Troy Ave has taken his fair share of Ls in 2015, but he's on something of a hot streak at the moment. After connecting with his right hand man Young Lito for "She Belong With Me," the Brooklyn wordsmith returns with "Restore the Feeling / NYC."
Here, Harry Powder takes us on a tour of his formative years listening to all manner of New York rap, as he shouts out everyone from Maino to Jay Z to Uncle Murda. If anything, "Restore the Feeling / NYC" is a nice palette cleanser before he drops his White Christmas 3 mixtape on December 18th.
Though I'm my mom's first baby
Roc-a-Fella did raise me
She said I was a bad boy but now I'm more like Jay Z
During Reasonable Doubt, I went the independent route,
Now I'm the big papi that the industry talk about