Reggae Legend I Kong Signs New Deal With Tropical / Sunset Records.

Award winning roots reggae legend, I Kong, has signed a new distribution deal with Tropical/Sunset Records this week.
By: Don Lichterman
April 21, 2009 - PRLog -- The deal gives the Tropical Records label a re-release of the Forgotten Man catalog title to begin the multi LP deal in April. Forgotten Man will include new tracks not available on any previously released CDs by the reggae legend. This initial CD will give the label the ability to begin work on the I Kong account which will then set up releases for future albums by the legendary artist whom is in the studio preparing for a brand new CD to be released later on this year.

"They (Tropical Records) are a highly regarded new record company to bring new I Kong music to reggae music fans. I am looking to having a long relationship with my music and Tropical/Sunset, and I appreciate that Don (Lichterman) works very close with his artists making sure their music hits the marketplace in a major way and on with professionalism," comments I Kong on his new deal.

“Everyone that I know has heard me say that I am searching for a legendary reggae music artist for us to sign at Tropical,” says Don Lichterman, the head of Tropical / Sunset Records, and “we have exceeded anything that I was trying to sign on that level and we have done that in a very big way. The signing of I Kong is one of the best signings of my life and I expect him to see successes for him to stay with Tropical for the remainder of his incredible career.” The label expects some great things by this artist and this deal gives I Kong great resources to have his catalog of recorded music placed in major retail and at major radio.

2009 marks I Kong’s celebration of more than 40 years of making music in the music business, which he started as one of the founding members of the Jamaicans reggae act. Kong's 63rd birthdays is this year and not only is his Forgotten man being re released in July at Tropical Records, the living reggae legend has plans for a live United States tour this year along with key bookings and placements at major music festivals this year. Initial summer dates will be announced in the next month.

Visit I Kong’s official website at

About Tropical Records / Sunset Records
Tropical / Sunset is a privately owned Don Lichterman Company. Sunset is one of the leading independent record labels and entertainment companies in the world. The Sunset Group of Entertainment Companies, and its global operation, acquire, develop, and distribute major music recording artists, home visual entertainment products, online-digital entertainment technologies and music and filmed entertainment worldwide. Sunset's four major divisions are the Sunset Distributed Label Group, the Sunset Strategic Marketing and Licensing Division, the Radio Sunset Network and the Sunset Filmed Entertainment Division.

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