CORRECTION (November 13, 2023 at 9:15 a.m.) | The original edition of this article referred to the artist as “Spencer Lee” instead of “Spence Lee.”
Within the last decade and change, record imprints, 88rising and Ear Drummer Records, have championed a number of chart-topping artists, including Rich Brian, Trouble and Rae Sremmurd. Now, they’re putting their money on Spence Lee. Formerly known as Shotta Spence, the Garden State-born wordsmith has spent the better part of the last decade consistently proving his talent as a versatile act rooted in passion and soul. His current run of releases may be the stretch of his career that takes him to the next part of his journey in music and it continued this Friday with the release of “White Tee.”
“Fresher than most of y’all in a white tee, yeah,” he raps as the Melz-produced track makes its way into your earbuds.
“Look way better in person than [I do] on IG, yeah.”
Building upon the soulful “Spend My Days” single earlier this year, “White Tee” is a relaxed, yet hypnotizing track sonically. While relaxed, the hitmaker of Chinese and Vietnamese heritage wastes no time touting his accomplishments and letting his peers know he doesn’t lack an ounce of confidence in his ability and accomplishments thus far.
“I done did the Yeezy show before Lil’ Yachty,” he raps.
“I freestyled a lot of hits and then forgot about them. I done hit a lot of models and ain’t talk about it.”
The track isn’t solely bravado and style though. Floating across the production provided by Melz, Spence Lee also reminisces on his growth as an artist and man throughout the last few years.
“I almost forgot who Spence was and then, I went and found him. I could’ve quit, but I knew the game would be lame without me,” he reflects.
“If your circle doesn’t inspire you, then you need to get from ’round them. I’ve been catching so many blessings, tryin’ my best to count them.”
“White Tee” is Spence Lee in less than three minutes. Honest, reflective, filled with both confidence and swagger, the newly-released track shows once again why 88rising and Ear Drummers Records have both stood by the 732 native in his rise to the top.