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 Madden in ‘23), The Cotton Club was an epicenter of the Harlem Renaissance, hosting performances by the biggest names in jazz, as well as other prominent black entertainers. While K. Sparks’ first release of 2012 doesn’t directly reference the historic nightspot, Kurser’ headphone-ready sample work does indeed evoke the image of a smoky, Prohibition-era club, buzzing with the excitement of a thriving culture. On the lyrical tip, Spizzy keeps it poetic and witty as ever. In between poetic turns of phrase and clever barbs, the Queens repper reveals some exciting news: “Shout-out to my wife, baby due around in August.” Double Up labelmate JAYVINE contributes some appetizing wordplay to the record’s back end: “Treat you like a dinner roll, butter to the biscuit / Young with the beef, only women get the brisket.” No doubt about it: 2012 is going to be a big year for K. Sparks. Details on the project this joint will be attached to have yet to be announced, but fans can, of course, keep it locked for the latest.
Written by richard on 01/22/12
Submit your Rating
First DJ Booth Appearance:
"All That Jazz" (2008)
You Might Like...
Commentsblog comments powered by Disqus
- Beyond the Lights: Machine Gun Kelly Learns to Act Like Himself
- Reggie Bonds - Stream of Consciousness Pt. 1
- Eminem Vs. DJ Whoo Kid - Shady Classics
- Kid Cudi Thinks Hip-Hop Is Endangered - He’s Wrong
- Tayyib Ali - Keystone State of Mind III
- 10 Must Have Hip-Hop Downloads of the Week (11/21)
- What Rappers Would You Pick for “New York vs. Everybody”?
- Your Favorite Indie Rapper is Secretly Signed to a Major Label
- The DJBooth - Top Prospects EP (Vol. 2)
- The Best Hip-Hop & R&B Songs of 2014 (Ongoing)
Discover the best new songs, videos, and albums added to the Booth.