Yes it’s the season of Gold and Platinum Plaques. Eminem’s Shady XV is the number one album on the Billboard Hip-Hop charts. Our artist KXNG CROOKED fka Crooked I of Slaughterhouse is featured all over the chart-topping project. Slaughterhouse is also part of our family too. Shady Records has been extremely good to us and we are extremely grateful. We are excited for you to hear our upcoming song with Slaughterhouse too. Order today by clicking here.
UPDATE – Check out the Behind The Scenes at The Shady Cxvpher –
Our upcoming album released is featured on XXL. Not only is our label (SMH Records) releasing the album on December 16th (Jonathan’s Birthday) but Jonathan Hay and Mike Smith also have production credits. The production duo of Smith and Hay produced and arranged songs with Slaughterhouse (Shady Records), J.U.S.T.I.C.E League (Drake, Jay Z, Rick Ross, Mary J Blige, etc) and DJ King Tech (Eminem, Tech N9ne).
Read about it here on XXL Magazine.
The album’s full artwork was done by Sabrina Hale and James “Jaycee” Cail.
Update: Our tracklisting, artwork and production credits credits also appeared on HipHopDX, RapRadar, StupidDope, HasItLeaked, HotNewHipHop and many more.
Check out our featured story in Music Connection Magazine. The Los Angeles based publication has been around since 1977 and is highly influential in the music industry. A number of acclaimed artists including Madonna, Adele, Guns N’ Roses, White Stripes and more achieved their first music-magazine-cover status from Music Connection.
Read our story by clicking here.
SMH Records is #1 on the Audiomack Charts! The New York City based Audiomack is part of the massive Complex Media conglomerate. We have received over 65,000
spins plays on Audiomack for only two song leaks (freestyles). If you aren’t using Audiomack then something is wrong with you.
We just did an exclusive premiere with MTV News for our song “I Can’t Breather” for Eric Garner by KXNG CROOKED of Slaughterhouse. Not only is this a powerful and uplifting song, it also features additional production by Jonathan Hay and artwork by Sabrina Hale. Click here to read about it on MTV.
Update: The song has exploded online and has went viral. We couldn’t be any happier to be apart of this important message. Websites such as The Boombox, AllHipHop, AmbrosiaForHeads, JustWhooKid, 2DopeBoyz, Ego Trip Land all posted the song along with many more.
UPDATE: In a response to Questlove’s call for protest music, The Boombox rates the “10 Hip-Hop Songs” and we have one of them – actually the #1 song on the list. Amazing feat for our team. See here – http://theboombox.com/10-hip-hop-songs-questloves-call-for-protest-music/?ncid=txtlnkusaolp00000056
Our company is surrounded by greatness, there is no question about that. But the fact that our company is involved with Sway Calloway blows us away. He’s an iconic journalist and truly is the voice of hip-hop. If it wasn’t for Sway and his impact on pop culture, hip-hop wouldn’t be what it is today. Everyone at SMH Records is truly honored to be sitting where we are now.
And check out the photo of where Sway Calloway is sitting… next to President Obama. We are truly surrounded by great company.
We are excited to announce that we helped facilitate an interview with Reuters. Click here to read the story that features Sway Calloway, Crooked I and Estelle.
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