K. Sparks - Momma Say

Posted 6 years ago
Tags: K. Sparks
Producer:
Kurser
Album:
Unreleased

Fans of the late, great King of Pop may be surprised to learn that the memorable “Ma ma se, ma ma coo sa…” outro from ‘83 single Wanna Be Startin’ Somethin’ wasn’t just a catchy ad-lib; the lines were adapted from Cameroonian singer Manu Dibongo’s Soul Makossa (“Makossa” being the Duala word for “(I) dance.”) As for the rest of the lyrics…. uh, you’re on your own. Anyway, unreleased cut Momma Say sees reader favorite K. Sparks borrowing those immortal lines to serve as hook for one of his trademark, lyrically-scorching punchline/pop-reference fests. Backed by Kurser‘s spacey, chopped-sample boardwork, the Queens native opines on topics ranging from President Barack Obama’s failure to live up to many of his campaign promises to the size of his ‘ding-dong’ (Sparks’ own, not the President’s – that would just be weird.) This track isn’t set for inclusion on any forthcoming project, but those who like what they’re hearing should be sure to check out Sparks’ guest verse on ArtOfficial‘s The Payback (also featured today), as well as his recently-released A Day in the Life LP (which can be previewed here).

K. Sparks

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

Danny Brown “Atrocity Exhibition” 1 Listen Album Review

Danny Brown's "Atrocity Exhibition" brings one of the most unique voices and perspectives back to rap. Read More
Posted 2 hours ago by Yoh

New Spotify Numbers Show Toronto Artists Are Running Music

Drake, Bieber and The Weeknd are putting the city on their back. Read More
Posted 3 hours ago by Tara Mahadevan

Spread Love: How Hip-Hop is Teaching Us to Love Ourselves

A new generation of artists are attempting to teach self-love. Read More
Posted 5 hours ago by Brent Bradley

Mighty Unhealthy: Why Hip-Hop’s Wellness is an Alarming Issue

It’s time we take a serious look at the health habits of our culture. Read More
Posted 6 hours ago by Brent Bradley

Vic Mensa Has Become the Voice for Frustrated Black Youth

The buzzing Chicago emcee encourages the youth to vote as a compliment to his more political music. Read More
Posted about 7 hours ago by Tara Mahadevan

Phonte’s Brutal Honesty About Chasing Dreams & Aging in Hip-Hop

One of hip-hop's most gracefully aging emcees opens up about getting older in this current youthful generation. Read More
Posted 8 hours ago by Yoh
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.