Today In Hip-Hop: The Clipse Founds Re-Up Records

On this day, May 9, in hip-hop history…


2006: The Clipse founds Re-Up Records imprint under Jive Records’ banner. In 2004, the Clipse’s label Arista Records’ urban division was absorbed by its sister label Jive Records, disrupting the recording of the duo’s sophomore effort Hell Hath No Fury. Even though the Thorton brothers were signed to Pharrell’s Star Trak Entertainment – which had moved to Interscope Records - the Clipse was forced to stay with Jive due to contractual obligations. The years that followed proved to be tumultuous for the group, as Jive continually pushed back Hell Hath No Fury’s release in favor of other pop acts. Eventually, the Clipse filed suit against its label to get out of its contract. However, in 2006, Jive eventually came to an agreement with the Virginia pair to finally release their long-awaited album under the newly-founded Re-Up Records imprint.

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