LEE CARR INTERVIEW
Aspiring artists who have spent years on the grind often find that big breaks come at times when they are least expected. Take R&B rising star Lee Carr, for example; though signing with the now-defunct Russel Simmons Music Group didn’t give him the momentum he needed to quit his day job at LensCrafters, the singer/songwriter’s true ticket to success arrived when a Jive Records limo pulled into the parking lot of the eyeglasses retailer where he worked. Lee signed his new deal on the hood of the vehicle and, as they say, the rest is history.
Now that Carr has the right major label backing behind him, he’s preparing for the 2009 release of his self-titled debut album. After introducing himself on buzz track “Never Let U Go” and expanding his following with “Stilettos,” he scored big in the Booth and cemented his position as an up-and-coming R&B phenomenon with “Breathe,” a crazy-in-love ballad that had many of our female members head over heels.
In an exclusive interview with our very own DJ “Z,” Lee Carr steps inside the DJ Booth to discuss his songwriting and production idols, the many benefits of his label switch, and how a breakup nearly resulted in “Breathe” being sold to Usher.
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