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AJ Tracey

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Birth name  Ché Moran
Occupation(s)  MC
Record label  My Team Paid
Genres  Grime trap
Years active  2009–present
Genre  Trap music

Also known as  AJT AJ From The Lane Looney Loonz
Origin  Ladbroke Grove, London, England
Education  London Metropolitan University
Albums  Lil Tracey, Alex Moran, The Front
Similar  Dave, Skepta, P Money, Stormzy, Giggs

Ché Moran, better known by his stage name, AJ Tracey, is an English grime MC from west London. In May 2016, he was described as one of the best new acts in the UK by The Guardian.


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Under the stage names Looney and Loonz, Moran's music can be found online dating back to 2011. His debut mixtape, Didn't Make the Cut, was released 13 September 2012, and comprises 21 British hip hop and grime songs and freestyles which, in his own words, are "the tracks that didn’t make it onto my actual mixtape". The project was initially to be titled Scirocco Musik, and its artwork still reflects this title. In August 2013, his collective, My Team Paid, announced that they were to release a joint mixtape entitled My Team Paid. One single, "Clouded Skies", emerged, but the project was ultimately scrapped. Moran's second mixtape, No More Looney, was released through DatPiff on 30 August 2014. The project includes thirty-three tracks, many of which feature fellow My Team Paid members Big Zuu, Jay Amo, Wax and Sketch.

Under his new pseudonym, Tracey first gained attention through appearances on pirate radio stations, and the release of his debut EP The Front in mid 2015. In December 2015, AJ Tracey released his second grime EP Alex Moran which featured acclaimed tracks including "Spirit Bomb" and "Naila". During this period AJ Tracey also recorded but did not release a trap EP entitled Rain.

In 2016, AJ Tracey - a Tottenham Hotspur fan - appeared in promotional material for BT Sport's coverage of the Premier League. He also collaborated with Santan Dave over a remix of Ruff Sqwad's Pied Piper to create a well received track entitled "Thiago Silva".

Personal life

Tracey dropped out of a Criminology course at London Metropolitan University in order to pursue his music career. AJ Tracey's influences include Linkin Park, 30 Seconds To Mars and Yellowcard.


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