Posts Tagged ‘Troy Ave’
Man, remember when, like, rappers would speak on doing dirt, doing the bid, and getting out to do more of the same? Like getting those types of stripes and being ’bout that life was what was hot?
Well, F**k that dumb sh!t. THIS is the jail-then-free babe spree we can get down with. Thick prison guards. Thick pick-up chicks. Thickness at the crib, on the boat trip. Hot dam! Ready to do your ‘time’ yet? We are! Especially if it’s like Troy Ave is in this “Freaks Only” video.
That Brooklyn Bwoy Troy Ave may represent heavy for his New York City borough, but he just dropped a brand new video shot in Miami & produced by a world famous black & italian DJ from the Bronx. I love when Troy Ave flows over the right type of beats like this one that the world famous DJ Kid Capri crafted. It sounds similar to one of my favorite tracks from Troy Ave called “My Grind” that dropped a year ago. In case you didn’t know, the street inspired “A Bronx Tale” appears on Troy Ave’s latest release “Major Without A Deal” project that’s out now.
The Wu-Tang’s Chef and Ironman Tony Starks go HAM on this freestyle, remixing Troy Ave’s jawn with all the current buzzy-buzz… “All About The Money.” Dope treatment. Listennnn!
You peeped that Jarren Benton freestyle we posted for XXL 2014 Freshmen Class. Dope right? So, how much more dopeness would a cypher including him, Jon Connor, Lil Bibby and Troy Ave be? No need to ask. We got that for you above (with DJ Drama on the table). Spoiler alert: It’s very dope.
Brooklyn rap artist Troy Ave has a few joints that I’m digging off of his “New York City: The Album” project that dropped late last year. One of the few negatives I had when it dropped was how similar he sounds to 50 Cent at times on a number of joints. Even the former G-Unit member Tony Yayo appears on a track from the album. Despite these comparisons one of the standout joints from Troy Ave’s project was this joint called “My Grind”. Recognizing the popularity of this particular song, Troy Ave arrives with some brand new visuals to breathe more life into his album & to lure in more fans outside of the New York City area. The grind don’t stop.
Every now and then we get a song that makes folks want to remix the hell out of it. Looks like “Henny” is that song. Salute Mack Wilds. We already hit you with a remix of Mack Wilds’ “Henny” – featuring Mobb Deep, French Montana and Busta Rhymes. The hit has now inspired yet another artist’s jump into the mix, so to speak. Ted Smooth did this one – featuring Troy Ave – which is a banger, too.
(Nice incorporation of elements of that Jay Z x R Kelly throwback “Honey”. Troy was likely channeling that over the Ted Smooth selection. But if you want the real throwback enjoyment, check out the Bee Gees’ “Love You Inside Out”.)
How does a video start out looking evil… ominous red hue with skulls and sh!t? Like this Troy Ave “Everything” (featuring Pusha T). That raw rumble track by DJ Uneek helps maintain the vibe, too. All this, rough rugged lyrics and more like it on the Troy Ave project “New York City: The Album.” Shout to director Rob Dade for balancing the testosterone with honey shots in this vid.
Produced by !llmind, this is Emilio Rojas with “Lean On Em” (featuring Iamsu!, Styles P, and Troy Ave) off of his upcoming project “No Shame, No Regrets.”