Spose announces plans for new single

April 27: That's the date overnight sensation Spose will drop the follow-up single on Universal Republic Records to "I'm Awesome." According to the artist, it will be called "My Sex," and feature former pop sensation Ricky Martin. Spose said it would be more of a banger than the ironic and witty single that has rocketed him to the top of the iTunes alternative charts, with heavier beats and a bridge portion that will feature Martin rapping in Spanish.

While Martin has been in the news lately for announcing he is gay, Spose said he feels the singer offers him an in to the Latin market, where Martin retains a very successful career, and shows that he's looking to appeal to a wide audience.

Spose called potential detractors in the hip-hop industry "fools," saying that while homosexuality has traditionally been off-limits in mainstream hip-hop, he thinks the market has opened up in recent years and is ready for a more inclusive attitude.

Spose said he and Martin really connected while recording the single. "He's a dad, I'm a dad, we had a lot to talk about outside of the industry," Spose said. But the rapper from Wells also said he learned a lot from Martin about navigating the industry: "Dude, the guy went multiplatinum with 'La Vida Loca' and 'Shake Your Bon-Bon.' He went through some crazy stuff. I think I learned a lot about what not to do."

_L. Samuel Pfeifle

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