K. Sparks is a rap artist, music producer and writer that has inked and crafted several songs for various artists; K. Sparks truly embodies the term Real Hip Hop. With his passionate tone, sincere lyrics, and positive drive it is very clear that he is on a mission to help up lift people through music.
K. Sparks was born in South Jamaica Queens New York to a family that instilled the basic values of hard work within him. Growing up, he always knew he was destined to be an artist, “I would write lyrics in my classes…by the end of the day I would have about 5 songs”. At the age of 15, he started performing in various talent venues and began to create a buzz for himself within the Queens area. A short time later, he began recording several of his original songs.
From 2007-2012 As his level of recognition grew he began to record and write for numerous recording artist while gaining radio spins on major stations after catching the attention of Peter Rosenberg from Hot 97 in NY, and Jenny Boom from Hot 93.7 in CT, Featured on MTV Mixtape Mondays twice (April 2007) BET Artist of the month (May 2007) Rap Fanatic Magazine (June 2007) Collaboration with KiD CuDi (Sept 2007) Performance at Toad’s Place Concert with Joe Budden and Talib Kweli in CT (March 2008) DJ Booth Best New Artist Award (Jan 2009) Source Magazine Unsigned Hype (Jan 2010) okayplayer (Jan 2010) Collaboration with Sean Price (Feb 2010) URB Magazine (March 2010) Tunecore Featured Artist (Aug 2010) Performances at A3C Hip Hop Festival (Oct 2010), Performance at the Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival (July 2011) Featured on DJ Envy’s Audio Uprising Album (November 2011) and countless appearances on websites such as XXL, The Source Magazine, 2dopeboyz, DJ Booth, Kevin Nottingham, HipHopDX, All HipHop, Nahright and numerous others.
“I had everything material, drove nice cars, expensive jewelry, nice house, but still felt something was missing. I learned things can never make a person happy, only living a fulfilling life with purpose can do that” In August of 2012 his creative direction changed for the better; which created a new passion within him to uplift people through music with a more positive message. K. Sparks started to work on a collection of songs that evolved into his album entitled Read between the Lines that was released in December of 2012 to positive reviews. His debut album entitled Self Portrait was released in June of 2013 to rave reviews, featured on iTunes next to Jay Z and 50 Cent, and garnered press from outlets such as The Source Magazine, DJ Booth, 2dopeboyz, Kevin Nottingham, Respect Magazine, The Come Up Show, and various other outlets.
A graduate of York College of New York, K. Sparks resides in NY with his wife and daughter. His passion for music, positive drive, and his faith fuels his drive to continue helping people through music. Known for the saying, “Persistence wears down resistance, so you have to always pursue your vision and never waiver” K. Sparks combines life experiences, social commentary and a witty sense of humor to provide the listener with a more in depth look at society, and message of encouragement and hope.