New York rapper Troy Ave is getting ready to join the “King of the South” T.I. following recent widespread reports of a Hustle Gang deal being placed on the table. #DealorNoDeal
According to Tip, legal paperwork is the only factor stalling the deal.
“Yeah, yeah, it’s in the works,” T.I. said in an interview with Angela Yee. “We have verbals, the lawyers just got to do their thang, but its definitely something that we looking forward to and shout-out to everyone who has been supporting the [‘Like My Style’] remix.” (Power 105.1)
Last month, T.I. hopped on Troy Ave’s “Like My Style” remix with Puff Daddy and Ma$e.
Troy Ave rounds up a couple New York icons and the King of the South for his Chase N. Cashe-produced remix to “Your Style” off his latest mixtape BSB Vol. 4. The Brooklyn spitter, who was named one of XXL’s Freshmen, takes it back to New York in the ’90s on his nostalgic remix featuring Puff Daddy, Ma$e, and T.I. “Now all you hear is New York this, New York that / Let’s keep it real mothaf*ckas, I brought New York back,” boasts Troy, who credits himself for the return of G-Unit and Dipset. (Rap-Up)
Recently, Troy Ave addressed G-Unit leader 50 Cent taking a few jabs at him publicly.
“I think that was wack. You know what I mean? But that’s they personal issues. I don’t be really having an opinion on other people’s personal issues. I think it was wack. That is kinda his opinion. That don’t make no sense. But I think it was wack. I wouldn’t have said that about my people. But I don’t know what they got going on. Lloyd Banks definitely in my new video. And I don’t feel like they was hype men. I feel like they was doing what you supposed to do.” (“The Breakfast Club”)
A few weeks ago, Fif said Troy had relied on Unit members Lloyd Banks and Tony Yayo for support in light of recently released tracks.
“They actually like [Troy Ave’s] hype men now,” 50 said to New York’s Hot 97 of Tony Yayo and Lloyd Banks. He was referencing appearances on Troy’s “Show Me Love” and “Your Style,” respectively. “That’s not a shot. They’re there as the supporting cast.” Despite those words, Fif still made it seem like he’s just an elder who wants the best for and out of those he’s watched grow. “They’re like my little brothers,” he added. “I’d like for them to work to sustain their interests in the public.” (MTV)
Check out T.I.’s interview: