Anthony Criss (born December 2, 1970), better known by his stage name Treach, is an American rapper and actor. He is best known as the lead rapper of the hip hop group Naughty by Nature.


With Naughty by Nature, Treach worked with fellow group members Vin Rock and DJ Kay Gee. Sometimes he would share verses on songs with Vin Rock, but often, especially on the group's earlier albums, Treach would be the sole performer on the song. Examples of this are some of the group's most well known singles from their self-titled second album, such as "O.P.P.," and "Ghetto Bastard".

Treach's chiseled physique has helped him land roles[4] in crime films, television crime dramas and as a leading man in romance films, including a full frontal in the 2001 crime comedy Love and a Bullet.

Personal life

According to VH1 Treach has been with common law wife Cicely Evans for the last 7 years. They have 2 children together. The couple starred on Season 5 of Couples Therapy on VH1.

Treach was married to Sandra Denton, better known as "Pepa" of the hip-hop group Salt-n-Pepa, from 1998 to 2001. The couple had one daughter, Egypt Jahnari Criss (born September 2, 1998). He is also the older brother of rapper Diesel from the Rottin Razkals, a close affiliate group to Naughty by Nature.

Treach was arrested in Union City, New Jersey on April 10, 2014. He allegedly passed traffic police in his Cadillac Escalade at 55-miles-per-hour in the 25-miles-per-hour zone and attempted to elude law enforcement officers after being given a signal to stop, leading them on a high-speed chase for nine blocks before stopping. Upon stopping, he left his vehicle and ran towards the police car, the officers drew their weapons and ordered him to return to his vehicle. Treach later complied with the officers' orders and was cited for reckless driving, speeding and driving with a suspended license. Officers also found there was a warrant for his arrest out of Essex County, New Jersey for failing to appear at a hearing related to child support, and warrants out of Union City and Secaucus, New Jersey for failing to appear at hearings related to motor vehicle violations. He made his first court appearance on the charge in Jersey City, New Jersey on April 11 and spent the night in Hudson County jail in Kearny before being released after posting $15,000 bail.


Studio albums with Naughty by Nature

Guest appearances

1991"Time to Flow""D-Nice featuring TreachTo tha Rescue
1993"Rough..."Queen Latifah feat. Treach, KRS-One, Heavy D & The BoyzBlack Reign
"Coochie Bang..."Queen Latifah feat. Treach
"Crewz Pop"Da Youngstas feat. TreachThe Aftermath
"5 Deadly Venomz"2Pac feat. Treach, Apache, and Live SquadStrictly 4 My N.I.G.G.A.Z.
1995"Vibin' (The New Flava)"Boyz II Men feat. Treach, Busta Rhymes, Craig Mack and Method ManThe Remix Collection
"Batter Up"Rottin Razkals feat. Bad News, Headache, Road Dawgs, Steel Handler, and TreachRottin ta da Core
"Life of Bastard"Rottin Razkals feat. Treach
"No Peace"South Central Cartel feat. Spice 1, Boss, Ice-T, Treach & Powerlord JELMurder Squad Nationwide
"Sowhatusayin"Jayo Felony, MC Eiht, Sh'killa, South Central Cartel, Spice 1, Treach, L.V.The Show: The Soundtrack
"Scream" (Naughty Remix)Michael Jackson & Janet Jackson feat. TreachScream
1996"Throw Your Hands Up"L.V. feat. TreachI Am L.V.
"A Girl Like You"Aaliyah featuring TreachOne in a Million
"Ain't Nobody"Monica feat. TreachThe Nutty Professor (soundtrack)
1998"Freaky Tonight"Elements Of Life feat. TreachN/A
"Brooklyn/Jersey Get Wild"M.O.P. feat. TreachFirst Family 4 Life
1999"Make My Day"RBX feat. TreachNo Mercy, No Remorse
"Party Tonight"3rd Storee feat. Treach & RL3rd Storee
"Thugz All Over Da World"Krayzie Bone feat. TreachThug Mentality 1999
"Chronic 2000"VK feat. TreachChronic 2000
2000"Gangsta Rap"Crooked I feat. Treach, Kurupt & ScarfaceToo Gangsta for Radio
"Nutty by Nature"Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E. feat. TreachMafia Lifestyle
2001"Educated Fools"Damian Marley feat. Treach, Bunny Wailer & Bounty KillerHalfway Tree
"Niggaz Know"Guru feat. TreachBaldhead Slick & da Click
"Real Niggaz"Redman feat. Scarface, Treach, Mally G & IcarusMalpractice
2002"Break Me Off"Luniz feat. Treach & IMXSilver & Black
"Put Em Up"3LW feat. TreachA Girl Can Mack
"Christmas Party"3LW feat. TreachNaughty or Nice
2005"Real Life"Bone Brothers feat. TreachBone Brothers
2008"Some Of Us Got 2 Rob"Sticky Fingaz Feat. Treach & Mr. DUnited Statez Getto
2010"Out To Lunch"Celph Titled & Buckwild Feat. TreachNineteen Ninety Now
"Goin' To War"El Da Sensei & The Returners feat. TreachNu World
2011"Thank You"Volta Masters feat. DOUBLE, DoitAll, TreachSuite
"Encore"Rappin' 4-Tay feat. Montel Jordan, Mac Mall & TreachStill Standing Vol. 1
"Step Back"Harlem 6 feat. TreachGlobal Attack Mixtape, Vol. 1
"Negrociations"DoitAll feat. TreachAmerican DU
"Certified"Peter Jackson feat. TreachNo Talking
2012"Home of tha Rydahz"Young Noble feat. Treach & DoItAllOutlaw Rydahz Vol. 1

Featured music videos

  • 1993 Da Youngstas feat. Treach - Crews Pop
  • 1995 Boyz II Men feat. Treach, Busta Rhymes, Craig Mack and Method Man - Vibin'
  • 1995 South Central Cartel feat. Spice 1, Boss, Ice-T, Treach & Powerlord JEL - No Peace
  • 1996 L.V. feat. Treach - Throw Your Hands Up
  • 1996 Monica feat. Treach - Ain't Nobody
  • 1999 3rd Storee feat. Treach & RL - Party Tonight
  • 2011 Peter Jackson feat. Treach - Certified

Cameo appearances

  • 1993 RUN-DMC - Down With The King
  • 1994 Salt-n-Pepa - Whatta Man
  • 1995 The Notorious B.I.G. - Big Poppa
  • 1995 2Pac - Temptations