Troy Ave May Be Without A Deal, But His LP Feels Major (Album Stream)
For several calendars, Brooklyn, New York’s Troy Ave has been steadily climbing the rungs, garnering a considerable amount of buzz. With more than a dozen mixtapes under his belt, the outspoken rapper has been putting in some serious work, work that has been noticed by some of Hip-Hop’s biggest names. His 2013 debut, New York City: The Album, featured guest appearances from heavyweights like Prodigy, Pusha T, and Raekwon, an impressive accomplishment for a relatively unheard-of artist on an independent label.
Continuing that trajectory, the BSB flagship is back. Troy seems to have kept his goals in mind, and improved his rhyme skills and song-making with the extra attention. He returns with another star-studded album, this time making his indie status a selling point. Major Without A Deal is filled to the brim with features from the likes of 50 Cent, Cam’ron, Fabolous, Fat Joe, Jadakiss, Snoop Dogg, and more. Two bonus tracks offer up verses from Mase, Puff Daddy, Rick Ross, and Young Jeezy, making the album another highly auspicious release for the up-and-comer. Troy maintains his narrative about proverbially still spendin’ money from ’08, while returning the messages of five-borough Rap to the wilder days. Wealth, women, and wherewithal for the industry are the themes here, check out the album stream: