K. Sparks ft. JD - Jazz (We Got) [Freestyle]

Posted 6 years ago
Tags: K. Sparks
Featuring:
Producer:
A Tribe Called Quest
Album:
Luck of the Draw

It’s no exaggeration to say that A Tribe Called Quest’s classic album Low End Theory is one of the biggest reasons I’ve devoted my professional life to hip-hop, so I’m instantly suspicious of anyone who dares touch their music…except consummate DJBooth-approved emcee K. Sparks. As I would have guessed, Sparks’ freestyle over the Tribe’s Jazz (We Got) is a more than worthy tribute. Jazz’s original ATCQ production remains thankfully unchanged - it’s hard to improve upon perfection - and impressively Sparks not only lyrically quotes the original, “the job of resurrectors is to wake up the dead,” but true Tribe fans will hear subtle references to Tip’s flow and cadence. (Plus it doesn’t hurt that he shouts out DJBooth.) Add in a mic contribution from Sparks’ Double-Up labelmate JD, playing the Phife Dawg role with a spitfire verse, and you’ve got a track guaranteed to send real hip-hop heads scrambling for their Low End Theory vinyl. Jazz (We Got) is the latest release off Sparks and Jeff Chery’s collaborative album Luck of the Draw, coming soon.

K. Sparks J.D. of Duality

Written by
Posted 6 years ago
Get The PLUG app by DJBooth and get the best hip-hop writing and news delivered daily.

More from K. Sparks

Featured Video

Hip Hop News

Teyana Taylor Reminds Us Why She’s A Star In Kanye’s “Fade” Video

Teyana Taylor's stunning dancing in Kanye's "Fade" music video was the highlight of MTV's VMAs. Read More
Posted 11 hours ago by Yoh

Drake’s Summer Sixteen Tour Took 8 Months of Planning

A veteran booking agent explains what went into booking and scheduling Drizzy's huge summer tour. Read More
Posted 11 hours ago by DJ Z

Lil Wayne Proclaims “F*ck Cash Money” as Label Frustrations Mount

Lil Wayne is a prisoner to Cash Money and he isn't happy about it at all. Read More
Posted 14 hours ago by DJ Z

The Conceptual Genius of Vince Staples’ “Prima Donna”

Vince Staples' "Prima Donna" is an incredible story that only gets better when you change the track listing. Read More
Posted about 15 hours ago by Yoh

Talib Kweli & The Beautiful Struggle to Constantly Call Bullshit

Kweli is a master emcee and perhaps an even-better educator. Read More
Posted 15 hours ago by Matteo Urella

We Need More Female Producers, But a Select Few Are Currently Making Noise

As gender continues to fade behind equality and the burgeoning notion of identity, the culture will eventually change. Read More
Posted 16 hours ago by Matteo Urella
Sample Text - Sample Link
0:00
3:00
Shrink
Hide

TRENDING NOW



Flame

TOP 20 MUSIC CHARTS


Discover the best new songs, videos, and albums added to the Booth.