Dead Game is a record label in founded in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, by Tommy Jones and Travis Johnson. The label started in 2002 when Jones noticed an opening and lapse in marketing by other local and regional labels.[1] The label has included Kevin Gates[2] and Max Minelli.[3]

Dead Game Records
Dead Game Records.jpg
Founded2002 (2002)
FounderTravis Johnson, Tommy Jones
GenreHip hop, R&B, gangsta, dance
Country of originU.S.
LocationBaton Rouge, Louisiana
Official websitedeadgamerecords.com

HistoryEdit

Johnson was a classmate of Kevin Gates at Kenilworth Middle School in Baton Rouge. Johnson encouraged him to take rapping and his skills more seriously. In 2005 Gates signed to Dead Game Records as the labels main artist for over half a decade.[2] With financial support and strategic marketing Gates flourished.[4] Releasing six mixtapes, including features with Boosie Bad Azz, who was from the same neighborhood as Johnson and Jones.

In the absence of Gates for two years, Dead Game joined former Koch Entertainment[5] artist Max Minelli to release The Heart of a King and The Leak. In 2011, after his release from incarceration, Gates resumed his career with a new inspired style and an intense effort to release a multitude of projects in a short period of time. This was noticed by Artist Publishing Group which entered a joint venture partnership with Dead Game allowing Gates to be distributed by Atlantic Records.

RosterEdit

  • LiL One the Champ
  • Baby Joe
  • The Voice
  • Cheddar Caine

FormerEdit

MixtapesEdit

List of mixtapes, with year released
Title Album details
Kevin Gates - Its My Time
  • Released: 2006
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: CD, digital download
Kevin Gates -Pick of the Litter
  • Released: 2007
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: CD, digital download
Kevin Gates - All or Nuthing
  • Released: 2008
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: CD, digital download
  • Plays 98,129 Downloads 54,054[7][8]
Kevin Gates - All In
  • Released: 2009
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: CD, digital download
  • Plays 158,827 Downloads 89,329[9][10]
Kevin Gates - Behind Enemy Lines
  • Released: 2010
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: CD, digital download
  • Streams 44,827[11]
Kevin Gates and Max Minelli - The Leak
[12]
  • Released: 2010
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: CD, digital download
Kevin Gates - I Don't Know What 2 Call it Vol1
  • Released: 2011
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: CD, digital download
  • Plays 242,358 Downloads 115,929[13][14]
Kevin Gates - Make Em Believe
  • Released: 2012
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: CD, digital download
  • Plays 748,991 Downloads 478,341[15][16]
Lil One The Champ - Loyalty
  • Released: 2015[17]
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: CD, digital download
Lil One The Champ - Quida Mae
[18]
  • Released: 2015[17]
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: CD, digital download

AlbumsEdit

List of Albums, with year released
Title Album details
Max Minelli -Heart of a King
  • Released: 2011
  • Label: Self-released
  • Format: CD, digital download
Kevin Gates -Islah (album)
  • Released: 2016
  • Label: Atlantic Records
  • Format: CD, digital download
  • Sales 1,000,000 Streams 15 Million[19][20]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ http://www.louisianacorporates.com/corp/36126.html
  2. ^ a b http://www.passionweiss.com/2013/02/07/question-in-the-form-of-an-answer-an-interview-with-kevin-gates/
  3. ^ http://hiphopwired.com/2010/09/28/max-minelli-returns-with-new-track-if-it-wasnt-for-love-audio/
  4. ^ http://107jamz.com/erik-tee-talks-with-dead-game-records-about-kevin-gates-diss-nsfw-video/
  5. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/artist/max-minelli-mn0000396332/biography
  6. ^ http://theadvocate.com/news/acadiana/12737740-123/baton-rouge-rapper-killed-in
  7. ^ http://www.datpiff.com/Kevin-Gates-All-Or-Nuthin-mixtape.44839.html
  8. ^ http://crackmixtapes.com/mixtape/Kevin_Gates-All_Or_Nuthin
  9. ^ http://www.datpiff.com/Kevin-Gates-All-In-mixtape.44822.html
  10. ^ https://spinrilla.com/mixtapes/kevin-gates-all-in
  11. ^ http://www.datpiff.com/Kevin-Gates-Behind-Enemy-Lines-mixtape.589485.html
  12. ^ http://www.datpiff.com/Kevin-Gates-The-Leak-mixtape.605063.html
  13. ^ http://www.datpiff.com/Kevin-Gates-I-Dont-Know-What-2-Call-It-Vol-1-mixtape.295631.html
  14. ^ https://spinrilla.com/mixtapes/kevin-gates-i-don-t-know-what-to-call-it-vol-1
  15. ^ http://www.datpiff.com/Kevin-Gates-Make-Em-Believe-mixtape.339405.html
  16. ^ https://spinrilla.com/mixtapes/kevin-gates-make-em-believe
  17. ^ a b http://www.datpiff.com/LiL-One-The-Champ-Loyalty-mixtape.681479.html
  18. ^ http://mymixtapezwebplayer.vuziqsrv.com/PR5UdjmECcHyQSYcdKV62g==
  19. ^ http://hiphopdx.com/news/id.37392/title.hip-hop-album-sales-rihanna-kevin-gates-g-eazy
  20. ^ http://www.xxlmag.com/video/2016/09/kevin-gates-time-for-that-video-reveals-islah-platinum/

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