Host of the BAAS Entertainment and SIX DEGREES OF... Podcasts
Troy has always been a lover of music. Music was a constant staple in his childhood, Brooklyn NY, home. His father is an accomplished singer & pianist. So it was only natural for Troy to become enamored by music's unbreakable spell. Troy knew that he had a decent singing voice, but was too insecure to use it; so he took up playing the trumpet in middle school. Troy attended the world famous Erasmus Hall High School in Brooklyn NY. Many of the greats in music have walked those halls, such as Barbra Streisand, Neil Diamond, Kedar Massenberg, Clive Davis, Will Downing, James "D Train" Williams, Stacy Francis, Hubert Eaves IV and the list goes on. By the time Troy graduated he was finally using his voice as a member of the school's Choral Club.
After spending some time in the United States Marine Corps; Troy was back in New York City and became immersed in its vibrant music scene. His love and knowledge for the music of Chaka Khan led him to be asked to take over a newly developed Chaka Khan website. Troy and Andres Ringman, renamed the site to "Chaka's House" and the response was overwhelming. Here is where Troy began to become personally acquainted with some of the artists he had admired, such as Maysa, Tonni "Funkin' For Jamaica" Smith and Chaka Khan herself.
Now, feeling more confident in his vocal abilities; Troy began singing and acting around NYC in small venues and stages. Eventually, in 2009, realizing the need for a place where independent music artists could showcase their talents, in an upscale and homey venue. The seeds of BAAS Entertainment were planted. First known as Bangin' Ass Artists, fellow artists loved the risky name, but corporate America didn't. So the name was changed to the BAAS Group, using the initials. Under that title we, Darryl M. Hill and I, put on incredible showcases around NYC that highlighted artist: Alyson Williams, Dionne Farris, Trina Broussard, Kimberly NIchole, Rahbi, Ra-Re Valverde, Angela Johnson, Monet, ChinahBlac, Darien Dean, Brown Baby Girl, Gordon Chambers, Abby Dobson and more!! Before you know it they were sponsoring Grammy parties in Los Angeles as well as their showcases in NYC.
Sadly, Darryl passed in 2011. Recently, Troy decided to restructure and rebrand the BAAS Group to BAAS Entertainment. With the onset of the covid 19 pandemic, putting on in person showcases were unfathomable. So Troy decided to showcase artists via podcasts. First came the SIX DEGREES OF... Podcast where he along with his co-hosts Wanda T and Arif St. Michael, showcase artists they felt made an indelible mark in music. Then shortly after the BAAS Entertainment podcast emerged highlighting the best in Indie Soul, R&B, Jazz, House and Gospel. Troy is proud of his accomplishments and is planning to expand the BAAS Entertainment brand.