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Incarcerated Rapper Big Tray Deee Pens New Fiction From the Pen

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  • artlaurent88@ymail.com
    Many remember Tracey Big Tray Deee Davis as part of the legendary west coast rap group, Tha Eastsidaz, which featured him alongside Snoop Dogg and Lil Goldie
    Message 1 of 1 , Mar 2, 2012
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      Many remember Tracey "Big Tray Deee" Davis as part of the legendary west
      coast rap group, Tha Eastsidaz, which featured him alongside Snoop Dogg
      and Lil Goldie Loc. The group gained platinum success with their debut
      album, "Snoop Dogg Presents Tha Eastsidaz." With his rap career cut
      short in 2003 by a 12 year prison bid however, many have long counted
      the former lyricist out of the game.

      But talent and perseverance are qualities a prison cell cannot easily
      contain, as proven with LeNoir Publications' debut release of "Streetz
      Gon' Cry," a gritty urban tale co-authored by none other than Big Tray
      Deee alongside another incarcerated gangster turned author, Anthony
      Barrow. "Streetz Gon' Cry" literally blends another component into West
      coast gangsta' rap, detailing the real life scenario behind the lyrics.

      Blazing in the trails of urban literary giants like Chester Hines,
      Iceberg Slim and Donald Goines, Tray Deee and Barrow present a street
      saga laced with drugs, murder, gang warfare and a cast of nefarious
      characters. With South Central Los Angeles as the backdrop, the authors
      convincingly elaborate with first-hand experience about what they know.

      "Streetz Gon' Cry" is a fictional account of the King Crips and the
      Vernon Boys, who have an on-and-off rivalry. Both sets have their vision
      locked on controlling the cocaine trade in the Crenshaw District.
      Protagonist, Carter, a notorious, ride-or-die hustler from the Vernon
      Boys, is fresh out of the state penitentiary and on a mission to reclaim
      the streets. During his absence, acts of betrayal have placed his hood
      on the brink of implosion. With his mentor, Wolf, directing traffic from
      behind the walls of a federal prison, Carter plots his ultimate takeover
      to assume authority of the street's illicit cash flow. Plot twists and
      turns pump and jump like the hydraulics on '64 Chevy cruisin' Crenshaw
      Boulevard. It's a ride that will make you buckle up and hold on.

      Growing up on the gang active east side of Long Beach, CA, Tray Deee
      started gang banging and breaking the law at a very young age, spending
      his late teens and early 20's in some of California's most violent
      high-level penitentiaries. Tray Deee started writing rhymes as a hobby
      in 1988, entertaining his homeboys with tales of gang banging and crime
      as they sat locked away in the penitentiary.

      His extensive vocabulary and clever wordplay made his songs stand out,
      and the encouraging response caused him to continue writing lyrics. That
      gift propelled him to fame as he contributed to major motion picture
      soundtracks, including "Gang Related," "Gridlocked," "A Thin Line
      Between Love and Hate," "Baby Boy," and "Rush Hour II." As an act, his
      group Tha Easidaz opened for the highest grossing rap tour in history,
      "The Up in Smoke" tour. Cites Big Tray Deee, "My rap skills are just the
      icing on the cake. As an author now, I can give my fans and readers an
      even clearer understanding of the underworld activities of the Wild West
      with much more intrigue and detail."

      Anthony Barrow became enamored with gang-banging and hustling early on,
      pledging allegiance to the Crip gang that controlled his neighborhood.
      His father was close friends with legendary Los Angles hustler Tracy
      Morrow aka "Ice-T." Anthony saw up close how crime "pays." His first
      hand exposure to several other street bosses fueled his thirst for cash
      and the finer things in life.

      During his teenage years he became part of a circle that executed daring
      bank robberies. His eventual capture lead to a lengthy prison sentence.
      Currently behind bars, Barrow was inspired to share his worldview about
      street life. "I am a fan of street lit," expresses Barrow, "but I have
      yet to come across a book that fully exploits what goes on in these mean
      L.A. streets. I lived it so I figured who better to tell the real deal."

      An introduction by JD of Ice Cube's legendary rap group "Da Lench Mob"
      brought Barrow and Tray Deee together and "Streetz Gon' Cry" was born. A
      highly charged, unapologetic tale fueled by two street savvy brains,
      "Streetz Gon' Cry" explodes with conflict, danger and suspense.

      Get your take on the action now at http://www.LeNoirPublications.com/ !
      Watch the book trailer for STREETZ GON'CRY by Big Tray Deee and Anthony
      Barrow at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qS_Pvlfh2Ww.
      Email: jazzmynepr@...
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