Mr. Lee (rapper)

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For the song "Mr. Lee", see The Bobbettes.

Mr. Lee (born Lee Haggard[1] in 1968) is an American DJ, producer and hip-house rapper from Chicago, Illinois.[2] He is known in the Chicago house music scene as one of the pioneers who brought hip hop to the genre, which would later be coined as hip house. He also helped to launch the career of R. Kelly.

Mr. Lee charted three times on the Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play chart with "Get Busy" (#2, 1989), "Pump That Body" (#1, 1990) and "Get Off" (#32, 1992). His tracks "Pump Up London" (#64, 1988) and "Get Busy" (#41, 1989) featured in the UK Singles Chart.[3] Mr. Lee released two albums, Get Busy in 1990 and I Wanna Rock Right Now in 1992.

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Get Busy

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
US Dance
[4]
US R&B HipHop NZ
[5]
NED
[6]
BEL
(FLA)

[7]
GER
[8]
UK
[9]
1986 "Shoot Your Best Shot" (as Mr. Lee & Kompany) (US only) singles only
1987 "Can You Feel It" (as Mr. Lee & Kompany) (US only)
"I Can't Forget" 88
"Come To House" (US only)
1988 "House This House" (US only)
"Pump Up Chicago / Pump Up London" 64
"Acid Fantaslee" (US only)
1989 "Rock This Place"
"Get Busy" 2 50 5 11 18 41 Get Busy
1990 "Pump That Body" 1 42 7 21 79
"I Like Girls" 34 36
"Make It Funky" (Europe only) 47
1992 "Hey Love (Can I Have A Word)" (featuring R. Kelly) 15 23 I Wanna Rock Right Now
"Take Me Higher" (Europe only)
"Get Off" 32
"Do It To Me" (US only)
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Hey, Leroy!". Blues & soul: Issues 515-525 (Napfield Ltd.). 1988. Retrieved 20 November 2010. However, Mr. Lee (real name Leroy Haggard Jnr.) hails from far more familiar territory, the good ol' US of A, ... 
  2. ^ Colin Larkin (1994). The Guinness who's who of rap, dance & techno. Guinness Publishing. p. 277. ISBN 978-0-85112-788-0. Retrieved 20 November 2010. 
  3. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 371. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  4. ^ "Mr. Lee - US Dance Club Songs". billboard.com. Retrieved 2014-07-24. 
  5. ^ "New Zealand chart - Mr. Lee". charts.org.nz. 24 July 2014. 
  6. ^ "Dutch chart - Mr. Lee". dutchcharts.nl. 24 July 2014. 
  7. ^ "Mr. Lee - Belgian Chart". ultratop.be. Retrieved 2014-07-24. 
  8. ^ "Mr. Lee - German Chart". charts.de. Retrieved 2014-07-24. 
  9. ^ "The Official Charts Company - Mr. Lee". The Official Charts Company. 24 July 2014.