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John Sportin

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The best kept secret in music


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Singles: Lottery, Mr.Big Stuff
EP: Sportin Illustrated
LP: Meet John Sportin (Coming Soon)


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Brooklyn, New York has been the birthplace of some of hip hop’s most gifted and innovative MC’s of our era. Yet none has been as prolific as Brooklyn’s newest young hitmaker: John Sportin. This talented rhyme slinger is already on the path to being placed in Brooklyn’s rap hall of fame.
Born Errol Stapleton, the twenty-two-year-old became fascinated with the rap game at the age of eleven. He was a slightly hostile kid whose hostility sometimes would lead to him getting into fights. With the encouragement of his fifth grade teacher, young Errol began to write down his feelings in order to release his anger. He had such a love for music that he began to write songs using these words. It was during this time that he performed his first rap in front of his elementary school. This catapulted his desire to
become a rapper as he began writing more songs about his life and how he was feeling.
In 1996 Errol Stapleton became John Sportin, a name that was given to him by his close friends. John Sportin began to hone his craft and set out to differentiate himself from other rappers. “I’m different from any other rapper in the game because I
speak about things that I believe in,” he says. “I talk about things that I have experienced and things that I believe people should know. I try to talk about realistic things, and I speak the truth about everything--no matter if it makes me look good or
John Sportin credits the likes of Jay-Z, Notorious B.I.G., Nas, Method Man, P. Diddy, Eminem, and Dr. Dre as some of his hip hop inspirations. He hopes to one day become an inspiration to others the same as these individuals have been to him. His Promotional E.P "Sportin Illustrated" (an eight track CD) is lighting the streets on fire. With his smooth flow, killer delivery, and clever rhymes, John Sportin will not
just add to the list of successful New York rappers. He will be named as one of the greatest.