From Sportn' Life Records:
2009 a Banner Year for Sportn' Life Records
2010 is Poised to be Successful for the 7-year-old Label
*Basement Party with the entire label on Wed, March 10th at The Comet Tavern
SEATTLE, WA -Feb. 15, 2010- 2009 was a triumphant year for Sportn' Life Records and 2010 promises to be another successful year.
Sportn' Life's success in 2009 started with D.Black's sophomore album release, Ali'Yah, which found itself on Amazon.com's Outstanding Albums of 2009 list. A partnership with MYX Music Label helped put the album in the national spotlight, and it climbed the college hip hop charts, peaking at #4, holding that position for 5 weeks while also remaining in the top 20 for 10 weeks. D.Black's single "Yesterday" was also a chart climber all over the country and the video made it's way to the Freshmen Competition on MTV-U and will appear on MTV television channels in February. D.Black played the CMJ Music Conference in New York City and was featured on the region's NBC affiliate, KING 5 Television.
In 2009, D.Black and Fatal Lucciauno were both invited to perform at some of the city's most prestigious music community events such as Chase Jarvis's "Song's for eating & Drinking," "The New Guard" dinner series and City Arts Magazines "The Song Show." Spaceman performed for the Seattle Sonics Tribute Show, he and D.Black also licensed music to the film "Sonicsgate" D.Black, Fatal Lucciauno and Spaceman were all featured at the Capitol Hill Block Party; Spaceman & D.Black tore the house down at the popular music festival, Bumbershoot; and SK, Spaceman & Fatal Lucciauno played Reverbfest.
Coming up this year,Sportn' Life's entire label roster will perform show old school basement party style for $5.00 at the Comet Tavern on March 10th. 922 E. Pike St. Seattle, WA 98122. The event is 21 and up with ID.
March is a big month for the label, with D.Black releasing an EP and performing at SXSW in Austin, Texas. Spaceman has a couple of EP's in the works as well, one of which will be released this spring. Spaceman is also preparing for his debut full length release this year.
Fatal Lucciauno is at work on a couple of EP's, featuring new work from BeanOne. Fatal is also in the studio working on a full length project with all Jake One production.
New artists SK and RnB singer Marissa will both be playing the regional circuit and releasing songs, viral video and more. You can also expect to see a mix tape and digital EP from SK.
About Sportn' Life Records
The mission of Sportn' Life Records is to establish, provide and maintain careers and financial stability for its staff and artists, in conjunction with making a memorable contribution to music, art and the Hip Hop culture. Sportn' Life Records is an independent record label based in Seattle, Washington that operates, functions and profits by handling business internally. Sportn' Life is also a major label or an investor's dream for the simple fact that the music is great, the business gets handled and the movement is already in play. The label has been running for seven years with CEO's DeVon Manier and Damian Black (D.Black), the label's most well known artist, at the helm. Through the years, their goal has always been to maintain independence while attracting national attention. Looking to the future, Sportn' Life Records is focused on building its roster and developing investment partnerships to expand its reach. For more information, visit www.sportnlife.net .
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