Tha Eastsidaz

Tha Eastsidaz

Biography

Tha Eastsidaz, originally spelled as the Eastsiders, is a hip hop group that somewhat reformed the LBC Crew with Snoop Dogg, Lil' C-Style and Techniec. Their first appearance was on Tommy Boy Records' The Ride: Music from Dimension with Crooked Eye Q on a Battlecat-produced song called "Feels So Good" in 1998. Possibly due to Snoop's label and thus name change, the same happened with this idea, and since the other two members still remained signed to Death Row the trio disbanded.

It took another two years for the revival of the ensemble and they formed again in 2000, with a new line-up made up of Snoop Dogg, Tray Deee, and Goldie Loc. After signing on to Snoop's Doggystyle Records, distributed by TVT, they released their debut album, Snoop Dogg Presents Tha Eastsidaz; which was a hit and eventually went platinum. They were also featured on "Lay Low," a hit single from Snoop Dogg's album Tha Last Meal and the soundtrack to the horror film Bones, which starred Snoop as the title character. The next year, they released their second album, Duces 'n Trayz: The Old Fashioned Way. The album was critically well-received, but only certified gold.

The group broke up when Snoop left while making their second album and Tray Deee was being sentenced to 12 years in prison for attempted murder. In 2005, Goldie Loc and Snoop Dogg reunited to form Tha Eastsidaz; they released a new joint album with the IV Life Family. Goldie Loc was also involved in The Warzone with MC Eiht and Kam.

The group also appeared in two films. They were featured in the 2001 film Baby Boy and their self-titled direct-to-video crime film, which was a success in retail sales despite the extremely low-budget production thus was certified double platinum.

On April 3, 2014, Tray Deee was released from California Men's Colony, where he had been incarcerated since 2005 on attempted murder charges. On April 18 and 19, Tray Deee and Goldie Loc will reunite as Tha Eastsidaz to perform at "Krush Groove 2014" at Save Mart Center in Fresno, California and The Forum in Inglewood.

Discography

Tha Eastsidaz - G'd Up - EP

Tha Eastsidaz - G'd Up - EP

TVT Records1999
Tha Eastsidaz - Snoop Dogg Presents Tha Eastsidaz

Tha Eastsidaz - Snoop Dogg Presents Tha Eastsidaz

TVT Records2000
Tha Eastsidaz - Duces 'N Trayz: The Old Fashioned Way

Tha Eastsidaz - Duces 'N Trayz: The Old Fashioned Way

The Orchard2001

Guest Appearances

Snoop Dogg - Tha Last Meal
  • Lay Low

Snoop Dogg - Tha Last Meal

Priority Records2000
Doggy's Angels - Pleezbaleevit!
  • Game To Get Over

Doggy's Angels - Pleezbaleevit!

TVT Records2000
Nate Dogg - Music & Me
  • Ditty Dum Ditty Doo

Nate Dogg - Music & Me

Elektra2001
Too $hort - Chase The Cat
  • This How We Eat

Too $hort - Chase The Cat

Jive2001
Gangsta - Penitentiary Chances
  • Live For Danger

Gangsta - Penitentiary Chances

Heat Rocc Entertainment2003
Down - California Cowboys
  • Get Off My Back

Down - California Cowboys

Down By Law Recordings2003
Spice 1 - The Ridah
  • Gangbang Music

Spice 1 - The Ridah

Activate Entertainment2004
Goldie Loc - Still Eastsidin'
  • Run On Up

Goldie Loc - Still Eastsidin'

Siccness Records2004
Kilo & Down - Kilo "Jefes" & Down "Bosses"
  • Still Dippin

Kilo & Down - Kilo "Jefes" & Down "Bosses"

Vene Music, EMI Latin2004
Pomona City Rydaz - Walking Game
  • They Ain't Fenta Take My Shit

Pomona City Rydaz - Walking Game

Not On Label2004

Compilations

Mob Tales - The Best Mobstyle Compilation Ever!
  • Dippin' In My Lolo

Various - Mob Tales: The Best Mobstyle Compilation Ever!

Big Spin Records1999
WWF Aggression
  • Big Red Machine (Kane Theme)

Various - WWF Aggression

Priority Records2000
3 Strikes - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
  • G'd Up

Various - 3 Strikes - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Priority Records2000
Ruff Ryders - Ryde Or Die Vol. III - In The "R" We Trust
  • Eastside Ryders

Ruff Ryders - Ryde Or Die Vol. III - In The "R" We Trust

Interscope Records2001
Master P Presents West Coast Bad Boyz Vol. 3: Poppin’ Collars
  • The Final Outcome

Various - Master P Presents West Coast Bad Boyz Vol. 3: Poppin’ Collars

No Limit Records2001
Music From The Motion Picture Baby Boy
  • Crip Hop

Various - Music From The Motion Picture Baby Boy

Universal Records2001
Bones - Original Motion Picture Houndtrack
  • If You Came Here To Party

Various - Bones - Original Motion Picture Houndtrack

Priority Records2001
The N.W.A. Legacy 2
  • Got Beef

Various - The N.W.A Legacy 2

Priority Records, Capitol Records2002
Corporate Thuggin
  • Live By It, Die By It

Various - Corporate Thuggin

Get Low Recordz, DPG Recordz2002
Mob Figaz Ridah Presents 90% Street 10% Rap
  • Ride Or Die

Various - Mob Figaz Ridah Presents 90% Street 10% Rap

LGB Records2002
Friday After Next - Original Soundtrack
  • High Times (Ride With Us)

Various - Friday After Next - Original Soundtrack

Hollywood Records2002
Big Tray Deee - The General's List
  • Fuck A Suit

Big Tray Deee - The General's List

SPOP Entertainment2002
Sugafree - The Features
  • I Don't Know

Sugafree - The Features

Laneway Records2004
Fredwreck - Greatest Hits Episode 1
  • High Times (Original Mix)

Fredwreck - Greatest Hits Episode 1

DPG Recordz2005
Suga Free - The Features Volume 2
  • In Your Mouth

Suga Free - The Features Volume 2

Siccness.net2005
Snoop Dogg - The Best Of Snoop Dogg
  • Lay Low

Snoop Dogg - The Best Of Snoop Dogg

Capitol Records, Priority Records2005
Spice 1 - Life After Jive: 2000 To 2005
  • Gangbang Music

Spice 1 - Life After Jive: 2000 To 2005

Real Talk Entertainment2006
No Limit Greatest Hits
  • Lay Low

Various - No Limit Greatest Hits

Priority Records2006
N.W.A. And Their Family Tree
  • Lay Low

Various - N.W.A And Their Family Tree

Priority Records, EMI2008
Fredwreck - Greatest Hits, Vol. 2
  • Parking Lot Pimpin

Fredwreck - Greatest Hits, Vol. 2

Magnum Opus Music2014
Various - Big Tray Deee Presents: The General's List
  • F**k A Suit

Various - Big Tray Deee Presents: The General's List

VP Music Group2016