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The Break Presents: Troy Ave

Breakout: “Dirty Martini” featuring Prodigy

Also Check: “Nino Brown”

And: “501 Basic Blues” featuring Chase N Cashe

Name: Troy Ave aka Harry Powder

Age: 26

Reppin’: Brooklyn, New York

I started rapping: I started toying with the idea when a dude from my hood got a record deal but seriously started rapping when 50 Cent dropped Get Rich Or Die Trying. To see him come from the mixtapes to gettin all that money and staying true to who he is was motivation like a muthafucka.

My style and/or skills have been compared to: A East Coast Young Jeezy, a Brooklyn 50 Cent, Lil Wayne, Master P, Ma$e and a few others. People say all types of shit.

My standout records and/or moments have been: A record called “O’s” and my street album called Bricks In My Backpack: The Harry Powder Story, executive produced by Fabolous, which I followed up on August 30th this year with Bricks In My Backpack: Powder To The People and dropped a huge record and video called “Dirty Martini” featuring Prodigy and followed up this month with another record and video for “Nino Brown.”

I’m gonna change the game by: Showing people what they haven’t seen in a while since T.I., Jay-Z and Young Jeezy, which is that you can actually come from a negative street orientated enviornment and turn it to a positive without having to be a gimmick, but by jus being yourself and making people accept you for that.

I’d Like to Work With: 50 Cent, Jeezy, Rick Ross, Adele, Master P, Diddy, Lil Boosie. I want Tony Yayo to yell some ad libs on a track like the classic G-Unit mixtape shit “HERE WE GO NOW”…yeah him and Puff with them ad libs are DOPE.

My goal in hip-hop is: To get crazy money and put on for my city!

I’m gonna be the next: Successful hustler to make it out the streets

To check out more of my music go to: or Twitter (@TroyAve)

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