Remember Tracey Lee? He was the Philadelphia rapper who had a chart-topping hit in 1997 with the club jam 'The Theme (It's Party Time)." Well, he's back with a new song called "It's About Time."
The rapper-turned-attorney flips Marvin Gaye's classic tune 'Time to Get It Together' into a groovy hand-clapping rap song. On it, Tray Lee insists he can still spit bars and he's ready to shine again.
"My faith in the music over time had diminished / But now I'm more focused, got recommitted / So I figured it's about time / Now bear witness to one of the best that ever did it," he raps over Gaye's sampled vocal riffs.
The song is from Tracey Lee (Esq.)'s upcoming album titled ESQ. under his imprint LLeft Entertainment that he shares with his wife Lori Nelson Lee. "[We are] not afraid to go against the grain of the industry and at our own pace," Lee tells Black Enterprise. "Our motto is 'Whenever mainstream goes right, we go LLEFT!'"
Only time will tell if Tracey Lee can recapture the hype and success he had in the mid-90s. To help you relive those golden days, I posted Tracey Lee's throwback video "It's Party Time" below.
**BONUS**: You know how he gets down...