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Troy Ave Biography
Troy Ave born Roland Collins , is an American rapper and record producer hailing from the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York City. The rapper coined his pseudonym from Troy Avenue, a street around his childhood home where he grew up in. Troy released his first studio album, New York City: The Album in November 2013, debuting at number 47 on the US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. Troy was inducted in XXL magazine’s Freshmen Class of 2014.
Troy Ave Age| Birthday | How Old Is Troy Ave?
Troy was born on November 23, 1985 in Brooklyn, New York and is 33 years old in 2018.
Collins began his rap career in 2009.
Troy Ave New York City: The Album
In November 2013, the rapper released his premier studio album titled New York City: The Album. The album is his debut studio album and was released by BSB Records. The album features guest appearances from King Sevin, N.O.R.E., Prodigy, Raekwon, DJ Uneek, Pusha T and Young Lit and was received to much positive response from critics.
Troy Ave Height
Troy stands at 5ft 10 inches (178 cm) tall.
Troy Ave Net worth
The American rapper is estimated to have a net worth of $1 million in 2019 with his income streaming from music sales and performances.
Troy Ave Photo
Troy Ave Dope Boy Troy Vol. 2: NuPac
The rapper took to social media to announce that his new street album, Dope Boy Troy Vol. 2: NuPac was to be released on April 14, 2017. The rapper is seen to compare himself with Rap icon Tupac in what appears to be the cover art for his street atlbum NuPac . The album art features a collage of photos of both Ave and Tupac in similar situations from their shootings. Although his promotional campaign may have gotten confused to the general public, Troy went to make it clear that he’s not saying he’s the new Tupac; and is instead playing homage to the late rapper.
Troy Ave Children| Kids
The rapper has two sons aged 2 and 3 years and prefers to keep their lives private.
Troy Ave Legal Battles
Troy Ave was arrested on May 26th 2016 for attempted murder and possession of an illegal weapon that was used at a shoot out at a T.I.concert at Irving Plaza, where T.I. and other rappers were scheduled to perform. In the altercation, four people were shot by a shooter from the VIP section of the event, with one sustaining fatal injuries. Ronald McPhatter, the man who met his untimely death while at 33 ears of age, was said to be a friend and affiliate of Troy Ave. After the incident; Troy was rushed to NYU Langone Medical Center and then transferred to nearby NYC Health + Hospitals where he was arrested by the police for being a primary suspect in the shooting. While at the hospital, it was alleged that the gunshot wound was self-inflicted.
In court,Troy pleaded that he was not guilty, arguing that he was using self-defense and that he and his late friend; McPhatter ,were shot by an unnamed assailant. He was remanded without bail. The rapper’s lawyer consecutively put out a request for the public to help with any information that witnesses can provide in a bid to salvage the court case.
In regards to the court case, Troy dropped a mixtape titled Free Troy Ave, in reference to his current condition of being charged with the shootings. The mixtape was released on June 6, 2016. On July 11, 2016, he made the final bail and was temporarily released.
Troy Ave Feud with Joey Badass
The rapper and a fellow Brooklyn-native rapper Joey Badass were involved in an exchange of words in June of 2015, when Joey Badass took to Twitter to declared himself the “#1 independent hip hop recording artist and a brand in the world” . Troy also took to twitter and responded in another tweet by pointing out that Joey had been signed to Cinematic Music Group, whose music is distributed by RED Distribution, a subsidiary of Sony Music Entertainment. Joey Badass later refuted reports of a feud between him and Troy Ave in another tweet.
On July 7, 2015, Joey Badass was hosted for an interview with Ebro Darden on Hot 97, and while on the show;he had words of praise for Troy Ave, stating: “At some point you gottahave some level of respect for Troy because, at the end of the day, we’re both independent artists who are standing on major platforms next to a whole bunch of major artists and they know who we are.”
In February 2016, he reignited the feud in a single, titled “Ready”, where he raps: “60k, first week for the badass / 200k to this day, I know you niggas mad / With that 80-20 split, my nigga do the math / my nigga Kirk just outsold Troy Ave”- A reference to Kirk Knight’s debut studio album Late Knight Special and Troy Ave’s second studio album Major Without a Deal-. In response to Joey’s diss, the rapper released a diss track, titled “Badass” the following week, in which he not only insulted Joey Badass, but also targeted the late Pro Era member Capital Steez, who committed suicide by jumping off a building in December 2012. His lyrics go:
”Don’t get suicidal like your friend, here’s a casket / Steez burning in hell, my burner’s in my belt / I’m really killing shit, you niggas killing yourself / Fucking weirdos, off the roof, “Steer clear, yo!” / This nigga’s trying to fly, he think he a superhero / Splat man, fuck you and that man / and all three labels you signed to, they whack man… ”
Following up on the release of his diss song titled Badass”, Troy called in at the radio show Sway in the Morning to add about Capital Steez death stating: “He didn’t pass away; he killed himself. There’s a difference. He took his own life. God gave you life, it ain’t your right to take that. That’s a fact. I got niggas in jail who got life sentences, they might as well be dead. They could’ve traded their life for his.” His thought on the matter received heavy criticism from fans and fellow artists alike, including Styles P, ASAP Ant and ASAP Twelvyy, who wrote, amongst a series of other tweets: “Wish I had a time machine to go back and give these niggas moms that abortion money.”
Joey Badass appeared on sway’s show On March 29, 2016 where he responded to “Badass”; Troy’s diss to him with a freestyle. He took subliminals at him. He rapped: “Now I won’t even lie, can’t agree with suicide / but in the darkest times, there’s still a brighter side / He took a leap of faith and only brightened his light / You took a cheap shot at hate and only shortened your life.” Some rappers such as Fat Joe tried to dissolve the feud to no avail.
Troy Ave Albums
|Title||Album details||Peak chart positions|
|New York City: The Album||
|Major Without a Deal||
Troy Ave Mixtapes
|List of Troy Ave’s mixtapes, with year released|
|I’m In Traffick||
|Bricks In My Backpack||
|KFC (Kilos For Cheap)||
|Bricks In My Backpack 2: Powder To The People||
|Bricks In My Backpack 3: The Harry Powder Trilogy||
|BSB Vol. 1||
|BSB Vol. 2||
|BSB Vol. 3||
|White Christmas 2||
|BSB Vol. 4||
|BSB Vol. 5||
|BSB Vol. 5: The Extras (EP)||
|Major Without A Deal (Reloaded)||
|White Christmas 3||
|Free Troy Ave||
|White Christmas 4||
|Dope Boy Troy||
|Style 4 Free||
|Album of The Summer||
|White Christmas 5||
|White Christmas 6||