Spoat (Leroy Hunt Jr) was born October 14th in Miami, Florida by is mother and father (Dawn Pernell & Leroy Hunt Sr.). They always knew Spoat was musically inclined as a child, it was instilled in his life early on. He tells how "my “old boy” (father) tells me when I was 5 years old, I would always rap about whatever I would see outside the window of the city bus."
Growing up Spoat was inspired by various artist including Jay Z, Hot Boyz, Notorious B.I.G., 2 Pac and several other artist who were killing it. In his early teens Spoat would watch the television show “Making the Band”, and this was the first time he actually saw the process of what it takes to be an artist. This sparked an interest in him begining his journey to become an artist himself. In 11th grade, Spoat’s friends began to recognize his talents and by the time he got into the 12th grade he was known for his creative songs and witty punch lines.
Recording at a local studio close to home Spoat took advantage of the opportunity to put together mixtapes and by the following year he was known for being in the music group called Point Blank City and found himself taking the art form more seriously. By the age of 19 the young artist had already created a buzz throughout Hollywood Liberia and Dade County. In 2008 Spoat joined Poe Boy Music Group.
Life was not always easy for Spoat. With his mother’s continuous drug use, he moved around a lot as a kid. There were several times that he had nowhere to stay, and this led to him hustling. “I had to use the Hustle to get by, but it's my struggles that have fed my musical content. Life showed me that I share the same struggles as people less fortinate, than me allowing me to open up and speak more freely about my life.”
Spoat has been looking forward to becaming a household name. When asked, “What artist would you compare yourself to?” Spoat replied, “Nobody, I want to be the person people compare themselves too.”