Spot (rapper)

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SPOT
SPOT January 2012 Photoshoot.jpg
SPOT On The Set of "That's Just Me"
Background information
Born (1987-08-08) August 8, 1987 (age 26)
Origin Brooklyn, New York / Atlanta, Georgia U.S.
Genres Rap, Hip-Hop
Occupations Rapper, Songwriter, Producer
Instruments Vocals, Piano
Years active 2006-Present
Website BeingSPOT.com

Spot is an American artist and producer.

Background[edit]

The eldest son of Jamaican and Guyanese parents, SPOT initially lived in many different parts of the United States. As a child Hargett and his family relocated to Coney Island, a neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York. His childhood was spent between Brooklyn, Harlem, New York and Atlanta, GA. A talented yet troublesome child, Spot traveled the country playing basketball with top AAU clubs during his preteen years. Spot has described growing up in the projects as "vicious."[1]

Music[edit]

Spot first came into the public view in 2004, when he teamed with Jimmy Henchman and Bryce Wilson to kick start newly formed music company Czar Entertainment. With Czar signing a distribution deal with Sony Music Group, Spot seemed primed to release an album, although he had just began rapping and producing.[2] A fast learner in the studio, Spot began working with major label artist of various genres, including Mario Winans, Miri Bin-Ari, Foxy Brown, Swizz Beatz, Black Rob, El Debarge and even working on a posthumous Notorious B.I.G. album.

He then released the mixtape The Good Son. Alongside former DJ and Def Jam Records exec Sickamore, The Good Son featured collaborations with Jim Jones, Papoose and production from Just Blaze, the SupaSonics and SPOT himself. Moving north of 25,000 copies, this mixtape established Spot as one of top newcomers on the indie circuit.

After touring the country with the likes of Akon, David Banner and performing at various infamous NY prisons including Rikers Island and Arthur Kills Maximum Penitentiary, Spot made history becoming the first rapper to promote a mixtape on MTV when he appeared on Sucka Free (formerly Direct Effects)[3] to promote his second foray into the mixtape game, A Dollar & A Dream.

Packaged as a street album, A Dollar & A Dream was a success worldwide, even garnering the best album ratings of the year by one French publication.[3] SPOT has produced the score for a platinum DVD series (The Infamous Times), a syndicated television show (Hip Hop Hold 'Em) and contributed music to both MTV, BET and VH1 (various programming).

SPOT is currently managed by Grand Hustle/Rubicon Brand Management and released a Gangsta Grillz mixtape with DJ Drama titled "The Price Iz Right." Spot was recently named one of AOL Music's 10 Rising Rappers.[4][5]

Mixtape Albums[edit]

Album Released
A Dollar & A Dream 2008
The Good Son 2006
The Price Iz Right w/ DJ Drama 2012

References[edit]

  1. ^ HipHopGame Online. "Spot Interview". Retrieved 28 August 2006. 
  2. ^ Allhiphop.com. "Czar Signs Deal With Sony". Archived from the original on 27 July 2003. Retrieved 19 July 2003. 
  3. ^ a b mtv.com. "Spot & Cipha On MTV". Retrieved 5 May 2006. 
  4. ^ http://theboombox.com/black-music-month-2012-new-rappers/
  5. ^ "Grand Hustle Records". Retrieved 12 February 2012. 

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