Tray From Block 1

Tray From Block 1

BandHip Hop

Experience the evolution of hip hop. The total package for those who appreciate any genre of hip-hop. Original, Creative, Versatile, Tray has an extensive knowledge of Hip-Hop and knowledge of the streets...his lyrics keep it real...

Biography

Experience the evolution of hip-hop. Tray From Block 1 delivers the total package for those who appreciate any genre of hip-hop. Original, creative, and versatile, Tray has an extensive knowledge of hip-hop and knowledge of the streets.

Born and raised on the Southside of Chicago, Tray From Block 1 grew up in Altgeld Gardens, a Chicago Housing Project and one of the roughest neighborhoods in Chicago. He was nicknamed “Tray” by his parents and “Block 1” was the section of the Gardens where he lived. But despite the pressure of growing up in an environment filled with gangs, drugs, and violence, Tray continued to focus on his rap career. He performed throughout high school, recorded in basement studios, and in 1993 made his first professional recording.

Tray developed a love for hip-hop at an early age. In the mid 80’s, inspired by hearing music by the Sugar Hill Gang, he started rapping, and his love for rhymes and beats brought him to his purpose…hip-hop music. And that purpose continues today.

Tray has performed live in various venues throughout Illinois, the Midwest, and several other cities. In addition, he has opened for well-known acts such as Freeway and Nas. His performances deliver fresh lyrics backed with the hottest hip hop tracks and appeal to diverse crowds. He has competed in MC battles across the state and maintained an undefeated record for ten straight years.

Inspired by hip hop icons such as LL Cool J & Jay Z, but unique in his own sound, Tray's signature sound captures the true essence of hip hop. His first independent album, U.S.D.A. United States Designed Altgeld was released in January 2004 to critical acclaim. Tray is currently in the studio working on his sophomore project.

Here comes the COMMISSIONER of hip hop…come and roll with Tray From Block 1.

Discography

Album: U.S.D.A. -- United States Designed Altgeld (2004)
Tracks:
1. U.S.D.A. Intro
2. 4 MY NIGGAZS
3. WHERE THE GOOD AT?
4. CHECK
5. THEY SHOOTIN/ STRAP
6. GOIN DOWN
7. DIS DAT
8. SHAKE IT UP
9. DONTCHA
10. G LIFE
11. GET MONEY
12. BEEF 2 DA RHYME
13. OUTRO

Set List

Tray delivers fresh lyrics in performances backed with the hottest hip-hop tracks. His shows can be adapted to the needs of the venue, the event or even the vibe of the crowd.

Shows can last from 15 minutes and up.