Battery Records (hip hop)

For the former dance/electronic music imprint also under Jive/Zomba, see Battery Records (dance)
Battery Records
Parent company Sony Music Entertainment
Founded August 2008 (2008-August)
Founder Neil Levine
Distributor(s) Epic Records
(In the US)
RCA Records
(Outside the US)
Genre Hip hop
Country of origin United States
Location New York City, NY
Official website Battery

Battery Records is a hip-hop label started by Neil Levine under Zomba Label Group, which is currently owned by Sony Music Entertainment. The label was launched mid-2008 by Sony BMG Music Entertainment.[1] The label primarily focuses on new talent, often overseeing early-stage development for acts that are destined for other labels such as J Records or Jive. However, it also serves established artists looking for non-traditional deals, such as releasing Q-Tip's long-awaited solo album Kamaal/The Abstract, which had been shelved nearly seven years prior.[2]



Cat. No. Artist Title Format Type Release Date
? GS Boyz "Stanky Legg" CD, Digital Single 2008-08-15
?F.Coleman GS Boyz "Booty Dew" CD, Digital Single 2009-06-02
88697 55519 Q-Tip Kamaal/The Abstract CD, Vinyl Album 2009-09-15
? Ace Valentine Tonight Ft V.I.C. Digital Single 2010-3-29

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  1. Juan (August 12, 2008). "Sony Launches New Urban Label: Battery Records". Highbrid Highbrid LLC. Retrieved November 9, 2009.
  2. Tardio, Andres (July 1, 2009). "Q-Tip to Release Jamaal the Abstract". Cheri Media Group. Archived from the original on 26 September 2009. Retrieved November 9, 2009.
  3. "6 Tre G Signs to Island/Def Jam Records". Hip Hop Press. September 19, 2011. Retrieved 28 January 2013.
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