Troy Ave News

  • Cover of Troy Ave Says He Has A 7-Figure Deal In The Works
    Troy Ave is doing pretty well for himself as an independent artist, and while he's looking to maintain that level of creative control, he's looking for some type of major label backing as well.
  • Cover of Stream Red Cafe's "In Us We Trust" EP
    As he prepares for his upcoming album ShakeDown, NY veteran Red Cafe has shared a compilation EP entitled In Us We Trust before rolling out details and content for the larger project.
  • Cover of Contest: Win Tickets For Troy Ave Live In NYC With Funkmaster Flex
    Troy Ave will be headlining a show in his New York City, with assistance from Hot 97's veteran DJ Funkmaster Flex, on Thursday, November 20th. If you'll be in NYC on that date, and you haven't scooped up your tickets yet, we've got you covered.
  • Cover of Troy Ave Says He's Got No Beef with iLoveMakonnen
    Despite calling iLoveMakonnen a "fat bitch" on Twitter last month, weirdo-averse New York rapper Troy Ave now claims that there's no beef between him and the ATLien. Speaking with Hot 97, the BSB rapper denied claims that he had somehow orchestrated the attempted attack on Makonnen at CMJ last month.
  • Cover of T.I. Speaks On The Possibility Of Signing Troy Ave, Confirms He's "Definitely Hustle Gang"
    Troy Ave has certainly been showing up on plenty of Hustle Gang records as of late, and speculation has grown that the New York purist has signed with T.I.'s label. In an interview with Rap-Up, T.I.
  • Cover of ILoveMakonnen Calls "Tuesday" Remixes "Eh," Troy Ave Responds
    Early yesterday (September 30th), Troy Ave returned to HNHH with a brand new remix to ILoveMakonnen's indie hit single "Tuesday." While Ave was far from the first artist to put their spin on the track (shout out to Drizzy), he is the latest.
  • Cover of Troy Ave Announces "Money, Powder, Respect" Tour
    Troy Ave has had a pretty crazy 2014 thus far, making the XXL Freshman Class, performing at the Summer Jam mainstage and making a mission of collaborating with nearly every NYC rapper who was hot 10-15 years ago. Now, he's ready to embark on a tour across the nation, starting this Thursday in Chicago.
  • Cover of T.I. Says There Is "A Possibility" That Troy Ave Will Sign To Hustle Gang [Update: T.I. Says Deal Is Being Finalized]
    In the past month, T.I. turned heads when he was seen hanging out with recent XXL Freshman and Brooklyn native Troy Ave on Instagram and the Summer Jam mainstage. Especially after popping up on a remix of Troy's "Your Style" yesterday, T.I.
  • Cover of Troy Ave Comments On Game's XXL Freshman Class Diss
    Like his former collaborator 50 Cent, Game comes from a time in rap where calling rappers out was commonplace. On his most recent single, "Bigger Than Me", the Compton rapper takes aim at the entire Freshman class, accusing them of being "soft", and not of the same caliber as emcees he came up with.
  • Cover of The "Weirdo Rap" Divide
    50 Cent and G-Unit made headlines following this year's Summer Jam for a very visible fight that took place in front of 50,000 viewers (70,000 if you count those online) on the event's mainstage.
  • Cover of Kendrick Lamar Says Dr. Dre Is Working On His Album, Responds to Troy Ave's "Weirdo" Comment
    While he didn't actually release an album last year, Kendrick Lamar managed to put the rap game in a stir. "Control" kept the rapper in the conversation throughout 2013, but in the new year, the rapper has been a little more low-key.
  • Cover of Troy Ave Responds To 50 Cent's Comment That Tony Yayo & Lloyd Banks Are His Hype Men
    50 Cent has been trolling long before the days of the internet. Almost every interview with the outspoken rapper finds him making a few deliberate statements to get a rise out of someone, often another rapper.
  • Cover of Stream Troy Ave's "BSB Vol. 4" Mixtape
    Troy Ave just covered the XXL Freshmen list, representing the sole New York quotient of the group. The rapper is only getting more prolific as his profile rises, releasing his crew's BSB Vol. 4 mixtape today.
  • Cover of Troy Ave Thinks Chance The Rapper Is A "Drug Addict"
    Chance The Rapper has been vocal about his use of acid and its influence on his latest project-- fittingly titled Acid Rap.
  • Cover of Underrated Audio: November 2 - November 8
    Everyone seems to be in Eminem overdrive with the release of Marshall Mathers LP 2 (HotNewHipHop is no different, as you probably noticed), but Underrated Audio gives us a chance to shy away from whatever is taking over our Top 100 chart or taking over our News feed.
  • Cover of Troy Ave Reveals Artwork & Tracklist For "New York City" Album
    Troy Ave's buzz is growing steadily. The New York rapper is getting ready to drop his new album, named after his city, and the project sports plenty of notable producers and features. Guest appearances include Tony Yayo, Pusha T, Raekwon, N.O.R.E., Prodigy and King Sevin.
  • Cover of Troy Ave Talks Upcoming Projects At HOT97 Summer Jam XX
    The Festival Village this past weekend at the annual HOT 97 Summer Jam saw performances from a bunch of upcoming New York rappers, among them, Troy Ave.
  • Cover of Troy Ave Talks Upcoming "New York City" Album & Signing With A Major Label
    Appearing as a feature on some of the hottest recent tapes, and on the heels of dropping a successful project himself with Bricks In My Backpack 3, Troy Ave is gearing up to drop what he considers his first full album.  In a recent interview he also
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