Sweet Tee

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Sweet Tee
Birth nameToi Jackson
Also known asSuga
OriginQueens, NY
GenresHip hop
Occupation(s)Rapper
Years active1986–present
LabelsProfile Records
Associated actsJazzy Joyce
Kid 'n Play
Salt-N-Pepa
Antoinette
Kwamé

Sweet Tee (born Toi Jackson) is an American rapper, who was signed to Profile Records in the 1980s. Her first single in 1986 was the hit "It's My Beat" featuring DJ Jazzy Joyce.[1] She scored minor chart success with her debut album, It's Tee Time in 1988, which peaked at #31 on the US Billboard R&B chart.[2] She scored four chart hit singles from her debut album. These included "I Got da Feelin'" (#48 US R&B, #31 UK Singles Chart), "On the Smooth Tip" (#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.[3]

In 1995, Sweet Tee released the single "What's up, Star?" under the moniker Suga. As of 2010, the artist's Facebook page, once again using the name Sweet Tee, reported that she is back in the studio, and a sneak peek of "Queen of QNZ" can also be found online.[citation needed]

"I Got da Feelin'" formed the basis of a piano based house track by the UK based act Tin Tin Out, who sampled Sweet Tee's lyrics in their track "The Feeling", which reached #32 in the UK Singles Chart. The track was credited to Tin Tin Out featuring Sweet Tee.[4]

She is the cousin of the infamous 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 NY.[citation needed]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
R&B
/HH
[5]
It's Tee Time 31
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US R&B
[6]
US Dance
[7]
UK
[8]
"It's My Beat"
(with DJ Jazzy Joyce)
1986 98 Non-album single
"I Got Da Feelin'" / "It's Like That Y'All" 1987 48 31 It's Tee Time
"On The Smooth Tip" 1988 36
"Let The Jingle Bells Rock" 78 56 Christmas Rap compilation
"Let's Dance" 1989 40 79 It's Tee Time
"What's Up Star?"[a] 1995 72 Non-album single
"It's My Beat (The UK Remixes)" 1996 Non-album single
"You're A Winner"
(featuring Lost Boyz)[b]
1997 Non-album single
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stancell, Steven (1996). Rap Whoz Who: The World of Rap Music, Performers, Producers & Promoters. New York: Schrimer Books. p. 72. ISBN 0028645200.
  2. ^ Allmusic
  3. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 543. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  4. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 560. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  5. ^ "Sweet Tee Chart History". Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. Retrieved 2020-11-28.
  6. ^ "Sweet Tee Chart History". Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs. Retrieved 2020-11-28.
  7. ^ "Sweet Tee Chart History". Dance Club Songs. Retrieved 2020-11-28.
  8. ^ "Sweet Tee - UK Chart". The Official Charts Company. Retrieved 28 November 2020.
  9. ^ "Hurby Love Bug Presents Super Nature - The Show Stoppa (Is Stupid Fresh)". Discogs. Retrieved 15 November 2020.
  10. ^ "Hurby Love Bug Presents Super Nature - The Show Stoppa (Is Stupid Fresh)". Discogs. Retrieved 15 November 2020.

External links[edit]


Cite error: There are <ref group=lower-alpha> tags or {{efn}} templates on this page, but the references will not show without a {{reflist|group=lower-alpha}} template or {{notelist}} template (see the help page).