Clinton Sparks Sign On Jadakiss, P. Diddy, For Mixtape Album

Mixtape impresario/producer/

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.

"I've worked

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


"Get Familiar

Vol.1 hits record stores February

22, 2005.