Troy Derick Jules (born May 25, 1995), professionally known as Controverse, is a Hatian-American rapper, born in and raised in East New York, Brooklyn. Growing up in the savage streets of East New York, surrounded by drugs, gun violence, and police brutality, Troy learned that in order to succeed in life, he had to have tough skin. At the tender age of 8, he developed his love for music inspired by the greats like Jadakiss, Jayz, and Foxy Brown. By the age of 18; He released his first mixtape titled “ Success is Revenge.” To this day, Controverse has been cosigned by Jack Thriller and Tax Stone, and worked with “Sisterhood of Hip-Hop” stars, Nyemiah Supreme and Siya. Known for his flourishing gritty beats and slick rhymes, Controverse is and emcee who doesn’t hold a punch.