Suave House Records
Suave House Records, better known The Legendary Suave House, is a record label located in Houston, Texas founded by Tony Draper. The label was founded in 1990 when Draper was sixteen years old. In its early incarnation, Suave House originally went by the name Suave Records for a couple of years. In 1995, the label inked a distribution deal with Relativity Records and saw their biggest successes in that partnership.
In 1997, Suave House switched distributors from Relativity to Universal Records. The label’s first release under new distribution was MJG’s solo debut No More Glory. By 2000, the company went back to its original status as an independent record label.
In 2007, Suave House Records also released an album from Def Jam’s recording artist Rick Ross (rapper) titled Rise to Power. The album was composed of older songs from Rick Ross during his time at Suave House. Some tracks were remixed and produced by current Suave House’s producer Jiggolo.
In April 2008, Suave House signed a joint venture deal with Koch. The label’s first release under the partnership was an Eightball & MJG Greatest Hits album titled We Are the South. The label plans on releasing upcoming albums from Jiggolo and Gillie Da Kid.
Suave House Records recording artist/producer Jiggolo (Jigg) is feature on Ice Cube’s single “I Rep That West” from his upcoming album “I Am the West”. Jiggolo also produced the track.
Suave House Records today
In a March 2006 interview with XXL, Suave House CEO Tony Draper was asked about the vision of Suave House:
Why do you think Suave House II can compete in this day and age?
“Because I believe that half of the niggas that you see out right now got their game from me. When Suave was doing their thing there was no Cash Money or No Limit. I respect what they’ve done. But a lot of niggas ain’t real because they ain’t paying respect. I knew the movement was big, my shit was solid. Because the only one thing that consumers know is that they love the product. They don’t know that there is a nigga that’s making them make songs like that. I was a family type nigga, we used to sit in the house making the shit from scratch. When the code was violated, that’s when the music started changing (XXL Staff Member, 2006).
- X.O. Dat Boy X
- Carmen San Diego
- Marly DuMarz
- Sixx Mann
- Emily Bell
- K-Ci & JoJo
- OG Pitt
- Draper Inc. Records
- Draper Management Group
- Mo-Suave-A Productions Company
- The Indie Way
- Royal Reign, LLC
- Black Militia Entertainment
- RPH Entertainment
- 8Ball & MJG
- South Circle (Mr. Mike and Thorough)
- Mr. Mike
- Crime Boss
- The Fedz
- Jazze Pha
- Young Twan
- Psycho Drama
- Nuckle Heads
- Ill Hill Billies
- Rick Ross
- Gillie Da Kid
- Coo Coo Cal
- One Gud Cide
- Mr. Sche
- Baby S
- Big Duke
- Big Gee
- Big Mike
- Young Quon
- The R.O.G.
Jordan Houston, better known by his stage name Juicy J, is a rapper, record producer and Academy Award-winning songwriter from Memphis, Tennessee and is the co-founder and a member of the duo Three 6 Mafia (formerly known as Triple Six Mafia). He is also the younger brother of fellow member, Project Pat. His second solo album, Hustle Till I Die, was released June 16, 2009. He won an Academy Award for Best Original Song for “It’s Hard out Here for a Pimp”. In December 2011 Juicy J confirmed rumors that he was the newest member of Wiz Khalifa’s “Taylor Gang.” He is featured with other members of Taylor Gang on the cover of Source Magazine’s May 2012 issue.
Juicy J is most notable for his crunk style of rapping, highlighted by his patented “heavy-breathing” and “stomping” background sound effects. Juicy J’s production style is characterized by fast-rolling high hats, sharp snares, and deep cinematic bass. He also incorporates samples from classic soul artists such as Willie Hutch, David Ruffin, and Isaac Hayes.
- Studio albums
- 2002: Chronicles of the Juice Man
- 2009: Hustle Till I Die
- 2012: Stay Trippy
- 2012: TBA (with Taylor Gang)
With Three 6 Mafia
- 1995: Mystic Stylez
- 1995: Live By Yo Rep
- 1996: The End
- 1997: Ch. 2 World Domination
- 1999: CrazyNDaLazDayz
- 2000: Three 6 Mafia Presents: Hypnotize Camp Posse
- 2000: When The Smoke Clears
- 2001: Choices
- 2003: Da Unbreakables
- 2005: Choices 2
- 2005: Most Known Unknown
- 2008: Last 2 Walk
- 2009: The Realest Nigga In The Game (Hosted By: DJ Scream)
- 2011: Blue Dream & Lean (Hosted By: DJ Scream)
- 2012: Blue Dream & Lean: Reloaded
- Collaboration mixtapes
- 2009: Play Me Some Pimpin (With: Project Pat) (Hosted By: Trap-A-Holics)
- 2009: Cut Throat (With: Project Pat) (Hosted By: DJ Smallz & DJ Kay Slay)
- 2009: Play Me Some Pimpin 2 (With: Project Pat) (Hosted By: DJ Drama)
- 2010: Cut Throat 2 (Dinner Thieves) (With: Project Pat) (Hosted By: DJ Scream & DJ Whoo Kid)
- 2010: Convicted Felons (With: Project Pat & Bank Mr. 912) (Hosted By: DJ Rell, DJ Boogaloo & Devin Steel)
- 2010: Rubba Band Business (With: Lex Luger) (Hosted By: Trap-A-Holics)
- 2011: Rubba Band Business 2 (With: Lex Luger) (Hosted By: Trap-A-Holics)
- 2011: Young Nigga Movement (With: Lex Luger & V.A.B.P.) (Hosted By: Trap-A-Holics)
- 2011: Cocaine Mafia (With: Project Pat & French Montana) (Hosted By: Evil Empire)