Clinton Sparks is gearing up to release his first full-length studio album. "Titled
Get Familiar Vol. 1., the album will
also serve as the flagship release from his marketing and distribution deal with KOCH records.
so hard for so many years to get the people familiar, and now with this album
I will have the perfect opportunity to have the world ‘get familiar’
with Clinton Sparks, the producer/DJ," Sparks said. "I want my album
to be the complete combination of DJing, emceeing and producing, a real entertaining
hip-hop album. There’s gonna be a lot of surprises."
Sparks is also releasing a mixtape, Maybe You Been Brainwashed, which is to be distributed by Landspeed Records. The Get Familiar album will be produced in its entirety
by Clinton Sparks and boasts cameos from Bad Boy P. Diddy, Jadakiss, Lil’
Flip, Mobb Deep and Cassidy.
The disc also features
unreleased vocals from The Notorious B.I.G. and other MCs.
The Boston native
established his reputation early as a mixshow DJ, simultaneously hosting his
program in several urban markets and most recently landed an airtime slot with
Eminem’s globally syndicated Shade 45 radio station.
Earlier this year,
he also received the highest honor at The Mixshow power summit recently held
in Puerto Rico.
In addition to
radio, he was named 2002 Justo’s New Mixtape DJ of the Year at the annual
Mixtape Awards and has released his popular CD’s on consistent basis since
As a producer, he’s crafted tracks for artists like State Property, Talib
Kweli, Memphis Bleek among others.
Since the album
will be marketed and distributed independently, Clinton Sparks has opted to
promote the album through his Get Familiar Marketing Firm and several online
Vol.1 hits record stores February