Always had to be doing something with his hands. As a youngster growing up in the city he taught himself how do many things with his hands. He taught himself carpentry and made things like glass backboard indoor basketball courts and sling shots for neighborhood kids. He also produced animate short films with action figures and clay.
When he first witness Grand Master Ant, a local Philly legend rocking house and block parties back in 1981, he decided to try his hand at that. Tracy also credits other legendary Philly DJs like Cash Money, Jazzy Jeff, Kid Swift, and the original Spin Bad for his earlier influences.
Evil Tracy has worked in the studio, on the radio, television and video. In the summer of 1995 he worked with crew mate Grand wizard Rasheen, DJ Cash Moneys mentor, on the radio station 88.1 in Philadelphia. A couple of his video and television credits include: Street Soldierz, by On The Go Magazine and the Tru Heads Movie, Which was seen on Video shows at HBO, BET and a show called
Evil Tracy has opened for several signed artist including Busta Rhymes, Reakwon the Chef, of Wu-Tang Clan. He is the founder and the president of the Philadelphia based DJ Company, The Action Figure Crew
(AFC); Tracy is also one of the DJs in the NY/OH based bboy crew The Illsyle Rockers, and
was named an honorary member of the Rock Steady Crews Rock Steady DJs by DJ Qbert.
Evil Tracy is Champion of many one on one DJ battles. He attracted a lot of attention performing around the city of Philadelphia in the mid 90s with the AFC doing group band sets, but during his solos he performed body tricks, ripping telephone books, and stripping all while never missing a beat, sending crowds into frenzies. He was noticed by Raphael Xavier who was a member of Rennie Harris Puremovement at the time. After several attempts Raphael finally convinced Tracy to send Rennie a VHS tape. Rennie didn’t watch the whole tape because the creativity that was in the intro was enough for him.
Tracy was exactly what he was looking for to do live onstage scoring and solos in his shows.
Since then Tracy has been collaborating and touring with the Rennie Harris Puremovement Company on three award winning productions; Rome and Jewels, Illadelph Legends and Facing Mekka, all of which are internationally acclaimed, allowing him to showcase his talents and distribute tapes and CDs worldwide. Performing in these shows also gave him a chance to live and work on Broadway in NYC and
on London’s west end. He DJs for Illstyle &Peace productions in the production of Hit the Breaks, a bboy and tap dance show, and from time to time he has performed in the internationally acclaimed Steve Love production of Break The Urban Funk Spectacular. ET continues to make radio appearances in what ever city he may be at any given time and he has found time to devote to increasing public awareness of hip hop by conducting DJ workshops and lecture demonstrations at schools, collages and universities across the United States and abroad.