Making a Difference in the Industry and in the Community
Georgia rap legend Sonny Spoon is an extremely diverse artist with many talents. Born and raised in the city of Macon, Sonny Spoon has worked diligently to make a name for himself and put his city on the map.
His career began at the tender age of 14 when he started performing at local talent shows and gaining the confidence of his peers and elders as a creative storyteller through music.
His lyrics reflect the pain of young black males being raised in the deep -south and the trials they endure while seeking to maintain a positive perspective and become successful. No stranger to the streets, Sonny’s music truly imitates the life he lives.
As an independent artist, Sonny has recorded a total of nine albums and has collaborated with hip hop heavyweights such as T.I., Cee-low Green, Field Mob, 8-Ball & MJG, Bun-B and Young Jeezy. He is also globally known for his hit single THE DIRTY BIRD, written for the Atlanta Falcons during their Super Bowl run in 1998. His new album BACK TO WORK is slated for a first quarter release in 2012.
Sonny Spoon was well on his way to stardom when his career was suddenly derailed because of his incarceration for narcotics and weapons possession in 2003. When most would have thrown in the towel, Sonny used the six years that he was away to transform himself for the better. While incarcerated he recorded a total of three public service announcements teaching youth about the harmful effects of drugs, gangs, and guns. These recordings were used in the Bibb County Public School system and also shown on all of the local public access stations. They also have received several hits on YouTube. Because of the content, professionalism, and effectiveness of the PSA’s, Sonny Spoon received two Addy awards.
Upon his release from the federal prison system, Sonny Spoon has been on a mission to ensure that other young people are aware of the consequences of bad decision making. He has worked diligently with public schools, Non-Profit organizations and many independent agencies that would allow him to share his testimony as a deterrent for at-risk youth. Under the auspices of an old African proverb that states, ” It Take A Village To Raise A Child”, Sonny sacrificed the summer of 2010 to bring about a much-needed STOP THE VIOLENCE TOUR to the middle Georgia area. Sonny collaborated with Bright Blue Sky Production Company and a host of platinum Hall of Famers to produce the numerous award winning song and video, A Little More Soul, during the first quarter of 2011. The song and video continue to gain recognition on a national level.
Love, struggle, intelligence and an unbreakable spirit make Sonny Spoon and his life story one that should be shared with the world.
Norman A. Anderson