By Any Means Necessaryby Pastor Troy
One of the most promising Dirty South rappers to emerge from the underground during the early 2000s, Pastor Troy nonetheless struggled to retain his footing from album to album after making the major-label leap. By Any Means Necessary is yet more evidence of that. As always, Troy puts in a stellar showing lyrically. He's a thoughtful, personable, and caring rapper who somehow eschews formal cliché without abandoning the essence of his genre (i.e., the crunker side of Dirty South). And his very distinctive voice is a trademark, especially when he overdubs his "uh-huh!"s and "come on!"s. The usual problems arise here, though. Troy may indeed be a gifted rapper, but he's not an especially gifted songwriter. The themes of his songs are rote (a scan of the track titles says it all), and his hooks are ho-hum. If anything, you're captivated by his lyrics and his delivery, not the songs themselves.
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Performance CreditsPastor Troy Primary Artist
Juvenile Guest Appearance
Lil' Will Guest Appearance
8Ball Guest Appearance
Lil Pete Guest Appearance
DJ Mars Guest Appearance
Gina Calloway Violin
Technical CreditsTaj Mahal Producer
DJ Toomp Producer
Carl Cooly C Dorsey Producer
L. Michael Smith Composer
R. Jackson Composer
Alana Davis Composer
Pastor Troy Executive Producer
L. Wright Composer
Oomp Camp Producer
T. Gray Composer
Christopher Kornmann Graphic Design
Limesha Wright Producer,Engineer
Ismel "Nino" Ramos Engineer
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Pastor Troy is one of the most electrifying rappers out there, because he brings so much energy to the mic, unlike many rappers he doesnt rap for the glory of it, he raps because he truly wants to represent Atlanta to the fullest and get the clubs live and jumping. Although it is true that pastor is no where close to a 2pac or a Biggie he is still hot simply because he isnt trying to be a 2pac or a Biggie, this album is the type that you listen to when you are in a car that has a nice system and just let the speakers bang and you could care less about the lyrics, the standout tracks on this album are "Crank Me Up" which jams like hell, of course his single "Riding Big Yo" is hot, "Crazy" is a great track with a nice beat and Pastor actually has a deacent flow on this track, the track "Nice Change" with Juvenile is probaly the second best song on the cd. Go and buy his cd. Keep supporting one of the last real underground legends..
Well there is nothing to tell and nothing to explain. You know that this CD is bangin. If you have not heard his other CD's like "I Declare War" his first jant, "Universal Soldier" my favorite, and etc. then anybody and everybody need to go get em. Thats all I have to say about the Champ. And thats a rap. Yeah!
Pastor Troy continues to rep Atlanta well in his new album By Any Means Necessary. Believe me this album is clearly worth buying. He has songs on there for everyone. Compared to other albums this album clearly ranks above them all. Stand out tracks include Atlanta, Crank Me Up, About to Go Down, Fu*k Them Ni**gas, Representin, Rindin Big, Boys to Men, Nice Change, and Crazy.
This album is hard fasho.. Tight beats tight rhymes and all He representin. And has a lil sont for the A-town(Atlanta) which all of us can relate to even if u not from Atlanta. But I still think that his ryhmes have never been and real as tight as those on his first Lp "Im ready I declare war" But over all if u like southern rap this is a good buy.