Welcome to Sooper Records! We are a Chicago based record label founded by musician and artist Nnamdi Ogbonnaya. The idea for Sooper materialized during a collaboration between Ogbonnaya and Chicago musician Glenn Curran. The label was launched in June of 2016 after enlisting the help of web developer Steven Daoud. Sooper releases original music on high-quality digital and physical formats including download, vinyl, cassette, and CD. We hope that you'll browse our store and find new music to fall in love with.
Sooper was inspired by a diverse community of Chicago artists, and ultimately, was established to provide a platform for the artists that we know and love. We think you should know and love them too. Our own experiences taught us that a fruitful artistic community is one where each inspires all, and Sooper is an attempt to create a space that incubates, energizes, and broadcasts that prerogative. As a result, Sooper is not bound by any specific genre. Our catalogue features rap, rock, pop, noise, hardcore and everything in between. We view Sooper artists as being linked by a basic attribute; namely, the creation of quality work that explores some aspect of the artistic experience in an authentic way. In this regard, we aspire to be a significant (though incomplete) reflection of the roiling sea of creativity in the Chicago music community. There is a pervasive feeling that something special is taking place in Chicago music, and if enough people believe and work at that notion in an inspired way, it must be true.