The next explosive artist to emerge from the South, Spoat (Leroy Hunt Jr) was born October 14 in Miami, Florida. His mother Dawn Perneil and father Leroy Hunt Sr., always knew he was musically inclined as a child. Music was instilled in Spoat’s life early. My “old boy” (father) would tell me when I was about 4 or 5 years old, I rapped about whatever I seen outside the window of the city bus.
Growing up Spoat was inspired by various artist including Jay Z, Hot Boyz, 2 Pac and several other artist who was killing it. In his early teens Spoat would watch the television show “Making the Band”, and this was the first time he came in contact with actually seeing the process of a star being created. This sparked an interest in him, which would begin his journey to become a star himself. In 9th grade, Spoat’s friends began to recognize his talents and by the time he got into the 10th grade he was known as rapper on the playgrounds.
He began recording songs at a local studio not far from home. In the 11th grade Spoat took advantage of the opportunity to put together a mixtape, and by the following year he was known for his music and began to take the art form more seriously. By the age of 17 the young artist had already created a small buzz throughout Hollywood Liberia, Dade County and also his school, South Broward High. Life was not always easy for Spoat. Stemming from his mother’s continuous drug use, he moved around a lot. There were several times that he had nowhere to stay, and this led to the path of selling drugs. “I had to use the Hustle to get buy, but it is my struggles that has fed my musical content. The struggle has shown me that I had things in common with other artist. It has allowed me to openly speak about my life”
Spoat First came in contact with Astro music group in 2009 when he was introduced to Danilo Cacace President/owner of the label through a common friend. Since then Spoat is been improving is career looking forward to became a super star. When asked, “What artist would you compare yourself to?” Spoat replied, “Nobody, I want to be the person people compare themselves too.”