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Big Tray Deee
Birth nameTracy Lamar Davis
Also known asTray Deee, Tray Dee
Born (1966-04-27) April 27, 1966 (age 52)
OriginLong Beach, California, U.S.
GenresWest Coast hip hop
Gangsta rap
Occupation(s)Rapper, author[1]
Years active1994–present
LabelsDeath Row (1994–1997)
Doggystyle (1995–2005) (2014–present)
TVT (1999–2005)
Supreme Circle Music Group (2014– )
Associated actsTha Eastsidaz, LBC Crew, Diirty OGz, Snoop Dogg, Tha Dogg Pound, Tupac Shakur, The Outlawz
WebsiteOfficial website

Tracy Lamar Davis (born April 27, 1966), better known by his stage name Big 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.[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.

Before becoming a rapper Davis was an active gang member. Tray Deee is a member of the Insane Crips Gang in Long Beach, California. 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][4]

In 2014, Tray Deee plans to release his debut solo album, following a series of mixtapes.[5][6] 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.[7] 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.[8]


Studio albums[edit]

  • The 3rd Coming (2016)
  • The General's List II (2018)

Collaboration albums[edit]

Compilation albums[edit]


  • Long Beach State of Mind Vol. I: The Mixtape (2014)
  • Long Beach State of Mind Vol. II: Street Officials (2016)


As lead artist[edit]

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)
"On the Blocc"[11] 2015 The 3rd Coming
"The Return"
(featuring Kokane)

As featured artist[edit]

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[edit]
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
"Clockin' C Notes"[14]
(Made Men featuring Soopafly, Tha Dogg Pound and Big Tray Deee)
1999 Classic Limited Edition
"Represent Dat G.C."[15]
(Kurupt featuring Daz Dillinger, Soopafly, Big Tray Deee, Jayo Felony, Snoop Dogg and Butch Cassidy)
2000 Tha Streetz Iz a Mutha

Guest appearances[edit]

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"21 Jumpstreet"[16] 1994 Snoop Dogg Murder was the Case
"Reality"[17] 1995 Tha Dogg Pound Dogg Food
"(O.J.) Wake Up"[18] 1996 Snoop Dogg Tha Doggfather
"Downtown Assassins"[18] Snoop Dogg, Daz Dillinger
"Bag o' Weed"[19] 1997 Nate Dogg G-Funk Classics, Vol. 1
"Get Money"[20] DJ Pooh, Charlie Wilson, Threat Bad Newz Travels Fast
"Gangsta Vocabulary"[20] DJ Pooh, Threat
"East Side Madness"[21] Swoop G, T-Luni Undisputed
"Gang Related"[22] Daz Dillinger, CJ Mac, WC Gang Related soundtrack
"Oh No"[23] 1998 Daz Dillinger, J-Money Retaliation, Revenge & Get Back
"All Aboard"[24] Twinz Straight Outta Cali
"King Pin"[24] J-Money, Kurupt, Crooked I
"It's Goin' Down"[24] J-Money, Legacy, Shorty K
"Don't Test Me"[24] Sho Shot, Bo-Roc, J-Money, Crooked I, Legacy
"Way Too Crazy"[25] Daz Dillinger, Jayo Felony Rush Hour soundtrack
"Everythang Happens fo' a Reason"[26] Bad Azz Word on tha Streets
"C-Walk"[27] Kurupt, Slip Capone Kuruption!
"Gangsta Shit's Like a Drug"[28] Mack 10, Squeak Ru The Recipe
"Breakout"[29] Kokane S.I. Riders
"One More Lick"[30] TQ They Never Saw Me Coming
"Hell Ya"[31] 1999 Soopafly Whiteboys soundtrack
"Throw It Up"[32] Rappin' 4-Tay, Snoop Dogg, Roger Troutman Introduction to Mackin'
"Neva Gonna Give It Up"[33] Kurupt, Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg, Warren G, Soopafly Tha Streetz Iz a Mutha
"It Ain't About You"[33] Kurupt, Soopafly, Latoya Williams
"Ta Get n"[34] 2000 C-Lim What Dat 'N' Like
"Ride or Die"[35] Spice 1, Yukmouth, Jayo Felony The Playa Rich Project
"Fuck with Us"[36] 2001 Kurupt, Xzibit Bones soundtrack
"Eastside"[37] Snoop Dogg, Daz Dillinger Death Row's Snoop Doggy Dogg Greatest Hits
"G's & Hustlas"[38] 2002 C-Bo Life as a Rider
"Thuggin'"[39] Spice 1, Kokane Spiceberg Slim
"Nuthin' Has Changed"[40] King Tee, Kool G Rap The Kingdom Come
"Game"[41] 2003 40 Glocc, Spice 1 The Jakal
"Eyez Open"[42] 2016 Young Noble & Deuce Deuce, Bad Azz The Code
"Don't Make Me"[43] Outlawz Livin Legendz
"Bacc in da Dayz"[44] 2017 Snoop Dogg Neva Left
"Ghetto Bird"[45] 2018 Daz Dillinger, Freddie Gibbs Dazamataz



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