“A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots.” Marcus Garvey
Every Thursday here on Quitetrillworldwide we are doing a throwback Thursday. We will pick a jam from the past in any genre and give you some info that you may not have known before about that artist.
Sweet Tee is one of the dopest and forgotten femcees ever. She was just so cool and sexy and crazy before TLC dropped the album. Sweet Tee hails from Queens New York. She began her career with with DJ Davy DMX, she met producer Herby “Luv Bug” Azor, who is also credited for producing Salt N Pepa, Kid’ N Play, Dana Dane and Kwame. She soon joined the Idol Makers camp and began working with Herby in the studio to record her first solo song “Its My Beat”. That song becomes a worldwide hit, which landed her a deal with Profile Records. Due to the fan base and the success of the single, Sweet Tee went back in the studio and recorded her album “It’s Tee Time” and released the first single off of the album “On the Smooth Tip.” The beat utilized a Funkadelic bassline but in a smooth way and it was replayed not just sampled.
The video for “On The Smooth Tip” really helped the song blow up for Sweet Tee. It showed a young sophisticated lady that is going to the studio to work out a song and work on a stage show. There are posters of associated artist Kid n Play, Dana Dane and Salt n Peppa. Sweet Tee didn’t fall off in the 80s, she kept pushing in the late 90’s on JMJ Records a subsidiary of Def Jam Recordings. Sweet Tee signed as Suga and the first release “What’s up Star” was on the sound track to the movie “The Show”. She then hit the road with Onyx, Erick Sermon, Wu Tang Clan, Redman and Method man for a promotional tour for the soundtrack. Among some of the bigger venue events she performed at Apollo Theatre and Soul Train.