Relativity

Relativity

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Relativity, also known as Relativity Records, is a US label with many logos.
Label Code: LC 6720 / LC 06720
Although it was reportedly established in 1985 by producer Barry Kobrin at the site of his Important Record Distributors, Inc. (IRD) in New York, there's evidence that the brand actually began around 1982 as an in-house IRD label.

Early on, as an indie label, Relativity released music in a variety of styles, including dance, jazz, punk, and progressive rock. As it grew, it became more known for its metal and hip-hop releases. In 1990, its sister labels In-Effect and Combat were merged into Relativity, and 50% of the company was acquired by Sony.

IRD became Relativity Entertainment Distribution in 1992, which then changed to RED Distribution in 1998. Thereafter, it became a division of Sony Music Entertainment in 2007 where it was rebranded as "RED" to reflect its focus on artist development rather than distribution.

Discogs Notice: For the UK psy-trance label, please see Relativity Records.

For its companies, please see:
July 14, 1982 to March 10, 1995: Relativity Records, Inc.
March 10, 1995 to January 15, 1997: Relativity Recordings, Inc.
January 15, 1997 to present: Relativity Entertainment, Inc.
Unspecified: Relativity Records (3)

For counterfeit editions and other unofficial versions of its releases, please see Relativity (2).
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Contact Info:
149-03 New York Blvd.
Jamaica, NY 11434
USA (Contact info now obsolete)

187-07 Henderson Ave.
Hollis, NY 11423
USA (Contact info now obsolete)

79 Fifth Ave.
16th Fl.
New York, NY 10003
USA (Contact info now obsolete)
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
2 CD 1736-2 CrazyNDaLazDayz  album cover Tear Da Club Up Thugs of Three 6 Mafia Tear Da Club Up Thugs of Three 6 Mafia - CrazyNDaLazDayz(CD, Album + CD, Ltd) Relativity, Hypnotize Minds 2 CD 1736-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
3DJ 10891 S1 Across The 110 / Only The Strong Survive  album cover 2 Black 2 Strong MMG Across The 110 / Only The Strong Survive(12", Promo) Relativity 3DJ 10891 S1 US 1991 Sell This Version
12 Lucy / Watergun  album cover Lucy's Fur Coat Lucy / Watergun(7", Single, Pic) Goldenrod Records 12 US 1994 Sell This Version
12 YUM 120 I Believe  album cover Joe Satriani I Believe(12") Relativity 12 YUM 120 UK 1990 Sell This Version
25AP 5084 Stand In Line  album cover Impellitteri Stand In Line(LP, Album) Relativity, Combat 25AP 5084 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
25DP 5084 Stand In Line  album cover Impellitteri Stand In Line (Album) 25DP 5084 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
25DP-5341 Nothing Exceeds Like Excess  album cover Raven (6) Nothing Exceeds Like Excess(CD, Album) Relativity 25DP-5341 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
25DP 5343 Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good!  album cover Megadeth Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good! (Album) 25DP 5343 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
25DP 5418 Fabulous Disaster = ファビュラス・ディザスター  album cover Exodus (6) = エクソダス* Exodus (6) = エクソダス* - Fabulous Disaster = ファビュラス・ディザスター (Album) 25DP 5418 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
0178 Overwhelming Colorfast Bender(Cass, EP, Promo) Relativity 0178 US 1992 Sell This Version
310 Sippin' On A 40  album cover Eazy E* Sippin' On A 40(CD, Single, Promo) Relativity 310 USA, Canada & UK 1996 Sell This Version
0896 Pimp / Epidemic  album cover MAG (2) Pimp / Epidemic(12", Promo) Relativity 0896 US 1999 Sell This Version
0962 Se Acabo  album cover The Beatnuts Se Acabo(12", TP) Relativity 0962 US 1999 Sell This Version
1043-A The Seers Psych Out(VHS, Single, Promo) Relativity 1043-A US 1991 Sell This Version
1060-A Heartbreak Blvd.  album cover Shotgun Messiah Heartbreak Blvd.(VHS) Relativity 1060-A US Unknown Sell This Version
1073-A Slavestate  album cover Godflesh Slavestate(Umatic, Single, Promo, NTSC) Relativity 1073-A US Unknown Sell This Version
#1080-A Window Pane  album cover Real People* Window Pane(VHS) Relativity #1080-A US Unknown Sell This Version
#1080C The Truth  album cover The Real People The Truth(VHS) Relativity #1080C US Unknown Sell This Version
1127 A World Keeps Turning  album cover Napalm Death World Keeps Turning(VHS, Promo, NTSC) Earache, Relativity 1127 A US 1992 Sell This Version
1174-A Falling In Love  album cover New Born (2) Falling In Love(VHS) Relativity 1174-A US Unknown Sell This Version
1175-ADV Represent  album cover Fat Joe Da Gangsta* Represent(Cass, Album, Promo) Relativity 1175-ADV US 1993 Sell This Version
1190-4 Jaundice   album cover Lucy's Fur Coat Jaundice (Cass, Album, Promo) Relativity 1190-4 US 1993 Sell This Version
1227ADV Accept Your Own & Be Yourself (The Black Album)  album cover NOI.D.* Accept Your Own & Be Yourself (The Black Album)(Cass, Album, Promo) Relativity 1227ADV US 1997 Sell This Version
1514-ADV What's On Your Mind  album cover The Dayton Family What's On Your Mind(Cass, Promo, Adv) Relativity 1514-ADV US 1994 Sell This Version
1582-ADV A New Breed Of Female  album cover II Tru A New Breed Of Female(Cass, Album, Promo, Adv) Relativity 1582-ADV US 1997 Sell This Version
1596 Ladies Edition  album cover H-Town Ladies Edition(CD, Album) Relativity 1596 US 1997 Sell This Version
1613-1 HII  album cover DJ Honda HII(2xLP, Album) Relativity 1613-1 US 1998 Sell This Version
1613-2 HII  album cover DJ Honda HII(CD, Album) Relativity 1613-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
1613-4 HII  album cover DJ Honda HII(Cass, Album) Relativity 1613-4 US 1998 Sell This Version
1618-1 M.O.P. First Family 4 Life (Album) 1618-1 US 1998 Sell This Version
1618-2 First Family 4 Life  album cover M.O.P. First Family 4 Life(CD, Album) Relativity 1618-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
1618-4 First Family 4 Life  album cover M.O.P. First Family 4 Life(Cass, Album) Relativity 1618-4 US 1998 Sell This Version
1619-2 Look At 'em Now  album cover Ka'Nut Look At 'em Now(CD, Album) Relativity 1619-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
1619-4 Look At 'em Now  album cover Ka'Nut Look At 'em Now(Cass, Album) Relativity 1619-4 US 1998 Sell This Version
1621-1 The Spot (The Beatnuts Remix EP)  album cover The Beatnuts The Spot (The Beatnuts Remix EP) (EP) 1621-1 US 1998 Sell This Version
1621-2 The Beatnuts Remix EP: The Spot  album cover The Beatnuts The Beatnuts Remix EP: The Spot(CD, EP) Relativity 1621-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
1621-4 The Beatnuts Remix EP: The Spot  album cover The Beatnuts The Beatnuts Remix EP: The Spot(Cass, EP) Relativity 1621-4 US 1998 Sell This Version
1625-2 The Very Best Of Redd Foxx (Fugg It!!!)  album cover Redd Foxx The Very Best Of Redd Foxx (Fugg It!!!)(CD, Album, Comp) Relativity 1625-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
1632-2 Family Scriptures Chapter II: Family Reunion  album cover Mo Thugs* Family Scriptures Chapter II: Family Reunion (Album) 1632-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
1632-4 Family Scriptures Chapter II: Family Reunion  album cover Mo Thugs* Family Scriptures Chapter II: Family Reunion (Album) 1632-4 US 1998 Sell This Version
1645-2 Sex Down  album cover Link (3) Sex Down(CD, Album) Relativity 1645-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
1649-2 2 Wild For The World  album cover DJ Squeeky presents: Tom Skeemask DJ Squeeky presents: Tom Skeemask - 2 Wild For The World(CD, Album) Relativity, Mo Cheda Records 1649-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
1649-4 2 Wild For The World  album cover DJ Squeeky presents: Tom Skeemask DJ Squeeky presents: Tom Skeemask - 2 Wild For The World(Cass, Album) Relativity, Mo Cheda Records 1649-4 US 1998 Sell This Version
1653-2 Changing The Game  album cover Infamous Syndicate Changing The Game(CD, Album) Relativity 1653-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
1653-4 Changing The Game  album cover Infamous Syndicate Changing The Game(Cass, Album) Relativity 1653-4 US 1999 Sell This Version
1654-2 Hustla'z Heaven  album cover Mag (2) Hustla'z Heaven(CD, Album) Relativity 1654-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
1654-4 Hustla'z Heaven  album cover Mag (2) Hustla'z Heaven(Cass, Album) Relativity 1654-4 US 1998 Sell This Version
1664-1 Handle Ur Bizness  album cover M.O.P. Handle Ur Bizness (EP) 1664-1 US 1998 Sell This Version
1664-2 Handle Ur Bizness EP  album cover M.O.P. Handle Ur Bizness EP(CD, EP) Relativity 1664-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
1664-4 Handle Ur Bizness  album cover M.O.P. Handle Ur Bizness(Cass, Single) Relativity 1664-4 US 1998 Sell This Version
1670-2 Heaven'z Movie  album cover Bizzy Bone Heaven'z Movie(CD, Album) Relativity, Ruthless Records, Mo Thugs Records 1670-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
1671-2 Thug Mentality 1999  album cover Krayzie Bone Thug Mentality 1999(2xCD, Album) Ruthless Records, Mo Thugs Records, Relativity 1671-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
1671-4 Thug Mentality 1999  album cover Krayzie Bone Thug Mentality 1999(Cass, Album) Ruthless Records, Mo Thugs Records, Relativity 1671-4 US 1999 Sell This Version
1672-2 Butter  album cover Various Butter(CD, Comp) Relativity 1672-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
1672-4 Butter  album cover Various Butter(Cass, Comp) Relativity 1672-4 US 1998 Sell This Version
1673-2 Safe House: A Collection Of The Blues  album cover Various / Andrew Vachss Various / Andrew Vachss - Safe House: A Collection Of The Blues(CD, Album, Comp, RM) Relativity, Repeat (2) 1673-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
1679-2 Family Scriptures Chapter II: Family Reunion (Clean Edited Version)  album cover Mo Thugs* Family Scriptures Chapter II: Family Reunion (Clean Edited Version)(CD, Album, Cle) Mo Thugs Records, Relativity 1679-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
1681-2 Day & Night / Weekend Buzz  album cover Poetic Hustla'z Day & Night / Weekend Buzz(CD, Single) Relativity 1681-2 1998 Sell This Version
1681-4 Day & Night / Weekend Buzz  album cover Poetic Hustla'z Day & Night / Weekend Buzz(Cass, Single) Relativity 1681-4 1998 Sell This Version
1683-2 Angel Dust  album cover Indo G Angel Dust(CD, Album) Relativity, Hypnotize Minds 1683-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
1683-4 Angel Dust  album cover Indo G Angel Dust(Cass, Album) Relativity 1683-4 US 1998 Sell This Version
1685-2 Enquiring Minds  album cover Gangsta Boo Enquiring Minds(CD, Album) Relativity, Hypnotize Minds 1685-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
1685-4 Enquiring Minds  album cover Gangsta Boo Enquiring Minds(Cass, Album) Relativity 1685-4 US 1998 Sell This Version
1690-2 Bootylicious 2000  album cover Various Bootylicious 2000(CD, Comp) Relativity 1690-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
1691-2 Link (3) Whatcha Gone Do?(CD, Single, Promo, Car) Relativity 1691-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
1691-2 Whatcha Gone Do?  album cover Link (3) Whatcha Gone Do?(CD, Maxi) Relativity 1691-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
1691-4 Whatcha Gone Do?  album cover Link (3) Whatcha Gone Do?(Cass, Maxi) Relativity 1691-4 US 1998 Sell This Version
1692-1 On The Mic  album cover DJ Honda On The Mic(12", Single, Promo) Relativity 1692-1 US 1998 Sell This Version
1693-1 Everyday  album cover Fatal Hussein* Everyday(12") Relativity 1693-1 US 1998 Sell This Version
1697-2 Butter  album cover Various Butter(CD, Comp, Cle) Relativity 1697-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
1707-2 Ghetto Cowboy  album cover Mo Thugs Family Feat. Bone Thugs N Harmony* Mo Thugs Family Feat. Bone Thugs N Harmony* - Ghetto Cowboy(CD, Single) Relativity 1707-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
1707-4 Ghetto Cowboy  album cover Mo Thugs Family And Bone Thugs N Harmony* Mo Thugs Family And Bone Thugs N Harmony* - Ghetto Cowboy(Cass, Single) Mo Thugs Records, Relativity 1707-4 US 1998 Sell This Version
1716-2 CrazyNDaLazDayz  album cover Tear Da Club Up Thugs Of Three 6 Mafia Tear Da Club Up Thugs Of Three 6 Mafia - CrazyNDaLazDayz(CD, Album) Relativity, Hypnotize Minds 1716-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
1716-4 CrazyNDaLazDayz  album cover Tear Da Club Up Thugs Of Three 6 Mafia Tear Da Club Up Thugs Of Three 6 Mafia - CrazyNDaLazDayz(Cass, Album) Relativity, Hypnotize Minds 1716-4 US 1999 Sell This Version
1719-1 Dancehall Dynamite  album cover Various Dancehall Dynamite (Comp) 1719-1 US 1998 Sell This Version
1719-2 Dancehall Dynamite (Explosive Sounds Straight From Yard)  album cover Various Dancehall Dynamite (Explosive Sounds Straight From Yard)(CDr, Comp) Relativity, Repeat (2) 1719-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
1726-2 Death Before Dishonesty  album cover Bootleg (4) Death Before Dishonesty(CD, Album) Relativity 1726-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
1726-4 Death Before Dishonesty  album cover Bootleg (4) Death Before Dishonesty(Cass, Album) Relativity 1726-4 US 1999 Sell This Version
1733-1 ABBA - A Tribute: The 25th Anniversary Celebration  album cover Various ABBA - A Tribute: The 25th Anniversary Celebration(2xLP) Relativity 1733-1 US 1999 Sell This Version
1733-2 ABBA - A Tribute: The 25th Anniversary Celebration  album cover Various ABBA - A Tribute: The 25th Anniversary Celebration(CD, Comp) Relativity, Repeat (2) 1733-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
1733-4 ABBA - A Tribute: The 25th Anniversary Celebration  album cover Various ABBA - A Tribute: The 25th Anniversary Celebration(Cass, Album, Comp) Relativity 1733-4 US 1999 Sell This Version
1734-2 Travellin’ Man  album cover DJ Honda Feat. Mos Def DJ Honda Feat. Mos Def - Travellin’ Man(CD, Maxi) Relativity 1734-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
1734-4 Travellin' Man  album cover DJ Honda Feat. Mos Def DJ Honda Feat. Mos Def - Travellin' Man(Cass, Single) Relativity 1734-4 US 1998 Sell This Version
1747-4 Ghetto Cowboy  album cover Mo Thugs Family And Bone Thugs N Harmony* Mo Thugs Family And Bone Thugs N Harmony* - Ghetto Cowboy(Cass, Cle) Mo Thugs Records, Relativity 1747-4 US 1998 Sell This Version
1749-2 Darkness Descends  album cover Dark Angel (3) Darkness Descends(CD, Album, RE, RM) Combat, Relativity 1749-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
1750-2 Pleasures Of The Flesh  album cover Exodus (6) Pleasures Of The Flesh(CD, Album) Combat, Relativity 1750-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
1750-4 Pleasures Of The Flesh  album cover Exodus (6) Pleasures Of The Flesh(Cass, Album) Combat, Relativity 1750-4 1999 Sell This Version
1752-2 One Voice  album cover Agnostic Front One Voice(CD, Album, RE, RM) Relativity, Combat 1752-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
1753-2 Beast On My Back  album cover Crumbsuckers Beast On My Back(CD, Album, RE) Relativity 1753-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
1754-2 Beyond The Gates  album cover Possessed Beyond The Gates(CD, Album, RE, RM) Relativity 1754-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
1755-2 Life Of Dreams  album cover Crumbsuckers Life Of Dreams(CD, Album, RE) Combat, Relativity 1755-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
1756-4 Powertrip  album cover Ludichrist Powertrip(Cass, Album) Combat, Relativity 1756-4 US 1999 Sell This Version
1759-2 Gangsta Boo Enquiring Minds(CD, Album) Relativity 1759-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
1761-2 CrazyNDaLazDayz  album cover Tear Da Club Up Thugs Of Three 6 Mafia Tear Da Club Up Thugs Of Three 6 Mafia - CrazyNDaLazDayz(CD, Album, Cle) Relativity, Hypnotize Minds 1761-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
1763-2 I Don't Wanna See  album cover Link (3) I Don't Wanna See(CD, Maxi) Relativity 1763-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
1767-1 Throw Them Thangs / Remember Me Ballin  album cover Indo G Throw Them Thangs / Remember Me Ballin(12") Relativity 1767-1 US 1998 Sell This Version
1767-2 Indo G Throw Them Thangs / Remember Me Ballin(CD, Single) Relativity 1767-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
1769-2 Seven Churches  album cover Possessed Seven Churches(CD, Album, RE, RM) Relativity 1769-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
1770-2 Thug Mentality 1999  album cover Krayzie Bone Thug Mentality 1999(2xCD, Album, Cle) Ruthless Records, Mo Thugs Records, Relativity 1770-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
1770-4 Thug Mentality 1999  album cover Krayzie Bone Thug Mentality 1999(Cass, Album, Cle) Ruthless Records, Mo Thugs Records, Relativity 1770-4 US 1999 Sell This Version