Rapper Tray Deee, once a member of the platinum-selling trio Tha Eastsidaz alongside Snoop Dogg and Goldie Loc, is still in prison, but he recently spoke about his fallout with his former group members.
In an interview with AllHipHop.com, the Long Beach, California rapper revealed that he has buried the hatchet with Snoop after nearly five years of no communication.
The two actually spoke, and agreed to leave their past in the past.
“I finally enjoyed a warm conversation with Snoop Dogg after over five years of no communication whatsoever,” Tray Deee said. “We agreed to let the past go like water under the proverbial bridge and we even shared a few genuine laughs.”
Despite a line of communication being open, the rapper said he and Snoop still have problems financially. According to Tray Deee, there was a contractual dispute that led to their falling out, and that problem still exists.
“We still have some existing financial discrepancies left to resolve and from our roughly 10 minute conversation, I could not gauge whether or not he is yet prepared to face that reality,” Tray Deee shared. “Honestly, I once cared for the dude like the little brother that I never had. So, while I detest the circumstances which led to our dissolution and resulting enmity, I can’t proclaim any lingering hatred for Snoop because my love for him was authentic. Insha-Allah which means ‘God-willing,’ everything will work out for the best in due time.”
As far as Goldie Loc, he says working with him will never happen, simply because Goldie never showed any loyalty to him although they were in the same boat when it came to the “financial discrepancies” he talked about.
“Now Goldie Loc, he has never exhibited any degree of loyalty toward me,” explained Tray Deee. “When our contractual abuse was uncovered by our then manager, I instructed Goldie that the only chance we had at rectifying the situation is if we stood unified, but he continued to run behind Snoop, which caused me to appear as the trouble-maker/bad guy. The few times I’ve managed to speak with him since my incarceration, he’s been evasive or outright lied to me.
“… I have no interest of f***in’ with Goldie Loc ever again — except to be compensated by him for prominently featured on his CD,” he continued.
While it sounds like an Eastsidaz reunion is out of the question, Tray Deee hopes to reunite with Snoop once his prison sentence is up.
He is currently serving his 12-year sentence at the California Men’s Colony State Prison and his earliest possible release date is 2013.