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The Top 12 Greatest Independent Hip-Hop Labels [PHOTOS]

 

Hip-Hop music has always had an independent spirit. Plenty of prominent, and major, rap labels of the present day started out indie (see: Cash Money, for one example). The truth is plenty of your favorite artist are rocking right now because they didn’t let a corporate label sleeping at the wheel dim their vision.

On this Independence Day, Hip-Hop Wired felt it was only right to salute some of the game greatest indie Hip-Hop labels. Some have unfortunately fallen by the wayside (Def Jux was shuttered) while others continue to thrive (Stones Throw just dropped a dope Quasimoto project).

Check out the greatest independent Hip-Hop labels of old and kind of new in the following pages.

Photo: The Spotted Pig

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  • Drew

    E40 – sick wid it

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  • HOUSTON

    WHOEVER WROTE THIS IS DUMBER THAN A BAG OF ROCKS. HOW DO YOU FORGET SUAVE HOUSE RECORDS AND SWISHER HOUSE RECORDS.

    • yours truly Sam trilla

      Or foh records

  • Surrenda

    This was a wack list! Mainly swinging on east coast labels nuts! What about Deathrow? What about Ruthless? What about Priority? Hell take it all the way back to the east… What about Bad Boy?!?! All of these were independent labels!

  • Punkmike

    I am actually bumping that Magna Carta right now, so u right…

  • seangevity

    Uhhh… Rhymesayers? lol

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