Clinton Sparks On “People’s Party With Talib Kweli”

Clinton Sparks On "People's Party With Talib Kweli"

In this episode of “People’s Party With Talib Kweli”, Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with DJ, record producer, songwriter, and singer:

CLINTON SPARKS

Here’s what they got into:

  • His hometown of Boston and the hip hop scene there when he was coming up
  • How he managed to eventually get 88.9 WERS radio to play his music
  • Challenges of dealing with hometown haters while achieving success
  • Being raised by a single mother and his father’s struggles with alcoholism
  • Breaking into a dead man’s house when he was 10 years old
  • Branding himself with his ‘Get Familiar’ mixtapes
  • The complicated relationship with his father over the years
  • Being open about the sexual abuse he experienced when he was young
  • Advocating for hip hop culture at Boston’s Smashtime Radio
  • The differences of Roxbury, South Boston, and Dorchester
  • His grandmother seeing the light after years of being racist
  • His part in the creation of MixUnit.com and WorldStarHipHop
  • Helping build the FaZe Clan brand and why he left the company
  • Finding your own audience and figuring out your superpower
  • How he helped shift the music scene in Las Vegas with his DJ sets
  • Convincing the president of Comcast to put on the Rehab parties
  • “Famous doesn’t make you great, but great can make you famous.”
  • Making his book, “How To Win Big In The Music Business” free
  • Sharing the 10 traits that made him millions in the music industry

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