“Spark Up”

    Detroit’s rapper FowL (pictured, left) might be new around these parts, but if he keeps putting out songs like this one, you’d better believe we’ll keep on showing love. Produced by Clockwork Muzik (Freddie Gibbs, Chip Tha Ripper, others), “Spark Up” features clattering drums and intertwining guitar and bass lines that ripen with repeated listens. And with the title, you should be able to figure out what this one’s about — see also that fit of coughing at the end. Stream the track below (thanks to the Fader), and be watching for FowL’s Tall Tale LP, from which “Spark Up” comes.