D.Black's new album Ali'Yah ("to ascend" in Hebrew) is out today. A more mature, spiritual record than the debut that put him on the map in the Northwest. Sportn' Life Records (co-owned by Black and DeVon Manier) reports, "The album entered the CMJ charts at #16 and was reported by 47 stations. Currently the albums is ranging between #2 - #11 at most major college stations."
In a Stranger article last week, Charles Mudede called Sportn' Life Records, "the most important black-owned independent label in Seattle." In addition to D.Black, they also have Fatal Lucciauno, Spaceman, SK and the newly signed, Marissa.