Trouble T Roy

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Trouble T Roy
Birth nameTroy Dixon
Born(1967-10-19)October 19, 1967
Mount Vernon, New York, USA [1]
DiedJuly 15, 1990(1990-07-15) (aged 22)
Indianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) Dancer
Years active1987–1990
Labels Uptown Records
Associated acts Heavy D & the Boyz

Troy Dixon (October 19, 1967 July 15, 1990), [2] better known as Trouble T Roy, was a hip-hop dancer with the group Heavy D and the Boyz from 1987 until 1990.



On July 15, 1990, Dixon was killed by an accidental fall at the age of 22. [1] On July 14, while on tour in Indianapolis, he and others were having fun after a performance and walking on a raised exit ramp outside the arena. During the commotion, someone pushed a trash barrel down the ramp. Troy got on the ledge to avoid the trash barrel, however he lost his balance and fell from a height of approximately two stories, and hit his head. He was rushed to the hospital, where he died the next day. [1]

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Heavy D & the Boyz dedicated their next album, Peaceful Journey , to his memory in 1991. [3]

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Pete Rock & CL Smooth dedicated their song "They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)" to him in 1992. [3] Pete Rock discussed the song's genesis in a 2007 interview with The Village Voice :

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"They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)" is a song by Pete Rock & CL Smooth, inspired by the death of their close friend Troy Dixon in 1990. The song was the lead single off their debut album, Mecca and the Soul Brother, released in 1992, and later became a staple of classic early 1990s hip hop. The song peaked at #58 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #1 on the Hot Rap Tracks chart.

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I had a friend of mine that passed away, and it was a shock to the community. I was kind of depressed when I made it. And to this day, I can't believe I made it through, the way I was feeling. I guess it was for my boy. When I found the record by Tom Scott, basically I just heard something incredible that touched me and made me cry. It had such a beautiful bassline, and I started with that first. I found some other sounds and then heard some sax in there and used that. Next thing you know, I have a beautiful beat made. When I mixed the song down, I had Charlie Brown from Leaders of the New School in the session with me, and we all just started crying."

Leaders of the New School was an East Coast hip hop group based in Long Island, New York.

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