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R.I.P Nate Dogg

i dont know if i would call him a rap or r&b artist but Nate Dogg was a facilitator and Crafty Musician who blessed the choruses of records like Warren G's Regulators 50 cents 21 questions Fabolous's Cant Deny It and Countless "CLASSIC" hip hop records with Snoop Dogg Dr. Dre and The Dog Pound. THe West COast and Hip Hop In General Lost A Good 1. from a reported heart attack. Take care of yourselves #RIP Nate Dogg

Inspiration from Discouragement

Im sittin in the crib fuckin around and this MTV 2 segment come on and they talkin bout the XXL freshman 2011 cover and im like man why da fuk i aint on that shit. Im better then everybody on there we can take a poll made up of actual established and successful artist and tastemakers and im willing to put up 40 thousand cash as a bet that i'll win. but then this corny diggy simmons nigga wit a chip on his shoulder is sounding mad ungrateful towards his pops like my dad and my uncle aint the reason why im here. nigga yes da fuk they are. shit like that piss me off cause these fuk boys representing new york the totally wrong way and real niggas got real problems and wouldnt be mad at they father for being successful and paving a way. plus not too mention what type of fukin corny msg does it send to hip hop fans when u put fuckin cry baby faggots and corny ass niggas on the cover of a magazine and say they the new niggas in hip hop. i feel like the covers wack and the magazine was outta touch with reality and Fred The God SOn is fuckin CORNY! the nigga got Robbed but it gets worst. He was ROBBED AND THE JEWELRY THAT HE GOT ROBBED FOR WAS FAKE!!!! that automatically should eliminate u from any discussions of any covers or anything hip hop related. then niggas who robbed him was on world star hiphop with the fake jewelry talking shit and nobody got killed or injured after that. man listen i dont like pussy's frontin thru raps its misleads the youth. and god forbid a lil nigga hear u rappin bout some shit that you not living but he's impressionable and be like nah such & such said this how u pose 2 give it up and he goes out and hustles or shoots and robs or pimps hoes etc, thats irresponsible of the artist saying that shit and who ever is promoting that shit Now if u live it then its a different story. your allowed to tell people about that because thats your story and while you may not tell the pros and cons of the lifestyle you have the ability if need be. these otha niggas will get a person in a jam then when they try 2 look to ya music or you for the answer you have nuffin for them. its like saying yea be fly jump outta planes my nigga shit real. but when niggas like wheres the parachute string u dont even know what a parachute is.... i was feeling like damn what a nigga gotta do to win. be a fake nigga or a corny nigga or wear tight pants no can do. i draw inspiration from the discouragement and hit the studio. BRICKS IN MY BACKPACK 2 (POWDER 2 THE PEOPLE) coming soon


Troy Ave Feature On AllHipHop.com Breeding Ground

by DeOnna Hicks
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Hip-Hop music has become synonymous for story telling. What was once a narrow genre is now that, that houses tales of trial, triumph, love, heartbreak, pleasure and pain -but the one aspect that has yet to shift is the story of the hustler. Just as onlookers enjoy watching films that encompass aspects of life that they aspire to attain, Hip-Hop has those listeners that consider flashy tales of currency, luxury cars and high fashion theme music for a quest to self-made success.

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AllHipHop.com: The name Troy Ave comes from a block in Brooklyn, correct?

Troy Ave: You’re absolutely right, how did you know that?

AllHipHop.com: [Laughs] I did my homework.

Troy Ave: I never used to d my homework, I’m glad somebody’s doing it.

AllHipHop.com: What are some of the things one might see if they took a trip to Brooklyn and went to Troy Ave?

Troy Ave: You would see a wonderful ambience of peacefulness among humanity [laughter].


Troy Ave: Nah, I’m bullshitting, Troy Ave is mad long, pause. It extends from Flatbush all the way down to Bedstuy and turns into Lewis Ave. You may see townhouses, a lot of buildings. You’re gonna see crack heads, hood chicks, gang members, definitely not a lot of success coming out of that particular area. The side streets are a lot better, a lot less active.

AllHipHop.com: You started rapping at what age?

Troy Ave: It was around the time 50 Cent dropped his first few mixtapes, that served as huge source of inspiration. I was close to 19.

AllHipHop.com: That’s a lot difference from the norm. We usually hear about people with rap dreams in grade school, what did you want to be when you were younger?

Troy Ave: Nothing, I was chilling running the streets basically. I worked for a period of time but I was too young to be on staff permanently so they ended up laying me off. I just wanted to do something that would generate enough money for me to be able to do what I wanted, when I wanted.

AllHipHop.com: Who are some of the individuals you drew inspiration from?

Troy Ave: Lil Flip, I know that sounds crazy. Cam, when he came back with the whole Dip-Set movement, Biggie of course, n***as like Master P., Young Jeezy was dope, Jay-Z too.

AllHipHop.com: Reading your story has some interesting points, what was your upbringing like?

Troy Ave: I grew up in a one-parent house, but I had my step-dad around once my mom got re-married. My real father was in my life as well.

AllHipHop.com: So you ran the streets because of an obligation or simply because you felt like it?

Troy Ave: [Laughs] I was just a bad ass kid.

AllHipHop.com: Considering the fact that you’ve been rapping a lot less years then your peers what do you think is the reasoning behing the notoriety you’ve received thus far?

Troy Ave: My work ethic; I never approach things blindly, I had marketing schemes for all of my projects prior to them releasing. If you’re real and genuine people gravitate to that, then they pass it on to others. That’s how movements begin.

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