Rawkus

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.

Established in 1996 by Bryan Brater and Jarret Meyer, Rawkus Records was once the prime outlet for underground Hip-Hop during a time when shiny suits, jewelry and large marketing budgets ran rampant in the music biz. No shots, of course. Many of your favorite rapper’s favorite rappers jumpstarted their careers with Rawkus. Besides a steady […]