Ruthless Records

Ruthless Records

Profile:
Ruthless Records was founded by rapper Eazy-E (supposedly with money he made as a drug dealer) and manager Jerry Heller. It was the home of gangsta rap pioneers N.W.A., whose records were distributed through Priority Records.

The majority of all Ruthless material was distributed by the ATCO Records division of Atlantic Records (particularly with acts such as JJ Fad, The D.O.C. and Michel'Le), while records by the group Above The Law and a fledgling young Kurupt were released through Epic.
In 1993, Ruthless dropped all ties with Priority, Atlantic and Epic and moved to Relativity for distribution, bringing with them a new era of artistry with the introduction of Bone Thugs-N-Harmony.

Years after Eazy-E's death from AIDS, the Ruthless label and back catalog (excluding the Michel'le and Bone-Thugs-N-Harmony material, which stayed with Atlantic and Sony Music respectively) was sold to longtime distributor Priority Records, which in turn was bought out by Capitol and became one of its subsidiaries.

(~Sean B/DLC)
Sublabel
Parent Label:
Contact Info:
Atlantic Recording Corporation
75 Rockefeller Plaza,
New York, NY 10019
(during brief ATCO distribution period)
Sites:
[l7801]

Label


Cat#  Artist Title (Format) Label Cat#  Country Year
- Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Btnhresurrection(2xLP, Album, Promo) Ruthless Records - US 2000 Sell This Version
4B 9760 Eazy-E Eazy-Duz-It / Ruthless Villain / Radio / Compton's N The House (Single) 4B 9760 US 1988 Sell This Version
4B57107 N.W.A* Gangsta Gangsta(Cass, Single, Sli) Ruthless Records, Priority Records 4B57107 US 1988 Sell This Version
4B57108 Eazy-E We Want Eazy / Eazy-er Said Than Dunn(Cass, Single) Ruthless Records, Priority Records 4B57108 US 1988 Sell This Version
4JM 7002 N.W.A. Appetite For Destruction(Cass, Single) Ruthless Records 4JM 7002 US 1992 Sell This Version
4JM 7206 N.W.A* Express Yourself / Straight Outta Compton(Cass, Single) Ruthless Records, Priority Records 4JM 7206 US 1989 Sell This Version
4JM7229 N.W.A* 100 Miles And Runnin'(Cass, Single) Ruthless Records, Priority Records 4JM7229 US 1990 Sell This Version
4V7207 N.W.A* Express Yourself(Cass, Maxi) Ruthless Records, Priority Records 4V7207 US 1989 Sell This Version
4V7216 Eazy-E / N.W.A* Eazy-E / N.W.A* - Boyz-N-The-Hood / Dopeman(Cass, Single, Sli) Ruthless Records 4V7216 US 1989 Sell This Version
4V57105 N.W.A* Gangsta Gangsta(Cass, Maxi) Ruthless Records, Priority Records 4V57105 US 1988 Sell This Version
4V57110 Eazy-E We Want Eazy (Remix)(Cass, Maxi) Ruthless Records, Priority Records 4V57110 US 1989 Sell This Version
4XL 57100 Eazy-E Eazy-Duz-It(Cass, Album) Priority Records, Priority Records, Ruthless Records, Ruthless Records 4XL 57100 US 1988 Sell This Version
4XL57102 N.W.A* Straight Outta Compton (Album) 4XL57102 US 1988 Sell This Version
4XL57111 Eazy-E Eazy-Duz-It(Cass, Album, Cle) Priority Records, Ruthless Records 4XL57111 US 1988 Sell This Version
4XL57112 N.W.A* Straight Outta Compton(Cass, Album, Cle) Ruthless Records, Priority Records 4XL57112 US 1988 Sell This Version
4XL57119 Various N.W.A. And The Posse(Cass, Comp, RE) Priority Records, Ruthless Records 4XL57119 US 1989 Sell This Version
4XL 57126 N.W.A* Efil4zaggin(Cass, Album) Ruthless Records, Priority Records 4XL 57126 US 1991 Sell This Version
7 A1-91282 Michel'le Michel'le(LP, Album, Club) Ruthless Records, ATCO Records 7 A1-91282 US 1989 Sell This Version
12 BRW 144 N.W.A. Express Yourself(12") 4th & Broadway, Ruthless Records, Priority Records 12 BRW 144 UK & Europe 1989 Sell This Version
34K-3242 Eazy-E Just Tah Let U Know(CD, Maxi) Ruthless Records 34K-3242 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
34K-3250 Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Tha Crossroads(CD, Single) Sony Music Entertainment (Canada) Inc., Ruthless Records 34K-3250 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
34K-78707 NX Get Up / Remember Me(CD, Single) Ruthless Records 34K-78707 US 1997 Sell This Version
34K 78901 MC Ren Ruthless For Life(CD, Single) Ruthless Records 34K 78901 US 1998 Sell This Version
34T 73230 Above The Law Murder Rap / Another Execution(Cass, Single) Ruthless Records, Epic 34T 73230 US 1990 Sell This Version
34T 73368 Above The Law Untouchable(Cass, Single) Ruthless Records, Epic 34T 73368 US 1990 Sell This Version
49T 73369 Above The Law Untouchable(Cass, Maxi) Ruthless Records, Epic 49T 73369 US 1990 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
1670-2 Bizzy Bone Heaven'z Movie(CD, Album) Relativity, Ruthless Records, Mo Thugs Records 1670-2 US 1998 Sell This Version
1670-4 Bizzy Bone Heaven'z Movie(Cass, Album) Ruthless Records 1670-4 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
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
1727-2 Bizzy Bone Heaven'z Movie(CD, Album, Cle) Ruthless Records, Relativity Records, Inc., Mo Thugs Records 1727-2 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
1770-2 Krayzie Bone Thug Mentality 1999(2xCD, Album, Cle) Ruthless Records, Mo Thugs Records, Relativity 1770-2 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
23666 Eazy-E Sippin' On A 40(Cass) Ruthless Records 23666 US 1996 Sell This Version
0-40837 Above The Law Call It What U Want(12") Ruthless Records, Ruthless Records 0-40837 US 1993 Sell This Version
46041 Above The Law Livin' Like Hustlers(Cass, Album, Promo, Adv) Ruthless Records, Epic 46041 US 1989 Sell This Version
50202 Eazy-E Eazy-Duz-It(CD, Album) BCM Records 50202 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
5505-4 ADV MC Ren Shock Of The Hour (Cass, Album, Promo) Ruthless Records, Relativity 5505-4 ADV US 1993 Sell This Version
5508-4ADV Eazy E.* Real Muthaphuckkin G's(Cass, Single, Promo) Ruthless Records, Relativity 5508-4ADV US 1993 Sell This Version
5512-4 ADV Kokane Funk Upon A Rhyme(Cass, Album, Promo) Ruthless Records 5512-4 ADV US 1994 Sell This Version
5518-4 ADV Steffon Trippin Wit No Luggage(Cass, Album, Promo, Adv) Ruthless Records 5518-4 ADV US 1994 Sell This Version
5544 4ADV MC Ren The Villain In Black(Cass, Promo) Ruthless Records 5544 4ADV US 1996 Sell This Version
64206-2 Ray J / Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Ray J / Bone Thugs-N-Harmony - Let It Go / Days Of Our Livez(CD, Single, Sli) EastWest, Ruthless Records 64206-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
0-86420 Rockmelons* New Groove(12") Ruthless Records, Atlantic 0-86420 Spain 1988 Sell This Version
90959-1 J.J. Fad Supersonic - The Album(LP, Album) Ruthless Records, ATCO Records, Atlantic, Ruthless Records, ATCO Records, Atlantic 90959-1 US 1988 Sell This Version
90959-2 J.J. Fad Supersonic - The Compact Disc (Album) 90959-2 US 1988 Sell This Version
91275-1 The D.O.C. No One Can Do It Better(LP, Album) Ruthless Records, Atlantic 91275-1 US 1989 Sell This Version
91275-2 The D.O.C. No One Can Do It Better (Album) 91275-2 US 1989 Sell This Version
91666 Jimmy Z Muzical Madness(Cass, Album, Promo) Ruthless Records 91666 US 1991 Sell This Version
91666-4 Jimmy Z Muzical Madness(Cass, Album, Promo) Ruthless Records 91666-4 US 1991 Sell This Version
91760-1 Yomo & Maulkie Are U Xperienced?(LP) Ruthless Records, Atlantic 91760-1 US 1991 Sell This Version
91760-4 Yomo & Maulkie Are U Xperienced?(Cass, Album) Ruthless Records, Atlantic 91760-4 US 1991 Sell This Version
0-96224 Yomo & Maulkie Mama Don't(12") Ruthless Records, Atlantic 0-96224 US 1991 Sell This Version
0-96225 Yomo & Maulkie Mockingbird(12") Ruthless Records, Atlantic 0-96225 US 1991 Sell This Version
0-96299 Jimmy Z Funky Flute(12") Ruthless Records, ATCO Records 0-96299 US 1991 Sell This Version
0-96302 Yomo & Maulkie Glory(12", Single) Ruthless Records, Atlantic 0-96302 US 1991 Sell This Version
0-96373 J.J. Fad Be Good Ta Me(12") Ruthless Records, Atlantic 0-96373 US 1990 Sell This Version
0-96406 The D.O.C. Mind Blowin'(12") Ruthless Records, Atlantic 0-96406 US 1989 Sell This Version
0-96419 J.J. Fad We In The House(12") Ruthless Records, Atlantic, Atco Records 0-96419 US 1990 Sell This Version
0-96441 Michel'Le Keep Watchin'(12") Ruthless Records, Atlantic 0-96441 US 1989 Sell This Version
0-96480 Michel'Le Nicety(12") Ruthless Records, Atlantic 0-96480 US 1990 Sell This Version
0-96500 The D.O.C. The Formula(12") Ruthless Records, Atlantic 0-96500 US 1989 Sell This Version
0-96521 Michel'Le No More Lies(12") Ruthless Records, Atlantic 0-96521 US 1989 Sell This Version
0-96523 The D.O.C. The D.O.C. & The Doctor 0-96523 US 1989 Sell This Version
0-96549 The D.O.C. It's Funky Enough / No One Can Do It Better(12") Ruthless Records, Atlantic 0-96549 US 1989 Sell This Version
0-96587 J.J. Fad Is It Love / Ya Goin' Down / My Dope Intro(12") Ruthless Records, Atlantic 0-96587 US 1988 Sell This Version
0-96616 J.J. Fad Way Out(12") Ruthless Records, Atlantic 0-96616 US 1988 Sell This Version
0-96732 Eazy-E It's On (Dr. Dre) 187um Killa(CD, EP) Ruthless Records 0-96732 Austria 1993 Sell This Version
99238-4 J.J. Fad Supersonic(Cass, Single) Ruthless Records, Atlantic 99238-4 US 1988 Sell This Version
112 688 N.W.A. Express Yourself / Straight Outta Compton(7", Single) Ruthless Records, Priority Records, Island Records 112 688 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
1-24477 Above The Law Black Mafia Life(LP, Album) Ruthless Records, Giant Records 1-24477 US 1992 Sell This Version
211 464, S 211 464 N.W.A. Efil4zaggin(LP) Priority Records, Ruthless Records, 4th & Broadway, Island Records 211 464, S 211 464 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
260 286 N.W.A* Straight Outta Compton(CD, Album, RE) 4th & Broadway, Ruthless Records, Priority Records, Island Records 260 286 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
261 464 N.W.A* Efil4zaggin(CD, Album) Island Records, 4th & Broadway, Ruthless Records 261 464 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
411464 N.W.A* Efil4zaggin(Cass) Ruthless Records, Priority Records 411464 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
4-64206 Ray J / Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Ray J / Bone Thugs-N-Harmony - Let It Go / Days Of Our Livez(Cass, Single) EastWest Records America, Ruthless Records 4-64206 US 1996 Sell This Version
466760 1 Above The Law Livin' Like Hustlers(LP) Ruthless Records, Epic 466760 1 UK 1990 Sell This Version
466760 2 Above The Law Livin' Like Hustlers(CD, Album) Ruthless Records, Epic 466760 2 Austria 1990 Sell This Version
466760 4 Above The Law Livin' Like Hustlers(Cass) Ruthless Records, Epic 466760 4 UK 1990 Sell This Version
481038 1 Bone Thugs-N-Harmony E. 1999 Eternal(LP, Album) Ruthless Records 481038 1 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
481038 2 Bone Thugs-N-Harmony E. 1999 Eternal (Album, EP) 481038 2 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
481038-4 Bone Thugs-N-Harmony E. 1999 Eternal(Cass, Album) Ruthless Records 481038-4 Netherlands 1995 Sell This Version
481038 6 Bone Thugs-N-Harmony E. 1999 Eternal (Album) 481038 6 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
481726 2 Bone Thugs-N-Harmony E. 1999 Eternal(CD, Album, RE + CD, EP, RE + Ltd) Ruthless Records 481726 2 Australia 1996 Sell This Version
481727 2 Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Creepin On Ah Come Up(CD, EP) Relativity, Relativity, Ruthless Records, Relativity, Ruthless Records 481727 2 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
483576 1 Eazy-E Str8 Off Tha Streetz Of Muthaphukkin Compton(LP, Album) Ruthless Records, Ruthless Records 483576 1 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
483576 2 Eazy-E Str8 Off Tha Streetz Of Muthaphukkin Compton (Album) 483576 2 Australia 1995 Sell This Version
483900 2 MC Ren The Villain In Black(CD, Album) Ruthless Records 483900 2 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
485293 2 Various Magic Hip Hop 3 (38 Cool Slammin' Rap Flavas!)(2xCD, Comp) Sony Music Media, Sony Music Media, Sony Music Media, Sony Music Media, Sony Music Media 485293 2 Germany 1996 Sell This Version
488080 2 Bone Thugs-N-Harmony The Art Of War(2xCD, Album) Ruthless Records 488080 2 Australia 1997 Sell This Version
488230-2 Various Magic Hip Hop 5 (38 Ill Kickin Cuts)(2xCD, Comp) Sony Music Media, Sony Music Media, Sony Music Media 488230-2 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
489001 2 Various Ruthless Records Tenth Anniversary Compilation - Decade Of Game(2xCD, Comp) Ruthless Records, Epic 489001 2 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
489847 2 MC Ren Ruthless For Life(CD, Album) Ruthless Records, Epic 489847 2 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
491650 2 Bizzy Bone Heaven'z Movie(CD, Album) Ruthless Records, Relativity 491650 2 Australia 1998 Sell This Version
492857 2 Bone Thugs-N-Harmony The Collection Volume One(CD, Comp) Ruthless Records, Ruthless Records, Epic 492857 2 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
492857 4 Bone Thugs-N-Harmony The Collection Volume One(Cass, Comp, Dol) Ruthless Records, Epic 492857 4 Poland 1998 Sell This Version
493113 2 Krayzie Bone Thug Mentality 1999 (Album) 493113 2 Europe 1999 Sell This Version