Treach

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Treach
Treach.jpg
Treach performing at the 2012 Supafest in Sydney, Australia
Born Anthony Criss[1]
(1970-12-02) December 2, 1970 (age 47)[2][3]
East Orange, New Jersey, U.S.
Occupation
Spouse(s)
Sandra Denton
(m. 1999; div. 2001)
[4]
Children 3
Musical career
Genres
Instruments Vocals
Years active 1986–present
Labels
Associated acts
Website naughtybynature.com

Anthony Criss (born December 2, 1970[5]), better known by his stage name Treach, is an American rapper and actor. He is perhaps best known as the lead rapper of the hip hop group Naughty by Nature.

Career[edit]

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[6][7] has helped him land roles[8] 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.[7]

Personal life[edit]

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.[9] 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.[10]

Marriages[edit]

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).[citation needed] 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.[11]

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.[12]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums with Naughty by Nature[edit]

Guest appearances[edit]

Year Song Artist(s) Album
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[edit]

  • 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"

Cameo appearances[edit]

  • 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"

Filmography[edit]

References[edit]

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