Artist info

Genre

Hip Hop


Sounds like

Common, Brother Ali, Horrorshow


band members

Jeames Williams - MC/Producer


Influences

90's Hip Hop, Hilltop Hoods, EMINEM


Gig

Lee EmCee

Mature content
Played on Unearthed

9 May

The Prince of Wale...

6:00pm

Bio

Jeames Williams (Lee EmCee) was born to Brisbane in 1989. Music has been a major influence throughout his life. Throughout school years, he learnt to read & write music & various musical instruments. By grade 10, hip hop was further introduced, and a new chapter was born...

Receiving the nickname 'LeeBoy' at school; when Jeames would skip class, to avoid getting caught he would wear an under shirt with "LEE" in bold writing. One of his friends starting calling him LeeBoy and the name has stuck with him ever since.

After leaving school, freestyling was just the beginning. Lee started writing rhymes, sights set on making music with true meaning behind the lyrics. Before going any further a name was needed; Lee EmCee.

Lee EmCee is in tune with the world around him and defines his own style of positive hip hop. Lee rhymes words of meaning, in a story like manner that leaves you wanting more. He writes of family, friends, life, the good and the bad, past experiences and tales of the heart.

Even though Lee isn't a battle rapper, he entered 'Megiddo Street Battles' in 2009, placing 3rd for his first appearance on the scene. Lee also made 2 appearances in the Real Talk Battle League.

In 2010, Lee EmCee released his first MixTape consisting of 11 songs! Featuring artists: Brisbane MC’s “Crakky” & “Focus”, American MC “Praverb The Wyse”, & Scotland MC “Werd”. Hit song "Love Letter" made it to the Top 40 Hip Hop 2011 on OurStage.

In August 2013, Lee EmCee released his 2nd MixTape called "Heads Up, Pen Down" consisting of 18 songs! Featuring Australian artists: Gold Coast Female MC “SweetSound”, Lismore Female MC “Nastaij” & Adelaide MC “Sam Paul”. Scotland MC’s “Werd”, “Bright Sparks” & “Conscious Route”. American MC’s “Spence” & “Danny Darko” + many more!

Hit song "A Demon Within" was immediately the crowd favourite! "A Demon Within" landed #20 on the Triple J Unearthed charts in May 2013, also song "The Way We Act" landed #16 on the Charts in August 2013. Thanks to the request of fans, both songs have been played live on Triple J Unearthed Radio!

In late 2013, Lee upgraded his home studio to accommodate the AKAI MPK49, which has helped him to start work on some instrumentals for future albums. Lee loves digging through old Jazz, Funk & Soul Vinyls to find the sounds he needs to create some classic hip hop beats. Lee’s beats have not been publicised yet but expect to hear some classic Jazz piano and Funky bass lines in there.

Lee EmCee performs at local venues around Brisbane. You are sure to catch him freestyling at Open Mic Nights. In 2013 Lee EmCee performed at 2 venues; The Queensport in Hemmant & supported local Hip Hop group Classik Nawu at the Beetle Bar in Roma Street. In February 2014, Lee EmCee performed at The Transcontinental Hotel supporting for NJE SHOWCASE and at the HI-FI for UNDERGROUND FEST. Already promised another 2 Live Gigs in Brisbane for April and May – be sure to follow on Social Media to be up to date with latest event details!

Lee has already begun to start work on his next project, which is anticipated for release late 2014! Keep an ear out for this one is not to be missed. Lee is also working to release a self made project that is entirely his work – beats, lyrics & production – to be released late 2015.

If you want to contact Lee EmCee for a gig or collaboration, email on: mcleeboy@hotmail.com

Review

Reviewed by Lachie Balboa Lachie Macara

22 Aug 2013

Triple J
40

That beat is ins...

That beat is insane man. Wish it was three times as long. Couple of trips in your flow but it's still real solid.

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Review

Review by kango kango

17 Apr 2014

50

This one has me ...

This one has me bouncing around! Beat is one of a kind

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Review

Loominous Ink

18 Apr 2014

40

not bad

not bad