Summary [Last.fm]: Troy was raised under the eyes of his parents Alfred and Sheryl Troy. His father, who was of Haitian descent was a hard working man who was a drill instructor turned pastor who tried to lead Troy down the path of the straight and narrow. Therefore, Troy grew up in the church, but was still tempted to indulge in acts that contradicted what was taught there. Troy was exposed to many aspects of street life, the influence of which can be heard in the lyrics of his music. He attended Creekside High School in the Atlanta area. He also stayed in Montgomery, Alabama.