K. Sparks has been more than on the grind for a while now, the man behind Manic Mondays (For those who dont know what Manic Mondays is: “Its K. Sparks releasing a free Exclusive track on every Monday that went on for more than 40 weeks”).
He has also been contributing on HHL’s Editorial section and he is about to release his album “A Day In The Life” and its just a matter of time we caught up with the Queens MC to get an inside talk of the album.
HipHopLEAD: Whats gud Sparks, give us a brief Self-Introduction.
K. Sparks: I’m great, to describe myself in a brief Introduction would be to say the following.
I’m an eclectic artist that creates a wide range of music. A few of the many various hats I wear are as follows, song writer, music composer, music producer, and Chief Executive Officer of Double Up Entertainment.
HipHopLEAD: What are you bringing to the music world that sets you apart from other upcoming artist?
K. Sparks: Integrity, Passion, and most importantly My Life. In every song I provide the listener with a part of me so that allows them to relate to my music better than the average artist.
Most of the issues I deal with I find that most people can relate to it anyway so I just incorporate that into my music. Once I made a song about abortion called “Coulda Been” and the response was over whelming from the amount of people that record touched.
Experiences like that always ensure me that I’m doing the right thng by opening up to my fan base.
HipHopLEAD: Who are some of the artists or people that you can say they influenced you musically?
K. Sparks: Nas, Ras Kass, The Bush Babies, Marvin Gaye, Da Bush Babies, Jill Scott, and everyone else that makes great music.
My father also influenced my music because he use to be a jazz player so that inspired my eclectic taste in music. I listen to everything from Jazz to Hip Hop to Rock, as long as it’s dope I can get inspired from it.
HipHopLEAD: Tell us something about your upcoming album “A Day In The Life”.
K. Sparks: A Day In The Life is an introspective album.
It discusses issues that happen within a 24 hour period. All the struggles, inspiration, and ups and downs that go into a daily grind can be found on the project.
One other thing I want to highlight is that the album was completed in one day (actually less than a day).
Since it’s called “A Day In The Life” I wanted to hold true to the theme. I wrote all the songs (minus the features) and my homie G.C. did all of the production. Quality Hip Hop.
HipHopLEAD: What should people expect from the album?
K. Sparks: 100% quality Hip Hop music from the soul. No gimmicks, no auto tune, no skinny jeans, no basuda.
The project is very organic in terms of the creative approach I took in making each song. People can expect lots of punchlines and dope conceptual themes.
HipHopLEAD: Any features and collaborations?
K. Sparks: A lot of dope features are on the project such as Sean Price, Cymarshall Law, Dave Barz, and Chris Young.
HipHopLEAD: When and how is it coming out?
K. Sparks: The album will be released on March 2, 2010 through HiPNOTT Records.
HipHopLEAD: Tell us something about the Record Label thats due to release it.
K. Sparks: HiPNOTT is opereated by my homie KevinNottingham. HiPNOTT is an Indie label that focuses and distributing quality Hip Hop music via digital distribution outlets.
HiPNOTT is blazing a trail for Indie artist that deserve to be heard. Hands down.
HipHopLEAD: Is there any track on the album “A Day In The Life” which is your favourite or lets say you most like?
K. Sparks: Definitley. I would have to say Watchin Me Ft. Chris Young. I like the word play and the punchlines on that song.
The record has a dope feel and really hits home. Classic record in my opinion.
HipHopLEAD: So what else can we be expecting from K. Sparks for these upcoming (next) years?
K. Sparks: Numerous music projects. After A Day In The Life I have other albums dropping this year such as Positive over Negative w/DJ Bobby Bob, Social Studies w/T Mos, Untitled album w/Pajozo, and another project entitled Graduate School.
I also have some mixtape projects dropping shortly as well. I don’t sleep, I have way to much to prove, and I will prove every point shortly.
HipHopLEAD: Any last words and shout outs?
K. Sparks: HiPNOTT, Kevin, Kareem, G.C, Lana, Tiffany, Aubrey, Cymarshall Law, Double Up Ent, Dave Barz, Big Drew, Pajozo, Kurser, DJ Killa P, Mixtape Assassin, DJ King Flow, DJ Bobby Bob, T Mos, JD, Maine, Eddie, Chris, DJ Pimp and Ophax, DJ Z, Nathan, Shake, and everyone else that holds me down…and of course HipHopLead for having me. Thank you.