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Jerzee Monet (born Tanisha Carey in Bordentown, New Jersey) was a female R&B singer from the early 2000s.

Growing up, Jerzee shuffled back & forth between her divorced parents. She discovered her singing talent while in the sixth grade after her music teacher told her that he could hear her loud & clear over every group in the choir.

Jerzee wored as a hair stylist in Trenton, New Jersey and later worked as a chef in Virginia where in 1999, she met the roster & staff of Ruff Ryders when they came into her workplace for dinner.

Rapper DMX hit it off well with Jerzee. The group gave her several phone numbers to contact them & the company encouraged her to keep following her dreams.

Jerzee moved back to New Jersey & took three jobs to support her goals, working at UPS, the Gap & CVS (where she worked as a pharmaceutical technician).

Later on, she signed a contract with DreamWorks Records & recorded her debut album with music producer Tyrice Jones. imageIn 2002, Jerzee released her debut single “Most High” (featuring DMX) which peaked at #54 on Billboard’s Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart, staying on the chart for 18 weeks, making it her only chart appearance to date.
imageOn July 16, 2002, she released her debut album “Love & War” which peaked at #60 on the Billboard 200 & #14 on Billboard’s R&B Albums chart.

imageThe follow-up single “Work It Out” didn’t appear to chart at all.

After that, it seems as if Jerzee has faded into obscurity. Nothing much has been heard from her since.

To see the music video for “Most High,” go to:

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