Micah LeVar Troy was born on November 18, 1977 in College Park, Georgia. His father, Alfred Troy, is a Haitian-American drill instructor turned pastor.
Troy graduated from Creekside High School, and attended Paine College in Augusta, Georgia, before deciding to fully pursue his career in rap music. His rap name comes from his last name and his father’s profession as a pastor, and is also a pun on the name Castor Troy, a character from John Woo’s 1997 film Face/Off, played by Nicolas Cage andJohn Travolta. His fourth album is titled Face Off in reference to the states.
He released his first album, We Ready (I Declare War), in 1999. Ludacris featured Troy on his album Back for the First Time in the song “Get Off Me.” In addition, Pastor Troy is the front man of the rap group D.S.G.B. (Down South Georgia Boys). DSGB originated in Augusta, Georgia.He was also featured on the collaborative album Kings of Crunk byLil Jon in the song “Throw it Up”. Troy and then friend Lil’ Jon reached the top of the charts in the south with songs such as “Vice Versa” and “Throw it Up”. Since being in the music industry, Pastor Troy has been in public conflict with Master P,Lil Scrappy and The BME Click, and Sno, with whom he has since come to terms. In 2002, Troy’s albumUniversal Soldier became popular in the South, especially with the song “Are We Cuttin'” featuring Ms. Jade, which was also featured on the soundtrack for the action film xXxthat year. The album debuted at #13 on the Billboard 200. In 2003, Troy appeared on Young Jeezy’s 2003 album Come Shop wit’ Me on the track titled “GA”.
Troy later released one of his more commercial albums, By Any Means Necessary, in 2004. This album included the hit “Ridin’ Big”. Following this release, Pastor Troy was released from his Universal contract because of creativity disputes. He then released Face Off, Part II, which addressed some issues with Lil Scrappy and BME, adding new songs, and even remade some of his hits. In 2005, he appeared with Killer Mike on Chamillionaire’s track “Southern Takeover” off of The Sound of Revenge
Pastor Troy released three albums in 2006, starting with Stay Tru, then followed by By Choice Or By Force and Atlanta 2 Memphis, which is a collaboration album with Memphis rapper Criminal Manne. Stay Tru debuted at the Billboard 200 at #150, selling 6,000 copies its first week. Currently, Pastor Troy is signed with two record labels. SMC (Stay Tru,Tool Muziq) and Money and Power Records (Face Off Part 2, Atlanta 2 Memphis).
Pastor Troy released his 16th solo album, Ready For War, in June 2009, and released seven more studio albums up to 2011. On June 19, 2012 he released his latest CD entitledThe Last OutLaw, also he starred in the film We Was Homeboyz which was released May 10, 2012.
On July 31, 2013, he released another album entitled The Streets Need You which is in stores and for download online. Troy also made a video clip of the intro of his latest mixtape “Crown Royal Legend” on YouTube. On December 30, 2013, Troy released a tribute song following the death of upcoming rapper Doe B titled “Yall ain’t Do Him Right”. Crown Royal Part 4 was released on January 21, 2014.
Pastor Troy appeared on Judge Alex for the second time on February 14, 2014, having been sued for failing to show-up for a show per a written contact.
Pastor Troy released his album Welcome To The Rap Game on July 1, 2014 and on June 19, 2015 released his new mixtape, the sixth edition of his Crown Royal mixtape series subtitled “The Show | The Afterparty | The Funeral” containing 22 tracks of mostly new material. On June 27, 2015 Pastor Troy unleashed WAR (We Are Ready) in Atlanta his most recent album release inclusive of features by Paul Wall and Bun B. Available on his self titled app, Troy revisits his gritty “We Ready” and controversial “Vica Versa” true-to-life lyrics. Coinciding with the “WAR in Atlanta” release, Pastor Troy, in partnership with Invicta Creative, released a documentary consisting of Troy’s perspective of the music industry and how many of his hits came to be. Includes stories about Lil John, Master P and his experience in the industry. The documentary was directed by Will Tolbert. Produced by Will Tolbert, Micah Troy, Desiree Tolbert, Matt Hazel and Al Troy.
Pastor Troy brings his one of a kind sound to the Rewind Music Festival, Sunday September 4th @ Riverfront Park.