Schea Boatwright (born January 27, 1971), better known by the stage name of Leschea (pronounced le-SHAY) is a contemporary R&B performer who had success in 1995 and 1996 with her debut album Rhythm & Beats. On December 6, 2005, her album was re-released through iTunes. Leschea was also part of the group Masta Ace Incorporated.
|Birth name||Schea Boatwright|
|Born||January 27, 1971|
Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn NY
|Genres||R&B, Hip hop|
|Occupation(s)||Rapper, songwriter, Singer, host|
|Years active||1995 –present|
|Labels||Rhino, Warner bros.|
|Associated acts||Masta Ace Incorporated|
Leschea was born and raised in the Bedford Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn NY, and began singing and performing at the age of eight. With no formal training, she honed her vocal and performing skills in school productions from junior high to junior college. In 1995 she sang background vocals on Masta Ace's album, Sittin on Chrome which subsequently landed her a deal with Warner Bros. records in 1996. In 1996 she scored chart success with the singles "How We Stay" and "Fulton St.". Fueled by a strong street promotions campaign and two singles, her buzz grew heavy in the summer of 1997. Her most popular single, "Fulton St." was a top 10 best selling single in NYC for seven weeks. Some say her debut album, Rhythm & Beats was prematurely released and never got the attention it deserved. Her music videos also became hits on BET, peaking in the top twenty of the network's weekly most-played. The first single, "How We Stay" was released, and got heavy mix show play in NYC… The follow up single Fulton St. peaked on Billboard R&B Singles chart at number #44 . She was released from Warner Bros. after the production company complained of poor marketing and promotions. She has been married to executive producer Masta Ace since 2001 and they have one daughter together. She Currently has an online radio program called ''Leschea Show which is the Online Radio Awards winner for BEST ONLINE TALK SHOW, Culture in 2016 -Mixcloud.com. It broadcasts weekly on Periscope and Facebook Live ''
|Rhythm and Beats||
"How We Stay/Fulton St."
Albums from Masta Ace IncorporatedEdit
|Title||Album details||Peak chart positions||Singles|
||"Jeep Ass Niguh"/"SlaughtaHouse"
"Saturday Nite Live"/"Style Wars"
"Born to Roll"
|Sittin' On Chrome||
||"Born to Roll"
"The I.N.C. Ride"/"The Phat Kat Ride"
"Sittin' on Chrome"
"Turn it Up"
- Whitburn, Joel (2007-01-01). Joel Whitburn's Top Pop Singles 1955-2006. Record Research. ISBN 9780898201727.
- Woodstra, Chris; Bush, John; Erlewine, Stephen Thomas (2008-01-01). Old School Rap and Hip-hop. Hal Leonard Corporation. ISBN 9780879309169.
- Group, Vibe Media. Vibe. Vibe Media Group.
- Inc, Nielsen Business Media (1997-06-14). Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc.
- "Leschea Show". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2016-06-20.