“Quarter million dollars…fifty rubberbands…if you ain’t into getting money you won’t understand…petty motherf*cker I got different plans…I’m about my business & I been the man…(Quarter Million)”
Troy Ave has just dropped the new album Major Without A Deal. He’s been building up for almost 10 years & after multiple mixtapes, he’s finally dropping an official album. The record has all of the rawness of a mixtape, with major singles & collaborators to take it up a notch.
The album is Troy Ave showing out. The bars, the energy, the production is all major. A very impressive record from an independent artist. His authentic style & storytelling makes this one of those albums that returns to the exciting & satisfying roots of Hip Hop. So true, Brooklyn, & Troy Ave, it is another staple in the return of the more nostalgic Hip Hop, not based on gimmicks & stunting. It is an album you listen to & are reminded of why you’re a Hip Hop head.
The album features tracks like Doo Doo, Fake Butt Busta, Young King, which samples Raphael Saadiq’s Still Ray, Do Betta, Anytime, which samples Anytime, Anyplace, & Taste Of Revenge, which stick out, but as a part of a collection of good tracks. Troy Ave brings out some major collaborators such as Snoop Dogg, Jadakiss, Diddy, Cam’Ron, Ty Dolla $ign, Asap Ferg, 50 Cent, Fat Joe, Jeezy, Fabolous, Rick Ross, Mase, T.I., Lil Contraban, & Young Lito.
Definitely go get Troy Ave’s Major Without A Deal. He’s a great example of what independent artists can do. Check out the video for Doo Doo below: