“Get Familiar” is Clinton Sparks’ tagline. Surprisingly (and unfortunately), a lot of the country has not gotten familiar with Clinton Sparks. He’s a very respected producer/songwriter/DJ/singer/rapper/etc. in the music industry, however not well-known outside of the L.A./Las Vegas music scenes (okay he’s known, but not as much as perhaps he should be). We’re predicting that this is about to change due to his brand new single “Gold Rush.” People are about to “Get Familiar.”
“Gold Rush” serves as Clinton Sparks’ first single release from his upcoming album Disco Ball & Chain, which releases later this year (we plan on dropping into the studio next week to check out the progress). It’s a tremendously fun song with thundering bass, funky guitar and piano, an annoying little whistle that you hate to love, plus two of today’s hottest rappers–Macklemore and 2 Chainz. Macklemore alone has spots #1, #7, and #78 on the Billboard Hot 100 and singlehandedly bailed out the secondhand-store market. 2 Chainz has begun building a prestigious rap game resume, appearing on some of the hottest singles recently (“Mercy,” “No Lie,” “Rich As F**k,” “F**kin’ Problems”). Tie it all together with Sparks’ producing mastership and ”Gold Rush” has the potential to be a significant Billboard hit–like big significant.
Clinton Sparks previewed “Gold Rush” last Monday in Madison, WI during his Yahoo! Music on the Road tour, but politely asked we not leak it. The sneak peak actually featured Rick Ross, who was later dropped from the single and replaced by 2 Chainz. We’re assuming that 2 Chainz was a fresher choice who has (like Macklemore) recently jumped into the music elite, and could be the difference maker in how big this track becomes. “Gold Rush” couldn’t have been released at a better moment–just in time for the start of summer–one of those perfect summer tracks you cruise to with the windows down, shades on, blaring until the speakers bleed.
Download: Gold Rush
Check out the EXCLUSIVE video below (we apologize for the lack of sound and video quality) which features Rick Ross’ vocals on the track.