Tracey Lee

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Tracey Lee
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Lee performing in Washington, DC 2015
Background information
Birth name Tracey Lee
Born (1970-10-22) October 22, 1970 (age 47)
Buffalo, New York, United States
Origin Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Genres Hip Hop
Occupation(s) Rapper, Lawyer, Music Producer
Years active 1986–present
Labels Universal Records, LLeft Entertainment
Website www.traceyleemusic.com

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 March 25, 1997. As a rising star in hip-hop,[1] Tracey Lee also had the opportunity to be a part of some amazing collaborations with award-winning artists such as Busta Rhymes, Kanye West and the popular recorded track, "Keep Your Hands High", in which he collaborated with The Notorious B.I.G..[2] Lee also made a Guest Appearance on Changing Faces "Goin' Nowhere" song from the album "All Day, All Night. The success of the music landed Tracey on national television shows such as BET Rap City: The Basement, BET Teen Summit, Keenan Ivory Wayans Show, and HBO Original Series: Arliss. Lee released his latest album "ESQ: The Revelation" in October 2014 on his independent label LLeft Entertainment with distribution from TuneCore.

Lee is a graduate of Howard University, receiving an undergraduate degree in Communication and a Juris Doctor degree from Southern University Law Center, making Tracey the FIRST former major label hip-hop artist to earn the title ″Esq.″ after his name. 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 (former tour DJ & Engineer for Jay Z).[3]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Year Title Chart positions
U.S. Billboard 200

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U.S. R&B

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1997 Many Facez 111 23
2000 Live From The (215) Sampler
2014 Esq: The Revelation
  • Released: September 2014
  • Label: LLeft Entertainment, TuneCore

Singles[edit]

Year Song Chart positions
Billboard Hot 100

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Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs

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Hot Rap Tracks

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UK Singles Chart

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

External links[edit]

Black Enterprise Magazine: The Many Faces of Tracey Lee: From Rapper to Attorney[1]

References[edit]

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