GREATNESS – It's one of those adjectives used only when speaking about someone of indescribable talent. It's like hearing a five year-old child playing Beethoven's 9th Symphony with unbridled mastery or witnessing a ten year-old prodigy exorcise a grandmaster chess champion. Likewise, no one word better describes the immense potential possessed by newcomer, SPOT.
A childhood nickname, SPOT has a youthful smile and affable demeanor which contradict his precocious nature and the 25 tumultuous years he's spent on the crime-riddled streets of New York and Atlanta. Standing over 6 feet tall, his boyish charm combined with an irrefutable gift of gab and infectious personality scream of a movie career. However, destiny has a mind of its own and, thus, SPOT was destined to be a Hip-Hop star.
Groomed by industry veteran Jimmy Henchmen, SPOT began managing and ghostwriting for various multi-platinum acts while still in high school. Now afforded the opportunity to travel the world, SPOT was a far cry from a lifestyle that previously had him amongst the underworld's elite. Honing his production and writing skills under award-winning producers such as Diddy, Mario Winans, Derrick “D.Dot” Angelettie and El Debarge, SPOT quickly found his niche and the results have been simply remarkable. Combining descriptive lyrics and rewind-worthy wordplay with a uniquely melodic delivery, SPOT has gained a global following. In December 2007, SPOT teamed up with mixtape heavyweight Sickamore and released his first offering to the music world The Good Son, which was followed by the release of his second mixtape, A Dollar & A Dream in August 2008. Featuring both established and next-up artist (i.e., R. Kelly, Gucci Mane, Jim Jones, Rich Hil and Papoose), the two became both street and hipster favorites', combining to move nearly 50,000 units, quickly gaining SPOT a reputation as “the next one” in a two-decade long line of outstanding rappers from New York.
Whether scoring shows for television networks (CW11, VH1, BET and MTV). doing business overseas (England, France, Japan, Korea), rocking the stage in front of 20,000 people alongside the likes of Akon (US ARMY CAMPUS COMBAT TOUR), or performing in infamous prisons (Riker's Island and Arthur Kills), SPOT has proven to be far from your typical rapper. Making prime time television history, SPOT became the first artist to appear on MTV to promote a mixtape (A Dollar & A Dream).
Now teamed up with manager Clay Evans (Grand Hustle, Rubicon), SPOT currently has the streets on fire with his new single "BOW WOW". Backed by Cashous Clay's genre-defying, bass heavy production, SPOT's commanding voice, introspective lyrics, nimble flow and wicked sense of humor are all on full display. Destiny shows no favors but is more lenient to some…SPOT is one of those fortunate and talented few.