Philly stand up! Get in tune this up-and-coming MC, who plans on letting us know what the #SPARKUP movement is all about.
Standout: “Sparkle Girl Cypher”
Also check out: “Faja”
And: “My Introduction Freestyle”
Name: Asia Sparks
Hometown: My dad used to play in the NFL for twelve years so we moved to around a lot. I was born in Philly but lived in Jersey when I was young and it has always lived in my soul. So, while I like to rep the whole USA — Miss USA, Philly and Jersey will always be my heart. They got the best of me.
I grew up listening to: I grew up listening to Biggie, Lil Kim, Queen Latifah, Foxy Brown, Missy Elliot, Eve, TLC, MC Lyte, and Tupac. I know it sounds crazy, but I remember being about five years old listening to those artists, clean versions of course! All I knew was that the beat was hot and the videos were hotter. It’s funny looking back at the way I thought when I was five because that’s when I fell in love with music.
Most people don’t know I: People don’t know that I write all of my songs and I have only been rapping for ten months. They’re often mislead by my skill and progression. I performed at Powerhouse my second month in the game, 106 & Park in my eighth, and Bet Music Matters in my 10th. According, to the rules of the “game” that shouldn’t happen for a female rapper, and I take pride in changing the rules of the game.
My style’s been compared to: It’s funny because I’m always being compared to male artists. Each song of mine are so unique. I have been compared to Biggie, Big Sean, and recently I got Big Pun. However, I get Mc Lyte, Queen Latifah, Left Eye, and Foxy Brown, but I’m happy they compare me to these people because this must mean I have an actual shot in this game.
My standout records and/or moments to date have been: My standout record is “Faja.” It’s definitely a militant song that declares war on the rap game. It states that I’m here to change the game; whether you like it or not. “Faja” is now available on iTunes. On the contrary, my new mixtape Spark Vol. 1 hosted by Don Cannon has a lot of standout records, be sure to check that out on datpiff.com. Download it, you won’t be disappointed.
My goal in Hip-Hop is: My short term goals are to challenge myself every day to become a better rapper, poet, artist, and even using music to better me as a person. My long term goal is to be the best that ever did it!
I’m gonna be the next: I came, I saw, and I’m working on conquering.