Tracey's real name is Ché Wolton Grant. He was named Ché after the revolutionary Ché Guevera.
Tracey started his music career using the stage names Looney and Loonz. His debut mixtape, Didn't Make the Cut, was released September 13, 2012.
He is a self-confessed anime addict and his work is littered with classic game samples. He told The Independent anime and football are the only things "I like as much as music."
Tracey is a Tottenham Hotspur FC supporter.
Listening to rock music encouraged Tracey to put more emotion into his rhymes. "I used to listen to tons of that: 30 Seconds To Mars, Bullet for My Valentine and Breaking Benjamin," he said. "When I put my first project out ages ago, I didn't want to show anyone my emotions. Now I think it’s better for people to understand how I am as a person and let them relate. It’s about sharing your life with people, putting your essence into the track."
AJ Tracey appeared on stage at the BRIT Awards aged 11 as a backing dancer for Gorillaz.