Leschea

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Leschea
Birth name Leschea
Born Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn NY
Genres R&B, Hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper, songwriter, Singer, host
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1995 –present
Labels Rhino, Warner bros.
Associated acts Masta Ace Incorporated

Leschea (pronounced le-SHAY)[1] is a contemporary R&B performer who had success in 1995 and 1996 with her debut album Rhythm & Beats. On December 6, 2005, her album was re-released through iTunes. Leschea was also part of the group Masta Ace Incorporated.[2]

Early life[edit]

Leschea was born and raised in the Bedford Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn NY, and began singing and performing at the age of eight. With no formal training, she honed her vocal and performing skills in school productions from junior high to junior college. In 1995 she sang background vocals on Masta Ace's album, Sittin on Chrome which subsequently landed her a deal with Warner Bros. records in 1996. In 1996 she scored chart success with the singles "How We Stay" and "Fulton St.". Fueled by a strong street promotions campaign and two singles, her buzz grew heavy in the summer of 1997. Her most popular single, "Fulton St." was a top 10 best selling single in NYC for seven weeks. Some say her debut album, Rhythm & Beats was prematurely released and never got the attention it deserved.[3] Her music videos also became hits on BET, peaking in the top twenty of the network's weekly most-played.[4] The follow-up single, "How We Stay" was released, but didn't chart at all. After that, it seemed that Leschea faded into obscurity. Her whereabouts are currently unknown. Currently has an online radio program called ''Leschea Show''[5]

Discography[edit]

Solo albums[edit]

Title Album details Singles
Rhythm and Beats How We Stay

Fulton St.

Albums from Masta Ace Incorporated[edit]

Title Album details Peak chart positions Singles
SlaughtaHouse
  • Billboard 200 chart position: #134
  • R&B/Hip-Hop chart position: #32
Jeep Ass Niguh"/"SlaughtaHouse"

"Saturday Nite Live"/"Style Wars"

"Born to Roll"

Sittin' On Chrome
  • Billboard 200 chart position: #69
  • R&B/Hip-Hop chart position: #19
"Born to Roll"

"The I.N.C. Ride"/"The Phat Kat Ride"

"Sittin' on Chrome"

"Turn it Up"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2007-01-01). Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-2006. Record Research. ISBN 9780898201727. 
  2. ^ Woodstra, Chris; Bush, John; Erlewine, Stephen Thomas (2008-01-01). Old School Rap and Hip-hop. Hal Leonard Corporation. ISBN 9780879309169. 
  3. ^ Group, Vibe Media. Vibe. Vibe Media Group. 
  4. ^ Inc, Nielsen Business Media (1997-06-14). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. 
  5. ^ "Leschea Show". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2016-06-20.