Tommy Lee Sparta Biography
Leroy Russell Junior, popularly known by his stage names Tommy Lee Sparta, is a Jamaican dancehall artist from the Montego Bay flankers. He rose to fame as a member of Adidjahiem Records and the associated Portmore Empire team under the leadership of Vybz Kartel. He has been a controversial figure in dancehall due to his self-described “Gothic Dancehall” style, which often features dark and Satanism-inspired themes.
Tommy attended Anchovy High School where he performed at many meetings there. He decided to pursue his professional career after being motivated by his fans. After that he recorded his first song Spartan Story at Snipa studios in Flankers. He became a staple in the studio recording several tracks like Sparta Out At Night, Mama Mi Love You, Still Live On and his big hit, Warn Dem. The songs became well known and later after he became a prominent performer in concerts across western Jamaica.
Vybz Kartel noticed Tommy’s talent during a performance in Montego Bay. There he offered him the opportunity to join his crew, but he declined the offer for some time. In March 2010 he accepted the offer and became an official member of the Portmore Empire (Gaza). He recorded his first songs under the teacher’s guidance: Holding Out The Pressure on the Gangsta City Riddim, Gypsy on the Teeza riddim and Money make Friends. His first major performance was at Reggae Sumfest 2011 alongside headliner Vybz Kartel and other members from Gaza.
The song “Some Bwoy” reached #1 on the Jamaica charts, as well as on Pree Dis and Entertainment Report in 2011. The following year, he was recognized locally and internationally, making him Second City’s first full-length dancehall artist, Montego Bay, to headline the International Reggae Sumfest show and the Sting music festival in Portmore. Also, Tommy made his second mark with, Psycho shooting straight to the top of the charts. Olympic fever persuaded Sparta to re-record their top two spots in honor of Jamaica’s Olympic team and track superstar Usain Bolt. The remixes attracted immense attention and became unofficial soundtracks for Team Jamaica fans.
Furthermore, he was featured on a song called Evil by Bonez MC and RAF Camora which reached number 51 in the German charts. In 2018, he entered the Billboard top 10 reggae album charts at number 9 with his new creator EP. Furthermore, Lee Sparta was nominated in 2020 for an international reggae and music award IRAWMA in the category of best dancehall stage artist. Some of Tommy’s latest hit songs are Power Struggle, Lord Luci, Blessings, Rich Badness, Negative Vibes, Tattoo, and Breeder. Furthermore, Leroy has accumulated 1 million subscribers on his YouTube Vevo channel as of September 2021 thanks to his large cult following, he has stated his appreciation for the feat on his Instagram account.
Tommy Lee Age of Sparta
Tommy is 35 years old in 2023. He was born on the 4th of November 1987, in Saint Jame Parish, Jamaica. Furthermore, she celebrates her birthday on 4th of November every year.
Wife of Tommy Lee Sparta
Sparta is currently single. Previously, he was in a relationship with his girlfriend Donna with whom they had their first child. At the time, he was fourteen, while Donna was eleven. Also, he has a daughter who was almost killed, but she survived the gunshot wound to her arm.
In February 2014, he was charged along with four others in connection with a lottery scam, however, he was cleared in 2019. He was illegally detained for almost a week and was ordered to be released by a judge in May 2019. Recently, Sparta was arrested and sentenced to three years in prison for illegally carrying a firearm.
Tommy Lee Sparta Family
Leroy grew up in Montego Bay, Jamaica, as one of six siblings. Sadly, he lost his father when he was 9 years old. He has 4 sisters and an older brother. Her sister Denise Baker lives in Allentown, with her husband Kirk Baker. Though more information about her parents and siblings is yet to be released to the public.
Tommy Lee Sparta Net Worth
Tommy has an estimated net worth of between $1 million and $5 million dollars. He has managed to accumulate his kind of wealth from his work as a singer.