Sweet Tee

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Sweet Tee
Birth nameToi Jackson
Also known asSuga
OriginQueens, New York, United States
GenresHip hop
Occupation(s)Rapper
Years active1986–present
LabelsProfile Records
Associated actsJazzy Joyce
Kid 'n Play
Salt-N-Pepa
Antoinette
Kwamé

Toi Jackson, known professionally as Sweet Tee and sometimes Suga, is an American rapper who was signed to Profile Records in the 1980s.[1] Her first single in 1986 was the hit "It's My Beat" featuring DJ Jazzy Joyce.[2] She scored minor chart success with her debut album, It's Tee Time in 1988,[1] which peaked at No. 31 on the US Billboard R&B chart.[3] She scored four chart hit singles from her debut album. These included "I Got da Feelin'" (No. 48 US R&B, No. 31 UK Singles Chart), "On the Smooth Tip" (No. 36 US R&B) and "Why Did It Have to Be Me". In the UK, "It's Like That Y'All" peaked in the Top 40.[4]

In 1995, Sweet Tee released the single "What's up, Star?" under the moniker Suga.[1]

UK-based act Tin Tin Out's 1994 debut single, "The Feeling", was a piano-based house track that sampled Sweet Tee's lyrics from "I Got da Feelin'". The song reached No. 32 in the UK Singles Chart. It is credited to Tin Tin Out featuring Sweet Tee.[5]

She is the cousin of the radio personality Troi Torain a.k.a. DJ Star of Star & Bucwild.[citation needed]

Toi Jackson is currently the assistant director at Samaritan Village, a drug treatment program located in Jamaica, Queens New York.[citation needed]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
R&B
/HH
[6]
It's Tee Time 31

Compilation albums[edit]

List of compilation albums
Title Album details
Profile Singles[7]
  • Released: March 5, 2021
  • Label: RCA
  • Formats: Digital download, streaming

Mixtapes[edit]

List of mixtapes, with year released
Title Mixtape details
Best of Both Worlds
(hosted by Kid Capri)[8]
  • Released: August, 2009
  • Label: MIKE29 Entertainment
  • Formats: Digital download

As lead artist[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US Dance
[9]
US R&B
[10]
US Rap
[11]
UK
[12]
"It's My Beat"
(with DJ Jazzy Joyce)
1986 98 It's Tee Time
"I Got Da Feelin'" 1987 48 31
"It's Like That Y'all"
"On The Smooth Tip" 1988 36 26
"Let the Jingle Bells Rock"[a][13] Christmas Rap
"Let's Dance" 1989 40 79 It's Tee Time
"What's Up Star?"[b] 1995 72 38 The Show: The Soundtrack
"It's My Beat (The UK Remixes)"[14] 1996 Non-album single
"You're A Winner"
(featuring Lost Boyz)[b][15]
1997 Non-album single
"Breakin MC"[c][16] 2000 Non-album single
"T.Y.T: Take You There"[17] 2017 Non-album single
"I Ain't Doin' Love"[18] 2020 Non-album single
"911"[19] Non-album single
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Featured singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US Rap
[11]
AUS
[20]
UK
[12]
" This Is It Y'all"
(Poizon Posse featuring Sweet Tee)
1993 18 Stompin'
"The Feeling"
(Tin Tin Out featuring Sweet Tee)
1994 225 32 Always
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Guest appearances[edit]

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"The DMX Will Rock (Rap Mix)" (uncredited)[21] 1985 Davy DMX, Leonie J N/A
"I'm the Other Woman"[22] 1993 Poizon Posse Stompin'
"Who's Next?"[23] 1994 Black Sheep Non-Fiction
"Cheat on Yo Man"[b][24] 2006 Pimp C, Mannie Fresh Pimpalation

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Let the Jingle Bells Rock" was released as a split single with "Christmas in Hollis" by Run-D.M.C.
  2. ^ a b c Published as "Suga"
  3. ^ Published as "Suga Sweet Tee"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Colin Larkin, ed. (1998). The Virgin Encyclopedia of Dance Music (First ed.). Virgin Books. p. 330. ISBN 0-7535-0252-6.
  2. ^ Stancell, Steven (1996). Rap Whoz Who: The World of Rap Music, Performers, Producers & Promoters. New York: Schrimer Books. p. 72. ISBN 0028645200.
  3. ^ AllMusic
  4. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 543. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  5. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 560. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  6. ^ "Sweet Tee Chart History". Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. Retrieved 2020-11-28.[dead link]
  7. ^ "Profile Singles - Sweet Tee - Release Info". Apple Music. Retrieved 25 April 2021.
  8. ^ "Sweet Tee". ReverbNation.
  9. ^ "Sweet Tee Chart History". Dance Club Songs. Retrieved 2020-11-28.[dead link]
  10. ^ "Sweet Tee Chart History". Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. Retrieved 2020-11-28.[dead link]
  11. ^ a b "Sweet Tee - US Hot Rap Songs". Billboard. Retrieved 25 April 2021.[dead link]
  12. ^ a b "Sweet Tee - UK Chart". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 28 November 2020.
  13. ^ Christmas In Hollis/Let The Jingle Bells Rock (track listing). Run-D.M.C./Sweet Tee. Profile Records. 1988. PRO-5235.CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  14. ^ It's My Beat (The UK Remixes) (track listing). Sweet Tee. Deep Distraxion. 1996. 0090795DDX.CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  15. ^ You're A Winner (track listing). Suga Feat. Lost Boyz. J's Records. 1997. J 0001.CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  16. ^ "Breakin MC - Sweet Tee - Release Info". Apple Music. Retrieved 25 April 2021.
  17. ^ "T.Y.T: Take You There - Sweet Tee - Release Info". Apple Music. Retrieved 25 April 2021.
  18. ^ "I Ain't Doin' Love - Sweet Tee - Release Info". Apple Music. Retrieved 28 April 2021.
  19. ^ "911 - Sweet Tee - Release Info". Apple Music. Retrieved 25 April 2021.
  20. ^ "Response from ARIA re: chart inquiry, received 17 February 2016". imgur.com. Retrieved 26 April 2021.
  21. ^ The DMX Will Rock (track listing). Davy DMX. Tuff City. 1985. TUF 120003.CS1 maint: others in cite AV media (notes) (link)
  22. ^ "Poizon Posse - Stompin'". AllMusic. TiVo Corporation. Retrieved May 17, 2021.
  23. ^ Bush, John. "Black Sheep - Non-Fiction". AllMusic. TiVo Corporation. Retrieved April 28, 2021.
  24. ^ Jeffries, David. "Pimp C - Pimpalation". AllMusic. TiVo Corporation. Retrieved April 28, 2021.

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