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Tha Eastsidaz
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Background information
Origin Long Beach, California
Genres West Coast hip hop
Years active 2000 - 2005
Labels Doggystyle Records

Tha Eastsidaz originally spelled as the Eastsiders was a hip hop group of somewhat reforming the LBC Crew with Snoop Dogg, Lil' C-Style and Techniec. Their first appearance was in the Tommy Boy Records' Ride:Music from the Dimension Motion Picture with Crooked Eye Q on a Battlecat-produced song called "Feels So Good" in 1998[1]. 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'd 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 (also from the LBC crew), 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 Tha Last Meal. 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 is also involved in The Warzone, Snoop Dogg's new project.

They were also part of their self-titled direct-to-video crime film, which was a success in retail sales despite the low-budget production thus was certified double platinum[2].

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Discography

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Albums

  • Snoop Dogg Presents Tha Eastsidaz (2000) Platinum
  • Duces 'n Trayz: The Old Fashioned Way (2001) Gold
  • Free Tray Deee...Vol 1 (2005)
  • Statues & Limitations (cancelled)
  • IV Life Records & Tha Eastsidaz: Duces's, Trays's and 4's (2005) (cancelled)[3]
  • Gang bang musik (2003)

Appears on

  • Doggy's Angels — Pleezbaleevit! (2000)
    • 03. – "Game to Get Over" (produced by DJ Battlecat)
  • Various — WWF Aggression (2000)
    • 07. – "Big Red Machine" (produced by Rashad Coes)
  • Snoop Dogg — Tha Last Meal (2000)
    • 09. – "Lay Low" (produced by Dr. Dre)
  • Various — Bones (soundtrack) (2001)
    • 11. – "If You Came Here to Party" (produced by Warren G)
  • Ruff RydersRyde or Die Vol.3 (2001)
  • Nate DoggMusic & Me (2001)
    • 12. – "Ditty Dum Ditty Doo" (produced by Fredwreck)
  • Snoop Doggy Dogg — Death Row: Snoop Doggy Dogg at His Best (2001)
    • 09. – "Eastside" (produced by L.T. Hutton; with an alternate lineup, with Daz in place of Goldie Loc)

Awards

  • Won at the 2000 Source Awards : New Artist of the Year, Group.

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