Published on August 28th, 2017 | by 00T4565787549200
Troy Ave New Mix-tape Album of the Summer
The rap hooligan, white tee, white air forces, Billionaire Boys Club, gold chain raps out of Brooklyn only live in our speakers these days. The stomp out, buckshot bars are few and far between since the early 2000’s. Still a new breed of Brooklyn rap finesses the New York rap scene. Dedicated to dope dealers, trap houses, and stick up kids. East Coast ushers in a new era, where Brooklyn is the mecca to a culture of street music, and in New York money is always king. Now the rapper is the representative of grime and gangster. Its known piano keys equal financial backing, and rap product equals work. Yet for those peddling music, and dreaming of a perfect summer, Troy Ave brings the product to the table. For those prepping for summer success, Troy Ave premiered the mix-tape Album of the Summer.
The intro bars dominate the rich tempo. Ave seldom hesitates to express his life, truths about Judas principles, and verses beyond a hustlers priorities. The real always recognizes real. The certified plug to his independent rap crew BSB, Troy Ave gained notoriety from a club shooting, in which he lost BSB member and bodyguard, Ronald McPhatter, aka BSB Banga of Crown Heights. His first mix-tape, New York City and first album Major Without a Deal have been slept on in the discussion of next up in New York. He was subsequently shot five times, and resurrects his hustler persona for a solid LP. Troy Ave speaks through hustlers’ paranoia and paper stacks. Despite being distracted by a sex tape scandal, and attempted extortion. Troy Ave shines as New York’s prodigal son. He represents a culture of Cool Kid indie rappers into luxury goods and exotic whips. As Ave takes urban fashion to new heights, he proves he is Paid in Full circa EPMD’s classic 1987 record. He proves he’s balling like a hot boy. He brings tough talk with gritty borough bass to back it up. The track “She Belongs to the Game” speaks volumes to his sensitivity and Don Juan status with the ladies. Apparently he’s about that life. “Chuck Norris” is that karate chop verse that he released months ago. Based on Chuck Norris the martial arts legend. “Smile” was written as a feel good track of inspiration. “The Message” is an introspective song with a modern Story to Tell. A cautionary tale about street politics, game changers, and block heat.
This is New, New York Flava in Ya Ear, for those East Coast hip-hop heads. He raps from the mindset of a Gotti boy, affiliated to the drug game. This is hustler music for the new wave, of the cold crush. “On My Birthday” rhymes from the wake up to the cake up.
“Smooth Criminal” and “Pray for Me” featuring Touchdown Brown out of Brownsville keeps the mix-tape a Brooklyn thing. Leaning towards simple wordage the syncopated flows are fine-tuned. Rappers battle to reign as king, while hitting the club and raining money as king’s. New York is hot turf in the summer, even for new school Brooklyn Jesus.