Born Brian Bobby Lee in Washington, D.C., "Mayor" Bee Lee (better known as his former stage name, Tha 1ne) is a known MC, self taught producer & engineer, director and executive. He earned his first record deal through the now defunct D.C. label, Diamond District Cartel with the backing of Sony Distribution at the age of 19 but was dropped along with the label following the incarceration of several executive members of the label in 2006. Shortly afterward, Lee returned to running his own fledgling label, PLUTO Urban Entertainment (now known as PLUTOWorld Music Group) and soon returned to Lil Alias Records, the label he started with which soon became apart of New Industry Records. At age 22 as a result of promotion and networking, Lee was signed to Day 1 Productions; and soon secured independent physical distribution as well as digital distribution through Island Def Jam Music Group. Bee Lee is a member of group, the Council; one half of The I.L.L (with D.C.G), one half of Bar Brothrz and the founder of PLUTOWorld Music Group and PLUTOWorld Mixtapes.