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.
  • Troy Ave & Joey Badass Send Subliminal Shots On Twitter
    Troy Ave & Joey Badass Send Subliminal Shots On Twitter
    Jun 23, 2015 at 03:39am
    Troy Ave has been the topic of hot conversation on social media these past couple weeks thanks in part to his extremely low record sales and attitude towards it all. On Monday, the BSB leader made his way by the Hot 97 studios where he spent about 40 minutes justifying his album sales and self-proclaiming himself the biggest and best independent artist out today.
  • Troy Ave's "Major Without A Deal" Sold Just Over 4,000 Copies Opening Week
    Troy Ave's "Major Without A Deal" Sold Just Over 4,000 Copies Opening Week
    Jun 11, 2015 at 04:25pm
    Yesterday we saw Lil Durk and Dom Kennedy's first week sales for Remember My Name and By Dom Kennedy respectively. Durk moved just over 25,000 while Dom did just under-- a lot of our commenters referenced either/or as a flop, but nonetheless they still charted on the Billboard 200. We cannot say that much for Troy Ave's debut, Major Without A Deal.
  • The 7 Most Ridiculous Claims Troy Ave Made During His Breakfast Club Interview
    The 7 Most Ridiculous Claims Troy Ave Made During His Breakfast Club Interview
    Jun 17, 2015 at 02:27pm
    During his interview on The Breakfast Club yesterday, Troy Ave was staunch in his claim that his music is strictly non-fiction: "I don't talk about nothing I don't got, I don't even be talking about Ferraris or Lamborghinis... I don't be fucking with shit like that." Evidently, though, this desire to keep it 100 at all times doesn't extend to his interviews.
  • 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.
  • The Top 10 Beefs Of 2015 (So Far)
    The Top 10 Beefs Of 2015 (So Far)
    Jun 23, 2015 at 05:46pm
    Last year, we examined the ever-changing definition of "beef" in hip hop, observing how inter-artist disputes have increasingly unfolded online and perhaps become more petty since the term was coined in the '90s. That's held true in 2015, as we've seen more than a few Twitter or Instagram-based disputes play out in the year's first six months. 
  • 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.
  • 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".
  • Social Media Crushes Troy Ave For Saying It's OK To Wear Adidas With Nikes
  • Stream Troy Ave's New Album "Major Without A Deal"
    Stream Troy Ave's New Album "Major Without A Deal"
    Jun 5, 2015 at 01:28am
    The time has finally come. After months of anticipation, Troy Ave releases his long awaited Major Without A Deal album on iTunes.
  • 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 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.
  • 140 Bars: Tweets Of The Week (June 13 - 19)
    140 Bars: Tweets Of The Week (June 13 - 19)
    Jun 19, 2015 at 05:46pm
    This past week, Twitter was mostly dominated by three things: the wild conclusion of Game of Thrones' fifth season, the launch of Orange is the New Black's third season, and most importantly, the Rachel Dolezal scandal.
  • 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.
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