Rawkus

Rawkus

Profile:
New York City hip-hop label formed in the late 90's that promoted independent and unknown underground artists. After putting out a steady stream of quality releases, the label abruptly shut it doors sometime in 2001 and sold its rights to MCA Records.

With MCA Records by its side the label now gears itself more towards the commercial side of hip-hop and no longer has the quality, respect, and underground credibility it once had, unfortunately.

NOTE: After MCA Records acquired Rawkus they started putting their style CAT# on Rawkus releases. So any represses or new releases after the aquisition reflect an MCA Records style catalog number.
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
17 Blue Scholars Bayani(2xLP, Album + CD, Ltd) Rawkus 17 US 2007 Sell This Version
505 The Beatnuts The Trouble Is...(12", TP) Rawkus 505 US 2002 Sell This Version
53473-1 Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star - Respiration(12") Rawkus 53473-1 US 1999 Sell This Version
53473-2 Black Star Respiration(CD, Single, Car) Rawkus 53473-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
53473-4 Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star - Respiration(Cass, Single) Rawkus 53473-4 US 1999 Sell This Version
53568 Pharoahe Monch Simon Says / Behind Closed Doors [Clean](CD) Rawkus 53568 US Unknown Sell This Version
112 896-2 Big L The Big Picture (1974-1999) (Album) 112 896-2 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
112 900-2 Da Beatminerz Brace 4 Impak(CD, Album) Rawkus 112 900-2 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
112 902-2 Hi-Tek Hi-Teknology(CD, Album) Rawkus 112 902-2 Europe 2001 Sell This Version
112 903-2 Various Lyricist Lounge (Volume One)(2xCD, Comp) Rawkus 112 903-2 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
112 911-2 The High & Mighty Home Field Advantage(CD, Album) Rawkus 112 911-2 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
112 917-2 Various Soundbombing III(CD, Comp, Mixed) Rawkus 112 917-2 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
112 923-2 Talib Kweli & Hi Tek* : Reflection Eternal Talib Kweli & Hi Tek* : Reflection Eternal - Train Of Thought (Album) 112 923-2 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
113 048-2 Talib Kweli Quality (Album) 113 048-2 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
0144992KOC Kool G Rap The Giancana Story(CD, Album) Koch Records, Rawkus 0144992KOC Germany 2002 Sell This Version
196122 Various Razorblade Breaks - The Original Cuts Volume 1(LP, Comp) Rawkus 196122 US Unknown Sell This Version
210 327-2 Talib Kweli Featuring Mary J. Blige Talib Kweli Featuring Mary J. Blige - I Try(12") Rawkus, Island Records Group, Blacksmith Music 210 327-2 UK 2004 Sell This Version
238 471-2 Kool G Rap The Giancana Story(CD, Album) Koch Records, Rawkus 238 471-2 Europe 2002 Sell This Version
53473-2P Black Star Respiration(CD, Single, Promo) Rawkus 53473-2P US 1999 Sell This Version
986 370-5 Talib Kweli The Beautiful Struggle(CD, Album) Rawkus 986 370-5 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
9864081 Talib Kweli The Beautiful Struggle(CD, Album) Rawkus 9864081 UK 2004 Sell This Version
088 112 896-2 Big L The Big Picture (1974-1999)(CD, Album, RE) Rawkus 088 112 896-2 US 2002 Sell This Version
088 112 897-2 Black Star Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star (Album) 088 112 897-2 US 2002 Sell This Version
088 112 898-2 Company Flow Funcrusher Plus (Album) 088 112 898-2 US 2002 Sell This Version
088 112 899-2 Company Flow Little Johnny From The Hospitul (Album) 088 112 899-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
088 112 901-2 Various Egotrip's The Big Playback(CD, Comp, RE) Rawkus 088 112 901-2 US 2002 Sell This Version
088 112 902-2 Hi-Tek Hi-Teknology(CD, Album) Rawkus 088 112 902-2 US 2001 Sell This Version
088 112 903-2 Various Lyricist Lounge Volume One(2xCD, Comp) Rawkus 088 112 903-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
088 112 904-2 Various Lyricist Lounge 2(CD, Comp) Rawkus 088 112 904-2 US 2002 Sell This Version
088 112 905-2 Mos Def Black On Both Sides (Album) 088 112 905-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
088 112 907-2 Various Soundbombing(CD, Mixed, RE) Rawkus 088 112 907-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
088 112 910-2 Various Soundbombing II (Comp) 088 112 910-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
088 112 911-2 The High & Mighty Home Field Advantage(CD, Album) Rawkus 088 112 911-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
088 112 917-1 Various Soundbombing III(2xLP, Comp) Rawkus 088 112 917-1 US 2002 Sell This Version
088 112 917-2 Various Soundbombing III(CD, Comp, Mixed) Rawkus 088 112 917-2 US 2002 Sell This Version
088 112 923-2 Talib Kweli & Hi Tek* : Reflection Eternal Talib Kweli & Hi Tek* : Reflection Eternal - Train Of Thought (Album) 088 112 923-2 US 2002 Sell This Version
088 113 048-1 Talib Kweli Quality(2xLP, Album) Rawkus 088 113 048-1 US 2002 Sell This Version
088 113 048-2 Talib Kweli Quality(CD, Album) Rawkus 088 113 048-2 US 2002 Sell This Version
088113938-1 Talib Kweli Get By(12", RE) Rawkus 088113938-1 US 2003 Sell This Version
088 113 972-1 Pharoahe Monch / Sir Menelik Pharoahe Monch / Sir Menelik - Mayor / 7XL(12", RE) Rawkus 088 113 972-1 US 2002 Sell This Version
088 113 974-1 Talib Kweli Waitin' For The DJ / Guerilla Monsoon Rap(12") MCA Records, Rawkus 088 113 974-1 US 2003 Sell This Version
088 113 975-1 Various CIA / Talking To You(12") Rawkus 088 113 975-1 US 2002 Sell This Version
088 113 977-1 Mos Def / Company Flow / Diamond* Mos Def / Company Flow / Diamond* - Next Universe / Patriotism / When It Pours It Rains(12", RE) Rawkus 088 113 977-1 US 2002 Sell This Version
088 113 991-1 Skillz Crew Deep(12") Rawkus 088 113 991-1 US 2002 Sell This Version
088 113 997-1 Black Star Definition / Twice In A Lifetime(12", RE) Rawkus 088 113 997-1 US 2002 Sell This Version
088 113 998-1 Mos Def / Talib Kweli Mos Def / Talib Kweli - Body Rock / Manifesto(12", RE) Rawkus 088 113 998-1 US 2002 Sell This Version
088 155 983-1 Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek : Reflection Eternal Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek : Reflection Eternal - The Blast / Down For The Count / Train Of Thought(12", RE) Rawkus 088 155 983-1 US 2002 Sell This Version
088 155 984-1 Mos Def & Pharoahe Monch / Eric Sermon* Mos Def & Pharoahe Monch / Eric Sermon* - Oh No / Battle(12", RE) Rawkus 088 155 984-1 US 2002 Sell This Version
088 155 986-1 Mos Def Ms. Fat Booty / Mathematics(12", RE) Rawkus 088 155 986-1 US 2002 Sell This Version
088 155 987-1 Kweli* Good To You / Put It In The Air(12", Single) Rawkus 088 155 987-1 US 2002 Sell This Version
088 155 989-1 Mos Def Universal Magnetic / If You Can Huh...(12", RE) Rawkus 088 155 989-1 US 2002 Sell This Version
088 155 990-1 Reflection Eternal Fortified Live / 2000 Seasons(12", RE) Rawkus 088 155 990-1 US 2002 Sell This Version
088 155 996-1 Common 1999 / Like They Used To Say(12", RE) Rawkus 088 155 996-1 US 2002 Sell This Version
0694973301 Jurassic 5 Quality Control(12", Single) Interscope Records 0694973301 US 2000 Sell This Version
0881128962 Big L The Big Picture 1974 - 1999(CD, Album, RE) Rawkus, Universal Music 0881128962 Canada 2002 Sell This Version
0881128972 Black Star Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star(CD, Album, RE) Rawkus 0881128972 Canada 2002 Sell This Version
0881128982 Company Flow Funcrusher Plus(CD, Album, RE) Rawkus 0881128982 Canada 2002 Sell This Version
0881129032 Various Lyricist Lounge Volume One(2xCD, Comp) Rawkus 0881129032 Canada 1998 Sell This Version
0881129112 The High & Mighty Home Field Advantage(CD, Album, RE) Rawkus 0881129112 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
0881129232 Talib Kweli & Hi Tek* : Reflection Eternal Talib Kweli & Hi Tek* : Reflection Eternal - Train Of Thought(CD, Album, RE) Rawkus 0881129232 Canada 2002 Sell This Version
0881130482 Talib Kweli Quality(CD, Album) Rawkus 0881130482 Canada 2002 Sell This Version
0881130672 Skillz I Ain't Mad No More(CD, Album) Rawkus 0881130672 Canada 2002 Sell This Version
82876-88727-2 The Pack (2) Based Boys(CD, Album) Rawkus, Jive, Zomba, Up All Nite 82876-88727-2 US 2007 Sell This Version
88697-18252-1 The Pack (2) In My Car(12", Single, Promo) Rawkus, Up All Nite, Jive, Zomba Label Group 88697-18252-1 US 2007 Sell This Version
88697-18252-2 The Pack (2) In My Car(CD, Single, Promo) Rawkus, Up All Nite, Jive, Zomba 88697-18252-2 US 2007 Sell This Version
7243 5 26143 2 5 Talib Kweli & Hi Tek* : Reflection Eternal Talib Kweli & Hi Tek* : Reflection Eternal - Train Of Thought(CD, Album) Rawkus 7243 5 26143 2 5 US 2000 Sell This Version
7243 5 26168 2 4 Da Beatminerz Brace 4 Impak(CD, Album) Rawkus 7243 5 26168 2 4 US 2001 Sell This Version
72438-48172-4-4 The High & Mighty Home Field Advantage(Cass, Album) Rawkus 72438-48172-4-4 US 1999 Sell This Version
0075021033696 Talib Kweli Featuring Mary J. Blige Talib Kweli Featuring Mary J. Blige - I Try(CD, Maxi, Enh) Rawkus 0075021033696 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
0075021033702 Talib Kweli feat. Mary J. Blige Talib Kweli feat. Mary J. Blige - I Try(CD, Single) Rawkus 0075021033702 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
0602498637050 Talib Kweli The Beautiful Struggle (Album) 0602498637050 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
0602498638156 Talib Kweli The Beautiful Struggle(2xLP, Album) Rawkus 0602498638156 Belgium 2004 Sell This Version
602537945733 Talib Kweli The Beautiful Struggle(2xLP, Album, RE) Rawkus, Rawkus 602537945733 US 2014 Sell This Version
00602547140289 Mos Def Black On Both Sides(LP, Album) Rawkus 00602547140289 Unknown Sell This Version
7 2438 38712 47 Hip Hop For Respect Hip Hop For Respect(Cass, EP) Rawkus 7 2438 38712 47 US 2000 Sell This Version
B0000760-11 Pharoahe Monch Agent Orange(12") Rawkus B0000760-11 US 2003 Sell This Version
B0003407-01 Talib Kweli The Beautiful Struggle(2xLP, Album) Rawkus B0003407-01 US 2004 Sell This Version
B0003407-02 Talib Kweli The Beautiful Struggle (Album) B0003407-02 Canada 2004 Sell This Version
B0003437-02 Talib Kweli The Beautiful Struggle(CD, Album) Rawkus B0003437-02 US 2004 Sell This Version
B0003463-02 Talib Kweli The Beautiful Struggle(CD, Album, Cle) Rawkus B0003463-02 US 2004 Sell This Version
B0003604-11 Talib Kweli I Try(12") Rawkus B0003604-11 US 2004 Sell This Version
B000579802 Various Rawkus Records: Best Of Decade I - 1995-2005(CD, Comp) Rawkus, Geffen Records B000579802 Canada 2005 Sell This Version
B0020913-01 Black Star Mos Def & Talib Kweli Are Black Star(LP, Album, Ltd, Pic, RE, RM, Two) Rawkus, Geffen Records, Universal Music Enterprises B0020913-01 US 2014 Sell This Version
B0021374-01 Talib Kweli Quality(2xLP, Album, RE) Rawkus B0021374-01 US 2014 Sell This Version
B0021375-01 Talib Kweli & Hi Tek* : Reflection Eternal Talib Kweli & Hi Tek* : Reflection Eternal - Train Of Thought(2xLP, Album, RE) Rawkus, Geffen Records B0021375-01 US 2014 Sell This Version
B0022459-01 Mos Def Black On Both Sides(2xLP, Album, RE) Rawkus, Geffen Records, UMe B0022459-01 US 2015 Sell This Version
CDP 348 Kool G Rap My Life(CD, Single, Promo) Rawkus CDP 348 US 2001 Sell This Version
CDP 1205 Da Beatminerz Brace 4 Impak(CD, Album, Promo) Rawkus CDP 1205 US 2001 Sell This Version
DITC-172 D.I.T.C. The Official Version (The Album)(2xLP, Album, RE) D.I.T.C. Records DITC-172 US 2001 Sell This Version
DPRO 81173 Common "1999"(CD, Single, Promo) Rawkus DPRO 81173 US 1999 Sell This Version
DPRO-81258 Pharoahe Monch Simon Says(CD, Single, Promo) Rawkus DPRO-81258 US 1999 Sell This Version
DPRO-81276 Mos Def Ms. Fat Booty(CD, Maxi, Promo) Rawkus DPRO-81276 US 1999 Sell This Version
DPRO81520 Various Exclusive Rawkus Sampler (Comp) DPRO81520 UK 2001 Sell This Version
DS-111 Q-Tip What Lies Beneath(12", TP) Rawkus DS-111 US 2002 Sell This Version
EV119535-1ST Black Star Definition(Flexi, 7", Promo) Rawkus EV119535-1ST US Unknown Sell This Version
GEFR-26055-1 Mos Def Beef / Monster Music (G.H.E.T.T.O.)(12", Promo) Rawkus GEFR-26055-1 US 2003 Sell This Version
GEFR26145-1 Talib Kweli I Try GEFR26145-1 US 2004 Sell This Version
GEFR-26146-2 Talib Kweli Featuring Mary J. Blige Talib Kweli Featuring Mary J. Blige - I Try(CD, Single, Promo) Rawkus, Black Smith Management GEFR-26146-2 US 2004 Sell This Version
GEFR 26152-1 Talib Kweli The Beautiful Struggle (Edited Version)(2xLP, Album) Rawkus GEFR 26152-1 US 2004 Sell This Version
HHCCD01RAWKUS The Scratch Perverts* The Cleaner(CD, Comp, Mixed) HHC Magazine, Rawkus HHCCD01RAWKUS UK 2000 Sell This Version