Tracey Lee – Many Facez (CD) (1997) (FLAC + 320 kbps)

“The Theme (It’s Party Time)” was a killer first single, complete with a nagging hook and thumping grooves. Tracey Lee’s debut album, Many Facez, doesn’t quite live up to the high standards of “The Theme,” but it’s not for lack of trying. Instead of working the same party groove, Lee is all over the place, not only musically but also with his rapping — it’s as if he’s trying to demonstrate that there’s far more depth to him than just party music. He succeeds in proving that, but he fails to tell the audience what exactly he is. But that’s part of the appeal of Many Facez — the instrumental backing may not be much, but Lee’s show is incredible, as he tries out countless rhythmic styles. If he can marry these flights of fancy to equally imaginative music — and if he can write some cohesive lyrics — Lee could turn into something truly special, but as it stands, Many Facez is a fine, occasionally thrilling debut.


01. Intro: T.R.A.C.E.Y. L.E.E.
02. Many Facez
03. The Theme (It’s Party Time)
04. Big Will
05. Stars In The East (feat. One Step Beyond)
06. Interlude: What Was Good About Good Times
07. On The Edge
08. Rugged One
09. Interlude: Who’s Crew
10. Who’s Crew
11. Repent
12. Give It Up Baby (feat. Erika Kaine)
13. Interlude: Airport
14. The Professionals (feat. The Reapz)
15. Keep Your Hands High (feat. Notorious B.I.G.)
16. The After Party (The Theme II) (feat. Busta Rhymes and Pirate)
17. Clue (Who Shot LR?)


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One Comment:

  1. Is that your review? I really have to disagree that it “doesn’t live up to the high standards” – true that “The Theme” was a killer first single, but I think this is one of THE great overlooked gems of the late 90’s. The album has very little filler, more than a handful of potential singles, incredible production, fantastic lyrics, some impressive guest appearances… and it even has a concept to it! When Tray raps as 5 distinct personalities on the track “Many Facez”, each has a style & tone of voice all their own… really I think this album has not gotten the credit its due, and would urge everyone to give it a listen.

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