To Die For: 25 Flawless Songs About Death

Pete Rock & CL Smooth "They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.)" (1992)


This song—dedicated to the memory of the group's friend Troy Dixon a.k.a. "Trouble" T. Roy of Heavy D & the Boyz—is probably best remembered for the beat, one built on an incredible Tom Scott sample. But the verses don't slack either. CL Smooth vividly recalls growing up with his family, and touches on all the right details about his family history (like his mother giving birth at a young age and his Uncle Doc's issues with alcohol).

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