Big Tray Deee, an influential figure in West Coast hip-hop, and ConiYac of Doggy’s Angels dropped by the neighborhood and sat down with radio personality Big Boy for an in-depth interview.
During the conversation, Tray Deee touched on several significant moments in his career, including the notorious “New York, New York” music video shooting, his collaborations with Snoop Dogg, the formation of Tha Eastsidaz with Goldie Loc, and the creation of the “21 Jumpstreet” song.
ConiYac shares how a song she recorded with west coast producer Jelly Roll helped her land a spot in Doggy’s Angels, discusses her new project “Duffel Bag Music”, reveals how she met Big Tray Deee, and how she got into writing and recording music.
One of the most memorable topics discussed in the interview was the shooting of the Dogg Pound‘s “New York, New York” music video. The video sparked controversy due to its depiction of New York City and its perceived disrespect towards East Coast rappers. Tray Deee shared his perspective on the incident, emphasizing that while the video was meant as a playful response to the ongoing East Coast vs. West Coast rivalry, it unfortunately fueled the tensions even further.
“They had a sniper sniping from like a mile away and we was in the trailer smoking a blunt and Snoop got up to pass me to blunt and it was like I heard something and then the window shattered. So I grabbed Snoop and threw him on the floor and I’m like, they shooting!”
The interview also shed light on Tray Deee’s collaborations with Snoop Dogg, a fellow West Coast rap icon. Tray Deee and Snoop have worked together on numerous projects, including the formation of Tha Eastsidaz, a rap trio that also included Goldie Loc. Their collaborative efforts helped solidify the West Coast sound and showcased the undeniable talent of each member.
Tray Deee reflected on his and Snoop Dogg’s musical partnership as the duo teamed up to create the unforgettable Daz Dillinger-produced “21 Jumpstreet” song off the Murder Was The Case soundtrack, which sampled the Ohio Player‘s “Sweet Sticky Thing”. The song exemplified Tray Deee and Snoop Dogg’s ability to infuse their unique style to create timeless music.
Throughout the interview, Tray Deee’s passion for his craft and his dedication to his craft shone through. He reflected on the challenges he faced during his career, including his time spent incarcerated, and how those experiences shaped him as an artist and as a person. Tray Deee’s authenticity and resilience serve as an inspiration to aspiring artists and fans alike.
Big Tray Deee’s interview with Big Boy offered a rare glimpse into the life and career of an influential figure in West Coast hip-hop. From discussing the controversial “New York, New York” video shooting to his collaborations with Snoop Dogg, the interview served as a reminder of his contributions to the genre and his role in shaping the West Coast rap scene. With his unwavering passion and dedication, Tray Deee continues to leave an indelible mark on the world of hip-hop.