Profile Records

Profile Records

Profile:
Profile was one of the earliest hip-hop labels which also released disco, dance, and electro records. The label was founded in New York City in 1981 by Steve Plotnicki and Cory Robbins. Over the years Profile acquired many smaller record labels under their Profile Associated Labels umbrella imprint. Releases on Profile Associated usually occur in a label's later releases and catalog numbers on these releases start with PAL.

Cory Robbins left the label in 1995 and founded Robbins Entertainment. Steve Plotnicki remained with the label unti he decided to sell it in 1997. After a fierce bidding war between Tommy Boy Music and BMG's Arista Records, the latter won, and what was in print at the time was reissued with new BMG catalog numbers. Some new product was released since then, but it was eventually shut down by its new parent and its artists became Arista artists, but were eventually dropped by the label anyway. The offices that it occupied were once those of Koch Records.

Also known as just Profile.
For companies, see Profile Records Ltd. (UK) or Profile Records, Inc. (US)
Sublabels
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Contact Info:
1981 to 1984:
250 W. 57th St.
New York, NY 10107
USA (Contact info now obsolete)

1984 to 1986:
1775 Broadway
New York, NY 10019
USA (Contact info now obsolete)

1986 to 1998:
740 Broadway
New York, NY 10003
USA (Contact info now obsolete)

1998 to Present:
250 W. 57th St.
Ste. 1201
New York, NY 10019
USA
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Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
4W-0760 Love Story  album cover Judy Torres Love Story(LP, Album) Profile Records 4W-0760 Spain 1990 Sell This Version
4XL-9264 Kings Of Rap  album cover Various Kings Of Rap(Cass, Comp, RE) PRI Records, Profile Records 4XL-9264 US 1985 Sell This Version
0000462 FIL Safe + Sound  album cover DJ Quik Safe + Sound(CD, Album) Profile Records, Profile Records 0000462 FIL UK 1995 Sell This Version
0004588FIL Luchini  album cover Camp Lo Luchini(Minimax, Single, Promo) Profile Records, Edel 0004588FIL Germany 1996 Sell This Version
0004640FIL It Takes Two (UK Remix Sessions)  album cover Rob Base & D. J. E-Z Rock* It Takes Two (UK Remix Sessions)(12") Profile Records, Profile Records 0004640FIL Europe 1997 Sell This Version
004695FIL Black Nostaljack (Aka Come On)  album cover Camp Lo Black Nostaljack (Aka Come On)(CD, Single) Profile Records 004695FIL UK 1997 Sell This Version
5143 All In The Name Of Love  album cover Luther Ingram All In The Name Of Love 5143 US 1987 Sell This Version
5153 Force Desire Jazzy Keith(7", Single, Promo) Profile Records 5153 US 1987 Sell This Version
5362-4 Easy Star  album cover Poor Righteous Teachers Easy Star(Cass, Single) Profile Records 5362-4 US 1992 Sell This Version
07133 Get On The Dance Floor  album cover Rob Base & D.J. E-Z Rock* Get On The Dance Floor(7", Single) BCM Records 07133 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 1989 Sell This Version
07233 Joy & Pain  album cover Rob Base & D.J. E-Z Rock* Joy & Pain(7", Single) BCM Records 07233 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 1989 Sell This Version
07391 For Those Who Like To Groove  album cover Twin Hype For Those Who Like To Groove(7", Single) BCM Records 07391 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
12077 It Takes Two  album cover Rob Base & D.J. E-Z Rock* It Takes Two(12") BCM Records, BCM Records 12077 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 1988 Sell This Version
12304 Do It To The Crowd  album cover Twin Hype Do It To The Crowd(12") BCM Records 12304 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 1989 Sell This Version
12789 Why  album cover Steely & Clevie Why(7", Single) Profile Records 12789 Jamaica 1991 Sell This Version
14205-1 Freestyle's Greatest Hits  album cover Various Freestyle's Greatest Hits(2xLP, Comp) Turnstyle Records 14205-1 US 1992 Sell This Version
14243-7 Get On The Dance Floor  album cover Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock Get On The Dance Floor(7", Single) Profile Records, Clever 14243-7 France 1989 Sell This Version
19034-2 Rhythm-Al-Ism (Over 70 Minutes Of Commercial-Free Music)  album cover DJ Quik Rhythm-Al-Ism (Over 70 Minutes Of Commercial-Free Music)(CD, Album) Profile Records 19034-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
20004 Born To Expire  album cover Leeway Born To Expire(LP, Album) Moshroom Records 20004 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
33401 Show'm The Bass  album cover Various Show'm The Bass(LP, Comp) BCM Records 33401 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 1990 Sell This Version
35321 Summer Dance Festival - The Musical Highlights  album cover Various Summer Dance Festival - The Musical Highlights(2xLP, Comp) BCM Records 35321 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 1989 Sell This Version
50423 Youngest In Charge  album cover Special Ed Youngest In Charge(CD, Album) BCM Records 50423 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
60008 Rob Base & D.J. E-Z Rock* It Takes Two(Cass, Album) BCM Records 60008 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
104264 I Specialize In Love  album cover Sharon Brown I Specialize In Love (Single) 104264 Germany 1982 Sell This Version
790 390 Rap Hits Vol. 1  album cover Various Rap Hits Vol. 1(VHS, Comp, SECAM) Profile Records, BMG Video 790 390 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
823 085-2 Christmas Rap  album cover Various Christmas Rap(CD, Comp) Profile Records 823 085-2 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
828 018-1 Raising Hell  album cover Run-DMC Raising Hell (Album) 828 018-1 Greece 1986 Sell This Version
828 018-2 Raising Hell  album cover Run-DMC Raising Hell(CD, Album) London Records 828 018-2 UK 1986 Sell This Version
828 070-1 Tougher Than Leather  album cover RUN DMC* Tougher Than Leather (Album) 828 070-1 Israel 1988 Sell This Version
828 070-2 Tougher Than Leather  album cover Run-DMC Tougher Than Leather (Album) 828 070-2 Europe 1988 Sell This Version
828 070-4 Tougher Than Leather  album cover Run DMC* Tougher Than Leather(Cass, Album, Dol) London Records, Profile Records 828 070-4 Canada 1988 Sell This Version
828 113-1 Tougher Than Leather  album cover Run-DMC Tougher Than Leather(LP, Album) Metronome, Profile Records, London Records 828 113-1 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
828 113 4 RUN DMC* Tougher Than Leather(Cass, Album) Profile Records 828 113 4 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
830 377-1 Raising Hell  album cover Run-DMC Raising Hell (Album) 830 377-1 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
830 377-2 Raising Hell  album cover Run-DMC Raising Hell(CD, Album) Profile Records, London Records 830 377-2 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
830 377-4 Raising Hell  album cover Run-D.M.C.* Raising Hell (Album) 830 377-4 Canada 1986 Sell This Version
834 777-4 It Takes Two  album cover Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock It Takes Two(Cass, Album, Dol) Mercury, Profile Records 834 777-4 Canada 1988 Sell This Version
842 200-1 The Incredible Base  album cover Rob Base The Incredible Base(LP, Album) FFRR, Profile Records 842 200-1 Canada 1989 Sell This Version
842 200-2 The Incredible Base  album cover Rob Base The Incredible Base(CD, Album) Profile Records, FFRR, PolyGram 842 200-2 Canada 1989 Sell This Version
842 200-4 The Incredible Base  album cover Rob Base The Incredible Base(Cass, Album) FFRR, Profile Records 842 200-4 Canada 1989 Sell This Version
843 431-2 Poetess  album cover L.A. Star Poetess(CD, Album) Profile Records, FFRR 843 431-2 Canada 1990 Sell This Version
843 431-4 Poetess  album cover L.A. Star Poetess(Cass, Album) Profile Records 843 431-4 Canada 1990 Sell This Version
847 282-2 Back From Hell  album cover Run-DMC Back From Hell(CD, Album) Profile Records, FFRR 847 282-2 Canada 1990 Sell This Version
847 282-4 Back From Hell  album cover Run-DMC Back From Hell(Cass, Album) Profile Records, FFRR 847 282-4 Canada 1990 Sell This Version
874 344-7 Joy And Pain  album cover Rob Base & D.J. E-Z Rock* Joy And Pain(7") Mercury, Profile Records 874 344-7 Canada 1989 Sell This Version
874 345-1 Joy And Pain (Remix)  album cover Rob Base & D.J. E-Z Rock* Joy And Pain (Remix) (Single) 874 345-1 Canada 1989 Sell This Version
874 345-2 Joy And Pain (Extended Play CD)  album cover Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock Joy And Pain (Extended Play CD)(CD, Maxi) Profile Records 874 345-2 Canada 1989 Sell This Version
874 345 4 Joy And Pain   album cover Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock Joy And Pain (Cass, EP) Profile Records 874 345 4 Canada 1989 Sell This Version
876 476-7 Turn It Out (Go Base) / Crush  album cover Rob Base / Rob Base & D.J. E-Z Rock* Rob Base / Rob Base & D.J. E-Z Rock* - Turn It Out (Go Base) / Crush(7", Single) Profile Records, FFRR 876 476-7 Canada 1989 Sell This Version
876 477-1 Turn It Out (Go Base)  album cover Rob Base Turn It Out (Go Base)(12") Profile Records 876 477-1 Canada 1989 Sell This Version
876 477-4 Rob Base Turn It Out (Go Base)(Cass, Single) Profile Records 876 477-4 Canada 1989 Sell This Version
884 454-1 Get Up And Have A Good Time / Turn It Out   album cover Rob Base Get Up And Have A Good Time / Turn It Out (12") Profile Records, FFRR 884 454-1 Canada 1990 Sell This Version
886 070-1 My Adidas / Peter Piper  album cover Run-D.M.C.* My Adidas / Peter Piper(12", Single) Profile Records 886 070-1 Australasia 1986 Sell This Version
886 076-1 Walk This Way  album cover RUN DMC* Walk This Way 886 076-1 Mexico 1986 Sell This Version
886 076-7 Walk This Way  album cover Run D.M.C.* Walk This Way(7", Single) London Records, Profile Records 886 076-7 France 1986 Sell This Version
886 114-1 You Be Illin' / Hit It Run  album cover Run-DMC You Be Illin' / Hit It Run(12") Profile Records 886 114-1 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
886 114-7 You Be Illin' / Hit It Run  album cover Run-D.M.C.* You Be Illin' / Hit It Run (Single) 886 114-7 Spain 1986 Sell This Version
886 153-1 It's Tricky  album cover Run-D.M.C.* It's Tricky(12", EP) London Records, Profile Records 886 153-1 Australia 1987 Sell This Version
886 159-1 It's Tricky (And More) (Remix)  album cover Run-DMC It's Tricky (And More) (Remix)(12", EP) London Records, Profile Records 886 159-1 Netherlands 1987 Sell This Version
886 161-1 It's Tricky (And More) (Remix)  album cover Run-D.M.C.* It's Tricky (And More) (Remix)(12", Maxi) Metronome, London Records, Profile Records 886 161-1 Germany 1987 Sell This Version
886 227-7 Christmas In Hollis  album cover Run-D.M.C.* Christmas In Hollis(7", Single) London Records, Profile Records 886 227-7 Netherlands 1987 Sell This Version
886 291-1 Run's House / Beats To The Rhyme  album cover Run-DMC Run's House / Beats To The Rhyme(12", Maxi) London Records 886 291-1 Spain 1988 Sell This Version
886 291-2 Run's House  album cover Run-DMC Run's House(CD, Maxi) Profile Records, London Records 886 291-2 Netherlands 1988 Sell This Version
886 291-7 Run's House / Beats To The Rhyme  album cover Run-D.M.C.* Run's House / Beats To The Rhyme (Single) 886 291-7 Australasia 1987 Sell This Version
886 335-1 Mary, Mary  album cover Run-DMC Mary, Mary(12", Single) London Records, Profile Records, FFRR 886 335-1 Netherlands 1988 Sell This Version
886 335-2 Mary Mary  album cover Run-DMC Mary Mary(CD, Maxi) Metronome, Profile Records 886 335-2 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
886 405-2 Run-D.M.C.* Papa Crazy (CD, EP) London Records, Profile Records 886 405-2 Canada 1988 Sell This Version
888 799-1 It Takes Two  album cover Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock It Takes Two(12") Mercury 888 799-1 Canada 1988 Sell This Version
888 877-1 Get On The Dance Floor  album cover Rob Base & DJ E-Z Rock Get On The Dance Floor(12") Profile Records 888 877-1 Canada 1988 Sell This Version
2097 148 I Specialize In Love  album cover Sharon Brown I Specialize In Love(7", Single) Virgin 2097 148 Greece 1982 Sell This Version
01241-41595-1 Enigma  album cover Keith Murray Enigma(2xLP, Album) Jive 01241-41595-1 US 1996 Sell This Version
314 514 355-2 Together Forever: Greatest Hits 1983 - 1991  album cover Run-DMC Together Forever: Greatest Hits 1983 - 1991(CD, Comp) Profile Records, FFRR 314 514 355-2 Canada 1991 Sell This Version
314 579 717-2 50/50 Luv  album cover B.G. Knocc Out & Dresta 50/50 Luv(CD, Single) Outburst Records 314 579 717-2 US 1995 Sell This Version
456.7451.22 Lyin' King  album cover Nine Lyin' King(CD, Maxi) Profile Records, Profile Records 456.7451.22 Benelux 1996 Sell This Version
769 740 145-2 Back In Tha Day 2  album cover Various Back In Tha Day 2(CD, Comp) Universal Music 769 740 145-2 Canada 1999 Sell This Version
07822-16403-1 Profile (The Singles)  album cover Various Profile (The Singles)(Box, Comp + 5x12") Profile Records, Arista 07822-16403-1 US 1999 Sell This Version
07822 16404 2 Profilin' The Hits  album cover Various Profilin' The Hits(CD, Comp) Profile Records 07822 16404 2 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
07822-16406-2 Run-D.M.C.  album cover Run-D.M.C.* Run-D.M.C. (Album) 07822-16406-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
07822-16407-2 King Of Rock  album cover Run-DMC King Of Rock (Album) 07822-16407-2 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
07822 16407 2 King Of Rock / Tougher Than Leather  album cover Run-DMC King Of Rock / Tougher Than Leather(CD, Album, RE + CD, Album, RE + Box, Comp) Sony BMG Music Entertainment, Profile Records, Profile Records 07822 16407 2 Europe 2006 Sell This Version
07822-16408-2 Run-DMC Raising Hell (Album) 07822-16408-2 Canada 1999 Sell This Version
07822 16410 2 Back From Hell  album cover Run-D.M.C.* Back From Hell (Album) 07822 16410 2 Europe 1999 Sell This Version
07822-16413-2 Uptown Saturday Night  album cover Camp Lo Uptown Saturday Night (Album) 07822-16413-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
07822-16414-2 2nd II None  album cover 2nd II None 2nd II None(CD, Album, Promo, RE) Profile Records 07822-16414-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
07822-17424-1 Down With The King  album cover Run-DMC Down With The King(12") Arista, Profile Records 07822-17424-1 US 2000 Sell This Version
07822-19034-1 Rhythm-Al-Ism (Over 70 Minutes Of Commercial-Free Music)  album cover DJ Quik Rhythm-Al-Ism (Over 70 Minutes Of Commercial-Free Music)(2xLP, Album) Profile Records 07822-19034-1 US 1998 Sell This Version
07822-19034-2 Born And Raised In Compton  album cover DJ Quik Born And Raised In Compton(CD, Comp) Arista, Profile Records 07822-19034-2 US 2006 Sell This Version
07822-19034-2 Rhythm-Al-Ism (Over 70 Minutes Of Commercial-Free Music)  album cover DJ Quik Rhythm-Al-Ism (Over 70 Minutes Of Commercial-Free Music) (Album) 07822-19034-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
07822 19034-4 Rhythm-Al-Ism (Over 70 Minutes Of Commercial-Free Music)  album cover DJ Quik Rhythm-Al-Ism (Over 70 Minutes Of Commercial-Free Music)(Cass, Album) Profile Records 07822 19034-4 US 1998 Sell This Version
07822-19056-2 Quik Is The Name  album cover DJ Quik Quik Is The Name (Album) 07822-19056-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
07822-19057-2 Safe + Sound  album cover DJ Quik Safe + Sound(CD, Album, RE) Profile Records 07822-19057-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
07822-19058-2 Way 2 Fonky  album cover DJ Quik Way 2 Fonky (Album) 07822-19058-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
73008 26003-2 Ooooooohhh...On The TLC Tip  album cover TLC Ooooooohhh...On The TLC Tip(CD, Album) LaFace Records, LaFace Records 73008 26003-2 US 1992 Sell This Version
7 4321 97026 2 Run DMC* High Profile: The Original Rhymes(CD, Comp, RM) Arista, BMG Russia, Ariola, Profile Records 7 4321 97026 2 Russia 2002 Sell This Version
07822-164042-2 Profilin' The Hits  album cover Various Profilin' The Hits(CD, Comp) Profile Records 07822-164042-2 US 1999 Sell This Version
82876 55416-2 Back From Hell  album cover Run-D.M.C.* Back From Hell(CD, Album, RE) Arista, Profile Records, BMG 82876 55416-2 Europe 2003 Sell This Version
82876-66698-1 I Got It Made / Hoedown  album cover Special Ed I Got It Made / Hoedown(12", RE) Profile Records 82876-66698-1 US 2004 Sell This Version
82876-66703-1 Nightmares  album cover Dana Dane Nightmares(12") Profile Records 82876-66703-1 US 2004 Sell This Version
82876 66763 1 Walk This Way  album cover Run-DMC Walk This Way(12", RE) Profile Records 82876 66763 1 US 2004 Sell This Version
82876 69558 2 King Of Rock  album cover Run-D.M.C.* King Of Rock(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Dig) Arista, Legacy, Profile Records 82876 69558 2 Europe 2006 Sell This Version