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Lil’ Troy, who featured in his songs many members of the Screwed Up Click, managed to break out of Houston’s thriving rap scene in the late ’90s with “Wanna Be a Baller,” one of the few Houston-based songs to reach national audiences. The track was actually written by fellow Houston rapper E.S.G., although he was never credited with it, and still holds a grudge over the situation. The song propelled his debut album, “Sittin’ Fat Down South”, to respectable success, particularly for a Houston artist. Released in 1998, Universal picked up the album, re-released it in 1999, and helped “Wanna Be a Baller” spread from city to city. That was about all the success Troy had for a while, though. As the late ’90s became the early 2000s, “Wanna Be a Baller” still garnered play, but Troy couldn’t deliver a strong follow-up single, instead watching his moment of opportunity diminish. His last album was a screwed and chopped version of his album “Back to Ballin.” His relatively upscale, contemporary, casual clothing line hit the streets in May 2006.


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  • stevepwn

    wanna be a baller goes INNNN

    4 Jan 2012 Reply
  • ClevelandRox

    now u lyin, fake cryin, wanna die cause u KNOW u a bitch in my book!

    19 Apr 2011 Reply
  • mpd0007

    u know u a tramp in my book

    1 Feb 2011 Reply
  • JLAdney

    Lil' Troy looks like Cedric the Entertainer.

    4 Aug 2010 Reply
  • AlwaysBenji

    Nice work snitching on all of the Southside. "Troy, you a mouse". You better hope Face, Black, Ro, K, Blanksta, Killa Hoe, Cedric Hill, Noke D, Double D, Tyte Eyez, H.A.W.K, Fat Pat, C-Loc, A.C. (Chill) or myself don't find you when we creepin. Slither on back to your house and family you snake. I'll be at Dope E's crib blowin' indo n that water water with my taper fade and Cougars snapback, gettin' throwed with SPC and cookin' vegan hotpot / cuttin' up dimes with my razorblade. Pce.

    27 Mar 2010 Reply
  • iamsysiphus

    Yeah, Wanna Be A Baller is amazing, but wasn't made by Lil' Troy. Maybe that's why he hasn't had any more success. E.S.G.'s the real nigga. xTIL EVERY CAGE IS OPENx

    27 Mar 2010 Reply
  • anonnamiss

    wanna be a balla, shot calla, somethin somethin on the impala

    10 Aug 2009 Reply
  • BigD-idgaf

    still a bitch in my book XD

    29 Mar 2009 Reply
  • FrostyXL

    Wanna be a baller is amazing

    11 Feb 2009 Reply
  • kronic_King13

    Gangster Ass Rola

    10 Feb 2009 Reply
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    27 Jan 2009 Reply
  • ckypissdrunk

    better way, a better way, yeahhhhh

    16 Jun 2008 Reply
  • murderous_souL

    kno that i go there il beat you stil a b!7ch in my book

    2 Apr 2007 Reply
  • murderous_souL

    u die hoe on bravo il kill u stil a b!7ch in my book

    2 Apr 2007 Reply
  • IamFlood

    Shot Caller.

    5 Dec 2006 Reply
  • unowned

    wanna be abllllla

    6 Jun 2006 Reply

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