Big Tray Deee

Tracy Lamar Davis (born April 27, 1966), better known by his stage name Big Tray Deee (formerly Tray Deee and Tracy Deee), is an American rapper signed with Snoop Dogg's label Dogghouse Records.

Big Tray Deee
Birth nameTracy Lamar Davis
Also known asTray Deee, Tray Dee, Tracy Deee
Born (1966-04-27) April 27, 1966 (age 54)
Long Beach, California, U.S.
GenresWest Coast hip hop
Gangsta rap
Occupation(s)Rapper, author[1]
Years active1994–present
Labels
Associated acts
WebsiteOfficial website

CareerEdit

Before becoming a rapper, Davis was an active gang member. Tray Deee is a member of the Insane Crips Gang in Long Beach, California. Tray Deee made his first appearance on Snoop Doggy Dogg's Murder Was the Case soundtrack in 1994, guest starring on the track 21 Jumpstreet, Tray Dee also featured on the song Reality off the Doggfood album in 1995, followed by an appearance on Tha Doggfather in 1996. In 1999, he joined the Platinum-selling group Tha Eastsidaz, which consisted of himself, Snoop Dogg and Goldie Loc.[2][3] The group released two albums. Simultaneously and after the Eastsidaz project he was affiliated with car club-street band the IV Life Family. He later signed to the related record label IV Life Records.

In 2014, Tray Deee announced his intention to release his debut solo album, following a series of mixtapes.[4][5] The first of these mixtapes, Long Beach State of Mind Vol. I, was recorded while Tray Deee was incarcerated, on a smart phone in a makeshift vocal booth made from blankets and boxes in his cell.[2] On April 18 and 19, Tray Deee reunited with Goldie Loc to perform at "Krush Groove 2014" at Save Mart Center in Fresno and The Forum in Inglewood.[6] On July 15, Snoop Dogg released his mixtape That's My Work Vol. 4 which features both Goldie Loc and Tray Deee. On April 27, 2015, he released a single "On the Blocc" along with official music video, the single was produced by Nat Powers. Tray Deee has stated that it is unlikely that there will ever be another Eastsidaz album.[7]

Legal issuesEdit

On February 2, 2005, he was sentenced to twelve years in prison for attempted murder, stemming from a 2003 incident in which he fired at rival gang members. He was imprisoned at California Men's Colony in San Luis Obispo, California for nine years. He was released from prison on April 3, 2014.[2][8]

DiscographyEdit

Studio albumsEdit

Solo

Tha Eastsidaz (Big Tray Deee with Goldie Loc & Snoop Dogg)

Other collaborations

  • Haven't You Heard... (2011) (with LBC Crew)
  • We Got Now and Next (2016) (with Tha Chill, Kurupt & Weazel Loc, as Diirty OGz)

MixtapesEdit

  • Long Beach State of Mind Vol. I: The Mixtape (2014)
  • That's My Work Vol. 4 (2014) (with Tha Eastsidaz)
  • Long Beach State of Mind Vol. II: Street Officials (2016)

SinglesEdit

As lead artist

List of singles as lead artist, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Album
"Iz U wit It"[9] 2002 The General's List
"Blazin' Endo"[10]
(featuring Bam)
2003
"On the Blocc"[11] 2015 The 3rd Coming
"The Return"
(featuring Kokane)
2016

As featured artist

List of singles as featured artist, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Album
"Keep It Gangsta"[12]
(Livio featuring Big Tray Deee)
2001 My Life, Vol. 1

Promotional singles

List of promotional singles as featured artist, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Album
"Way Too Major"[13]
(Daz Dillinger featuring Big Tray Deee)
1997 Gang Related soundtrack
"Breakout"[14]
(Kokane featuring Big Tray Deee)
1999 S.I. Riders
"Clockin' C Notes"[15]
(Made Men featuring Soopafly, Tha Dogg Pound and Big Tray Deee)
Classic Limited Edition
"Represent Dat G.C."[16]
(Kurupt featuring Daz Dillinger, Soopafly, Big Tray Deee, Jayo Felony, Snoop Dogg and Butch Cassidy)
2000 Tha Streetz Iz a Mutha

Guest appearancesEdit

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"21 Jumpstreet"[17] 1994 Snoop Dogg Murder Was the Case
"Reality"[18] 1995 Tha Dogg Pound Dogg Food
"(O.J.) Wake Up"[19] 1996 Snoop Dogg Tha Doggfather
"Downtown Assassins"[19] Snoop Dogg, Daz Dillinger
"Bag o' Weed"[20] 1997 Nate Dogg G-Funk Classics, Vol. 1
"Get Money"[21] DJ Pooh, Charlie Wilson, Threat Bad Newz Travels Fast
"Gangsta Vocabulary"[21] DJ Pooh, Threat
"East Side Madness"[22] Swoop G, T-Luni Undisputed
"Hollywood Bank Robbery"[23] Tha Dogg Pound, Snoop Dogg Gang Related soundtrack
"Gang Related"[23] Daz Dillinger, CJ Mac, WC
"My Life" 1998 Storm, Big Syke, Val Young None
"Oh No"[24] Daz Dillinger, J-Money Retaliation, Revenge & Get Back
"All Aboard"[25] Twinz Straight Outta Cali
"King Pin"[25] J-Money, Kurupt, Crooked I
"It's Goin' Down"[25] J-Money, Legacy, Shorty K
"Don't Test Me"[25] Sho Shot, Bo-Roc, J-Money, Crooked I, Legacy
"Way Too Crazy"[26] Daz Dillinger, Jayo Felony Rush Hour soundtrack
"Everythang Happens fo' a Reason"[27] Bad Azz Word on tha Streets
"C-Walk"[28] Kurupt, Slip Capone Kuruption!
"Gangsta Shit's Like a Drug"[29] Mack 10, Squeak Ru The Recipe
"One More Lick"[30] TQ They Never Saw Me Coming
"Turf Stories"[31] 1999 Mac Shawn, Daz Dillinger Turf Stories
"Hell Ya"[32] Soopafly Whiteboys soundtrack
"Throw It Up"[33] Rappin' 4-Tay, Snoop Dogg, Roger Troutman Introduction to Mackin'
"Neva Gonna Give It Up"[34] Kurupt, 213, Soopafly Tha Streetz Iz a Mutha
"It Ain't About You"[34] Kurupt, Soopafly, Latoya Williams
"Ta Get n"[35] 2000 C-Lim What Dat 'N' Like
"I'd Rather Lie 2 Ya"[36] Daz Dillinger, Kurupt R.A.W.
"U Ain't Know'n"[36] Daz Dillinger
"Baccstabber"[36] Daz Dillinger, Mark Morrison
"Ride or Die"[37] Spice 1, Yukmouth, Jayo Felony The Playa Rich Project
"Fuck with Us"[38] 2001 Kurupt, Xzibit Bones soundtrack
"Eastside"[39] Snoop Dogg, Daz Dillinger Death Row's Snoop Doggy Dogg Greatest Hits
"Kick Rocks"[40] Ras Kass None
"G's & Hustlas"[41] 2002 C-Bo Life as a Rider
"Thuggin'"[42] Spice 1, Kokane Spiceberg Slim
"Nuthin' Has Changed"[43] King Tee, Kool G Rap The Kingdom Come
"Born to Die"[44] Foesum, Twinz The Foefathers
"Game"[45] 2003 40 Glocc, Spice 1 The Jakal
"L.A. Streetz from L.B. 2 Compton"[46] Mausberg, Misery The Compton Blockz
"Thou Shall Not Kill"[47] 2007 Mobb Deep, Snoop Dogg The Infamous Archives
"License to Kill"[48] 2015 DJ Kay Slay, Sammi J, Gunplay, Trae tha Truth, Big K.R.I.T. The Industry Purge
"Anybody Killa"[49] 2016 Kokane, Cold 187um, Xzibit King of G-funk
"Eyez Open"[50] Young Noble & Deuce Deuce, Bad Azz The Code
"Don't Make Me"[51] Outlawz Livin Legendz
"Bacc in da Dayz"[52] 2017 Snoop Dogg Neva Left
"Ghetto Bird"[53] 2018 Daz Dillinger, Freddie Gibbs Dazamataz

FilmographyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Starbury, Allen (March 8, 2012). "Incarcerated Rapper Tray Deee Turns Author With New Book". Baller Status. Retrieved July 20, 2013.
  2. ^ a b c "Collective State TV - Big Tray Deee Talks Prison Life, Long Beach State Of Mind & More From His Cell". YouTube. April 2, 2014. Retrieved April 5, 2014.
  3. ^ Torreano, Bradley. "Big Tray Deee – Biography". All Music. Retrieved July 21, 2013.
  4. ^ Davis, Tracy Lamar (March 10, 2013). "[...] Working on mixtape & will drop solo album soon after release". Twitter. Retrieved December 21, 2013.
  5. ^ Powers, Nat (December 13, 2013). "Proud to say i'm now a part of @BIGTRAYDEEE 's debut album, which is coming soon. When he's released from Prison in 2014, the west is back". Twitter. Retrieved December 21, 2013.
  6. ^ Sanchez, Tim (January 27, 2014). "Tray Dee and Goldie Loc To Reunite As KDAY's Krush Groove Moves To The Forum!". AllHipHop.com. Retrieved January 29, 2014.
  7. ^ Davis, Tracy (May 13, 2016). "... there more-than-likely won't EVER be another Eastsidaz album ..." Twitter. Retrieved June 3, 2016.
  8. ^ Davis, Tracy Lamar (April 3, 2014). "Tray Deee - [...] Big Tray Deee is officially ON THE BRICKS!!! [...]". Twitter. Retrieved April 5, 2014.
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  12. ^ "Keep It Gangsta/Say That Than - Livio". Discogs. Retrieved August 12, 2015.
  13. ^ "Way Too Major - Daz Dillinger". Discogs. Retrieved August 12, 2015.
  14. ^ "Breakout - Kokane". Discogs. Retrieved January 3, 2019.
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  44. ^ "The Foefathers - Foesum". Discogs. Retrieved January 4, 2019.
  45. ^ "The Jakal - 40 Glocc". Discogs. Retrieved August 12, 2015.
  46. ^ "The Compton Blockz". Discogs. Retrieved July 23, 2020.
  47. ^ "The Infamous Archives - Mobb Deep". Discogs. Retrieved January 4, 2019.
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  49. ^ "King of G-funk - Kokane". Discogs. Retrieved July 23, 2020.
  50. ^ "The Code - Young Noble & Deuce Deuce". Discogs. Retrieved July 12, 2017.
  51. ^ "Living Legendz - Outlawz". Discogs. Retrieved July 12, 2017.
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  54. ^ movie