My Favorite Rap Artists, Vol. 7 | Pastor Troy


42 albums and mixtapes, forty .. two!

That's a lot for anyone in the business of making music. Usually artists in this day and age don't get a chance to make it to album number two, let alone getting into the forties. But Pastor Troy has managed to stay relevant in the southern music scene for more than 16 years. Regardless of what people say, (mostly those who jump on trends and have no loyalty to any kind of music), Pastor Troy was essentially one of the pioneers in the southern music scene. While everyone was making crunk music, and anthems just to jump around in the club to, Pastor was actually making rap albums about something. And before I take this any further I just have one thing to say to a lot of the naysayers and kids that weren't even comprehending their ABC's yet:

*taps microphone*

FACE OFF IS A SOUTHERN CLASSIC!

That's all I have to say about that, it's not really here for debate to be quite honest because it's my blog lol. But seriously though, that album is severely underrated in terms of the music  at the time because that was the same year that I'm SeriousMista Don't PlayBoth Worlds *69Dirty MoneyWord of MoufChoices: The Album, then you had Big Boi & Dre Present... Outkast making noise, in addition to all of those albums you had Nas dropping the classic Stillmatic which everyone was listening to because of Ether. There were a slew of other albums that came out that year too that a lot of people were listening to that were decent to good, but Face Off was important because it kept the lyrical content going that were use to and it still had those trap beats that we all love. Plus that album had a number of songs that are still being bumped today; This tha City, Move To Mars, Can You Stand The Game, Vica Versa, No Mo Play In G.A., Rhonda, Eternal Yard Dash & Oh Father are all songs that when people name when asked do they listen to Pastor Troy. Eight out of fourteen tracks that are considered southern classics just from other people hearing the songs from other people, if that's not a classic album, I don't know what is.

My very first piece of music that I owned was We Ready (I Declare War) on tape, (that let's you know how old I am). So for that simple reason Pastor will always have a place in my music collection. I've spent a lot of time looking for certain albums and I'm convinced that I have to go to ATL just to find it. But all in all Pastor is one of my favorites to this day and I still play his music religiously with people always asking who I'm listening to when I'm playing his new stuff. Outside of Face OffTool Muziq & Face Off, Part II are two of my favorite of all time. From here til the end of time I will forever play Pastor Troy, long after he has come and gone because he's one of my southern heroes.

Discography
2000 | Book I (with The Congregation)
2001 | Face Off
2001 | The Last Supper (with D.S.G.B.)
2002 | Hell 2 Pay
2002 | Revelations
2006 | Stay Tru
2007 | Tool Muziq
2008 | TROY
2008 | A.T.L. 2 (A-Town Legends 2) (with The Lumberjacks)
2010 | The Be
2011 | Still Troy
2011 | H.N.I.C.
2015 | Crown Royal 6
2015 | War In ATL

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