TRACY THE RAREBREED: BIO
Tracy grew up in Toledo, Ohio in a two-parent home with his two older sisters. Singing since age 2, music was in his blood from the beginning, listening to his father perform with his gospel group, R&B Singer, Songwriter, Producer – "Tracy Haynes" aka "The Rarebreed," inherited his musical genius from his father who was a gospel singer. Picking up where his father left off, Tracy helped create the gospel group, True Faith, at age 14. The five-part harmony were demanded by, and performed at, several churches in the Midwest region. By the time Tracy made it to high school, the R&B bug had gotten a hold of him and wouldn't let go. Influenced by Marvin Gaye, Sam Cooke, and his pastor, Tracy began writing, producing, and cranking out hits for his newest musical creation, All Out. The ensemble of seven enjoyed local success, performing throughout Toledo and the surrounding areas, while receiving radio play from the only urban station in the market. When the group members decided to pursue solo careers, Tracy put his career into overdrive. Even with all of the early attention, Tracy's biggest success was still yet to come. His full attention was focused on learning the business, innovating his craft, and building an audience.While performing his hit single "Pretend" at the Tom Joyner Talent Showcase he met his future manager, mentor, and primary investor, M3M Management who partnered with his team, Hustle Hand and FlipNFlex/Wright Tyme Studios. Soon after the coalition formed in 2007,Tracy was featured on Fox Toledo News as "Toledo Idol", a segment that showcases a local artist building a name for himself. His growing popularity allowed him to further expand his brand by showcasing his talent to tens of thousands, opening up for major artists such as: T-Pain, Bobby Valentino, BG, Ciara, Tyrese, Trey Songz, Drake and many more. Adding to his resume, he performed at a show in Detroit, Michigan hosted by Vivica A. Fox in front of a crowd of thousands. He is also very well known at the biggest urban beach party event in Northwest Ohio, performing for 5 years straight at the annual "Bash at the Bay", sponsored by the Core DJ's, with crowds reaching over 5000 and presented celebrity artists: Yung Joc, Pretty Ricky, Lyfe, Britney Elise and more. In June 2009, Tracy released his first most anticipated album "RareBreed" and has received tens of thousands of rave reviews from fans all over the world, proving to himself that being recognized as a star musician was inevitable. His album release party gained the attention of several company sponsors such as Ciroc, Nuvo, & Everlasting Dezigns. Some of his many hits include "Go Live," "Pretend," "If it Aint U," and "Take My Time".