Have you ever wondered how your favorite artist got to where they were, who helped them or created their career paths? Well, meet the man behind the scenes breaking down walls between third parties and the middle man. Connecting big names such as LudFoe, Sickko Mob, and Smooky Margielaa just to name a few, Sprat Fool, who is far from a “fool”, has only been in the industry for 5 years and has exceeded what most do in a lifetime. A 90’s baby yes, but Mark Spratley AKA @SpratFool is putting himself in the position of Lyor, Dame & Diddy. I had the pleasure of sitting down with one of the music industry’s most respected personal this past week.
While his roster and track record speaks for itself, I wanted to know the thinking process and mindset behind it all. Starting his career with Neako (Formerly of Taylor Gang) and Fresh Moss of LVLYSL, Sprat learned the game, branched out on his own and the rest all fell into place.
“Why have a middle man when I could work and establish the connects on my own?”-Sprat Fool
While the vision started to become clearer, Sprat began working with up-and-coming artists and helping them reach their highest potentials. Working with celebrities such as DaBaby, DDG, Sony Digital, Albee Al, and Nikko Lafre, Sprat quickly made a name for himself.
“When asked what I do, I do it all. I’m creating this empire. I’m going to continue to do everything to the highest level until some of the right people want to come in and win with me. I’m going to win regardless, point blank period.” Sprat also connected Da Baby and Lil Baby on their first song together.
The public relations mogul has also thrown some of the biggest events and mansion parties at SXSW with performances by Post Malone, Russ, Lil Baby, Rich The Kid, PNB Rock, A Boogie, Lil Yachty, 2 Chainz, Sonny Digital, Mike Will, Metro Boomin, Moneybagg Yo, Lud Foe, Ralo, Shy Glizzy, K Camp, Lil Xan, Lil Mosey, Megan Thee Stallion, Ugly God, DDG, Comethazine, Quando Rondo, Maxo Kream, A Boogie, Rich The Kid, Megan Thee Stallion and many more. “This is where it all started.” Says Post Malone.
Sprat just launched a new platform New Day, New Wave with YouTube influencer Zias. “Us two partnering up just made sense..” he continued, “Were connecting with 80+ artists a week on our Spotify playlists which gets streamed on a billboard in the middle of Times Square.” With over 780k subscribers, Fool also is getting ready to unfold a sister channel of Buff Nerds called “Trap Nerds”. Trap Nerds is set to put new found talent on the map, incorporating their video production abilities. But, if that wasn’t enough, the LA native has just headed a Fronto company (Tobacco Leaf) of his own. “I’m constantly thinking of different strategies and creating new blueprints towards success.”
All roads led to Sprat Fool finally heading his own music label, Starting Five, where he is currently working with Pre Kai Ro, a rising R&B artist from Egypt. His most recent single “Baby Boy” has hit the chart and has gained major playlist placements. The talented young artist’s Spotify page has over reached over 70k monthly listeners, while his last single “Blink Twice” has reached over 820k and counting! Sheesh!
Sprat Fool is no rookie to the game. The entrepreneur definitely has the ability to create change and topple current records. We’re excited to see what he’ll come with next. Check out upcoming artists, events and merchandise at www.SpratFool.com