The Brooklyn artists rap over vintage beats from when New York rap mattered to other people and not just them. It’s freshened up by Troy Ave, weighed down by Maino. These two are on a very small crusade to make rap regional long after it became democratic and internet-based. It’s a strange effort and egocentric but definitely slams the reminder home in 3 plus minutes of East Coast nostalgia. Check the track after the jump.
We don’t know yet how successful Troy Ave will be. Judging by his songs and his recent surge, he will be very famous and undeniably successful. This song is an allusion to that. He’s delivering at every turn and letting us know about it. Check the video after the jump.
Newcomer Dray talks about how “irrelevant” everyone is when they try to stop his progress. Other New York rappers join him to defame the misguided back-talkers, with Cory Gunz and Troy Ave mostly carrying the team to the finish. With this bold statement on record, let’s hope all of them are relevant in a year. Track after the jump.
Fif stops by Hot 97’s Morning Show for a lengthy and candid interview with Cipha Sounds, Ebro and Laura Stylez. Curtis touches on a number of topics including the state of NY rap, what he really thinks of Troy Ave, his upcoming Animal Ambition LP and more. Hit the jump for part two. Read More
Troy Ave and Pusha T release the official video for their gutter “Everything” collaboration off Troy’s New York City project.
Troy Ave reminds us that “d*ckriding never been a form of transportation” in the visual for “Cigar Smoke” off his New York City LP. Harry Powder is set to drop off his White Christmas 2 tape on December 25. Let it snow.
Troy Ave stopped by the Power 105 studios earlier this morning to chop it up with Angela Yee, Envy, and Charlamagne Tha God and promote his New York City project.
Troy Ave releases the visual for the title track from his upcoming New York City album, featuring Raekwon and N.O.R.E. New York City drops November 4.
Troy Ave releases the visual for his Scram Jones-produced cut “Hot Out.” Directed by Boy Eazy.