Released by HiPNOTT Records
With XXL unveiling their "Top Ten Freshmen" in hip-hop earlier this month, there have been many smiles, many frowns and many "shoulda-beens." Not to jump on the bandwagon--okay, that actually is EXACTLY what is going on here, but please pay attention--K. Sparks is definitely worthy of being a freshman next year (should XXL choose not to change the line-up after this review, of course). With A Day In The Life, this New York artist teams up with producer G.C. to give listeners just that: an album that illustrates a day in the life of the/an aspiring MC. Most of the time, people cringe whenever the word "conceptual" and "album" are put together (kinda like "romance" and "novel," right?) but Sparks actually does a great job.