"Shout out to Tracey, the brother was smart and his (legal) career is one to speak on too!”
- – WKYS 93.9 FM
"Most slept on album of ’97? Tracey Lee's “MANY FACEZ”
"Tracey is a Hip-Hop God."”
- Chuck D
After graduating from Howard University with a degree in Communications, Tracey Lee inked a recording deal with Bystorm/Universal Records under which he released a solo album entitled, Many Facez (1997). This album included the hit single, The Theme (It’s Party Time), which settled on Billboard’s Top 100 for thirty-seven weeks. He had the opportunity to collaborate with award-winning artists such as the Notorious B.I.G., Busta Rhymes, and Kanye West. Some of Tracey's performances and appearances included BET Rap City: The Basement, BET Teen Summit, Keenan Ivory Wayans Show, and HBO Original Series: ARLI$$.
Tracey's whirlwind music industry experience prompted him to earn a Juris Doctorate Degree from Southern University Law Center making Tracey the 1st former major label hip-hop artist to earn the abbreviation Esq. behind his name. Some of his clients include Eric Roberson (Grammy-Nominated R&B Singer/Songwriter), Invisible Productions (for Kelly Rowland, Solange Knowles and Kobe Bryant), and DJ Young Guru (Tour DJ & Engineer for Jay-Z).
In 2014, Tracey returned to the music scene as an independent artist under the LLeft Entertainment label that he owns with his wife, Lori Nelson Lee. To date, he has released 3 major projects; ESQ. The Revelation, with appearances by DJ Young Guru, Eric Roberson, and Algebra Blessett, Expect The Unexpected, which received rave reviews from some of music industry's top DJs, and his most recent release, Glory, which is already being revered as Tracey's magnum opus for his ability to so poetically capture the strife of a major societal shift, (Covid-19, Quarantine, Police Brutality, and Civil Unrest), and turn it into pure art. Glory is a product of the now and the way forward on a landscape cultivated entirely by the production of super producer, Ojizz.
Fall of 2016, Tracey joined the faculty staff of Coppin State University as an adjunct professor teaching The Business of Music to aspiring artist. He was also a keynote speaker at the Music Industry Symposium for Singers and Musicians in St. Lucia on the topic of Contracts, Copyrights & Performing Rights Societies.
Currently, Tracey sits on the Governor's Board for The Recording Academy Washington, DC Chapter, and is a member of Black Entertainment and Sports Law Association (BESLA), American Bar Association (ABA), Screen Actors Guild (SAG), and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA).