Treach performing at the 2012 Supafest in Sydney, Australia
December 2, 1970
East Orange, New Jersey, U.S.
(m. 1999; div. 2001)
With Naughty by Nature, Treach worked with fellow group members Vin Rock and DJ Kay Gee. Sometimes he shared verses on songs with Vin Rock, but often, especially on the group's earlier albums, Treach was the sole performer on the song. Examples of this are some of the group's most well-known singles from their self-titled second album, such as "O.P.P.," and "Ghetto Bastard".
Treach's chiseled physique has helped him land roles in crime films, television crime dramas and as a leading man in romance films, including a full frontal in the 2001 crime comedy Love and a Bullet.
Treach is the older brother of rapper Diesel from the Rottin Razkals, a close affiliate group to Naughty by Nature.
Treach was arrested in Union City, New Jersey on April 10, 2014. He allegedly passed traffic police in his Cadillac Escalade at 55 miles per hour in a 25 miles per hour zone and attempted to elude law enforcement officers after being given a signal to stop, leading them on a high-speed chase for nine blocks before stopping. He then left his vehicle and ran towards the police car; the officers drew their weapons and ordered him to return to his vehicle. Treach later complied with the officers' orders and was cited for reckless driving, speeding and driving with a suspended license. Officers also found there was a warrant for his arrest out of Essex County, New Jersey for failing to appear at a hearing related to child support, and warrants out of Union City and Secaucus, New Jersey for failing to appear at hearings related to motor vehicle violations. He made his first court appearance on the charge in Jersey City, New Jersey on April 11 and spent the night in Hudson County jail in Kearny before being released after posting $15,000 bail.
Treach was married to Sandra Denton, better known as "Pepa" of the hip hop group Salt-n-Pepa, from July 1999 until 2001. The couple had one daughter, Egypt Jahnari Criss (born September 2, 1998). Denton documented the marriage in her 2008 memoir Let's Talk About Pepa, which included allegations of abuse. In April 2017, Treach responded on Instagram, saying they were all false.
According to VH1, Treach has been with his common-law wife Cicely Evans for the last 10 years.[when?] They have two children together. The couple starred on Season 5 of Couples Therapy on VH1 in 2014.
Studio albums with Naughty by Nature
- Independent Leaders (1989)
- Naughty by Nature (1991)
- 19 Naughty III (1993)
- Poverty's Paradise (1995)
- Nineteen Naughty Nine: Nature's Fury (1999)
- IIcons (2002)
- Anthem Inc. (2011)
|1991||"Time to Flow""||D-Nice featuring Treach||To tha Rescue|
|1993||"Rough..."||Queen Latifah feat. Treach, KRS-One, Heavy D & The Boyz||Black Reign|
|"Coochie Bang..."||Queen Latifah feat. Treach|
|"Crewz Pop"||Da Youngstas feat. Treach||The Aftermath|
|"5 Deadly Venomz"||2Pac feat. Treach, Apache, and Live Squad||Strictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z.|
|1995||"Vibin' (The New Flava)"||Boyz II Men feat. Treach, Busta Rhymes, Craig Mack and Method Man||The Remix Collection|
|"Batter Up"||Rottin Razkals feat. Bad News, Headache, Road Dawgs, Steel Handler, and Treach||Rottin ta da Core|
|"Life of Bastard"||Rottin Razkals feat. Treach|
|"No Peace"||South Central Cartel feat. Spice 1, Boss, Ice-T, Treach & Powerlord JEL||Murder Squad Nationwide|
|"Sowhatusayin"||Jayo Felony, MC Eiht, Sh'killa, South Central Cartel, Spice 1, Treach, L.V.||The Show: The Soundtrack|
|"Scream" (Naughty Remix)||Michael Jackson & Janet Jackson feat. Treach||Scream|
|1996||"Throw Your Hands Up"||L.V. feat. Treach||I Am L.V.|
|"A Girl Like You"||Aaliyah featuring Treach||One in a Million|
|"Ain't Nobody"||Monica feat. Treach||The Nutty Professor (soundtrack)|
|1998||"Freaky Tonight"||Elements Of Life feat. Treach||N/A|
|"Brooklyn/Jersey Get Wild"||M.O.P. feat. Treach||First Family 4 Life|
|1999||"Make My Day"||RBX feat. Treach||No Mercy, No Remorse|
|"Party Tonight"||3rd Storee feat. Treach & RL||3rd Storee|
|"Thugz All Over Da World"||Krayzie Bone feat. Treach||Thug Mentality 1999|
|"Chronic 2000"||VK feat. Treach||Chronic 2000|
|2000||"Gangsta Rap"||Crooked I feat. Treach, Kurupt & Scarface||Too Gangsta for Radio|
|"Nutty by Nature"||Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E. feat. Treach||Mafia Lifestyle|
|2001||"Educated Fools"||Damian Marley feat. Treach, Bunny Wailer & Bounty Killer||Halfway Tree|
|"Niggaz Know"||Guru feat. Treach||Baldhead Slick & da Click|
|"Real Niggaz"||Redman feat. Scarface, Treach, Mally G & Icarus||Malpractice|
|2002||"Break Me Off"||Luniz feat. Treach & IMX||Silver & Black|
|"Put Em Up"||3LW feat. Treach||A Girl Can Mack|
|"Christmas Party"||3LW feat. Treach||Naughty or Nice|
|2005||"Real Life"||Bone Brothers feat. Treach||Bone Brothers|
|2008||"Some Of Us Got 2 Rob"||Sticky Fingaz Feat. Treach & Mr. D||United Statez Getto|
|2010||"Out To Lunch"||Celph Titled & Buckwild Feat. Treach||Nineteen Ninety Now|
|"Goin' To War"||El Da Sensei & The Returners feat. Treach||Nu World|
|2011||"Thank You"||Volta Masters feat. DOUBLE, DoitAll, Treach||Suite|
|"Encore"||Rappin' 4-Tay feat. Montel Jordan, Mac Mall & Treach||Still Standing Vol. 1|
|"Step Back"||Harlem 6 feat. Treach||Global Attack Mixtape, Vol. 1|
|"Negrociations"||DoitAll feat. Treach||American DU|
|"Certified"||Peter Jackson feat. Treach||No Talking|
|2012||"Home of tha Rydahz"||Young Noble feat. Treach & DoItAll||Outlaw Rydahz Vol. 1|
Featured music videos
- 1993 Da Youngstas feat. Treach - "Crews Pop"
- 1995 Boyz II Men feat. Treach, Busta Rhymes, Craig Mack and Method Man - "Vibin'"
- 1995 South Central Cartel feat. Spice 1, Boss, Ice-T, Treach & Powerlord JEL - "No Peace"
- 1996 L.V. feat. Treach - "Throw Your Hands Up"
- 1996 Monica feat. Treach - "Ain't Nobody"
- 1999 3rd Storee feat. Treach & RL - "Party Tonight"
- 2011 Peter Jackson feat. Treach - "Certified"
- 1991 Michael Jackson - "Jam"
- 1993 RUN-DMC - "Down With The King"
- 1994 Salt-n-Pepa - "Whatta Man"
- 1995 The Notorious B.I.G. - "Big Poppa"
- 1995 2Pac - "Temptations"
- 1998 Gang Starr - "Royalty"
- When All Else Falls (2016)
- The Night Of (2016)
- The Player (Season 1, Episode 8 "Downtown Odds") (2016)
- The Lost Book Of Rap (Short) (2016)
- Love & Hip Hop (Season 6) (Guest) (2016)
- Couples Therapy (Season 5) (2014)
- CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (Season 15, Episode 9 " Let's Make A Deal") (2014)
- Person of Interest episode "Reasonable Doubt" (2013)
- Atlantic Rim (2013)
- One Blood (2012)
- Zoo (2012)
- Queen of Media (2012)
- Before I Self Destruct (2009)
- The Art of War III: Retribution (2009)
- Law & Order: Criminal Intent episode "Salome in Manhattan" (2009)
- Ca$h Rules (2008)
- A Day In The Life (2007)
- Connors War (2006)
- Park (2006)
- The Sopranos episode "The Fleshy Part of the Thigh" (2006)
- Feast (2005)
- Today You Die (2005)
- Law & Order: Trial By Jury episode: "Forty-One Shots" (2005)
- El Chupacabra (2003)
- Playas Ball (2003)
- Conviction (2002)
- Love and a Bullet (2002)
- Book of Love (2002)
- Fastlane (TV series) (2002)
- Empire (2002)
- Face (2002)
- Third Watch (TV series) (2002–2003)
- Soul Food: The Series, 2 episodes (2001–2002)
- 3 A.M.(2001)
- Oz, 3 episodes (1999)
- First Time Felon (1997)
- Jason's Lyric (1994)
- The Meteor Man (1993)
- Juice (1992)
- Editors, Rolling Stone (2001). "Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll: Rolling Stone Encyclopedia of Rock & Roll". Google Books. Touchstone. Retrieved September 25, 2017.
- Tribute - People - Treach
- TV.COM - People - Anthony "Treach" Criss
- JET Magazine - Rappers Treach of Naughty By Nature and Pepa of Salt N' Pepa wed in Kansas Tattoo Shop – May 3, 1999
- Historical Dictionary of African American Cinema - By S. Torriano Berry, Venise T. Berry - Treach (1970-)
- "African American News - Black Entertainment News - EURWeb.com". EURweb. Archived from the original on 18 October 2008. Retrieved 9 March 2015.
- Dempsey, Bobbi. "In Bed with Treach of Naughty By Nature". Playgirl. Archived from the original on 2009-08-13. Retrieved 2009-06-16.
- "Anthony 'Treach' Criss". IMDb. Retrieved 9 March 2015.
- "Anthony 'Treach' Criss of hip hop group Naughty by Nature arrested in Union City". NJ.com. Retrieved 9 March 2015.
- "Naughty by Nature member 'Treach' Criss released from Hudson jail". NJ.com. Retrieved 9 March 2015.
- BET.COM - Treach Slams His Ex-Wife Pepa On Instagram - April 28, 2017
- "Treach Criss & Cicely Evans Season 5". www.VH1.com. Retrieved 17 October 2014.