JOE CLAIR ALBUM RELEASE SHOW "NEW MUSIC FOR OLD NI**AS"
With Tracey Lee x Dj 2 Tone Jones and Nonchalant
Downstairs, All Ages
DOORS: 8:00 PM // SHOW: 9:00 PM
ON SALE NOW!
Wednesday March 13, 2019
Joe Clair Host, comedian, radio personality and on-air veteran is no stranger when it comes to Washington, D.C. This native of Seat Pleasant, MD is the current host of WPGC’s Joe Clair Morning Show, taking the morning airwaves by storm and making the drive to work much more enjoyable for listeners across the DMV.
Joe will be performing his debut EP with us at Songbyrd, with support from hip hop legend Tracey Lee and more to be announced!
“This is my debut EP. I PRODUCED, WROTE AND ARRANGED. Every note, sound, word and syllable is me expressing myself. I hope it hits you in the mind and heart. If it doesn’t I may be wack or you may be sleep. Whatever the case here it is. The five songs are meant to be the jump off point for where I am going for this next decade of life. I don’t know who it’s for but I DEFINITELY KNOW IT’S FOR YOU! Enjoy or not.” -Cleez
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 The Notorious B.I.G. ( Keep Ya Hands High), Busta Rhymes (The Theme Remix) and Kanye West.
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 his LLeft Entertainment label releasing his project entitled ESQ. The Revelation, with appearances by DJ Young Guru & Eric Roberson. In the Fall of 2016, he joined the faculty staff of Coppin State University as an adjunct professor teaching The Business of Music. Tracey's latest project, Expect The Unexpected (Jan 1, 2019 Release ) includes the smash hits Doc. Brown & DWIWD. The album bridges the gap musically between the new school sound and hip-hop culture's foundation