Richest CelebritiesRappers
Net Worth:
$2 Million
Dec 2, 1970 (53 years old)
East Orange
5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Actor, Musician, Rapper
United States of America
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Anthony "Treach" Criss is an American rapper, actor, director, and producer who has a net worth of $2 million. Treach is best known for being the lead rapper of the Grammy Award-winning hip-hop group Naughty by Nature.

The group released the studio albums "Independent Leaders" (1989), "Naughty by Nature" (1991), "19 Naughty III" (1993), "Poverty's Paradise" (1995), "Nineteen Naughty Nine: Nature's Fury" (1999), "IIcons" (2002), and "Anthem Inc." (2011), and "Naughty by Nature" and "19 Naughty III" were certified Platinum. The songs "O.P.P.," "Hip Hop Hooray," and "Jamboree" (featuring Zhané) were top 10 hits on the "Billboard" Hot 100 chart.

Treach has appeared in the films "The Meteor Man" (1993), "Jason's Lyric" (1994), "Book of Love" (2002), "Today You Die" (2005), "Playas Ball" (2007), "A Day In The Life" (2009), "One Blood" (2012), and "The Getback" (2023) and the television series "New York Undercover" (1995), "Oz" (1999), "Soul Food" (2001–2002), "Third Watch" (2002), "Fastlane" (2003), "Law & Order: Trial by Jury" (2005), "The Sopranos" (2006), "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" (2009), and "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (2014). From 2020 to 2022, he had a recurring role as Brother X on the BET series "The Family Business." Treach has also directed the music videos "Naughty by Nature: Written on Ya Kitten" (1995), "Naughty by Nature: Clap Yo Hands" (1995), "Naughty by Nature: Chain Remains" (1995), and "Body Count: This Is Why We Ride" (2017), and he has produced the films "Equal Standard" (2020) and "Lord of the Streets" (2022).

Early Life

Treach was born Anthony Shawn Criss on December 2, 1970, in East Orange, New Jersey. He has a younger brother, Diesel, who is a rapper and was a member of the hip-hop group the Rottin Razkals. The group released one album, 1995's "Rottin ta da Core," and were featured on the Naughty by Nature tracks "It's Workin'," "Klickow-Klickow," and "Rah Rah."

Naughty by Nature

In 1986, Treach formed The New Style with DJ Kay Gee (Keir Lamont Gist) and Vin Rock (Vincent Brown), and the group released the album "Independent Leaders" on MCA Records in 1989. After the release of that album, Queen Latifah began mentoring the group, and they changed their name to Naughty by Nature. In 1991, they released a self-titled album, which reached #16 on the "Billboard" 200 chart and #10 on the "Billboard" Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. The album was certified Platinum in the U.S. and Gold in Canada, and the single "O.P.P." went 2× Platinum in the U.S. and reached #6 on the "Billboard" Hot 100 chart in addition to topping the "Billboard" Hot Rap Songs and Dance Singles Sales charts. The song was included on "Rolling Stone" magazine's "100 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs of All Time" list and VH1's "100 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs" and "40 Greatest Hip Hop Songs of the '90s" lists. Next, Naughty by Nature released 1993's "19 Naughty III," and it went Platinum in the U.S. and Gold in Canada and reached #3 on the "Billboard" 200 chart and #1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. The single "Hip Hop Hooray" reached #1 on the "Billboard" Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Dance Singles Sales charts, the  Canada Singles chart, Canada Dance/Urban chart, and European Dance Radio chart, and it was certified Platinum in the U.S. and Gold in New Zealand.

Naughty by Nature's fourth album, 1995's "Poverty's Paradise," went Gold in the U.S. and reached #3 on the "Billboard" 200 chart and #1 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, and it featured the Gold single "Feel Me Flow." The group followed "Poverty's Paradise" with another Gold album, 1999's "Nineteen Naughty Nine: Nature's Fury," which peaked at #9 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. The single "Jamboree" (featuring Zhané) reached #1 on the "Billboard" Hot Rap Songs chart and the Canada Dance chart, and it was certified Gold in the U.S. Another single from that album, "Holiday" went Platinum in Australia and reached #1 on the "Billboard" Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, #6 on the Canada Dance/Urban chart, and #8 on the Australian ARIA chart. The group then released the albums "IIcons" (2002) and "Anthem Inc." (2011), and "IIcons" reached #5 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. Treach has also performed on numerous songs by other artists, including Queen Latifah's "Rough…," Boyz II Men's "Vibin' (The New Flava)," Michael Jackson & Janet Jackson's "Scream (Naughty Remix)," Aaliyah's "A Girl Like You," Monica's "Ain't Nobody," and Damian Marley's "Educated Fools."

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Personal Life

Treach was close friends with rapper Tupac Shakur, and he appeared in Shakur's "Temptations" music video and performed on his songs "5 Deadly Venomz" and "Loyal to the Game." Treach married Sandra Denton on July 24, 1999. Denton is better known as Pepa from the Grammy-winning hip-hop group Salt-n-Pepa, and she and Treach welcomed daughter Egypt Jahnari Criss on September 2, 1998. Egypt is best known for being a cast member on the WE tv reality series "Growing Up Hip Hop," and both of her parents have appeared alongside her on the show. Sandra and Treach divorced in 2001, and in her 2008 memoir, "Let's Talk About Pep," Denton spoke about the moment Treach told her he was leaving, writing, "He grabbed my ring… and threw it at me with all his might… it hit me right in the middle of my forehead. He picked me up by my throat, choking me and he slammed me into the footboard." In 2017, Treach refuted the allegations on Instagram, saying that the book was "full of lies." Treach wed Cicely Evans on September 8, 2019, and they have welcomed two children together.

In April 2014, Treach was arrested after allegedly driving 55 mph in a 25-mph zone and leading police on a high-speed chase in Union City, New Jersey. He received a citation for speeding, reckless driving, and driving with a suspended license, and authorities discovered that there was a warrant out for his arrest for failure to appear at a child support hearing in Essex County, New Jersey, as well as warrants in Secaucus and Union City for failure to appear at hearings involving motor vehicle violations. Treach appeared in court the next day and spent a night in jail before posting $15,000 bail.

Awards and Nominations

Naughty by Nature earned four Grammy nominations, winning Best Rap Album for "Poverty's Paradise" in 1996. Their other nominations were for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group for "O.P.P." (1992), "Hip Hop Hooray" (1994), and "Feel Me Flow" (1996). The group won an American Music Award for Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop New Artist in 1992 and received Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Artist nominations in 1994 and 1996. They also earned "Soul Train" Award nominations for Best Rap Album for "Naughty By Nature" (1992) and "19 Naughty III" (1994) and an MTV Video Music Award nomination for Best Rap Video for "Naughty by Nature: Hip Hop Hooray" (1993).

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