Born in Austin, Texas, Antwoine Collins AKA "TROY NōKA", has been making a name for himself. Formally known as "T-Wiz", TROY NōKA is a Grammy Award-winning Record Producer, Songwriter, and Pianist, who is taking the music world by storm as a thriving Hip-Hop Recording Artist.
From rapping to producing on a Sony Playstation at 15, then making the move to Los Angeles, CA, at age 18, NōKA read books on engineering and sought out opportunities to study under engineers. This lead to an engineering gig with Chris Spilfogel from the Production Duo “The Underdogs”. After hearing one of NōKA’s tracks produced with close friend and Record Producer Brian Kennedy, he was asked to become part of The Underdogs production team. The new opportunity allowed TROY to grow as a producer and learn from experienced writers and producers in the industry, which later led to meeting and working with major artists.
TROY NōKA since then has production credits on some of the biggest names in music such as: Frank Ocean, Miguel, Chris Brown, Ciara, Dom Kennedy, Tyga, T. Mills, Natasha Bedingfield, Cheryl Cole, Backstreet Boys, Cody Simpson, Angel Haze and most recently rising star Doja Cat.
Despite his success as a record producer, NōKA’s true aspiration was to inspire audiences through his music as an artist. TROY’s passion for music, art and fashion is presented through all of his work. His music reflects his own persona, striving to be a strong, driven, positive influence while sharing deep and vulnerable experiences to his listeners. NōKA’s sound stands out well beyond the norm, ranging from immersive electronic soundscapes to body banging bass-booming percussion and clipped synth arpeggios with contrapuntal strings, just to name a few.
Few musicians are able to live up to the title of "artist", however TROY NōKA effortlessly paints pictures with sound that take the audience to musical bliss. Witness a master at work.