90'S/Early 00'S was a beautiful time for Hip Hop .

    We were poor , things were rough but the music was pushing me to do more with myself , pick up books outside of school and truly educate myself . I spent the rest of my free time cutting records , tagging , writing , jumping in cyphers .

    I used to sneak out of my house to go Bombing , had a green canvas army back-pack , my mom slept on the couch and I would have to sneak by her with a backpack full of paint and a pocket full of fat-caps , cans would rattle , she would wake up and give me the Gasface (KMD for you toys) every night I snuck out .

    At one point the building behind ours was being renewed for gentrification , prior to that it was condemned so I could only hit up the outside , when they started working on it they set up lights inside so I could sneak in and paint at night without any problems .

    The city was not pleased , looked for me a whole summer , police would stop me just for walking down the street ..ahahaha

    I digress ...

    I'm too old to get knocked for vandalism now but I miss those days .



    Big Jus

  • (Nope)(Nope) NawfNawfPosts: 2,741 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 2012
    When Company Flow broke up , Big Jus and EL-P parted ways , El-P created Def Jux (had to change the name to Definitive Jux because Def Jam wanted to sue) , Big Jus had Subverse records .

    This group the Micronauts was putting out music through Subverse , thats when I Self Devine started to gain notoriety , now he's on Rhymesayers .

    Anyhow this song is liquid cocaine ...

  • spc4mackspc4mack Posts: 202 ✭✭
    I still play this joint. Sir Menalik killed it.


  • king hassanking hassan south side somewherePosts: 22,583 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I bought a ton of Rawkus 12''. And those "mixtapes" they had were on some other shit. Straight beating
    (Nope)
  • (Nope)(Nope) NawfNawfPosts: 2,741 ✭✭✭✭✭
    loch121 wrote: »
    Yeah Rawkus was so dope.I was sad when they closed down.I never understood what happened with them.they had some great acts and some were selling like Mos and Monch.

    What's crazy is Rupert Murdoch's son started it.he owns everything like Fox, used to own myspace, Wall Street Journal etc.

    Rawkus was announced as closed in 2004, but opened back up in 2006 and hasn't really done shit since 2007.Biggest thing they had was Kidz In the Hall a couple of yrs back and Marco Polo be working

    That's wild , I'm going to look into that , that would explain why artists felt they got jerked , I don't think he was in charge of everyday operations , probably just funding but I could be wrong .
  • antarticpantarticp Posts: 8,688 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 2012
    loch121 wrote: »
    Yeah Rawkus was so dope.I was sad when they closed down.I never understood what happened with them.they had some great acts and some were selling like Mos and Monch.

    What's crazy is Rupert Murdoch's son started it.he owns everything like Fox, used to own myspace, Wall Street Journal etc.

    Rawkus was announced as closed in 2004, but opened back up in 2006 and hasn't really done shit since 2007.Biggest thing they had was Kidz In the Hall a couple of yrs back and Marco Polo be working

    ha ha yeah dudes like Rupert Murdoch are into making money not spending it on a money pit lol ... lol @ mos and monch moving enuff units to keep the lights on lol ;)

    its sad but true but lyrical rappers arent much of the hustling type very sad and very true ..... hip hop would be so much different if those rappers had the ambition the hustle along side all the talent they possess ......
  • (Nope)(Nope) NawfNawfPosts: 2,741 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Lets keep this thread going post the songs you were banging at that point in time .

    Juggaknots part of the "Indelible Mc's" along with Co-Flow and J-treds , the " Clear Blue Skies" album was classic .

    Here is one of my favorite joints from that album ...

  • (Nope)(Nope) NawfNawfPosts: 2,741 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I bought a ton of Rawkus 12''. And those "mixtapes" they had were on some other shit. Straight beating

    Same here , I was in some trouble and had to skip town for awhile , I came home to find someone stole my crates , burned my soul .
  • loch121loch121 Posts: 12,792 ✭✭✭✭✭
    antarticp wrote: »
    loch121 wrote: »
    Yeah Rawkus was so dope.I was sad when they closed down.I never understood what happened with them.they had some great acts and some were selling like Mos and Monch.

    What's crazy is Rupert Murdoch's son started it.he owns everything like Fox, used to own myspace, Wall Street Journal etc.

    Rawkus was announced as closed in 2004, but opened back up in 2006 and hasn't really done shit since 2007.Biggest thing they had was Kidz In the Hall a couple of yrs back and Marco Polo be working

    ha ha yeah dudes like Rupert Murdoch are into making money not spending it on a money pit lol ... lol @ mos and monch moving enuff units to keep the lights on lol ;)

    its sad but true but lyrical rappers arent much of the hustling type very sad and very true ..... hip hop would be so much different if those rappers had the ambition the hustle along side all the talent they possess ......

    What makes you think those artists don't hustle?Talib stays working, Monch got a new deal and does shows, El P got an album with Killa Mike, The underground dudes hustle too.They hustle in the underground circuit the same way most acts in the south work the South east market
    Loch Afro American Psycho EP/mixtape http://www.datpiff.com/Loch-Afro-American-Psycho-mixtape.740928.html
    Loch's youtube channel youtube.com/lochofmceo
    Loch Afro American Horror Story Mixtape Hosted by @DJDooWop http://piff.me/d91349e via @DatPiff
    Follow @Loch121 http://Twitter.com/loch121
    Follow Loch on instagram. http://instagram.com/loch121
    (Nope)
  • loch121loch121 Posts: 12,792 ✭✭✭✭✭
    (Nope) wrote: »
    loch121 wrote: »
    Yeah Rawkus was so dope.I was sad when they closed down.I never understood what happened with them.they had some great acts and some were selling like Mos and Monch.

    What's crazy is Rupert Murdoch's son started it.he owns everything like Fox, used to own myspace, Wall Street Journal etc.

    Rawkus was announced as closed in 2004, but opened back up in 2006 and hasn't really done shit since 2007.Biggest thing they had was Kidz In the Hall a couple of yrs back and Marco Polo be working

    That's wild , I'm going to look into that , that would explain why artists felt they got jerked , I don't think he was in charge of everyday operations , probably just funding but I could be wrong .

    Rupert probably never even knew he owned a rap label, but his son was the owner.I'm sure at the end of the day it was Rupert's money.The son later let another company he owned buy Rawkus, The News Corporation I think
    Loch Afro American Psycho EP/mixtape http://www.datpiff.com/Loch-Afro-American-Psycho-mixtape.740928.html
    Loch's youtube channel youtube.com/lochofmceo
    Loch Afro American Horror Story Mixtape Hosted by @DJDooWop http://piff.me/d91349e via @DatPiff
    Follow @Loch121 http://Twitter.com/loch121
    Follow Loch on instagram. http://instagram.com/loch121
  • (Nope)(Nope) NawfNawfPosts: 2,741 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 2012
    loch121 wrote: »
    antarticp wrote: »
    loch121 wrote: »
    Yeah Rawkus was so dope.I was sad when they closed down.I never understood what happened with them.they had some great acts and some were selling like Mos and Monch.

    What's crazy is Rupert Murdoch's son started it.he owns everything like Fox, used to own myspace, Wall Street Journal etc.

    Rawkus was announced as closed in 2004, but opened back up in 2006 and hasn't really done shit since 2007.Biggest thing they had was Kidz In the Hall a couple of yrs back and Marco Polo be working

    ha ha yeah dudes like Rupert Murdoch are into making money not spending it on a money pit lol ... lol @ mos and monch moving enuff units to keep the lights on lol ;)

    its sad but true but lyrical rappers arent much of the hustling type very sad and very true ..... hip hop would be so much different if those rappers had the ambition the hustle along side all the talent they possess ......

    What makes you think those artists don't hustle?Talib stays working, Monch got a new deal and does shows, El P got an album with Killa Mike, The underground dudes hustle too.They hustle in the underground circuit the same way most acts in the south work the South east market

    Immortal Technique sold 60'000 copies of Revolutionary Vol. 1 (Maybe more) hand to hand back when , put all that money in his pocket .
  • (Nope)(Nope) NawfNawfPosts: 2,741 ✭✭✭✭✭
  • (Nope)(Nope) NawfNawfPosts: 2,741 ✭✭✭✭✭
    loch121 wrote: »
    (Nope) wrote: »
    loch121 wrote: »
    Yeah Rawkus was so dope.I was sad when they closed down.I never understood what happened with them.they had some great acts and some were selling like Mos and Monch.

    What's crazy is Rupert Murdoch's son started it.he owns everything like Fox, used to own myspace, Wall Street Journal etc.

    Rawkus was announced as closed in 2004, but opened back up in 2006 and hasn't really done shit since 2007.Biggest thing they had was Kidz In the Hall a couple of yrs back and Marco Polo be working

    That's wild , I'm going to look into that , that would explain why artists felt they got jerked , I don't think he was in charge of everyday operations , probably just funding but I could be wrong .

    Rupert probably never even knew he owned a rap label, but his son was the owner.I'm sure at the end of the day it was Rupert's money.The son later let another company he owned buy Rawkus, The News Corporation I think

    Gotcha ...
  • mindrightmindright Posts: 2,392 ✭✭✭✭
    I miss the Rawkus Days...

    they def. left their mark in hiphop history
  • antarticpantarticp Posts: 8,688 ✭✭✭✭✭
    he wasnt on rawkus but would of def fit the fold this is probably one of the few underground rappers back in the 90s i used to check for ....


  • antarticpantarticp Posts: 8,688 ✭✭✭✭✭
  • antarticpantarticp Posts: 8,688 ✭✭✭✭✭
    ILL JOINT RIGHT HERE !!!!!! common lyrical monster !!!!

    StillFaggyAF
  • (Nope)(Nope) NawfNawfPosts: 2,741 ✭✭✭✭✭
    antarticp wrote: »
    ILL JOINT RIGHT HERE !!!!!! common lyrical monster !!!!


    Ha , great minds think alike , I already posted that one but it's double post worthy .
    king hassanantarticpOGClarenceBoddicker
  • (Nope)(Nope) NawfNawfPosts: 2,741 ✭✭✭✭✭
  • nyst8ofminnyst8ofmin Posts: 1,636 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I SEEN THEM RAWKUS DUDES LAST SUMMER. THEY WERE PROMOTING HEAVY FOR A CONCERT SERIES IN BROOKLYN PARKS.
    .sorry for the caps......
  • king hassanking hassan south side somewherePosts: 22,583 ✭✭✭✭✭
    (Nope) wrote: »
    I bought a ton of Rawkus 12''. And those "mixtapes" they had were on some other shit. Straight beating

    Same here , I was in some trouble and had to skip town for awhile , I came home to find someone stole my crates , burned my soul .

    What a asshole man. straight funk booty asshole
  • (Nope)(Nope) NawfNawfPosts: 2,741 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Well before Nas said "Hip Hop is Dead" , Talib made this joint ...

  • king hassanking hassan south side somewherePosts: 22,583 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I can't see non of the vids @ work but Rawkus was killin it. And the "Game" recordings had some heaters too, they had strippers and porn stars on all the album covers
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