Troy Ave Addresses 4,500 Album Sales, Social Media Criticism
Following the release of his Major Without A Deal, Troy Ave stopped by The Breakfast Club to discuss the music and recent controversy over record sales.
First off, the New York rapper addressed reports that said he sold 4,500 copies in its first week, alongside 30 physical copies.
"It said I sold 4,500 records, but if I'm getting 95% of my bread... within that week, from that Friday to Saturday, whatever, I made 120 bands ($120,000) between the record sales, between 30,000 singles, between doing hostings," Troy explained. "When you really independent, it don't matter. You gotta get the slow grind.
"At the end of the day, I'm here to make money. I'm here to get the paper."
As far as criticism and flack he caught from social media, Troy said: "I come from the dirst. Jokes and all that, it don't affect me."
Elsewhere, Troy talks about his hustling days, how he and 50 Cent became friends, and issues with Manolo Rose.