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Trouble T Roy
Birth name Troy Dixon
Born October 19, 1967(1967-10-19)
Origin Mount Vernon, New York, USA
Died July 15, 1990 (aged 22)
Genres Hip hop
Occupations Dancer
Years active 1987 - 1990
Labels Uptown Records
Associated acts Heavy D & the Boyz

Troy Dixon (October 19, 1967 — July 15, 1990), better known as Trouble T Roy was a hip-hop dancer with the successful group Heavy D and the Boyz from 1987 until 1990. On July 15, 1990, while on tour in Indianapolis, Dixon was killed from an accidental fall; he and others were merrymaking after a concert and while dancing, Dixon lost his balance, fell from a balcony, hit his head, and died at a hospital. Heavy D and the Boyz dedicated their next album, Peaceful Journey, to his memory in 1991. Pete Rock and C.L. Smooth dedicated their song They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.) to him in 1992.

Pete Rock in a 2007 interview with Village Voice:

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."



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