Monday, 28 June 2010

Hip Hop and Reggae Record Labels arises in the U.K.

After Music of Life Records emerged on the hip hop scene, other record labels began to take place. Mango Records and Kold Sweat was the two other influential record label that paved the way for several U.K. hip hop artists. Mango Records was founded by Chris Blackwell in Jamaica. He set the record label to be based in United Kingdom.

Really founded in 1959, Poly Gram bought the record company from Blackwell in order to rename the record company to Island Records. By 1990, Island Records was known as the largest Jamaican and Indie record label in history and the U.K.(5) Some of the well known artists signed underneath Island(Mango labe) records were Bob Marley, Angélique Kidjo, and Ziggey Marley.

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