(AllHipHop News) While on the set of the video for his song “New York City,” Brooklyn rapper Troy Ave spoke with MTV about his upcoming New York City: The Album. According to Troy, his project will represent an authentic New York vibe rather than following the trends of other new generation NYC rappers who incorporate southern sounds into their music.
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“This record ‘New York City’ is the title track on the album, and it fits into the larger scheme of the album because it gives you that classic feel,” said Troy. “It don’t sound like nothing that’s out. And every other record on there don’t sound like nothing that’s out.”
The “New York City” single features NY legends Raekwon, Noreaga, and Prodigy. The video for the track was inspired by Craig Mack’s classic black-and-white clip for “Flava In Ya Ear (Remix)” which included appearances from The Notorious B.I.G., LL Cool J, Busta Rhymes, Diddy, and Rampage.
“New York set the trends. Fashion, music, everything and we gotta bring it back to that,” said Troy. “Whoever’s getting played on the radio right now they just wanna fit in how you can fit in. I ain’t trying to fit it. I’m trying to stand out.”
Troy Ave’s previous works include the Bricks In My Backpack and BSB mixtape series.
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Watch the Troy Ave interview, featuring a co-sign for the rising rapper from Raekwon, in the video below.