I just got a press release a few hours ago stating that Seattle's premier hip-hop label, Sportn' Life Records, has two new artists officially joining their roster. The first is local R&B singer Marissa (pictured on the left) who's already been doing vocals on songs by Fatal Lucciauno and D. Black for awhile now. You can hear her all over Fatal's The Only Forgotten Son album and based on the work she's already done for the label, the Sportn' Life folks have decided to market her as a solo artist. She's got a single called, "Fed Up" floating around now which you can listen to on her MySpace page.
They've also signed an MC by the name of SK who's been working as a hype man for fellow Sportn' Life artist Spaceman for roughly a year now. SK is actually D. Black and Fearce Vill of Dyme Def's cousin. Sounds like hip-hop nepotism to me! Just kidding. According to the label's CEO, DeVon Manier, who I just spoke with, SK is working on his debut mixtape which should be released later this year. Both SK and Marissa are actually performing tonight at The Contour. It's a part of a monthly showcase so if you're interested in checking out the Life's latest signees, head over there tonight. The show starts at 10 p.m.