Pastor Troy

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Pastor Troy
Birth name Micah LeVar Troy
Born (1977-11-18) November 18, 1977 (age 37)
Origin Augusta, Georgia United States
Genres Hip hop, crunk, hardcore hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper, Producer
Years active 1998–present
Labels SMC, Real Talk, Koch
Associated acts 1017 Brick Squad, Prophet Posse, Lil Jon, Big Boi, Criminal Manne, Killer Mike, Xzibit, J Holiday, Chamillionaire, Lil Wyte, Goodie Mob

Micah LeVar Troy (born November 18, 1977) is an American rapper. He is also a member of the hardcore rap group D.S.G.B. (Down South Georgia Boys).

Early life[edit]

Micah LeVar Troy was born on November 18, 1977 in College Park, Georgia. His father, Alfred Troy, is a Haitian-American drill instructor turned pastor.[1]

Troy graduated from Creekside High School, and attended Paine College in Augusta, Georgia, before deciding to fully pursue his career in rap music.[1]

Career[edit]

He released his first album, We Ready (I Declare War), in 1999. Ludacris featured Troy on his album Back for the First Time in the song "Get Off Me."[2] In addition, Pastor Troy is the front man of the rap group D.S.G.B. (Down South Georgia Boys). DSGB originated in Augusta, Georgia.[3] He was also featured on the collaborative album Kings of Crunk by Lil Jon in the song "Throw it Up".[4] Troy and then friend Lil' Jon reached the top of the charts in the south with songs such as "Vice Versa" and "Throw it Up". Since being in the music industry, Pastor Troy has been in public conflict with Master P,[1] Lil Scrappy and The BME Click, and Sno, with whom he has since come to terms. In 2002, Troy's album Universal Soldier became popular in the South, especially with the song "Are We Cuttin'" featuring Ms. Jade, which was also featured on the soundtrack for the action film xXx that year.[5] The album debuted at #13 on the Billboard 200.[6] In 2003, Troy appeared on Young Jeezy's 2003 album Come Shop wit' Me on the track titled "GA".[7]

Troy later released one of his more commercial albums, By Any Means Necessary, in 2004. This album included the hit "Ridin' Big". Following this release, Pastor Troy was released from his Universal contract because of creativity disputes.[1] He then released Face Off, Part II, which addressed some issues with Lil Scrappy and BME, adding new songs, and even remade some of his hits. In 2005, he appeared with Killer Mike on Chamillionaire's track "Southern Takeover" off of The Sound of Revenge.

Pastor Troy released three albums in 2006, starting with Stay Tru, then followed by By Choice Or By Force and Atlanta 2 Memphis, which is a collaboration album with Memphis rapper Criminal Manne. Stay Tru debuted at the Billboard 200 at #150, selling 6,000 copies its first week.[8] Currently, Pastor Troy is signed with two record labels. SMC (Stay Tru, Tool Muziq) and Money and Power Records (Face Off Part 2, Atlanta 2 Memphis).[9]

Pastor Troy released his 16th solo album, Ready For War, in June 2009, and released seven more studio albums up to 2011. On June 19, 2012 he released his latest CD entitled The Last OutLaw, also he starred in the film We Was Homeboyz which has not yet been released.

On July 31, 2013, he released another album entitled The Streets Need You which is in stores and for download online. Troy also made a video clip of the intro of his latest mixtape "Crown Royal Legend" on YouTube. Crown Royal Part 4 is set to be released on January 21, 2014.

Pastor Troy appeared on Judge Alex for the second time on February 14, 2014, having been sued for failing to show-up for a show per a written contact.

Pastor Troy announced his next album, Welcome To The Rap Game, on Facebook. It is set to be released on July 1, 2014.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
[10]
R&B
[10]
Rap
[10]
Ind
[11]
We Ready (I Declare War)
  • Released: March 16, 1999
  • Label: Madd Society Records/Candy Coated Management
I Am D.S.G.B.
  • Released: September 12, 2000
  • Label: MCA Records
Pastor Troy for President
  • Released: November 7, 2000
  • Label: Real Thang Records
Face Off
  • Released: May 22, 2001
  • Label: Madd Society Records/Universal
83 13
Hell 2 Pay
  • Releases: 2002
Universal Soldier
  • Releases: September 24, 2002
  • Label: Universal
13 2
By Any Means Necessary
  • Released: March 23, 2004
  • Label: Universal/Khaotic Generation
30 7
Face Off, Part II
  • Released: March 1, 2005
  • Label: Money & Power Records
112
Stay Tru 150 21 12 15
By Choice or by Force
  • Released: July 25, 2006
  • Label: Koch Records/Money And The Power LLC/Fastlife
130
Tool Muziq
  • Releases: July 3, 2007
  • Label: SMC Recordings/Money And The Power Records
91 11 4 9
Attitude Adjuster 116 15 4 14
A.T.L. (A-Town Legend)
  • Released: May 13, 2008
  • Label: Siccness Records
TROY
  • Released: November 18, 2008
  • Label: Madd Society Records
Feel Me or Kill Me
  • Released: April 14, 2009
  • Label: SMC Recordings/Money And The Power Records/Fontana Distribution
121
Ready for War
Love Me, Hate Me
  • Released: July 28, 2009
  • Label: Siccness Records
G.I. Troy – Strictly 4 My Soldiers
  • Released: February 16, 2010
  • Label: Madd Society Records
Zero Tolerance
  • Released: May 25, 2010
  • Label: Bcd Music Group
Attitude Adjuster 2
King of All Kings
  • Released: August 3, 2010
  • Label: Madd Society Records
Still Troy
  • Released: March 15, 2011
  • Label: Turned Up Ent
H.N.I.C.
  • Released: April 5, 2011
  • Label: Siccness Records
The Last Outlaw
  • Released: June 19, 2012
  • Label: Madd Society Records
The Streets Need You
  • Released: July 30, 2013
  • Label: Madd Society Records
Welcome To The Rap Game
  • Released: October 7, 2014
  • Label: Seymoure Records

Collaborations[edit]

with D.S.G.B.

Year Title Chart positions
US US R&B
2001 The Last Supper
2003 Til Death Do Us Part 42

Other Collaborations

Year Title Chart positions
US US R&B
2000 Book I (with The Congregation)
2006 Atlanta 2 Memphis (with Criminal Manne) 88
2008 A.T.L. 2 (A-Town Legends 2) (with The Lumberjacks)

Mixtapes / Compilations / Remix Albums[edit]

Year Album
2001 A Thin Line Between The Playaz And The Hataz
2002 Revelations
2004 I Am American (Compilation) (presented by Lil Jon & Pastor Troy)
2005 Hood Hustlin': The Mix Tape, Vol. 1 (with Nino of P.K.O.)
Hood Hustlin': The Mix Tape, Vol. 2 (Slowed & Chopped) (with Nino of P.K.O.)
2006 Down South Hood Hustlin (with Nino of P.K.O.)
2009 Still No Play In Georgia (Best Of) (Mixtape)
Ready for War (The P.T. Mixes)
2010 Crown Royal (Mixtape)
The Best of Pastor Troy (Vol.1) (Compilation)
The Best of Pastor Troy (Vol.2) (Compilation)
2011 Crown Royal 2 (Mixtape)
2013 Crown Royal Legend Mixtape
2014 Crown Royal 4 Mixtape
Crown Royal 5

Singles[edit]

Year Song U.S. Hot 100 U.S. R&B Album
1999 "No Mo Play in G.A." We Ready (I Declare War)
2001 "This tha City" Face Off
"Vice Versa"
(featuring Peter the Disciple)
13
2002 "Are We Cuttin'"
(featuring Ms. Jade)
96 47 Universal Soldier
2003 "You Can't Pimp Me"
(featuring Peter the Disciple)
2004 "Ridin' Big" 91 By Any Means Necessary
2006 "Pop a Few Bottles"
(featuring Rasheeda)
By Choice or by Force
2007 "Saddam" Tool Muziq
2008 "Heaven Is Below" A.T.L. (A-Town Legend)
2009 "I Want War" Feel Me or Kill Me
"Comin Wit Me" Ready for War
2011 "Dirty Atlanta"
(featuring Ralph)
Still Troy
"Ain't Gangsta No Moe"

Collaboration singles[edit]

Year Song U.S. Hot 100 U.S. R&B Album
2003 "D.S.G.B."
(with D.S.G.B. (Down South Georgia Boys)
Til Death Do Us Part

Production credits[edit]

Pastor Troy[edit]

  • Book I (by Pastor Troy & The Congregation):

"Havin' A Bad Day"

"This Tha City"
"My Niggaz Is The Grind"
"Move To Mars"
"Throw Your Flags Up"
"No Mo Play In GA"
"Eternal Yard Dash" with Big Toombs
"Oh Father"

"Universal Soldier"
"Bless America"

"WWW (Who, Want, War)"
"Where Them Niggaz At"
"Respect Game"

"I'm Down"

D.S.G.B.[edit]

"We Dem Georgia Boyz"
"My Folks"
"Brang Ya Army"
"Above The Law II"
"Southside"
"Repent"

"I'm Outside Ho"
"Sittin' On Thangs" with Taj Mahal

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Birchmeier, Jason. "Pastor Troy Biography". allmusic. Retrieved November 27, 2010. 
  2. ^ Birchmeier, Jason. "Back for the First Time" - Overview. allmusic: 2000.
  3. ^ Birhchmeier, Jason. DSGB biography at allmusic
  4. ^ Henderson, Alex. "Kings of Crunk" - Overview. allmusic: 2002.
  5. ^ Reid, Shaheem. Pastor Troy Reps For Georgia. MTV News: Sept. 23, 2002.
  6. ^ D'Angelo, Joe. Elvis' #1s LP To Hit #1. MTV News: Oct. 2, 2002.
  7. ^ "Come Shop Wit' Me" - allmusic
  8. ^ Harris, Chris. T.I., Pink, Shakira Can't Shake Rascal Flatts From Billboard #1. MTV News: Apr. 26, 2006.
  9. ^ Pastor Troy on MySpace
  10. ^ a b c "Big L > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums." Allmusic.com. Rovi Corporation. n.d. Web. 27 October 2011. <http://allmusic.com/artist/big-l-p144340/charts-awards>.
  11. ^ "allmusic ((( Insane Clown Posse > Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums )))". Allmusic. Retrieved 2010-03-29. 

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