New York’s Realio Sparkzwell showcases his producer chops and penchant for slick wordplay on his brand-new EP, “The Main Ingredient.” The 7 track project is self produced and he holds it down by himself from beginning to end. Making use of soulful backdrops and using it as the perfect canvas for his gritty lyrics and unique commanding vocal tone and he breaks it down further as follows
“This EP is an art piece, a tribute to one of the greatest R&B/soul groups ever—The Main Ingredient.” With their chopped-up classics as his backdrop, Sparkzwell was free to “spit some streetwise lyrical wizardry with meaning and esoteric insight,”
The result is a quick-hitting EP that comes to life thanks to its well-defined vision. Sparkzwell complements his source material with bars reminiscent of his favorite artists and collaborators, who have included the late Sean Price, Big Noyd, and Copywrite. He carries a similarly dark sense of humor too, which you can hear in the Pineapple Express-sampling “Purple Grimace” and standout cut “Questions.”
The Main Ingredient also serves as a reintroduction of sorts to Sparkzwell, a journeyman emcee who made waves under his previous monikers (REALZ and iRealz). Its release also marks his inaugural project as a member of the Gold Chain Military/Poison Ring Regime (Planet Asia, Killa Kali, and others) and serves as a precursor to his forthcoming full length projects; The Top Emblem and Bloody Luciano.
The Main Ingredient is now available through all major digital retailers and streaming outlets via 19G7 Publishing Company, and can be purchased on CD via Bandcamp, and limited edition vinyl courtesy of Diggers Factory.
Stream/Download (Smart URL): HERE
1. Archimedes (Intro)
2. Hardbody Hemoglobin
4. Purple Grimace
5. Half A Chance
7. The Ark (Outro)