By Any Means Necessary (Explicit Version) CD (2004)

Artist: Pastor Troy

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Label Universal Music Group
SKU 60628460
UPC 602498620489
UPC 14 00602498620489
Format CD
Release Date 3/23/2004
Author Pastor Troy
Compilation Appearance Three 6 Mafia Presents Hypnoti (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance xXx
Compilation Appearance Sound Of Revenge (Explicit Version) (Bonus CD) (Limited Edition)
Compilation Appearance SOURCE: SOURCE FAT TAPE 1 (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Rich Boy(Cln)(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Crunk Rock(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Flockavelli(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Still Doubted(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Back For The First Time (Explicit Version)
Associated Artist/Work Jon, Lil
Associated Artist/Work Lil Jon
Associated Artist/Work Nino
Associated Artist/Work Nino of PKO
Technical Info
Engineer Ismel "Nino" Ramos; Limesha Wright
CatalogID 000229702
Lable Name Universal Distribution
Released 03/23/2004
Original Release 2004
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00602498620489
Musical Guests
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Pastor Troy, Ms. Shynek, DJ Mars, Chip, Eightball, Lil Will, Lil Pete, Juvenile (rap vocals).
Producers include: Carl "Cooly C" Dorsey, Khalifani, DJ Toomp, Da Masta, Oomp Camp.
Principally recorded at Madd House, Stankonia Studios, Atlanta, Georgia.
Personnel: Gina Calloway (violin).
Audio Mixer: John Frye.
Recording information: Bad Ideas Studio; Madd House Studios, Atlanta, GA; Stankonia Studios, Atlanta, GA.
Photographer: Michael Blackwell.
"Hard as a hammer/I am Atlanta," declares Pastor Troy early on his sixth record, BY ANY MEANS NECESSARY. It's a forward boast, but not entirely idle, since the growling yet spiritual-minded purveyor of crunk has established himself as one of the most interesting and talented rappers from that fertile city. While Pastor Troy's rhymes often concern familiar topics such as cars, women, survival, and respect, he cuts his flow with sincere humor and a touch of self-consciousness.
On this set, Pastor Troy reveals a complex, torn individual. He can unleash fury ("Crank Me Up") as easily as he can reminisce wistfully ("Atlanta"). He can brag heartily and thuggishly ("Representin'"), or he can observe the world at large ("Crazy"). Troy also reinvents Whodini's profoundly reflective "Friends" into a goofy song about flashy cars called "Benz," a potentially corny move that works surprisingly well. And Troy's amiable response to two young rappers on a three-minute interlude gives warm insight into one of hip-hop's more complicated individuals.
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (4/1/04, p.88) - 3 stars out of 5 - "[The second half] crackles with possibility, anchored by a lighthearted take on cars to the tune of Whodini's 'Friends'..."
Disc 1
1 I'm Warning Ya - (Intro)
2 Crank Me Up
3 Ridin' Big
4 Atlanta
5 Representin'
6 About To Go Down
7 Off The Chain - (with Ms. Shyneka)
8 Benz - (with DJ Mars)
9 Lil Snap & Lil Killa - (Interlude)
10 Boys To Men - (with Chip/Eight Ball)
11 Crazy - (with Lil Will)
12 Nice Change - (with Lil Pete/Juvenile)
13 F*** Them Ni**az
Product Attributes
Artist Pastor Troy
Label Universal Music Group
Music Format Compact Disc
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