Troy Neilson

Infobox musical artist
Name = Brockway Biggs
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Background = solo_singer
Birth_name = Troy Neilson
Alias = Brockway Biggs, Pimp Tea, Pimp T
Origin = Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
Genre = Canadian rap
Occupation = Publicist, rapper
Years_active = 1995 to present
Label = Brockway Entertainment
Associated_acts = Pimp-Tea, Pimp T
URL = http://www.brockwaybiggs.com/

Troy Neilson (born circa 1979)cite news | publisher="Telegraph-Journal" | title=N.B. musicians garner 25 ECMA nominations | date=15 December 2004 | url=http://www.pimptea.com/press.html | first=Grant | last=Kerr ] is a Canadian rapper based in Ottawa, Ontario, currently performing with the stage name Brockway Biggs. He previously performed as Pimp-T or Pimp Tea ("Positively Influencing More People to Excel Artistically").cite news | url=http://jam.canoe.ca/Music/2007/08/29/4454449-sun.html | title=Brockway Biggs ditches 'Pimp Tea' | date=29 August 2007 | first=Allan | last=Wigney | publisher="Ottawa Sun" | accessdate=2008-05-26]

As Pimp Tea, his single "Shake Ya Caboose" as produced by Chaylon Brewster won a 2005 East Coast Music Award ("ECMA") for "Urban Single of the Year" and charted on over 35 stations. [cite news | url=http://www.unb.ca/bruns/0405/21/entertainment/east_coast.html | publisher="The Brunswickan" | accessdate=2008-05-26 | date=23 February 2005 | title=East Coast music honoured | authors=Neilson, Troy; Seamans, Thomas ] His two albums have received nominations at the Canadian Urban Music Awards (in 2000) and the ECMA (four, in 2003 and 2005). Pimp Tea has performed on MusiquePlus, "ZeD" (CBC), "Breakfast Television", and at the 2003 Canada Winter Games, and has received music video play on MuchMusic and MusiquePlus.

In 2006, Neilson retired the Pimp Tea nickname and began performing as Brockway Biggs. He scheduled touring through all Canadian provinces from May to August 2008. [ [http://www.brockwaybiggs.com/events.html Tour schedule] accessed 26 May 2008]

Education

During his youth, Neilson lived in Charters Settlement, southwest of Fredericton, New Brunswick. He graduated with a Masters degree in Computer Science from the University of New Brunswick in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada in May of 2006. His fondness for his university is highlighted in the song "Can I Get a CS" where he mentions the names of several faculty members and references Gillin Wing, the section of the building where the Computer Science classes are located.

References

External links

* [http://www.brockwaybiggs.com/ Brockway Biggs official site]
* [http://www.pimptea.com Pimp Tea site]
* [http://www.brockwayent.com/ Brockway Entertainment]


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