|Birth name||Tracy Lamar Davis|
|Also known as||Tray Dee, Big Tray Deee|
April 27, 1966 |
Natchez, Mississippi, US
|Origin||Long Beach, California, U.S.|
|Genres||West Coast hip hop
|Labels||Death Row (1994–1998)
Supreme Circle Music Group (2014– )
|Associated acts||Tha Eastsidaz, LBC Crew, Snoop Dogg, Kurupt, Killafornia Organization|
|Website||Tray Deee on Twitter|
Tracy Lamar Davis (born April 27, 1966), better known by his stage name Tray Deee, is an American rapper who was once signed to Death Row Records and later signed with Snoop Dogg's label Dogghouse Records.
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, 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. 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.
Before becoming a rapper, Tray Deee was a member of the Insane Crips gang in Long Beach. 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.
In 2014, Tray Deee plans to release his debut solo album, following a series of mixtapes. 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. 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. On July 15, Snoop Dogg released his Mixtape That's My Work Vol. 4 which features both Goldie Loc and Tray Deee.
- Killafornia Organization (1996) (with Killafornia Organization)
- Haven't You Heard... (2011) (with LBC Crew)
- Starbury, Allen (March 8, 2012). "Incarcerated Rapper Tray Deee Turns Author With New Book". Baller Status. Retrieved July 20, 2013.
- "Collective State TV - Big Tray Deee Talks Prison Life, Long Beach State Of Mind & More From His Cell". YouTube. 2014-04-02. Retrieved 2014-04-05.
- Torreano, Bradley. "Big Tray Deee – Biography". All Music. Retrieved July 21, 2013.
- Davis, Tracy Lamar (2014-04-03). "Tray Deee - [...] Big Tray Deee is officially ON THE BRICKS!!! [...]". Twitter. Retrieved 2014-04-05.
- Davis, Tracy Lamar (2013-03-10). "[...] Working on mixtape & will drop solo album soon after release.". Twitter. Retrieved 2013-12-21.
- Powers, Nat (2013-12-13). "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 2013-12-21.
- Sanchez, Tim (2014-01-27). "Tray Dee and Goldie Loc To Reunite As KDAY’s Krush Groove Moves To The Forum!". AllHipHop.com. Retrieved 2014-01-29.
- "Collective State TV - Big Tray Deee Talks Snoop Dogg, Tha Eastsidaz, Krush Groove Reunion & More From Prison". YouTube. 2014-04-02. Retrieved 2014-04-05.
- SDC Kid. "Exclusive Interview with OG Big Tray Deee Pt. 1". Wrongking Worldwide. Retrieved 2013-12-20.
- Davis, Tracy Lamar (2013-12-13). "[...] Ima drop another single feat. B.I.G Petey,"Gunplay" for 2014 and then the whole thang in Feb-Mar.". Twitter. Retrieved 2013-12-20.
- Davis, Tracy Lamar (2013-10-05). "Late Fall 2013: Long Beach State of Mind. The Mixtape. LBSoM Compilation Album: Early 2014 ITS ON!!!". Twitter. Retrieved 2013-12-20.
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