CEO Talent Director
TRACEY CHANTEL was born in Harlem and brought up and developed her talents in the infamous QUEENSBRIDGE.
She's the Lady that knows Talent when she see it. For over 20 years Tracey Chantel have worn and still wear many hats as a Singer, Producer, Talent Director, Radio Host for the ACCESS to ARISING ARTIST Show, Manager, Owner of TRACEY CHANTEL Talent Agency and Founder & Executive Talent Director of Village of Inspired People (V.I.P.) Productions and Author of "How To Get Started As An Independent Recording Artist On Your Own" .
Tracey Chantel was the Radio Co-Host, along side of On-Air Personality DJ Justice of The Flavorzone Show on WHCR 90.3 FM
She was formerly the Chief of Operations for Sequence Entertainment Group, LLC and the President of the R&B Division for ALPHA Records International.
Performer Author Promoter
She started performing (singing) at the age of 7 yrs old, singing with groups in elementary & junior high schools. She was part of the Hank Carter's Wheelchair Classics annual Talent Show etc. In 1991 she formed a singing group MYSTIC, this group consist of three FINE ladies that included herself. They had the opportunity of working with a large variety of Producers & Artists, i.e.; Michael Green of SLAVE, the AHLEEM BROS., RUN DMC, CAMEO, CULT JAM. The group performed at various events for the New York's legendary DJ REGGIE WELLS of 98.7 K.I.S.S. FM. They also performed at prestigious venues i.e.; the former SWEETWATERS Nightclub, The Apollo, Loews Hotel in New York City to name just a few. After the group went their separate ways after 10 years together
She has produced & managed a dance group she name JazMoHip. This dance group dance skills covered Jazz, Modern and Hip Hop. They won the No.1 spot in various dance competitions. She enjoyed what she was doing so much she decided to extend her passion for uplifting aspiring Artists citywide. That's when she launched & produced her Entertainment Production in 1995, then called Wind Beneath Their Wings and renamed it to Village of Inspired People (V.I.P.) Productions. Her production provided a forum for new & upcoming artists through out the metropolitan area to come out and compete as well as get the recognition for their artistic talents.
This annual event received enormous amount of support from the entertainment industry, to name a few that acted as Sponsors, Guest Judges, Guest Speakers and Performers were: Hank Carter (Founder of the Wheelchair Classics), DJ RED ALERT of Power 105.1 F.M. (who was honored for his continuance support), Rapper/Emcee Grand Puba member of the group Brand Nubian, Member from Busta Rymes "FLIP MODE SQUAD Baby Sham , Goo of GOO MUSIC Productions, Russell Simmons, Phatfarm, Warners Bros., Loud Records, MCA Records, Kevin Liles of Def Jam Records, 98.7 K.I.S.S. FM, WBLS F.M., Shawn Waters
C.E.O/PRODUCER of HOT2DEF Ent and former member of Force MD, SGIB Magazine & VIBE Magazine.