10 best hip-hop record labels of all time


Most hip-hop record labels were formed out of necessity. Before the major labels fully understood how to market and sell hip-hop music, artists needed a label that would allow them to hone their skills and create music that was a true representation of their experiences.

We have compiled a list of the hip-hop record labels that changed music and defined a culture.

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A.R. Shaw
A.R. Shaw

A.R. Shaw is an author and journalist who documents culture, politics, and entertainment. He has covered The Obama White House, the summer Olympics in London, and currently serves as Lifestyle Editor for Rolling Out magazine. Follow his journey on Twitter @arshaw and Instagram @arshaw23.

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