Relativity

Relativity

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Relativity, also known as Relativity Records, is a US label with many logos. Although it was reportedly established in 1985 by 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).

Labelcode: LC 6720
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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
- Tré Take Your Time Remix(12", Promo, Single) Relativity - US 1997 Sell This Version
Poetic Hustla'z Trials & Tribulations(Cass, Album) Mo Thugs Records, Relativity US 1997 Sell This Version
2 CD 1736-2 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 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's Fur Coat Lucy / Watergun(7", Single, Pic) Goldenrod Records 12 US 1994 Sell This Version
12 YUM 120 Joe Satriani I Believe(12") Relativity 12 YUM 120 UK 1990 Sell This Version
25AP 5084 Impellitteri Stand In Line(LP, Album) Relativity, Combat 25AP 5084 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
25DP 5084 Impellitteri Stand In Line(CD, Album) CBS/Sony, Relativity, Combat 25DP 5084 Japan Unknown Sell This Version
25DP-5341 Raven (6) Nothing Exceeds Like Excess(CD, Album) Relativity 25DP-5341 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
25DP 5343 Megadeth Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good!(CD, Album, RE) CBS/Sony, Relativity, Combat 25DP 5343 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
25DP 5418 Exodus (6) Fabulous Disaster (Album) 25DP 5418 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
310 Eazy E* Sippin' On A 40(CD, Single, Promo) Relativity 310 USA, Canada & UK 1996 Sell This Version
0896 MAG (2) Pimp / Epidemic(12", Promo) Relativity 0896 US 1999 Sell This Version
0962 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
1073-A Godflesh Slavestate(Umatic, Single, Promo, NTSC) Relativity 1073-A US Unknown Sell This Version
1127 A Napalm Death World Keeps Turning(VHS, NTSC, Promo) Earache, Relativity 1127 A US 1992 Sell This Version
1175-ADV Fat Joe Da Gangsta* Represent(Cass, Album, Promo) Relativity 1175-ADV US 1993 Sell This Version
1190-4 Lucy's Fur Coat Jaundice (Cass, Album, Promo) Relativity 1190-4 US 1993 Sell This Version
1227ADV NOI.D.* Accept Your Own & Be Yourself (The Black Album)(Cass, Album, Promo) Relativity 1227ADV US 1997 Sell This Version
1582-ADV II Tru A New Breed Of Female(Cass, Album, Promo, Adv) Relativity 1582-ADV US 1997 Sell This Version
1596 H-Town Ladies Edition(CD, Album) Relativity 1596 US 1997 Sell This Version
1613-1 DJ Honda HII(2xLP, Album) Relativity 1613-1 US 1998 Sell This Version
1613-2 DJ Honda HII(CD, Album) Relativity 1613-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
1613-4 DJ Honda II(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 M.O.P. First Family 4 Life(CD, Album) Relativity 1618-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
1618-4 M.O.P. First Family 4 Life(Cass, Album) Relativity 1618-4 US 1998 Sell This Version
1619-2 Ka'Nut Look At 'em Now(CD, Album) Relativity 1619-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
1619-4 Ka'Nut Look At 'em Now(Cass, Album) Relativity 1619-4 US 1998 Sell This Version
1621-1 The Beatnuts The Spot (The Beatnuts Remix EP) (EP) 1621-1 US 1998 Sell This Version
1621-2 The Beatnuts The Beatnuts Remix EP: The Spot(CD, EP) Relativity 1621-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
1621-4 The Beatnuts The Beatnuts Remix EP: The Spot(Cass, EP) Relativity 1621-4 US 1998 Sell This Version
1632-2 Mo Thugs* Family Scriptures Chapter II: Family Reunion(CD, Album) Mo Thugs Records, Relativity 1632-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
1632-4 Mo Thugs* Family Scriptures Chapter II: Family Reunion (Album) 1632-4 US 1998 Sell This Version
1645-2 Link (3) Sex Down(CD, Album) Relativity 1645-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
1649-2 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 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 Infamous Syndicate Changing The Game(CD, Album) Relativity 1653-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
1653-4 Infamous Syndicate Changing The Game(Cass, Album) Relativity 1653-4 US 1999 Sell This Version
1654-2 Mag (2) Hustla'z Heaven(CD, Album) Relativity 1654-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
1654-4 Mag (2) Hustla'z Heaven(Cass, Album) Relativity 1654-4 US 1998 Sell This Version
1664-1 M.O.P. Handle Ur Bizness (EP) 1664-1 US 1998 Sell This Version
1664-2 M.O.P. Handle Ur Bizness EP(CD, EP) Relativity 1664-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
1664-4 M.O.P. Handle Ur Bizness(Cass, Maxi) Relativity 1664-4 US 1998 Sell This Version
1670-2 Bizzy Bone Heaven'z Movie(CD, Album) Relativity, Ruthless Records, Mo Thugs Records 1670-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
1671-2 Krayzie Bone Thug Mentality 1999(2xCD, Album) Ruthless Records, Mo Thugs Records, Relativity 1671-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
1671-4 Krayzie Bone Thug Mentality 1999(Cass, Album) Ruthless Records, Mo Thugs Records, Relativity 1671-4 US 1999 Sell This Version
1672-2 Various Butter(CD, Comp) Relativity 1672-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
1672-4 Various Butter(Cass, Comp) Relativity 1672-4 US 1998 Sell This Version
1673-2 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 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 Poetic Hustla'z Day & Night / Weekend Buzz(CD, Single) Relativity 1681-2 1998 Sell This Version
1681-4 Poetic Hustla'z Day & Night / Weekend Buzz(Cass, Single) Relativity 1681-4 1998 Sell This Version
1683-2 Indo G Angel Dust(CD, Album) Relativity, Hypnotize Minds 1683-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
1683-4 Indo G Angel Dust(Cass, Album) Relativity 1683-4 US 1998 Sell This Version
1685-2 Gangsta Boo Enquiring Minds(CD, Album) Relativity, Hypnotize Minds 1685-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
1685-4 Gangsta Boo Enquiring Minds(Cass, Album) Relativity 1685-4 US 1998 Sell This Version
1690-2 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 Link (3) Whatcha Gone Do?(CD, Maxi) Relativity 1691-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
1691-4 Link (3) Whatcha Gone Do?(Cass, Maxi) Relativity 1691-4 US 1998 Sell This Version
1692-1 DJ Honda On The Mic(12", Promo, Single) Relativity 1692-1 US 1998 Sell This Version
1693-1 Fatal Hussein* Everyday(12") Relativity 1693-1 US 1998 Sell This Version
1707-2 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 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 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
1719-1 Various Dancehall Dynamite(LP, Comp) Relativity 1719-1 US 1998 Sell This Version
1726-2 Bootleg (4) Death Before Dishonesty(CD, Album) Relativity 1726-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
1726-4 Bootleg (4) Death Before Dishonesty(Cass, Album) Relativity 1726-4 US 1999 Sell This Version
1733-1 Various ABBA - A Tribute: The 25th Anniversary Celebration(2xLP) Relativity 1733-1 US 1999 Sell This Version
1733-2 Various ABBA - A Tribute: The 25th Anniversary Celebration(CD, Comp) Relativity 1733-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
1733-4 Various ABBA - A Tribute: The 25th Anniversary Celebration(Cass, Album, Comp) Relativity 1733-4 US 1999 Sell This Version
1734-2 DJ Honda Feat. Mos Def DJ Honda Feat. Mos Def - Travellin’ Man(CD, Maxi) Relativity 1734-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
1734-4 DJ Honda Travellin' Man(Cass, Single) Relativity 1734-4 US 1998 Sell This Version
1747-4 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 Dark Angel (3) Darkness Descends(CD, Album, RE, RM) Combat, Relativity 1749-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
1750-2 Exodus (6) Pleasures Of The Flesh(CD, Album) Combat, Relativity 1750-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
1752-2 Agnostic Front One Voice(CD, Album, RE, RM) Relativity, Combat 1752-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
1753-2 Crumbsuckers Beast On My Back(CD, Album, RE) Relativity 1753-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
1754-2 Possessed Beyond The Gates(CD, Album, RM, RE) Relativity 1754-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
1755-2 Crumbsuckers Life Of Dreams(CD, Album, RE) Combat, Relativity 1755-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
1756-4 Ludichrist Powertrip(Cass, Album) Combat, Relativity 1756-4 US 1999 Sell This Version
1763-2 Link (3) I Don't Wanna See(CD, Maxi) Relativity 1763-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
1767-1 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 Possessed Seven Churches(CD, Album, RE, RM) Relativity 1769-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
1770-2 Krayzie Bone Thug Mentality 1999(2xCD, Album, Cle) Ruthless Records, Mo Thugs Records, Relativity 1770-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
1771-1 Infamous Syndicate Here I Go / Clock Strikes 12(12") Relativity, Relativity 1771-1 US 1998 Sell This Version
1771-2 Infamous Syndicate Here I Go / Clock Strikes 12(CD, Maxi, Promo) Relativity 1771-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
1771-4 Infamous Syndicate Here I Go(Cass, Maxi) Relativity 1771-4 US 1998 Sell This Version
1775-2 Bootleg (4) Death Before Dishonesty(CD, Album, Edi) Relativity, Vishion Entertainment 1775-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
1776-1 Tear Da Club Up Thugs Push 'Em Off(12") Relativity 1776-1 US 1999 Sell This Version
1777-1 Krayzie Bone Thug Mentality(12") Relativity, Mo Thugs Records, Ruthless Records 1777-1 US 1999 Sell This Version
1784-1 Gangsta Boo Nasty Trick 1784-1 US 1999 Sell This Version
1784-4 Gangsta Boo Nasty Trick(Cass, Single) Relativity 1784-4 US 1999 Sell This Version
1787-1 Mag (2) How U Like It(12") Relativity 1787-1 US Unknown Sell This Version
1792-2 Various Best Of Moog - Electronic Pop Hits From The 60's & 70's(CD, Comp) Loud Records, Disinformation (2), RED Distribution, Relativity 1792-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
1795-2 The Beatnuts Watch Out Now(CD, Maxi) Relativity 1795-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
1795-4 The Beatnuts Watch Out Now(Cass, Single) Relativity 1795-4 US 1999 Sell This Version