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 social inequality. While his deep thoughts earned him well-deserved acclaim from readers, I'm nonetheless pleased to announce that the follow-up, leak numero quatro off the artist's forthcoming street album, finds the Big Apple repper back in his usual high-spirited, punchline-slinging mode of operation. As you may have guessed from the title, Chi-City 2 Queens finds Sparks trading verses with a colleague from the Windy City. First to rhyme over Kurser's syncopated, lightly-jazzy boardwork, freestyle alumAdd-2 comes fast and furious with the one-liners: “Y'all n*ggas is trash—better call Captain Planet / And beatin' me is like seein' an African goin' tannin'.” The headliner turns in as characteristically dazzling performance on the back, supplementing his own wisecracks with all the rapid-fire flows fans have come to expect. Need more K. Sparks in your life? We've got you covered—watch for the artist's new,Booth-sponsored full-length to arrive on our mixtape page September 19.
5 New Albums You Need to Hear This Week on Audiomack
Press play on new releases from Lakeyah, Larry June and Cardo, Cheque, Co Cash, and midwxst.