Lady Cee is a one of a kind hip-hop artist with a unique voice, flow, and style. She embodies the DMV using her wide and colorful vocabulary, to paint an organic picture of the world she sees around her. In her music, listeners will find a balance of heavy lyrical content, thought provoking ideas, and melodic beats with an influence of reggae. On stage she is at home and has a natural ability to allure the crowd with her positive vibes and inviting persona. Lady Cee, born Caroline C. Paire, is a DMV native born on October 28th, 1983 in Washington, DC.
Lady Cee started her formal education at Draper Elementary in S.E. Washington, DC and went on to earn her Bachelor of Science degree in Business as well as a Master of Science in Accountancy Degree. As a child she loved to sing and rap and recalls playing her 1st tape by Another Bad Creation over and over again, until the tape popped. She always knew she wanted to make music. With a genuine love for literature and writing Cee was drawn to write poetry and soon began to convert her poems into raps.
As soon as young Cee was able to, she began performing in local talent shows and competing in open mic competitions across the city; including the “Illest MC Competition” in which she ranked second place at the age of 15. Lady Cee’s debut feature was on the 2002 Dramacidal Album titled “Speak Up”. Shortly after she had a freestyle featured on DJ P-Cutta’s "Matrix Reloaded DNA" Mixtape, as well as his “Rooftop Collections Vol. 1” Mixtape.
Since 2002, Lady Cee has done numerous features with talented artist, both local and international. This inspired the release of her appropriately titled album “Featuring…Lady Cee”, which was released in 2014 through CD Baby. Featuring...Lady Cee contains 8 of her most popular reggae collaborations with Jah Stranjah. In April of 2015 Lady Cee released her debut Mixtape titled “It’s All Relative” featuring 11 of her most memorable tracks on datpiff.com, reverbnation.com, and soundcloud.com.
At the start of 2016, Lady Cee began a new project and formed her publishing company “A Queen Can Publish”. By July 30, 2016 Lady Cee independently released and published her debut album titled “Relative Free Queen Cee”. The album "Relative Free Queen Cee", was created as a reflection of her growth and to help raise the caliber of the content in hip hop music. The album features 11 original songs and is available for download and streaming on all digital platforms; including iTunes, Amazon Music, Spotify, Tidal, Google Play, Deezer etc.
On February 17th 2018 the album titled “SuperCede”, was also independently released and published by Lady Cee, through her independent music publishing company “A Queen Can Publish”. The album features 12 songs with only one guest feature on the track “Change the World”, which features recording artist Ya Minko. SuperCede, the appropriately titled album; certainly is ahead of its time. The album gives a proper balance of melodic hooks, witty lyrical parables and a touch of reggae; all while eloquently addressing sensitive issues affecting the community.