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Rawkus Records Complete Artist Roster

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List of Rawkus Records artists, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This Rawkus Records roster includes both past and present artists. Popular Rawkus Records bands and artists are all listed here with information such as what genre the bands fall under and what albums they're known for. If you're looking for any of these Rawkus Records band's full discographies then click on their name and you can find them here on Ranker. The artists and bands on this list might be pop, rap, rock, electronic or any other genre, but what they all have in common is that they were signed by Rawkus Records.

List artists range from Eminem to Mos Def.

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  • 1


    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop

    AlbumsBlack Dialogue, Balance, Absolute Value, The Lost ADATs, The EP

    Jared Bridgeman, better known by his stage name Akrobatik, is an American rapper from the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts. He is also a part of the hip hop collective named The...  more
  • 2


    Hip hop music

    AlbumsThe King of AZ

  • 3

    Big L

    Hip hop music, Horrorcore

    AlbumsThe Big Picture, Lifestylez ov da Poor & Dangerous, Children of the Corn: The Collector's Edition, The Archives 1996–2000, Harlem's Finest – A Freestyle History

    Lamont Coleman (May 30, 1974 – February 15, 1999), known professionally as Big L, was an American rapper. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest and most lyrical rappers of all time, and is...  more

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    Black Star

    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop

    AlbumsMos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star, Respiration, Definition, Fix Up, Ah Ha / Bright as the Stars

    Black Star is an American hip hop duo formed in 1997, from Brooklyn, New York City, New York. The duo is composed of rappers Yasiin Bey and Talib Kweli. They released a number of singles and one...  more

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    #289 of 559 The Most Hipster Bands#68 of 84 The Best Music Side Projects

  • 5

    Company Flow

    Hip hop music

    AlbumsFuncrusher Plus, Little Johnny from the Hospitul: Breaks & Instrumentals Vol.1, Eight Steps to Perfection, Juvenile Technique, End to End Burners... Episode 2

    Company Flow is an American underground hip hop group from Brooklyn, New York City at one time associated with the independent record label Rawkus Records. Rapper/producer El-P and DJ/producer Mr....  more

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  • 6

    Custom Made

    Hip hop music, Gangsta rap
    Custom Made is an American hip hop trio from Los Angeles, California known for their hardcore reality based mixtape series, Street Cinema. They were key players in helping to establish a mixtape...  more
  • 7

    Da Beatminerz

    Hip hop music

    AlbumsBrace 4 Impak, Fully Loaded w/ Statik

    Da Beatminerz are a hip-hop production crew from Bushwick, Brooklyn, and are known for their dark, gritty sound that is very popular with the underground hip-hop scene....  more
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    Donnie Lewis

    Hip hop music

    AlbumsFrom Where???, Confessions of a Ghostwriter, I Ain't Mad No More, The Million Dollar Backpack, Thoughts Become Things

    Shaqwan Donnie Lewis, (born June 2, 1974) also known as Skillz, or Mad Skillz is an American rapper known for his acclaimed 1996 album From Where???, a reference to his origins in Virginia, not a...  more
  • 10


    Hip hop music
    Michael Aguilar, better known by his stage name Double 0(Double-0), is an American producer, DJ and one half of the acclaimed hip-hop group Kidz in the Hall....  more
  • 11


    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop

    AlbumsFantastic Damage, The Cold Vein, Weareallgoingtoburninhellmegamixxx3, Collecting the Kid, Shards of Pol Pottery: The 2001 Remixes

    Jaime Meline (born March 2, 1975), better known by the stage name El-P, is an American musician, rapper, songwriter, record producer and record executive. Originally a member of Company Flow, El-P...  more

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  • 12


    Hip hop

    AlbumsThe Marshall Mathers LP, The Slim Shady LP, The Eminem Show, Infinite, Recovery

    Marshall Bruce Mathers III (born October 17, 1972), known professionally as Eminem (; often stylized as EMINƎM), is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, record executive, film producer,...  more

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  • 13

    Kidz in the Hall

    Hip hop music

    AlbumsThe In Crowd, Land of Make Believe, School Was My Hustle

    Kidz in the Hall is an American hip hop duo from Chicago, Illinois....  more
  • 14

    Kool G Rap

    Hip hop music, Hardcore hip hop

    AlbumsRoad to the Riches, Wanted: Dead or Alive, Live and Let Die, The Best of Cold Chillin’, Roots of Evil

    Nathaniel Thomas Wilson (born July 20, 1968), better known by his stage name Kool G Rap (or simply G Rap), is an American rapper from Queens. He began his career in the mid-1980s as one half of the...  more

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  • 15

    Mike Scala

    Hip hop music, Rap music
    Michael "Mike" Scala, also known as Pizon, is an Italian-American rapper, record producer, and lawyer. He is the son of actor Michael Scala, who played Sally Gaga in Martin Scorsese's first feature...  more
  • 16

    Mos Def

    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop

    AlbumsBlack on Both Sides, True Magic, The New Danger, The Ecstatic, Mos Dub

    Yasiin Bey (; born Dante Terrell Smith; December 11, 1973), better known by his stage name Mos Def (), is an American rapper, singer, actor and activist. Best known for his music, Bey began his hip...  more

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  • 17

    Mr. J. Medeiros

    Hip hop music

    AlbumsOf gods and girls, Saudade LP, Friends Enemies Apples Apples, Pale Blue Dot, The Marquee

    Jason Christopher Medeiros better known as Mr. J. Medeiros, is an American rapper, record producer, and songwriter. As well as releasing music under the name, Mr. J. Medeiros, he is responsible for...  more
  • 18
    Jabari Miles Evans, better known by his stage name Naledge, is an American rapper and one half of the hip-hop group Kidz in the Hall....  more
  • 19


    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop

    AlbumsInk Is My Drink, The Scenic Route, The Re Route, Thinking Back, Looking Forward

    Panacea is an American hip hop duo, formed in 2003 in Washington DC. The duo consists of MC Raw Poetic and producer K-Murdock,. Throughout their musical career, Panacea has had deals with various...  more
  • 20


    Hip hop music, East Coast hip hop

    AlbumsOrange Moon Over Brooklyn, The Old Testament, Know the Ledge, Dynamic, Dynamic / It's Over

    Pumpkinhead is an American rapper and hip hop artist of Latino descent. He grew up in the Park Slope area of Brooklyn, New York with his mother and younger sister. Pumpkinhead started as a bboy at...  more
  • 21

    Reflection Eternal

    Hip hop music

    AlbumsTrain of Thought, Revolutions per Minute, The Express / Some Kind of Wonderful, Fortified Live

    Reflection Eternal is an American hip hop duo composed of emcee Talib Kweli and producer Hi-Tek. They released their first album, Train of Thought, in 2000. They have since released a mixtape, The...  more
  • 22

    Talib Kweli

    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop

    AlbumsQuality, Liberation, The Beautiful Struggle, Eardrum, Party Robot

    Talib Kweli Greene (; born October 3, 1975) is an American rapper, entrepreneur, and activist. Kweli earned recognition early on through his collaboration with fellow Brooklyn rapper Mos Def, when...  more

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  • 23

    The Bad Seed

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    The High & Mighty

    Hip hop music

    Albums12th Man, Home Field Advantage, The Highlite Zone, Air Force 1

    The High are an English rock group from Manchester, whose sound combines alternative rock with a 1960s pop/psychedelic guitar sound....  more
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    The Last Emperor

    Hip hop music, Alternative hip hop

    AlbumsHidden Treasures, Music, Magic, Myth, The Lost Empire LP

    The Last Emperor is the recording name of Jamal Gray, Philadelphia-born hip-hop artist. Gray took his stage name from the Bernardo Bertolucci film epic of the same name (The Last Emperor). He...  more