Tracey Lee

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Tracey Lee
Lee performing in Washington, DC 2015
Lee performing in Washington, DC 2015
Background information
Birth nameTracey Lee
Born (1970-10-22) October 22, 1970 (age 53)
Buffalo, New York, United States
OriginPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania
GenresHip Hop
Occupation(s)Rapper, Lawyer, Music Producer
Years active1986–present
LabelsUniversal Records, LLeft Entertainment

Tracey Lee (born October 22, 1970) is an American Hip-Hop artist and entertainment lawyer. He became known in 1997 when his single "The Theme (It's Party Time)", which settled on Billboard’s Top 100 for thirty-seven weeks became an overnight hit.[1] His debut album Many Facez followed on April 8, 1997.[2] As a rising star in hip-hop,[1] Tracey Lee also had the opportunity to collaborate with award-winning artists such as Busta Rhymes, Kanye West and The Notorious B.I.G., with whom he released "Keep Your Hands High".[3] Lee also made a guest appearance on Changing Faces' "Goin' Nowhere", a song from the album All Day, All Night. Lee appeared on national television shows such as BET Rap City: The Basement, BET Teen Summit, The Keenen Ivory Wayans Show, and HBO Original Series: Arliss. Lee released his album ESQ: The Revelation in October 2014 on his independent label LLeft Entertainment with distribution from TuneCore. He has since released two additional independent projects, Expect The Unexpected (2019) and Glory (2020). In Fall of 2016 Lee joined the faculty staff of Coppin State University as an adjunct professor teaching The Business of Music course.

Lee is a graduate of Howard University, receiving an undergraduate degree in Communication and a Juris Doctor degree from Southern University Law Center. Some of his legal clients have included: Grammy-nominated artist Eric Roberson, Invisible Productions (for Kelly Rowland, Solange Knowles and Kobe Bryant) and DJ Young Guru (tour DJ & Engineer for Jay-Z).[4]



Year Title Chart positions
U.S. Billboard 200


U.S. R&B


1997 Many Facez 111 23
2000 Live From The (215)
2014 Esq: The Revelation
  • Released: September 2014
  • Label: LLeft Entertainment, TuneCore
2019 Expect The Unexpected
  • Released: September 2019
  • Label: LLeft Entertainment, TuneCore
2020 Glory
  • Released: July 2020
  • Label: LLeft Entertainment, TuneCore


Year Song Chart positions
Billboard Hot 100


Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs


Hot Rap Tracks


UK Singles Chart


1997 "The Theme (It's Party Time)" #55 #19 #6 #51


  1. ^ a b "Allmusic bio". AllMusic. Retrieved December 17, 2010.
  2. ^ a b "Many Facez". Amazon.
  3. ^ "BMI repertoire search". Broadcast Music Incorporated. Retrieved December 17, 2010. Notorious B.I.G is listed as Christopher Wallace
  4. ^ Nelson, Havelock (March 29, 1997). Many Facez of Tracey Lee to Get a Bystorm Debut. Billboard. Retrieved December 17, 2010.
  5. ^ a b "Billboard album chart history". Rovi Corporation / Billboard. Retrieved December 17, 2010.
  6. ^ a b "Billboard singles chart history". Rovi Corporation / Billboard. Retrieved December 17, 2010.
  7. ^ "Billboard Hip-Hop chart history". Billboard. Retrieved December 17, 2010.
  8. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 316. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.

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