July 10, 2006 18:46 ET

KOCH Records to Release New Studio Album by Crunk Legend Pastor Troy

"By Choice or By Force" to Be Released on July 25th, 2006

NEW YORK, NY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 10, 2006 -- KOCH Records announces the release of the highly anticipated new studio album by Pastor Troy. "By Choice or By Force" will be released on July 25th, 2006.

The son of a drill sergeant turned pastor, and a product of the rugged College Park streets of Atlanta, one can say that he is the living, breathing embodiment of good and evil combined into one dangerous human being. His huge reputation in the South has gotten him the opportunity to work closely with super-producers Timbaland, Jazze Pha and Lil' Jon. Troy's first major label album "Face Off" debuted in 2001 at #7 on the Billboard Rap Charts, followed up by "Universal Soldier" in 2002 which debuted at #1 on the Billboard Rap Charts. The hit Timbaland-produced single "Are We Cuttin'," was so successful that it was used as the lead single from the soundtrack to the blockbuster film "XXX" starring Vin Diesel in 2002. With the first single, "Pop a Few Bottles," rapidly building buzz on the album, Pastor Troy's "By Choice or By Force" builds on a career that has sold over 1 million records and counting.

The tracklisting is:

1.      Murda Man 2
2.      I Represent This (Can I Get A Witness)
3.      I'm The Shark In The Water
4.      Crossroads
5.      Who Do I Trust
6.      Pop A Few Bottles (feat. Rasheeda)
7.      I Like All That
8.      Drop That Ass
9.      Vegas
10.     Down For Life (feat. Kira)
11.     Partner In Crime (Feat. Misha)
12.     On The Block (feat. Criminal Manne and Mr. Mud)
13.     Twenty Six (feat. Bootleg)
About KOCH Records

KOCH Records is a division of KOCH Entertainment, the fastest-growing music company and the market leader among independents in North America. The KOCH Entertainment corporate umbrella encompasses the KOCH Records label, KOCH Vision home video, KOCH Music Publishing and KOCH Entertainment Distribution with operations in both the U.S. and Canada. KOCH Records proudly claims the largest number of Billboard charting albums among independents for each of the last five years (2001-2005). For additional info on the KOCH Records label and its roster of artists, please visit

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