She's the DJ, He's the MC. Two turntables and a microphone. The renaissance of the dynamic duo in hip hop.
With the release of their debut album, "Monday Morning Music" and another European tour complete, M-TRI & DJ Leecy T are breaking down the walls of obscurity with their distinct style of hip hop.
On his own, M-TRI (Emcee/Producer/DJ) was a capable hip hop architect, crafting acrobatic rhymes filled with clever subject matter, wordplay, punchlines and metaphors over a vicious flow, but as a solo artist, he felt there was an element missing. Around the same time, Felice was taking a break from modeling to follow her roots in music, specifically her love for hip hop. They met, and M-TRI took on a mentoring role, helping Leecy T hone her craft. Before long, DJ Leecy T was born, guest deejaying at venues alongside M-TRI and holding down the turntables during his live stage shows.
The Source magazine has named DJ Leecy T, one of "10 Female Hip Hop DJs Keeping The Culture Alive." Leecy T won the award for Best New DJ at the 2009 Rapathon (Hip Hop Culture Center) and became a guest DJ on the Equilibrium Radio show, airing on 90.3 FM in NYC. A male emcee and a female deejay with an interactive live show were immediately embraced, and they continue to prove themselves no mere novelty, having performed with Talib Kweli, eMC, Large Professor and Neek the Exotic, Rah Digga, M.O.P., Sadat X, Homeboy Sandman, J-Live, Masta Ace and Marco Polo, Nitty Scott MC, Kool G Rap, Dana Dane, Grandmaster Caz and Grand Wizard Theodore, to name a few. The duo recently completed their international tour of Czech Republic, Slovakia, and France.
You can witness M-TRI & DJ Leecy T spinning underground hip hop on New York radio stations WHCR 90.3 FM, WBAI 99.5 FM and WNYU 89.1FM, as well as DJ sets in lounges and nightclubs throughout the NYC tri-state area.