Rawkus and Loud were the 20th and 19th most important hip-hop record labels, respectively. #18 is…

Select Records

In 1985, Select Records dropped UTFO’s seminal Roxanne, Roxanne.  The song was extremely popular and launched a litany of comeback records (among the first ever on wax).  One of those records established one of the first solo female MCs, Roxanne Shante.  As UTFO faded, Select continued to release hits from several other influential artists, including Kid N Play (whose roles in the classic House Party movies helped take hip-hop to the mainstream) and Chubb Rock who differentiated himself by wearing his college pedigree on his sleeve.  Here are some of the most memorable releases from Select:

Roxanne, Roxanne – UTFO

The Real Roxanne – The Real Roxanne and UTFO

Just Buggin’ – Whistle

Rollin’ With Kid N Play – Kid N Play

Treat ‘Em Right – Chubb Rock

Previously: #20 Rakwus Records, #19 Loud Records

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