Troy Ave News

  • Kendrick Lamar Says Dr. Dre Is Working On His Album, Responds to Troy Ave's "Weirdo" Comment
    Kendrick Lamar Says Dr. Dre Is Working On His Album, Responds to Troy Ave's "Weirdo" Comment
    Jun 10, 2014 at 12:42pm
    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. One would assume that this is because K.Dot is getting ready to drop his highly anticipated follow-up to good kid, m.A.A.d city.
  • Troy Ave Thinks Chance The Rapper Is A "Drug Addict"
    Troy Ave Thinks Chance The Rapper Is A "Drug Addict"
    Jan 4, 2014 at 01:35pm
    Chance The Rapper has been vocal about his use of acid and its influence on his latest project-- fittingly titled Acid Rap. His comments have varied, initially saying there was "a lot of acid involved" in the recording process, before hilariously backtracking with "I mean, it wasn't too much — I'd say it was about 30 to 40 percent acid."
  • Troy Ave Comments On Game's XXL Freshman Class Diss
    Troy Ave Comments On Game's XXL Freshman Class Diss
    Jun 25, 2014 at 12:51pm
    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.
  • ILoveMakonnen Calls "Tuesday" Remixes "Eh," Troy Ave Responds
    ILoveMakonnen Calls "Tuesday" Remixes "Eh," Troy Ave Responds
    Oct 1, 2014 at 03:22am
    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. It's easy to understand then why he may have been a bit offended by Makonnen's tweets later that day.
  • Troy Ave Responds To 50 Cent's Comment That Tony Yayo & Lloyd Banks Are His Hype Men
    Troy Ave Responds To 50 Cent's Comment That Tony Yayo & Lloyd Banks Are His Hype Men
    May 29, 2014 at 03:28pm
    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. His recent comments concerning former G-Unit members Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo were no exception, with the rapper saying that they've come to a point where they've resorted to becoming newcomer Troy Ave's hype men, as they appeared in his video.
  • T.I. Says There Is "A Possibility" That Troy Ave Will Sign To Hustle Gang [Update: T.I. Says Deal Is Being Finalized]
    T.I. Says There Is "A Possibility" That Troy Ave Will Sign To Hustle Gang [Update: T.I. Says Deal Is Being Finalized]
    Jul 1, 2014 at 11:43pm
    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. seems to be tight with the young MC, but a recent interview with MTV News reveals that their relationship may soon be a business one. 
  • The "Weirdo Rap" Divide
    The "Weirdo Rap" Divide
    Jun 12, 2014 at 01:06pm
    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. But outside of that seconds-long scuffle, there was a bigger, albeit more subterranean, conflict going on throughout the daylong event.
  • T.I. Speaks On The Possibility Of Signing Troy Ave, Confirms He's "Definitely Hustle Gang"
    T.I. Speaks On The Possibility Of Signing Troy Ave, Confirms He's "Definitely Hustle Gang"
    Oct 24, 2014 at 03:54pm
    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. stressed that while he could not confirm whether or not there are in talks a signing, he was confident that Troy is very much a part of the crew.
  • Troy Ave Reveals "Major Without A Deal" Tracklist
    Troy Ave Reveals "Major Without A Deal" Tracklist
    May 11, 2015 at 06:47pm
    Troy Ave has been generating hype in New York through a number of regional hits, all of which will appear on his upcoming debut retail album, Major Without A Deal. Today, Troy has shared the official tracklist for the LP, which enforces his knack for titles, including the likes of "Doo Doo," "Fake Butt Busta," and "Finagle The Bagel".
  • Troy Ave Says He Has A 7-Figure Deal In The Works
    Troy Ave Says He Has A 7-Figure Deal In The Works
    Feb 22, 2015 at 05:24pm
    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. Speaking with HOT 97, Troy revealed that he's in the process of working out a joint-venture deal, which while he did not elaborate, we can assume would be earning a major label imprint for his indie label, BSB Records.
  • Troy Ave Says He's Got No Beef with iLoveMakonnen
    Troy Ave Says He's Got No Beef with iLoveMakonnen
    Nov 10, 2014 at 03:55pm
    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.
  • Troy Ave Reveals "Major Without A Deal" Artwork
    Troy Ave Reveals "Major Without A Deal" Artwork
    May 6, 2015 at 05:06pm
    Despite earning a strong co-sign from T.I., Troy Ave has been adamant about keeping things independent, dedicating the title of his new album to the mindset. Major Without A Deal is due out June 5th (and June 9th in physical form), and is being presented as Troy's debut album.The LP will be out through BSB Records/Empire Distribution, and can be pre-ordered from Best Buy right now.
  • Troy Ave Announces Release Date For "Major Without A Label" Album
    Troy Ave Announces Release Date For "Major Without A Label" Album
    Apr 28, 2015 at 10:34pm
    Troy Ave’s long awaited Major Without A Label album now has an official release date. Troy took to the Hot 97 studios Tuesday night to announce that it will be arriving June 5th.
  • Stream Troy Ave's "BSB Vol. 4" Mixtape
    Stream Troy Ave's "BSB Vol. 4" Mixtape
    May 6, 2014 at 04:33pm
    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.
  • Stream Red Cafe's "In Us We Trust" EP
    Stream Red Cafe's "In Us We Trust" EP
    Dec 1, 2014 at 06:43pm
    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. Consisting of one previously-released track, "R.N.O.," the previously-unavailable dirty version of the Fabolous-assisted "Pretty Gang" and two new ones, the four track EP is short and sweet.
  • Staff Picks Playlist (May 1)
    Staff Picks Playlist (May 1)
    May 1, 2015 at 01:23pm
    Time to kick off your weekend with HNHH's Staff Picks playlist. We're finally approaching warm weather and with warm weather comes the VERY HOTTTTT tracks, just wait on it. The big question we're asking the peanut gallery today (more commonly known as the comment section) is: what will be the song of the summer? 
  • Troy Ave Announces "Money, Powder, Respect" Tour
    Troy Ave Announces "Money, Powder, Respect" Tour
    Sep 8, 2014 at 04:46pm
    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. Check out dates below and a tour poster in the gallery above.
  • Contest: Win Tickets For Troy Ave Live In NYC With Funkmaster Flex
    Contest: Win Tickets For Troy Ave Live In NYC With Funkmaster Flex
    Nov 17, 2014 at 12:54pm
    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.
  • Troy Ave Reveals Artwork & Tracklist For "New York City" Album
    Troy Ave Reveals Artwork & Tracklist For "New York City" Album
    Nov 1, 2013 at 08:03pm
    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. Procduction comes courtesy of Harry Fraud, Chase N Chase, Scram Jones, Araab Muzik, Sledgren and more.  Check out the full tracklist below, and the official artwork in the gallery above.
  • Troy Ave Talks Upcoming "New York City" Album & Signing With A Major Label
    Troy Ave Talks Upcoming "New York City" Album & Signing With A Major Label
    Feb 19, 2013 at 01:51pm
    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 talks about his plans to put off signing with a major label until the project is released, and how much of an impact he can have recording with label money instead of street money.
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