Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Tracey Lee

Tracey Lee (born on October 22, 1970 in Buffalo, New York) was a rapper from the mid-'90s. He moved to a lot of different places before settling down in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Tracey graduated from Howard University in 1994 with a degree in Communications. He was signed to the Bystorm\Universal Records label in 1996.
In 1997, Tracey Lee released his debut album "Many Facez" which peaked at #111 on the Billboard 200 and #23 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart. The late Notorious BIG was featured on Tracey's album on the track "Keep Ya Hands High."
In the spring of that same year, Tracey scored a hit with the song "The Theme (It's Party Time)" which peaked at #55 on the Billboard Hot 100, #19 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 20 weeks, #6 on Billboard's Rap Singles chart and #3 on Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart.

The remix version featured rappers Busta Rhymes and Pirate. Two more songs "The After Party (The Theme II)" and "Give it Up Baby" were released as promotional music videos.
In 2000, Tracey Lee released the singles "We Like" (featuring rapper Fatman Scoop) and "Go Head" which didn't chart at all on the Billboard charts. After that, it seemed as if Tracey Lee faded into obscurity.
During that same year, he released a CD sampler "Live From The (215) Sampler," but a follow-up album was never released. After that, it appeared as Tracey faded into obscurity.

In 2006, Tracey graduated from Southern University Law School, receiving his Juris Doctorate and is now an attorney.

To see the music video for "The Theme (It's Party Time)," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ESo_4GqjKeo

To see a fan-made video for "The Afterparty (The Theme II)," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33YtlXSFDxk

To see the music video for "Give it Up Baby," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0s_RnS5w_Mw

To see a fan-made video for "Keep Your Hands High" featuring the late Notorious BIG, go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=icBsHjWZT5U

To see the music video for "We Like," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SqdtJRWZ2Nk

To see a fan-made video for "Go Head," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggT4AAvWCV0



[updated on 08/03/13]

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