Metropolitan Recording Corporation

Metropolitan Recording Corporation

Profile:
New Jersey US freestyle record label, whose artist roster includes Collage and Lil Suzy. Also hosted several imprint labels including Metropolitan Underground, which released more progressive material.
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Contact Info:
900 Passaic Avenue
East Newark, NJ 07029
(973) 483-8080
[l42273]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
6254-2 Club Mix '98  album cover Various Club Mix '98(2xCD, Comp, Mixed) Cold Front 6254-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
6254-4 Club Mix '98  album cover Various Club Mix '98(2xCass, Comp, Mixed) Cold Front, BMG Special Products 6254-4 US 1997 Sell This Version
011003-1 Metropolitan Funky Melodies  album cover Various Metropolitan Funky Melodies(LP, Comp) Top Tape 011003-1 Brazil 1995 Sell This Version
011017-2 Chapter One  album cover Collage (4) Featuring Anthony Monteleone Collage (4) Featuring Anthony Monteleone - Chapter One(CD, Album) Metropolitan Recording Corporation, Top Tape 011017-2 Brazil 1994 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
DIGMRC-501 Kings From Queens Vol. I  album cover Various Kings From Queens Vol. I(12") Digital Dungeon Records DIGMRC-501 US 1991 Sell This Version
DIGMRC 502 Jungle Love  album cover Roc In Kato* Jungle Love(12") Digital Dungeon Records DIGMRC 502 US 1991 Sell This Version
DNET086-EPD Love Of A Lifetime  album cover Denine With Collage (4) Denine With Collage (4) - Love Of A Lifetime(CD, Maxi) DanceNet DNET086-EPD Australia 1997 Sell This Version
DS-2001 Back To The Past  album cover A Michael "Kidd" Production* Back To The Past(12") Dark Side Records Inc. DS-2001 US 1989 Sell This Version
FM 4001 Baby Baby  album cover Dr. Tony Garcia* & Elvin Molina Featuring La-Mour* Dr. Tony Garcia* & Elvin Molina Featuring La-Mour* - Baby Baby(12") Funky Melody Records FM 4001 US 1995 Sell This Version
FM 4002 Now & Forever  album cover Dr. Tony Garcia* & Elvin Molina Featuring Marybell Love Dr. Tony Garcia* & Elvin Molina Featuring Marybell Love - Now & Forever(12") Funky Melody Records FM 4002 US 1995 Sell This Version
FM 4003 Make It Last  album cover Dr. Tony Garcia* & Elvin Molina featuring Eye 2 Eye (5) Dr. Tony Garcia* & Elvin Molina featuring Eye 2 Eye (5) - Make It Last(12") Funky Melody Records FM 4003 US Unknown Sell This Version
FM 4004 Always  album cover Dr. Tony Garcia* & Elvin Molina Featuring Marybell Love Dr. Tony Garcia* & Elvin Molina Featuring Marybell Love - Always(12") Funky Melody Records FM 4004 US 1996 Sell This Version
FM 4005 Your Love / All I Want  album cover Dr. Tony Garcia* & Elvin Molina Featuring La=Mour* Dr. Tony Garcia* & Elvin Molina Featuring La=Mour* - Your Love / All I Want(12") Funky Melody Records FM 4005 US Unknown Sell This Version
HLR 001 I Don't Wanna Be Alone  album cover Geena Bess I Don't Wanna Be Alone(12") Heavy Left Records HLR 001 US 1993 Sell This Version
MCR C1217 Ti Amo's Freestyle Collection ∙ Volume One  album cover Various Ti Amo's Freestyle Collection ∙ Volume One(Cass, Comp) Metropolitan Recording Corporation, Ti Amo Records MCR C1217 US Unknown Sell This Version
MPU 107 Energy  album cover Two Man Rush Energy(12") Metropolitan Underground MPU 107 US 1999 Sell This Version
MRC 505 Let The Music Motivate  album cover Groove Masters (4) Let The Music Motivate(12") Digital Dungeon Records MRC 505 US 1992 Sell This Version
MRC 1237-4 Freestyle´s Elite Club  album cover Various Freestyle´s Elite Club(Cass, Comp, Dol) Metropolitan Recording Corporation, Charlie Rock Entertainment MRC 1237-4 US 1996 Sell This Version
MRC 1248 Ti Amo's Freestyle Power  album cover Various Ti Amo's Freestyle Power(Cass, Comp) Metropolitan Recording Corporation, Ti Amo Records MRC 1248 US Unknown Sell This Version
MRC 2201 Work That Body  album cover Cynthia Austin Work That Body(12") Metropolitan Recording Corporation MRC 2201 US 1996 Sell This Version
MRC 04450 You Were The One  album cover Deniz You Were The One (Single) MRC 04450 US 1988 Sell This Version
MRC 04451 Say Rayo! Brooklyn / Luv To Luv U  album cover Brooklyn Boyz Choir / In-Heat Brooklyn Boyz Choir / In-Heat - Say Rayo! Brooklyn / Luv To Luv U MRC 04451 US 1988 Sell This Version
MRC 04452 Right On Time  album cover April (2) Right On Time MRC 04452 US 1989 Sell This Version
MRC 04452-7 Right On Time  album cover April (2) Right On Time(7", Promo) Metropolitan Recording Corporation MRC 04452-7 US 1989 Sell This Version
MRC 04453 Pump Up The Music  album cover Gordon Nelson Jr.* Pump Up The Music MRC 04453 US 1989 Sell This Version
MRC 04454 The Nights We Shared  album cover Sebastian The Nights We Shared MRC 04454 US 1989 Sell This Version
MRC 04455 In The House  album cover M.C. Joe With King Shameek M.C. Joe With King Shameek - In The House MRC 04455 US 1989 Sell This Version
MRC-04456 House Freaks!  album cover Bergenline Locos House Freaks! MRC-04456 US 1989 Sell This Version
MRC-04457 After The Lovin'  album cover Laissez Faire After The Lovin' MRC-04457 US 1989 Sell This Version
MRC - 04458 Days Gone By  album cover Traci Vaughn Days Gone By MRC - 04458 US 1989 Sell This Version
MRC 04459 Stay With Me  album cover Chereé Stay With Me MRC 04459 US 1990 Sell This Version
MRC 04460 Why Can't You Love Me?  album cover Deniz Why Can't You Love Me? MRC 04460 US 1990 Sell This Version
MRC 04461 Bring It On Down  album cover Brooklyn Boyz Choir Bring It On Down MRC 04461 US 1990 Sell This Version
MRC 04462 Someone To Hold  album cover April (2) Someone To Hold MRC 04462 US 1990 Sell This Version
MRC 04463 Devil In My Heart  album cover Joey Gold Devil In My Heart MRC 04463 US 1990 Sell This Version
MRC 04464 Got Me Loving You  album cover Chereé Got Me Loving You MRC 04464 US 1990 Sell This Version
MRC 04465 Santa-Lí  album cover Sebastian Santa-Lí MRC 04465 US 1990 Sell This Version
MRC 04466 Touch Me  album cover Down-Neck Featuring Lizette Down-Neck Featuring Lizette - Touch Me MRC 04466 US 1990 Sell This Version
MRC 04467 You're The One For Me  album cover April (2) You're The One For Me MRC 04467 US 1990 Sell This Version
MRC 4468 Foolish Pride  album cover Mark Milan Foolish Pride MRC 4468 US 1991 Sell This Version
MRC 4469 Leave Me This Way (Why Oh Why?)  album cover Margie Martineé* Leave Me This Way (Why Oh Why?) MRC 4469 US 1991 Sell This Version
MRC 4470 Without You  album cover Linda Valenti Without You (Maxi) MRC 4470 US 1991 Sell This Version
MRC 04471 Losing My Heart Over You / Return Him Safely Home  album cover April (2) Losing My Heart Over You / Return Him Safely Home MRC 04471 US 1991 Sell This Version
MRC 4472 Work It Out  album cover Powerhouse (5) Work It Out MRC 4472 US 1991 Sell This Version
MRC 04473 Forever  album cover Nicole Daniels Forever MRC 04473 US 1991 Sell This Version
MRC 4474 Metropolitan Freestyle Megamix Vol. 1  album cover Various Metropolitan Freestyle Megamix Vol. 1 MRC 4474 US 1991 Sell This Version
MRC 04475 In Paradise  album cover Laissez Faire In Paradise MRC 04475 US 1991 Sell This Version
MRC 4476 Fascination  album cover Karizma (5) Fascination MRC 4476 US 1991 Sell This Version
MRC 04477 Bring Back The Lover  album cover April (2) Bring Back The Lover MRC 04477 US 1992 Sell This Version
MRC 4478 Distant Emotions  album cover Margie Martinee Distant Emotions MRC 4478 US 1992 Sell This Version
MRC 4479 Somethin' About You  album cover Toni Shannon Somethin' About You MRC 4479 US 1992 Sell This Version
MRC 4480 Every Night  album cover Sebastian Every Night MRC 4480 US 1992 Sell This Version
MRC 4481 Keep On Runnin'  album cover Kristin Baio Keep On Runnin' MRC 4481 US 1992 Sell This Version
MRC 4482 Wax Crew Wax That Cooley MRC 4482 US 1992 Sell This Version
MRC 4483 To Be In Your Arms  album cover Laissez Faire To Be In Your Arms(12", Single) Metropolitan Recording Corporation MRC 4483 US 1992 Sell This Version
MRC 4483 RE To Be In Your Arms  album cover Laissez Faire To Be In Your Arms MRC 4483 RE US 1992 Sell This Version
MRC 4484 One More Chance  album cover Mark Milan One More Chance MRC 4484 US 1992 Sell This Version
MRC 4485 Consistence  album cover Karizma (5) Consistence MRC 4485 US 1992 Sell This Version
MRC 4486 Metropolitan Freestyle Megamix Volume 2  album cover Various Metropolitan Freestyle Megamix Volume 2 MRC 4486 US 1992 Sell This Version
MRC 4487 Love Will Keep Us Together  album cover Tina Elise Love Will Keep Us Together MRC 4487 US 1992 Sell This Version
MRC 4488 Heaven Is  album cover Cheny Gonzalez Heaven Is MRC 4488 US 1992 Sell This Version
MRC 04489 Tony Moran Lover(12") Metropolitan Recording Corporation MRC 04489 US 1992 Sell This Version
MRC 4489 Destiny Tonight / Losing Control  album cover Sebastian Destiny Tonight / Losing Control MRC 4489 US 1992 Sell This Version
MRC 4490 I'll Never Be The Same  album cover MKG* featuring Trinity 3 MKG* featuring Trinity 3 - I'll Never Be The Same MRC 4490 US 1993 Sell This Version
MRC 4491 Round & Round  album cover Laissez Faire Round & Round MRC 4491 US 1993 Sell This Version
MRC 4492 Tell Me Boy / Tell Me Girl  album cover Del Sol Tell Me Boy / Tell Me Girl MRC 4492 US 1993 Sell This Version
MRC 4493 Don't Stop Loving Me  album cover Dina Ferrara Don't Stop Loving Me MRC 4493 US 1993 Sell This Version
MRC 4494 Metropolitan Freestyle Megamix Volume 3  album cover Various Metropolitan Freestyle Megamix Volume 3(12") Metropolitan Recording Corporation MRC 4494 US 1993 Sell This Version
MRC 4495 Deja Vu  album cover Colorblind (4) Deja Vu(12", Promo) Metropolitan Recording Corporation MRC 4495 US 1993 Sell This Version
MRC 4496 Swept Away / You Hold The Key  album cover Laissez Faire Swept Away / You Hold The Key(12") Metropolitan Recording Corporation MRC 4496 US 1993 Sell This Version
MRC 4497 For The First Time  album cover Vilma Gil For The First Time(12") Metropolitan Recording Corporation MRC 4497 US 1993 Sell This Version
MRC 4498 Slip Slam Bam  album cover Just Say Yo Slip Slam Bam MRC 4498 US 1994 Sell This Version
MRC 4499 Close Your Eyes  album cover Chris Phillips Close Your Eyes MRC 4499 US 1994 Sell This Version
MRC 4500 Baby, I Love You So  album cover Michael Christopher Baby, I Love You So(12") Metropolitan Recording Corporation MRC 4500 US 1994 Sell This Version
MRC 4501 For Always  album cover Randy Kendall For Always MRC 4501 US 1994 Sell This Version
MRC 4502 All Broken Hearted  album cover Alexia Philips* All Broken Hearted MRC 4502 US 1994 Sell This Version
MRC 4504 You Can't Fight Love  album cover MKG* Featuring Divina (8) MKG* Featuring Divina (8) - You Can't Fight Love(12") Metropolitan Recording Corporation MRC 4504 US 1994 Sell This Version
MRC 4505 Leave Me Tomorrow Love Me Tonight / Night Stalker  album cover Alexia Phillips Leave Me Tomorrow Love Me Tonight / Night Stalker MRC 4505 US 1994 Sell This Version
MRC 4506 I'm Always Thinking Of You  album cover Chris Phillips & Alexia* Chris Phillips & Alexia* - I'm Always Thinking Of You MRC 4506 US 1995 Sell This Version
MRC 4507 You Are An Angel  album cover Peter Fontaine You Are An Angel(12") Metropolitan Recording Corporation MRC 4507 US 1995 Sell This Version
MRC 4508 Girl In The Picture  album cover Chandra Girl In The Picture(12") Metropolitan Recording Corporation MRC 4508 US 1995 Sell This Version
MRC 4509 My True Love  album cover Sam Romano My True Love(12") Metropolitan Recording Corporation MRC 4509 US 1995 Sell This Version
MRC 4510 I Need You  album cover Chris Phillips I Need You(12") Metropolitan Recording Corporation MRC 4510 US 1995 Sell This Version
MRC 4511 I'll Be Waiting For You  album cover Marano/Phillips I'll Be Waiting For You(12") Metropolitan Recording Corporation MRC 4511 US 1996 Sell This Version
MRC 4512 True Love  album cover Charlie Rock True Love MRC 4512 US 1996 Sell This Version
MRC 4513 Esa Niña (Se Mueve)  album cover NK Project Featuring Rain (80) NK Project Featuring Rain (80) - Esa Niña (Se Mueve) MRC 4513 US 1996 Sell This Version
MRC 4514 One Moment In Time  album cover Peter Fontaine One Moment In Time(12") Metropolitan Recording Corporation MRC 4514 US 1996 Sell This Version
MRC 4515 Alexia Phillips Undercover Lover MRC 4515 US 1996 Sell This Version
MRC 4516 Don't Hold Out On Me  album cover Point Of View (3) Don't Hold Out On Me(12") Metropolitan Recording Corporation MRC 4516 US 1996 Sell This Version
MRC 4517 I Could Never Love Someone Like You / Father Figure  album cover Mauritsio I Could Never Love Someone Like You / Father Figure(12") Metropolitan Recording Corporation MRC 4517 US 1996 Sell This Version
MRC 4518 Love Of A Lifetime  album cover Denine with Collage (4) Denine with Collage (4) - Love Of A Lifetime (Maxi) MRC 4518 US 1996 Sell This Version
MRC 04519 It Must Be Love  album cover Tonasia It Must Be Love(12") Metropolitan Recording Corporation, Charlie Rock Entertainment MRC 04519 US 1996 Sell This Version
MRC 4520 Don't Turn Your Back On Me  album cover Amy Tori Don't Turn Your Back On Me MRC 4520 US 1997 Sell This Version
MRC 4521 Love Me Or Leave Me  album cover Denine & Collage (4) Denine & Collage (4) - Love Me Or Leave Me MRC 4521 US 1998 Sell This Version
MRC 04522 I Will Survive  album cover Giggles I Will Survive (Maxi) MRC 04522 US 1998 Sell This Version
MRC 4523 My Baby / Can You Feel The Love  album cover Joe Zangie & Samantha Gervasio Joe Zangie & Samantha Gervasio - My Baby / Can You Feel The Love MRC 4523 US 1998 Sell This Version
MRC 4524 Your Love  album cover Michael Christopher Your Love(12", Promo) Metropolitan Recording Corporation MRC 4524 US 1998 Sell This Version
MRC 4525 Don't Tease Me / I Can't Live Without You  album cover Tribe (2) Don't Tease Me / I Can't Live Without You MRC 4525 US 1998 Sell This Version
MRC 4526 I Believe  album cover Denine I Believe MRC 4526 US 1998 Sell This Version

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dj1971a

dj1971a

April 18, 2014
edited over 7 years ago
Great Freestyle label! Though they didn't obtain the same notoriety as Mic Mac Records, they were still a major force in the Freestyle world. With releases from singers like April, Cheree, Nicole Daniels, Collage, Lil Suzy, and Sebastian, among many others, it was impossible for the Freestyle world to ignore this independent label.

I remember going down to their factory in NJ back in the early 90s! That was a fun time. I went on and off for quite a few years or so. I eventually met my good friend Latif who took over a lot of the operations towards the end. I ended up working for him doing promotions, etc. That was a fun time too.

I ended up meeting and becoming very good friends with many of the singers on the label, especially Cheree, Sebastian, Michael Kidd Gomez, and April. We still talk to this day. Not only are they talented singers and song writers, but they're great people in real life too.

I've also spoken many times with Vinny Politan who owned the label. He moved on to become a lawyer. Despite his moving on, he still talked nostalgically about his label and the times. Nice to see he appreciates what he helped create back then. He's the voice behind the Metro Messages btw.