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Troy Ave Bio
as seen on TroyAve.com
Troy Ave, taken the name of the block he grew up on in Brooklyn, has been buzzing in New York since 2006. Bringing heat in the form of hype songs with real lyrics this high energy MC got music made by and for the streets. Never apologetic, Troy Ave’s attitude and demeanor is direct and without effort, unlike those who have created a gimmick. He raps what he lives.
After seeing a friend get caught up on a serious charge that he himself narrowly escaped, he figured it was best to take his talents off the streets and into the studio, especially after seeing an average rapper from his neighborhood make $100,000, he knew that if someone without talent could make it then he definitely had a chance.
In 2003 he heard 50 Cent’s first album and was inspired to pick up the mic, since then he’s dropped four mixtapes which he sold over 70,000 copies of right out his trunk. In fact his music has been so hot on the streets that he’s the first unsigned rapper out of New York to get bootlegged. His biggest influences include the aforementioned 50 Cent, Master P, Lil’ Flip, Young Jeezy and the late, great Notorious B.I.G.
With a cinematic sound that paints a vivid picture, Troy Ave’s music is autobiographical and he hopes to turn his hobby into a profession where can build and add on. Starting with “Major Without a Deal” through “Troy Ave is the Future” and “I’m In Traffick” and now his latest effort, “Bricks In My Backpack”, Troy Ave has been creating his own distribution in corner stores, liquor stores, and further cementing his place in the streets as the person to go to for that gettin’ money music
Rick Ross Biography
as seen on i Tunes
Tattooed with pictures of AK-47s, Miami's 6', 300-pound rap figure known as Rick Ross embraced his city's reputation for drug trafficking on his debut single, "Hustlin'," in 2006. While Atlanta and Houston artists were establishing their cities as Southern strongholds, Ross aimed at putting Miami back in rap's national spotlight. Ross, real name William Roberts, grew up in Carol City, Florida, an impoverished northern suburb of Miami. Influenced by artists like Luther Campbell and the Notorious B.I.G., Roberts formed local rap group the Carol City Cartel and began rapping in the mid-'90s. (He took his rap name from Los Angeles drug kingpin "Freeway" Rick Ross, who ran one of the largest crack cocaine distribution networks in the country during the '80s and early '90s.) Ross had a brief stint on Suave House Records, former label of Eightball & MJG, before he ended up on Miami-based Slip 'N' Slide Records, the label home of Trick Daddy and Trina. During the early to mid-2000s, he became popular and well-known locally through touring with Trick Daddy and appearing as a guest on a few Slip 'N' Slide releases, but didn't release any solo material until 2006.
Once "Hustlin'" caught the ear of a few executives within the national industry, a bidding war ensued that included offers from Bad Boy CEO Sean "Diddy" Combs and The Inc. (formerly Murder Inc) president Irv Gotti. Nonetheless, Def Jam president and veteran rapper Jay-Z signed Ross to a multi-million-dollar deal. The Miami anthem "Hustlin'" went on to receive gold status from RIAA in May 2006 and sold over a million ringtone units before the physical release of his debut album, Port of Miami. Released in August 2006, Ross' debut was Slip 'N' Slide's first project under the Def Jam partnership, and it went to number one on the Billboard album chart. His follow-up, Trilla, was released the following year, prefaced with the Cool & Dre-produced title track. Early 2009 saw the release of Deeper Than Rap, an album greeted with numerous positive reviews in the hip-hop press. In early 2010 he released the Teflon Don album featuring the hit single "B.M.F. (Blowin' Money Fast)." The star-studded God Forgives, I Don't followed in 2012, with guest shots from Jay-Z and Mary J. Blige. At the start of 2013, he announced details of his sixth studio album. He enlisted the help of Scott Storch and DJ Khaled as executive producers and released the pre-album single "No Games" featuring Future. The album, titled Mastermind, landed in March of 2014 with the simultaneous release of the single "War Ready" featuring Young Jeezy. Just six months later, Ross announced that he would be releasing his seventh studio album, Hood Billionaire, toward the end of 2014. The album arrived in November that year and was preceded by the singles "Elvis Presley Blvd." and "Keep Doin' That (Rich Bitch)."
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