Troy Ave

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Troy Ave
Birth name Roland Collins
Born (1985-11-23) November 23, 1985 (age 29)[1][2]
Origin Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2009-present
Labels BSB Records (current) Voicez, Def Jam Recordings (former)[3]
Associated acts Raekwon, Noreaga, Prodigy,[4] N.O.R.E., Tony Yayo, Pusha T[5]
Website twitter.com/TroyAve

Roland Collins (born November 23, 1985), better known by the stage name Troy Ave, is an American rapper from the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York City. His moniker derives from Troy Avenue, a street near his boyhood home.[6] In November 2013, his first studio album, New York City: The Album, was released.[5] Upon release, the album debuted at number 47 on the US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.[7] He was named part of the 2014 XXL Freshmen Class.[8]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US US R&B US
Rap
New York City: The Album 47

Mixtapes[edit]

List of mixtapes, with year released
Title Album details
I'm In Traffick[10]
  • Released: August 17, 2009
  • Label: BSB Records
  • Format: Digital download
Bricks In My Backpack[11]
  • Released: September 27, 2010
  • Label: BSB Records
  • Format: Digital download
Bricks In My Backpack 2: Powder To The People[12]
  • Released: August 30, 2011
  • Label: BSB Records
  • Format: Digital download
Bricks In My Backpack 3: The Harry Powder Trilogy[13]
  • Released: June 12, 2012
  • Label: BSB Records
  • Format: Digital download
White Christmas[14]
  • Released: December 25, 2012
  • Label: BSB Records
  • Format: Digital download
BSB Vol. 1[15]
  • Released: March 4, 2013
  • Label: BSB Records
  • Format: Digital download
BSB Vol. 2[16]
  • Released: May 15, 2013
  • Label: BSB Records
  • Format: Digital download
BSB Vol. 3[17]
  • Released: July 4, 2013
  • Label: BSB Records
  • Format: Digital download
White Christmas 2[18]
  • Released: December 24, 2013
  • Label: BSB Records
  • Format: Digital download
BSB Vol. 4
  • Released: May 7, 2014
  • Label: BSB Records
  • Format: Digital download
BSB Vol. 5: The Extras (EP)
  • Released: August 18, 2014
  • Label: BSB Records
  • Format: Digital download
BSB Vol. 5
  • Released: August 18, 2014
  • Label: BSB Records
  • Format: Digital download

Singles[edit]

List of singles as lead artist, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album
US US
R&B
US
Rap
"Hot Out"[19] 2013 New York City: The Album
"New York City"[20]
(featuring Raekwon, N.O.R.E. and Prodigy)
"Your Style"
(featuring Lloyd Banks)
2014 BSB Vol. 4
"All About The Money"
(featuring Young Lito & Manolo Rose)
TBA
"—" denotes a title that did not chart, or was not released in that territory.
Promotional singles
List of promotional singles, showing year released and album name
Title Year Album
"Your Style (Remix)"[21]
(featuring Puff Daddy, T.I. and Ma$e)
2014 BSB Vol. 5

References[edit]

  1. ^ "IFWT Wishes Troy Ave A Happy Birthday!". In Flex We Trust. 2012-11-23. Retrieved 2014-01-04. 
  2. ^ "The Break Presents: Troy Ave - XXL". Xxlmag.com. 2011-11-28. Retrieved 2014-01-04. 
  3. ^ Marisa Brown. "Troy Ave Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-11-15. 
  4. ^ "BK's Troy Ave: New York Set The Trends... We Gotta Bring It Back To That". 2013-10-11. The 'New York City' single features NY legends Raekwon, Noreaga, and Prodigy. 
  5. ^ a b "Troy Ave - New York City: The Album". Retrieved 2013-11-12. As promised, Troy Ave drops off his new project New York City. The 17-track effort includes guest appearances from Raekwon, Prodigy, N.O.R.E., Tony Yayo and Pusha T. 
  6. ^ Drew Millard (2012-06-13). "We Interviewed Troy Ave". Archived from the original on 2012-06-16. Retrieved 2013-11-12. He derives his name from Troy Ave, the street he grew up on in Crown Heights. 
  7. ^ "Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums". Billboard. 2013-01-01. Retrieved 2013-11-15. 
  8. ^ Sia, Niccole. "XXL Freshmen 2014 Cover Revealed". XXL Magazine. Retrieved 6 May 2014. 
  9. ^ "iTunes - Music - New York City by Troy Ave". Itunes.apple.com. 2013-11-04. Retrieved 2014-01-04. 
  10. ^ "iTunes - Music - Im In Traffick by Troy Ave". Itunes.apple.com. 2009-08-21. Retrieved 2014-01-04. 
  11. ^ "Troy Ave - Troy Ave "bricks In My Backpack" // Free Mixtape @". Datpiff.com. 2010-09-27. Retrieved 2014-01-04. 
  12. ^ "Troy Ave - Bricks In My Backpack 2: Powder To The People // Free Mixtape @". Datpiff.com. 2011-08-30. Retrieved 2014-01-04. 
  13. ^ "Troy Ave - Bricks In My Backpack 3: The Harry Powder Trilogy // Free Mixtape @". Datpiff.com. Retrieved 2014-01-04. 
  14. ^ "Troy Ave - White Christmas Hosted by DJ Holiday // Free Mixtape @". Datpiff.com. 2012-12-25. Retrieved 2014-01-04. 
  15. ^ Homie, Big (2013-03-04). "New Mixtape: Troy Ave & BSB BSB Vol. 1". Rap Radar. Retrieved 2014-01-04. 
  16. ^ Posted By: B.Dot (2013-05-15). "New Mixtape: Troy Ave x BSB BSB Vol. 2". Rap Radar. Retrieved 2014-01-04. 
  17. ^ "Troy Ave - BSB Vol. 3 Hosted by DJ Holiday // Free Mixtape @". Datpiff.com. Retrieved 2014-01-04. 
  18. ^ "Troy Ave - White Christmas 2 Hosted by DJ Drama // Free Mixtape @". Datpiff.com. 2013-12-24. Retrieved 2014-01-04. 
  19. ^ ""Hot Out" - Single by Troy Ave". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved June 21, 2014. 
  20. ^ ""New York City" (feat. Raekwon, N.O.R.E., & Prodigy) - Single by Troy Ave". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved June 21, 2014. 
  21. ^ ""Your Style (Remix)" [feat. Puff Daddy, T.I., & Ma$e] - Single by Troy Ave". iTunes Store. Apple. Retrieved June 21, 2014. 

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