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SPUF DON was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and raised in Houston, Texas. The rapper is the son of music producer, N.O. Joe. N.O. Joe has produced for rappers like Scarface, Ice Cube, UGK, and many other artists. Even with his father’s outstanding repertoire, SPUF has never been intimidated. He wants people to see him for the artist he is.
“I never felt pressured,” said SPUF. “I just found my own lane and stayed in it, and strived to be the best at being myself.”
SPUF notes his influences to be rappers Biggie Smalls and Eminem. He grew up listening to these artists; learning the art to their rhymes. Nevertheless, SPUF lists N.O. Joe, his father, at the top of his list of influences.
“Really just being around the environment. Being around Joe all the time,” said SPUF. “Watching him doing beats all the time …that’s one of my biggest influences.”
SPUF DON at a video set. Photo credit: thesource.com.
While rappers have many different methods by which they create lyrics to their music, SPUF goes with the flow.
“Most of the time I start out making a beat and the beat immediately tells me what to say,” said SPUF. “If I’ve had the beat for a while, I write to it but nine out of ten, it’s a freestyle.”
When he was 13 years old, SPUF officially began writing his own lyrics and producing beats of his own. Being a private person, he kept a lot of his music to himself.
This all changed when he began attending the University of Texas, San Antonio (UTSA). It was there when he began showcasing his lyricism. He participated in the school’s cypher in addition to joining a group called the Classmates. This group also featured rapper, Travis Scott.
“After that, I put out Hand Fulla Majic. I’m putting out my new project, Mad Trees,” said SPUF. “It’s coming out soon. Element of Surprise is coming out before that.”
SPUF DON is busy making music for his listeners. He is working on his SPUF clothing line and also perfecting his producing talents. SPUF wants to be known as more than just a rapper in Houston.
SPUF DON's latest single, Fuego. Updated by Victor Media Productions on March 10, 2019.
“I want to be the most diverse, creative, well-rounded artist. I want to be known for my unique style, persona, and wittiness.”