Lil’ Troy

Lil’ Troy

Lil’ Troy

Biography

Troy Birklett, better known by his stage name Lil’ Troy is a rapper from Houston, Texas.

Before his rapping career, Birklett was a successful drug dealer, who funded his music business with the money he earned from selling drugs. He eventually was convicted of “using a communications device to commit a felony” and was sentenced to 18 months in prison, although served only nine months in Beaumont, Texas federal detention.

Lil’ Troy, who featured in his songs many members of Houston’s thriving rap scene of the late 1990s, managed to reach national audiences with his single “Wanna Be a Baller” produced by Bruce “Grim” Rhodes. After the success of the lead single, Lil’ Troy was picked up by Universal Music Group, which re-released his debut album in 1999 with a larger national distribution. The debut album was a success, as it certified platinum by the RIAA selling 1.5 million copies.

Discography

Lil' Troy - Sittin' Fat Down South (Original Version)

Lil’ Troy – Sittin’ Fat Down South

Short Stop Records, Me & Mine Entertainment 1999
Lil' Troy - Sittin' Fat Down South

Lil’ Troy – Sittin’ Fat Down South

Short Stop Records, Universal Records 1999
Lil' Troy - Back To Ballin

Lil’ Troy – Back To Ballin

Short Stop Records 2001
Lil' Troy - Paperwork: The Scarface G Code Violations

Lil’ Troy – Paperwork: The Scarface G Code Violations

Short Stop Records 2006

Guest Appearances

Mista Madd & The Supa Thuggz
  • A Lil’ Luv Pt. III

Mista Madd & The Supa Thuggz

Paid In Full Entertainment 1999
The Council - Relentless
  • Councilin Game

The Council – Relentless

Undagroundpresha, Inc. 2000
Money Black - Smashin' Dem Boyz
  • Pay Yo Own Bills

Money Black – Smashin’ Dem Boyz

Coast 2 Coast Records 2000
Lil Jay - Gold Teeth Gator
  • Can U Buy Dat

Lil Jay – Gold Teeth Gator

Repo Records 2001
Fat Pat - Greatest Hits
  • Wanna Be Balla

Fat Pat – Greatest Hits

Wreckshop Records 2001
Skitz - Block Burners
  • Down 4 Me

Skitz – Block Burners

Still Real Records 2004
Mike Watts - Vol. 1
  • Get Off The Floor

Mike Watts – Vol. 1

Watts Records 2005
Murder One - South Park Representer
  • Strong Arm

Murder One – South Park Representer

Hip Hop Village, Wolftown Recordings 2009

Compilations

Southern Blaze Part One
  • Wanna Be A Baller

Southern Blaze Part One

Universal Records 2001
Beelow Presents Thugz Gone Wild
  • Put Them Hands On Ya’

Beelow Presents Thugz Gone Wild

Bungalo Records 2004
Murder One Presents Southern Foundation Vol. 1
  • Strong Arm

Murder One Presents Southern Foundation Vol. 1

Over Looked Records 2004