Leroy Russell Junior (born 4 November 1987 ), better known by his stage names Tommy lee and Tommy lee sparta is a Jamaican dancehall artist from flankers in the second city Montego bay.
In March 2021, Tommy Lee Sparta was sentenced to three years for possession of an illegal gun and two years for possession of illegal ammunition.
The sentences ran concurrently and included the time served from when he was arrested for the crime in December 2020.
He had been found with the firearm along Holborn Road in New Kingston by members of the police SWAT division.
It was Sparta’s first conviction following several run-ins with the law over the last decade. In an Instagram post in November 2022, a seemingly reformed Sparta called for criminals to abandon their illegal firearms.
The 33-year-old jamaican artist got his big break in 2012 as a former member of Vybz Kartel‘s Portmore “Gaza” Empire and is best known for Spartan Soldier, Spartan Angel, Psycho, Rich Badness, and Blessings.
While in prison, Sparta enjoyed the release of Protocol with Skeng, his most successful song to date. Protocol, released in November 2021, has racked up over 50 million views on YouTube.
He also released a 26-track double album titled Transition, which showcased his “ying-yang” personality with collaborations from Chronic Law, Laden, Skillibeng, Jahvillani, Honey Milan, Dre Swade, Stylo G, Acemark, Leaha, and his son Skirdle Sparta.