Mark Sparks



Mark Sparks is a producer and engineer from Wadesboro, North Carolina.



He did a lot of great work for The Inviseez, Kirk, Scotty D, Mic Geronimo, Lost Boyz, King Tee, Grand Puba, Guru's Jazzmatazz, Special Ed, M.C. Brainz, Nice & Smooth, Craig G, The Four Horsemen (Canibus, Killah Priest, Kurupt & Ras Kass),...in 1996 he released a nice various artists compilation titled "Mark Sparks presents Kakalaka Raw" on Kakalaka Records. Some dope stuff on here! My favorite tunes are "The True Foundation – Heavily Armed", "The Soho Crew – Southern Relaxation", "The True Foundation – Stay Awake", "The Soho Crew & Puerto Rock – Kakalaka Raw" and "Lady Keem – Keema Therapy".

Here is the complete tracklist:

1. The Soho Crew – Nawf Karlina Boyz
2. The True Foundation – Stay Awake
3. The True Foundation – Complex Forms & Fashions
4. The Soho Crew & Puerto Rock – Kakalaka Raw
5. Lady Keem – Keema Therapy
6. Puerto Rock – Game Mobbers
7. The Wide Awake Contingent – Bad Habits
8. Laquan – It Don’t Stop
9. Puerto Rock – Mamagetto
10. Darc Jaf – Radio Active
11. The True Foundation – Heavily Armed
12. Puerto Rock – Ace-Duce-Tre
13. The Soho Crew – Southern Relaxation
14. Lower Level feat. Virginia Williams – We Serve You (Beats & Treats)

Producer credits:
Track 1 produced by Mark Sparks & The Southern Funkateers, mixed by Mark Sparks and Tre Bag, Track 2 produced by Nappy Brown, mixed by Mark Sparks & Kelvis Reid, Track 3 produced by Mark Sparks & D Mac, mixed by Mark Sparks & Kelvis Reid, Track 4 produced by Mark Sparks and the Soho Crew, mixed by Mark Sparks and Tre Bag, Track 5 produced by Mike City & Mark Sparks, mixed by Mark Sparks & Glen Tolbert, Track 6 produced by Psychorhythmologists, mixed by Mark Spark, Track 7 produced by Mark Sparks, Tom II & & The Southern Funkateers, mixed by Mark Sparks & Kelvis Reid, Track 8 produced by Mike City & Mark Sparks, mixed by Mark Sparks & Glen Tolbert, Track 9 produced by This Is D.K. & Mark Sparks, mixed by Mark Sparks & Kelvis Reid, Track 10 produced by Mark Sparks, D Mac, mixed by Mark Sparks and Tre Bag, Track 11 produced by Mark Sparks and The Soho Crew, mixed by Mark Sparks and Tre Bag, Track 12 produced by Mark Sparks, D Mac, mixed Mark Sparks and Tre Bag, Track 13 produced by Nappy Brown, mixed by Mark Sparks & Tre Bag, Track 14 producey by Justice & Barry McDuffy (KHB)

I guess it was only released on CD, but there is also a 12" single with the 2 tracks "The Soho Crew & Puerto Rock – Kakalaka Raw" and "Puerto Rock – Game Mobbers" also on Kakalaka Records in ‘96. The Soho Crew (aka Soho) with member D Mac already released a 12" single in 1993 with the 2 tracks "Shortie" and "Rhymin’ Outa Turn" both tracks produced by Mark Sparks. Lady Keem also appears on "M.C. Brainz - Trippin'" in '96. Lower Level had a 12" in '95 with the two cuts "Top Notch" and "Favorable Fluids", Laquan (aka Lord Laquan, God Laquan) did a remix for Scotty D "Got Ya Heads Boppin'" in '94 and the production for Kirk "Makin Moves" in '94. Mike City is still making music and did a lot of productions, he also did productions for Mental Illness "The Funky Quiet Storm" in '92 and for Lost Souls "Life Of A Lost Soul" from the Blackmarket Unreleased compilation in '95. Tre Bag did a lot of engineering on Mic Geronimo's album "The Natural" from '95.



Mark Sparks presents Kakalaka Raw CD compilation


The Soho Crew – Nawf Karlina Boyz


The True Foundation – Stay Awake


The True Foundation – Complex Forms & Fashions


The Soho Crew & Puerto Rock – Kakalaka Raw


Lady Keem – Keema Therapy


The Wide Awake Contingent – Bad Habits


Laquan – It Don’t Stop


The True Foundation – Heavily Armed


Puerto Rock – Ace-Duce-Tre


The Soho Crew – Southern Relaxation


Lower Level feat. Virginia Williams – We Serve You (Beats & Treats)


Mark Sparks presents Kakalaka Raw

Kommentare:

verge hat gesagt…

Wow, I never heard of this CD ever. I gotta say mostly everything on here is tight. everything. I gotta give another listen before naming my favorites because they all are pretty top notch so far.
Thanks.

CrimeFamily hat gesagt…

Nice compliation, almost feel every track, thanks and keep it up.

CrimeFamily hat gesagt…

The True Foundation tracks are so dope.

schenectadyfan hat gesagt…

Man this cd is tight! THANK YOU.

Pretty much like the whole thing.

ral278 hat gesagt…

good shit man - neva heard of that! also agree to dem comments above...almost like every track of that CD! THANX

Jaz hat gesagt…

Really dope, thanks a lot for this, what year did this get released?, I know Mark Spark did some beats for Grand Puba back in the day.

CrimeFamily hat gesagt…

do u got that "Lower Level - Top Notch / Favorable Fluids" ?

Dread hat gesagt…

pure dopeness. just found out about this blog and will be checking it regularly. true foundation is bad ass.

SOUTHERNYORKER R&B DIVINE hat gesagt…

WOW!!..MARK WHAT'S POPPIN?..HAVE'NT SEEN U SINCE GREENSBORO,NC IN THE STUDIO, AROUND 93' OR 94'. U REMEMBER THE SONG "SUCKER FOR YOUR LUV"??..I WAS CALLED B.DIVINE BACK THEN...HOLLA BACK BRO!

Pablo Sombra hat gesagt…

Whoa. Incredible find man, props!