Trouble T Roy
|Trouble T Roy|
|Birth name||Troy Dixon|
|Born||October 19, 1967|
|Origin||Mount Vernon, New York, USA|
|Died||July 15, 1990
Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
|Associated acts||Heavy D & the Boyz|
On July 15, 1990, at the age of 22, Dixon was killed by an accidental fall. While on tour in Indianapolis, he and others were having fun after a performance and walking on a raised exit ramp outside the arena. According to the TV One show Unsung, a guy who was known as a prankster, pushed a trash barrel down the ramp. Troy got on the ledge to avoid the trash barrel, however he lost his balance and fell from a height of approximately two stories, and hit his head. He was rushed to the hospital, where he later died.
I had a friend of mine that passed away, and it was a shock to the community. I was kind of depressed when I made it. And to this day, I can't believe I made it through, the way I was feeling. I guess it was for my boy. When I found the record by Tom Scott, basically I just heard something incredible that touched me and made me cry. It had such a beautiful bassline, and I started with that first. I found some other sounds and then heard some sax in there and used that. Next thing you know, I have a beautiful beat made. When I mixed the song down, I had Charlie Brown from Leaders of the New School in the session with me, and we all just started crying."
Rapper Sinister X mentions Dixon in the SyckSyde song Dead Gangstas, when he raps "They'll reminisce over you like Pete Rock did T-Roy, talkin bout how you went from B-Boy to R.I.P. Boy."
- "R.I.P. Trouble T-Roy: Family & Friends Still Reminisce 20 Years Later". XXL. The XXL Network. Retrieved 14 July 2016.
- allmusic Biography