The Black Wall Street Records
is a recording company founded by The Game
and his half-brother Big Fase 100.
The name "The Black Wall Street
" is adopted from what was the racially segregated Greenwood
neighborhood of Tulsa, Oklahoma
. During the oil boom of 1920's, Greenwood was home to several prominent black business men, many of them multimillionaires.
After leaving G-Unit Records
, The Game hoped to launch The Black Wall Street, co-founded by his brother Big Fase 100, to compete with his former label and labelmates. Big Fase 100 eventually left the label officially after internal problems with The Game. Though the company hasn't released an official retail album, it has released several mixtapes including the "Black Wall Street Journal" and "BWS Radio" series. The label is thought to have had a distribution deal with Capitol Records
, though it now has distribution through Warner Bros. Records
. Former artists who have been on the label include: Eastwood
, Glasses Malone
, Charli Baltimore
and Young Life.
- The Game - A rapper from Compton, California, and the founder of The Black Wall Street.
- Juice - Rapper from Phoenix, Arizona. Signed to Black Wall Street after The Game was touring Arizona, and received Juice's demo. Juice has released a mixtape, Death Certificate, hosted by DJ Skee, The mixtape was nominated for four "Mixtape Justo Awards". Juice has been preparing his second mixtape, "Position of Power".
- Clyde Carson - An Oakland-based rapper and member of rap group The Team. Carson is signed to the label through Capitol Records. He is currently working on his debut album "Theatre Music".
DJs & producers
- Ervin 'EP' Pope - Los Angeles producer EP Pope signed a production deal to Black Wall Street in 2008. He has produced tracks on Doctor's Advocate, In My Own Words and is known for playing the piano/keyboard on a large portion of Kanye West's The College Dropout and various other production credits on albums such as Press Play and Common's Finding Forever.
- Nu Jerzey Devil - Signed to The Black Wall Street label in 2004. Nu Jerzey Devil has produced on Fat Joe's "Me, Myself And I" on a track titled "Breathe & Stop" featuring The Game.
- DJ Skee - The Black Wall Street's DJ, Skee has been worked on every mixtape for Black Wall Street since You Know What It Is Vol. 3 came out. He has hosted the Envy Expo at the Los Angeles Convention Center and done mixtapes for outside artists too, such as Omar Cruz, Bishop Lamont and small upcoming artists. DJ Skee has a radio show on Power 106 with DJ Reflex.
- Tre Beats
- DJ Haze - Haze, born and raised in Parkslope has revised the East coast with flavors for an acquired taste. This DJ brings collaborations from North, South, East and West.
- DJ Kris-Stylez - Kris-Stylez is the official show/tour DJ for The Game.
- DJ Maaleek - Black Wall Street Europe's official DJ.
- The Black Wall Street Journal Vol. 1
- BWS Radio Vol. 1
*Black Wall Street Radio Vol. 2
- BWS Radio Vol. 3 (Free Game)
- BWS Radio Vol. 4 (The Black Wall Street Takeover)
- BWS Radio 5 (The Westcoast King Lives On)