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Clinton Sparks Featuring 2 Chainz Macklemore & D.A.

Clinton Sparks Featuring 2 Chainz Macklemore & D.A.

(New York, NY)  The explosive new hit single “Gold Rush” by Clinton Sparks featuring 2 Chainz, Macklemore, and D.A. caps a seven day viral introduction on as the track is available now at iTunes and all digital service providers (DSPs).  At the same time, VEVO, the world’s leading all-premium music video and entertainment platform, premieres the viral video, entitled “Gold Rush – The 1849 Edition” guest-starring Nick Swardson and Simon Rex, directed by Nick Goossen (whose movie credits include the 2006 comedy Grandma’s Boy, which co-starred Swardson). Official “Gold  Rush” music video featuring 2 Chainz, Macklemore and D.A. is set for release soon. “Gold Rush” is set to impact at Rhythm radio formats on July 10th.

The “Gold Rush – The 1849 Edition” viral music video exclusively premiered on Tuesday May 28, 2013 at 8pm ET/5pm PT across VEVO TV, VEVO’s always on, broadcast-style digital channel, at . Following the premiere fans can access the new video across VEVO’s on-demand web ( , mobile/tablets and connected TV (Xbox, Roku) platform.

Clinton Sparks is the phenomenal Boston-based Grammy®-nominated multi-platinum DJ/producer, and the newest signing to Photo Finish/Island Records, a division of Island Def Jam Music Group (IDJ).  “Gold Rush,” which premiered on Sparks’ hometown Rhythmic Top 40 powerhouse WJMN, marks his major label solo career debut, and is also the first track from his upcoming debut album, tentatively titled Disco Ball & Chain.  “Gold Rush,” wrote, “is a new single from the project, first played moments ago on Boston’s JAM’N 94.5, in which Mackelmore compares himself to Ryan Gosling, and 2 Chainz shouts over big guitars and giggly whistles.  Also featuring Chester French songwriter D.A. Wallach. . .”

To stream “Gold Rush,” please go to: .
To view the “Gold Rush – The 1849 Edition” video below.

Clinton Sparks Featuring 2 Chainz, Macklemore, and D.A.

“Gold Rush (1849 Edition)” (Explicit)

From: Disco Ball And Chain

Photo Finish/Island Def Jam Music Group

Gold Rush” also marks the first collabo by multi-platinum rapper Macklemore, who made pop history in 2013, when the first two singles by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, “Thrift Shop” and “Can’t Hold Us,” both hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100, the first time a duo’s first two singles hit #1.  Sparks and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis recently finished a round of shows on the all-star Yahoo! On The Road Tour 2013, which also included Fall Out Boy, fun., the Lumineers, Imagine Dragons, Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z, Frank Ocean, and others.

Clinton Sparks is a 15-year radio veteran, having started as a bit writer and stunt prankster at WJMN before he became known to tens of millions of listeners as the host of “My Awesome Radio Show.”  The show was formerly known as SmashTime Radio when it was syndicated in the Northeast.  It later morphed into Sparks hosting a weekly show on Eminem’s progressive hip-hop outlet, Shade 45, Sirius channel 45, following his pre-merger stint on XM’s channel 66 Raw.

Sparks’ reach was so wide by 2004, that he was named Radio DJ of The Year at the Mixshow Power Summit.  Within two years later, his SmashTime Radio was syndicated worldwide and was named Syndicated Radio Show of the Year at the 2006 Power Summit Awards.  The year after that, he signed a Pepsi Ambassador endorsement deal, pacted with EMI Music Publishing, and began serving as music correspondent for E! News.  In 2009, Sparks signed a brand Ambassador deal with Diageo to represent Ciroc Vodka.  He collaborated with Diddy, Jadakiss and Chester French on the song and video, “Ciroc Star,” the phrase he coined.

Chester French & Clinton Sparks Featuring Diddy &Jadakiss

“Ciroc Star” (Explicit)

D.A. Of Chester French Talks With Clizbeats about making “Ciroc Star” music video Click Here

Meanwhile, Sparks began to pile up credits as producer, remix producer, composer, and programmer on dozens of records, starting in 2005, with Notorious B.I.G.’s “Hold Ya Head” featuring Bob Marley, off Biggie’s final posthumous album Duets: The Final Chapter. To date, Sparks’ A-list of credits include tracks with Busta Rhymes, Akon, Ludacris, Bun B, Pitbull, Rick Ross, Tyrese, T-Pain, Jordan Knight, and many others.  As producer of “Bloody Mary” on Lady Gaga’s #1 worldwide multi-platinum Born This Way, Sparks shared in the Grammy® nomination for Album of the Year.  He was also a 2012 BMI Songwriter Award recipient as co-writer and producer of “Shut It Down” by Pitbull featuring Akon.