TRACK LACER is the epitome of the "independent artist". In 1999 as a senior in college he managed to get 1,000 individuals to reserve a copy of his yet to be released debut album "CAPITaL DRIVE" with names and phone numbers. He managed to sell about half of that total to members of that reserve list as well as in the streets.
In 2002 he released the anticipated follow up "GHETTOCENTRIC" which was a collaboration with longtime friend and labelmate PHAT DADDY BU. The CD went on to sell 1,000 copies and has the city of MILWAUKEE, WI and the rest of the MIDWEST anticipating his third CD, "BEVERLY HILLS 53209" which will feature DAVID BANNER of the politically charged duo CROOKED LETTAZ.
Track Lacer is a versatile artist that can switch from social commentary to trunk-rattling club themes in a heartbeart. The solo sets he presents on GHETTOCENTRIC are "THAT'S ALRIGHT", an upbeat club banger and "HOLLA BACK", a more east-coast flavored track that features SANTANA BLACK and KILLA JOE.
Both songs are guranteed to showcase the lyrical and production talents of "MR. LACER" while "SO GHETTO" and "COME RIDE WITH ME" give a glimpse of what TL does when he goes stricly behind the boards for PHAT DADDY BU and other artists.
All media requests are handled by Smooth Sailing Records in-house publicist Ms. Nephertera Estrada-Skala of Milwaukee based Skala Communications. Skala is a graduate of Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina and is a major reason that Smooth Sailing Records is looked upon as one of the most professionally operated independent labels in the Midwest Region.
Names of band members:
Track Lacer & Phat Daddy Bu
Hip Hop/Rap, R&B
RAKIM/KRS ONE/ICE CUBE/2 PAC/KURRUPT/MR. MIKE of SOUTH CIRCLE/RASS KASS/PUBLIC ENEMY/EPMD/CANNIBUS/DAVID BANNER and the CROOKED LETTAZ MOVEMENT/CEE-LO of GOODIE M.O.B./OUTKAST
FREDERICK DOUGLASS/MARTIN LUTHER KING/MALCOM X/MARCUS GARVEY
CHRIS ROCK/DAVE CHAPELLE/DL HUGHLEY
CAPITaL DRIVE (1999) Smooth Sailing Records
Independently released featuring production from the artist on 8 of 10 total tracks. Considered an underground classic
GHETTOCENTRIC starring Track Lacer & Phat Daddy Bu (2002) Smooth Sailing Records
1,000 copies sold over into 2003 with literally no radio or club support