Tray Deee

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Tray Deee
Birth name Tracy Lamar Davis
Also known as Tray Dee, Big Tray Deee
Born (1966-04-27) April 27, 1966 (age 49)
Natchez, Mississippi, US
Origin Long Beach, California, U.S.
Genres West Coast hip hop
Gangsta rap
Occupation(s) Rapper, author[1]
Years active 1994–present
Labels Death Row (1994–1998)
Doggystyle (1995–2005)
TVT (1999–2005)
Supreme Circle Music Group (2014– )
Associated acts Tha Eastsidaz, LBC Crew, Snoop Dogg, Tha Dogg Pound, Tupac Shakur, 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.[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 one of the original members 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.


Tray Deee

  • TBA (2016)[8]

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

Other collaborations

  • Killafornia Organization (1996) (with Killafornia Organization)
  • Haven't You Heard... (2011) (with LBC Crew)


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"[10] 2002 The General's List
"Blazin' Endo"[11]
(featuring Bam)
"On the Blocc"[12] 2015 Non-album single

As featured artist[edit]

List of singles as featured artist, with other performing artists and selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US Rap
"Beware of My Crew"[13]
(LBC Crew featuring Roger Troutman, Tray Deee & South Sentrell)
1995 75 51 8 A Thin Line Between Love and Hate soundtrack
"Keep It Gangsta"[14]
(Livio featuring Tray Deee)
2001 My Life, Vol. 1
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.
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"[15]
(Daz featuring Tray Deee)
1997 Gang Related soundtrack
"Clockin' C Notes"[16]
(Made Men featuring Soopafly, Tha Dogg Pound and Tray Deee)
1999 Classic Limited Edition
"Represent Dat G.C."[17]
(Kurupt featuring Daz, Soopafly, 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
"Droppin' Bombz"[18] 1995 South Sentrell The Show soundtrack
"Reality"[19] Tha Dogg Pound Dogg Food
"(O.J.) Wake Up"[20] 1996 Snoop Dogg Tha Doggfather
"Downtown Assassins"[20] Snoop Dogg, Daz
"Bag o' Weed"[21] 1997 Nate Dogg G-Funk Classics, Vol. 1
"Get Money"[22] DJ Pooh, Charlie Wilson, Threat Bad Newz Travels Fast
"Gangsta Vocabulary"[22] DJ Pooh, Threat
"East Side Madness"[23] Swoop G, T-Luni Undisputed
"Gang Related"[24] Daz, CJ Mac, WC Gang Related soundtrack
"Oh No"[25] 1998 Daz, J-Money Retaliation, Revenge & Get Back
"Thank God for My Life"[25] Daz, Big Pimpin' Delemond, Bad Azz
"Nuthin' Has Changed"[26] King Tee, Kool G Rap The Kingdom Come
"All Aboard"[27] Twinz Straight Outta Cali
"King Pin"[27] J-Money, Kurupt, Crooked I
"It's Goin' Down"[27] Tha Low Life Gangstas, J-Money
"Don't Test Me"[27] J-Money, Crooked I, Legacy
"Way Too Crazy"[28] Daz, Jayo Felony Rush Hour soundtrack
"Everythang Happens fo' a Reason"[29] Bad Azz Word on tha Streets
"C-Walk"[30] Kurupt, Slip Capone Kuruption!
"Gangsta Shit's Like a Drug"[31] Mack 10, Squeak Ru The Recipe
"Breakout"[32] Kokane S.I. Riders
"One More Lick"[33] TQ They Never Saw Me Coming
"Hell Ya"[34] 1999 Soopafly Whiteboys soundtrack
"Throw It Up"[35] Rappin' 4-Tay, Snoop Dogg, Roger Troutman Introduction to Mackin'
"Neva Gonna Give It Up"[36] Kurupt, Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg, Warren G, Soopafly Tha Streetz Iz a Mutha
"It Ain't About You"[36] Kurupt, Soopafly, Latoya Williams
"Ride or Die"[37] 2000 Spice 1, Yukmouth, Jayo Felony The Playa Rich Project
"Fuck with Us"[38] 2001 Kurupt, Xzibit Bones soundtrack
"G's & Hustlas" 2002 C-Bo Life as a Rider
"Thuggin'"[39] Spice 1, Kokane Spiceberg Slim
"Game"[40] 2003 40 Glocc, Spice 1 The Jakal



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