K. Sparks

K. Sparks
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2015-03-25-k-sparks-brother
Artist: K. Sparks
Song: Brother
While it’s great to see new music from Booth fave K. Sparks, it’s always unfortunate when that music comes on the heels of a close family member or friend’s passing. Having a younger... More
Posted 3 months ago
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k-sparks
Artist: K. Sparks
Song: So Cold
It’s been a few months since K. Sparks introduced us to Jazz Theory, but even in the face of impending spring the Queens emcee stays So Cold. Here he links yet again with producer and frequent... More
Posted 3 months ago
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k-sparks-jazz-theory
Artist: K. Sparks
Given the kind of beats Booth fave K. Sparks habitually spits over, he’s more qualified than the vast majority of rappers to teach a course on Jazz Theory. With that said, the Queens... More
Posted 6 months ago
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k-sparks-trendy
Artist: K. Sparks
Song: #Trendy
Having recently liberated his latest full-length, Vintage Art, K. Sparks could kick back and take a richly-deserved vacation. But the Queens representative isn’t the type to relax when... More
Posted 9 months ago
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k-sparks-dummin-out
Artist: K. Sparks
Album: Vintage Art
Addressing popular culture’s frequent assaults on black masculinity, Feminization and its subsequent remix were heady stuff, even for K. Sparks. In the interest of balance, the freshly-minted... More
Posted 10 months ago
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k-sparks-feminization-rmx
Artist: K. Sparks
Album: Vintage Art
On his last single, featured at the top of August, Queens phenom and perennial reader fave K. Sparks offered a hard-hitting critique of the Feminization of black men, as perpetrated by the mass media.... More
Posted 10 months ago
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k-sparks-feminization
Artist: K. Sparks
Album: Vintage Art
Some social issues are so sharply-defined that even a mediocre emcee can write rhymes about them. It takes a lyricist as gifted as K. Sparks, on the other hand, to spit about a topic as... More
Posted 11 months ago
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k-sparks-5-on-the-black-hand-side
Artist: K. Sparks
Album: Vintage Art
K. Sparks isn’t just old-school in his focus on lyricism and his choice of instrumentals; his affinity for the retro also extends to his taste in handshakes. On a new single off his next... More
Posted 11 months ago
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k-sparks
Artist: K. Sparks
Album: Vintage Art
While jazzy, boom bap-informed cuts are K. Sparks‘s usual fare, those who have followed the Queens phenom since his early Booth features know that his limitations are essentially nil.... More
Posted one year ago
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k-sparks-vintage-art
Artist: K. Sparks
Album: Vintage Art
Holy sh*t, has it really been over three months since we featured a fresh song from Queens phenom K. Sparks? To answer my own rhetorical question, yes; yes it has. Today, the perennial Booth fave ends... More
Posted one year ago
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Editor's Pick
k-sparks-black-mona-lisa
Artist: K. Sparks
Every day in New York City, hundreds of men and woman engage in silent flirtation on crowded subway cars, and part without exchanging a word. Some go so far as to post a Missed Connection on... More
Posted one year ago
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Editor's Pick
k-sparks-winters-theme
Artist: K. Sparks
The best songs are always those which with the listener can relate. Sadly, there are a large number of our readers who know what K. Sparks is going through. The newly-released Winters Theme (RIP Laura... More
Posted one year ago
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Editor's Pick
k-sparks-1985
Artist: K. Sparks
Song: 1985
1985 was a banner year for the emerging genre of hip-hop, yielding such acclaimed LPs as Run-D.M.C.‘s King of Rock, LL Cool J‘s The Radio and Mantronix’s The Album. For K. Sparks,... More
Posted one year ago
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k-sparks-come-again
Artist: K. Sparks
Of all the phenomenal lyricists that grace our pages on a regular basis, K. Sparks is consistently one of the most rewindable; too densely-packed with punchlines, allusions and memorable turns of... More
Posted one year ago
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Editor's Pick
jermiside-book-of-rhymes
Artist: Jermiside
Featuring: K. Sparks
In a day and age when heavyweight rappers boast of not writing their verses down, Jermiside continues to tote his trusty Book of Rhymes wherever he goes. Single numero uno off his sophomore... More
Posted one year ago
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k-sparks-pardon-my-back
Artist: K. Sparks
Absent from our pages since July, when he dropped off the seasonally-inappropriate, yet dope Autumn Blues, Queens phenom K. Sparks makes his return to the Booth with a freshly-minted non-album loosie.... More
Posted one year ago
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k-sparks-autumn-blues
Artist: K. Sparks
Album: Self Portrait
I know what you’re thinking: how the f**k could K. Sparks have the Autumn Blues in the middle of April? Maybe he recorded the song last fall. Perhaps, like God, quality hip-hop transcends space... More
Posted one year ago
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k-sparks-htnc
Artist: K. Sparks
Featuring: Angelous
Album: Self Portrait
As you must already know, June is a huge month for new album releases. J. Cole, Kanye and Mac Miller are all set to drop their latest LPs on 6/18, and a week later Wale’s The Gifted hits literal and... More
Posted 2 years ago
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k-sparks-blindfolds
Artist: K. Sparks
Album: Self Portrait
If it’s true that the absence of one sense makes the others more acute, then y’all might want to put on your Blindfolds for this one. Actually, you might want to plug your noses,... More
Posted 2 years ago
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k-sparks-home-school
Artist: K. Sparks
Album: Self Portrait
In hip-hop we always hear about new school vs. old school. K. Sparks prefers a third option, however, which incorporates elements from both.  On Home School, the first single of his upcoming... More
Posted 2 years ago
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Editor's Pick
k.-sparks-dreamer
Artist: K. Sparks
Song: Dreamer
K. Sparks’ Christian faith isn’t typically the overt topic of his rhymes, but if you do as the title of his new album says and Read Between the Lines, you’ll find that it’s one... More
Posted 2 years ago
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k-sparks-wonder-years
Artist: K. Sparks
No, K. Sparks’ latest feature isn’t a hip-hop tribute to the late-‘80s/early-‘90s comedy-drama starring Fred Savage—as dope as that would undoubtedly be. Instead, single... More
Posted 2 years ago
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k-sparks-stimulus-package
Artist: K. Sparks
How do you jump-start an ailing hip-hop economy? Whereas some laissez-faire rap pundits would advise austerity measures destined to benefit only the flyest one percent, K. Sparks is a Keynesian at... More
Posted 2 years ago
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k-sparks-smooth-cafe
Artist: K. Sparks
Sometimes, a K. Sparks song grabs you and shakes you by the shoulders, demanding you wake up to the truth (see: his last feature, Leaders). Other times, the Queens phenom’s music is as mellow,... More
Posted 2 years ago
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k.-sparks-leaders
Artist: K. Sparks
Song: Leaders
A Show Off K. Sparks may be, but the Queens rhymesayer’s not just in the game to flaunt his mic skills. Look beneath the braggadocious bluster and twisty flows, and you’ll see a man with a... More
Posted 2 years ago
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k-sparks-show-off
Artist: K. Sparks
Even in an industry as heavily populated with braggarts as the hip-hop game, nobody can Show Off like K. Sparks. The man can tackle a thought-provoking concept record, to be sure—check out his... More
Posted 2 years ago
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k-sparks-black-face
Artist: K. Sparks
Featuring: 810
It’s not often that an emcee is bold enough to address the questionable behavior that is sometimes present in the music industry, but NYC underground vet K. Sparks does just that on his latest... More
Posted 2 years ago
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k-sparks-september-lounge
Artist: K. Sparks
Featuring: JAYVINE
If the dog days of summer have you longing for the comfort of a cool September afternoon, then Freestyle Series alumn K. Sparks might have just the cure. Sparks’ September Lounge, the title... More
Posted about 3 years ago
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k-sparks-humbles-the-new-cocky
Artist: K. Sparks
Don’t worry, Booth readers: on lead EP single Humble’s the New Cocky, K. Sparks isn’t suggesting rap transition from a braggadocio-based paradigm to a competition for who can be the... More
Posted 3 years ago
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k.-sparks-88-chevy
Artist: K. Sparks
Featuring: JAYVINE
Throughout the last couple decades of hip-hop, the opening bars of Hank Crawford’s Wildflower have been synonymous with introspective personal narrative: Johnny “J” flipped the record to... More
Posted 3 years ago
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k-sparks-clair
Artist: K. Sparks
Song: Clair
For all the “pimpin’” talk in hip-hop, few rappers are compassionate or brave enough to look at the situation from the prostitute’s point of view; often driven into the line of work by... More
Posted 3 years ago
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sean-fresh-love-with-a-friend
Artist: Sean Fresh
Featuring: K. Sparks
It seems like such a good idea. You’re already good friends, you always have a good time together, so why not go ahead and turn that friend into a lover? Here to answer that question is newcomer... More
Posted 3 years ago
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k-sparks-the-return
Artist: K. Sparks
I wasn’t aware that K. Sparks had gone anywhere—his last feature, Baggage Handlers, hit our front page mere weeks ago—but, regardless, he’s back. On The Return, Bugseed‘s... More
Posted 3 years ago
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k-sparks-baggage-handlers
Artist: K. Sparks
With the sheer number of hip-hop records centered around international travel, it’s a surprise that nobody’s thought to show a little love to those hard-working individuals who make sure... More
Posted 3 years ago
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k-sparks-black
Artist: K. Sparks
Song: Black
For K. Sparks, being “Black” is about more than a simple quantity of melanin (or a penchant for absorbing light rays). It’s shorthand for an entire state of mind, a drive to succeed, an... More
Posted 3 years ago
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Editor's Pick
k-sparks-the-cotton-club
Artist: K. Sparks
Featuring: JAYVINE
Ready for a whirlwind history lesson, brought to you by Wikipedia? Good. Established in 1920 under the ownership of heavyweight boxer Jack Johnson (but taken over by bootlegger and gangster Owney... More
Posted 3 years ago
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k-sparks-renaissance
Artist: K. Sparks
If hip-hop could be said to be going through something akin to the European Renaissance—a period of renewed interest in classical sources accompanied by revolutionary progress in the arts and... More
Posted 3 years ago
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jayvine-honey-dips
Artist: JAYVINE
Featuring: K. Sparks
Previously heard collaborating with K. Sparks on his first Booth feature, All I Know, JAYVINE rejoins forces with his Double Up labelmate on his latest album leak, the heartbreak-themed Honey Dips.... More
Posted 3 years ago
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k-sparks-nostalgic-lights
Artist: K. Sparks
Break out your dairy and calendar, today marks a historic occasion. After releasing approximately eleventy-billion consecutive dope tracks (I said approximately) The DJBooth favorite and Freestyle... More
Posted 3 years ago
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jayvine-all-i-know
Artist: JAYVINE
Featuring: K. Sparks
One good turn—or, as the case may be, one dope guest verse—deserves another. Having recruited the up-and-coming emcee’s mic-murdering services on The L@st LOL and Purple Clouds, two cuts off... More
Posted 3 years ago
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k-sparks
Artist: K. Sparks
Featuring: Rapsody | Laws
After months of phenomenal leaks—and a few fresh remixes to boot—it’s almost time for us to lift the curtain on K. Sparks’ new, Booth-sponsored street album. But first,... More
Posted 3 years ago
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k-sparks-gold-chain-slot-a-remix
Artist: K. Sparks
In the past week, Booth readers have been treated to one dope rendition of K. Sparks’ Gold Chain after another—departing sharply from Marvel‘s cavernous, haunting original, Mulatto... More
Posted 3 years ago
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k-sparks-gold-chain-lightsaber-rmx
Artist: K. Sparks
As those who already tuned into our inaugural Remixed feature already know, we recently decided to close out our long-standing exclusive freestyle series. (Hey, all good things must come to an end.)... More
Posted 3 years ago
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k-sparks-gold-chain-mulatto-patriot-rmx
Artist: K. Sparks
250 dope tracks after we started DJBooth decided it was time to bring our exclusive freestyle series to a close. But what to do for an encore? Having given emcees their moment in the sun we’ve... More
Posted 3 years ago
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k-sparks
Artist: K. Sparks
Song: Special
Fresh off earning massive acclaim for the Jarren Benton-assisted Apple Jacks, K. Sparks returns to our pages with a Special leak off his forthcoming, Booth-sponsored street album. I mean, all of the... More
Posted 3 years ago
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k-sparks
Artist: K. Sparks
Featuring: Jarren Benton
If you came up in a breakfast cereal-consuming household, you’re well-acquainted with the mystery that lies at the heart of Kellogg’s Apple Jacks: though delicious, they taste absolutely... More
Posted 3 years ago
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k-sparks-chi-city-queens
Artist: K. Sparks
Featuring: Add-2
Last we heard from K. Sparks’, the underground mainstay and DJBooth.net All-Star (“Booth favorite” hardly cuts it) was exhaling Purple Clouds as he contemplated the heavy topics of crime and... More
Posted 3 years ago
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k-sparks-purple-clouds
Artist: K. Sparks
Das EFX-inspired ensemble banger Mic Checka excepted, the themes of K. Sparks’ recent features (Wondering, Conundrum...) suggest that the longtime Booth fave’s had some heavy sh*t on his... More
Posted about 4 years ago
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kontact-black-knight
On the latest single off their forthcoming, NU Revolution-presented mixtape, Kontact & Black Knight take a page from Das EFX’ book, declaring themselves professional ‘Mic... More
Posted about 4 years ago
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k-sparks-conundrum
Artist: K. Sparks
Featuring: Angelous
While K. Sparks’ last feature found the longtime Booth fave Wondering about a few things, uncertainty actually isn’t the theme of the Queens repper’s latest effort. On this... More
Posted about 4 years ago
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