Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Leschea

Leschea (born Schea A. Boatwright in Bedford–Stuyvesant, Brooklyn, New York) was an R&B\hip-hop singer from the late '90s. She was a former member of the group, Masta Ace Incorporated.

Leschea started singing and performing when she was 8 years old. She had no formal singing training and she honed her skills in school productions from junior high school to junior college.

In 1995, she sang background vocals on Masta Ace's album "Sittin' on Chrome" which landed her a record deal with Warner Bros. Records.
In 1996, Leschea released her debut album "Rhythms & Beats." It's unknown how or if the album ever charted.
Her only well-known hit song to date "Fulton St." peaked at #90 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #44 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 17 weeks.
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.

To see the music video for "Fulton St.," go to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSwRT0TSV08

To see the music video for "How We Stay," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_KfqsQQj8U


[updated on 04\07\2016]

2 comments:

Brian said...

Fulton St was,still and will always be a classic,i admit i had never known her name till today and i had heard her song just 3 times since '96,i want to buy that album!!

BrksOnU2 said...

Sure is!!!.....Was the most popular single off Leschea's album....."Fulton St." was top 10 best selling single in NYC for seven weeks.
.....That's why it's REAL GRIMEY how they think they can take credit for writing my sister's song......