Troy409 is an up and coming Hip-hop artist from Tacoma, Washington. A unique and versatile rapper, his music touches on multiple styles and flows while maintaining his own distinct sound. As a writer he pens clever and emotionally complex narratives dealing with mental health issues, addiction, loss and the fleeting loyalty of false friends.
The rapper recently made his debut with a series of singles in 2020 and 2021. His music made an immediate impact with Hip-hop fans around the globe, racking up tens of thousands of spins on Spotify and other streaming platforms. He recently added to this already impressive catalog with his debut full length album, “Mourning Star.”
Released worldwide to all major streaming services on May 17, 2021, “Mourning Star” is a testament to the artist’s broad range and sophisticated compositional style. His music rolls on downtempo Hip-hop grooves and creative, often psychedelic production. Throughout the record, Troy409 incorporates old school vibes with modern Trap and Hip-hop beats. He digs deep into numerous musical genres and lyrically touches on subjects of life, death, love and longing.
The record opens with the title track’s heart wrenching homage to a lost friend. From there he drops some smooth slow jams paying homage to his lady (“Enticing,” “Territorial”). An agile emcee and singer, he is able to move smoothly from the hard rap of songs like “Stripes on Me,” “Slidin” and “In Here” to the emotional and contemplative “Tired of Being Tired,” “Pedigree” and the deeply personal “You Can Have.” The record ends on the impressive freestyle monologue, “Honest.”
The new album “Mourning Star” by Troy409 is a smart and diverse collection of songs. Check out the record in its entirety below. You can also hear the block party groove of the song “Blue Skies” on the Deep Indie Beat playlist. Follow the links below the video to connect with Troy409. Get on his socials and get in the loop on all of the current and future projects from this exciting new talent.