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Awards / Nominations

* Telegraph-Journal - New Brunswick - NBers Grab Four Awards - "Decked out in a natty, blue thrift-shop suit, complete with yellow tie and matching trucker's cap, Pimp Tea was pretty pleased. He thanked a posse of fellow East Coast rappers, including Universal Soul, Classified, Spesh K, and J-Bru." - Grant Kerr - 21 February 2005

* The Daily Gleaner - Fredericton, NB - City Artists Take Home ECMA Hardware - "Neilson said he will not forget his appearance on stage to accept the award. 'I was glad to be able to say what I wanted to say,' Neilson said. He said he thanked many people, including the ECMA volunteers. 'The volunteers deserve a lot of credit,' Neilson said." - Mark Taylor - 21 February 2005

* Times & Transcript - Moncton, NB - New Brunswickers win four East Coast Music Awards - "It was an exciting moment for the young rapper, but he says it won't sway him into quitting school to concentrate on his music career. He said after his win that getting his master's degree from the University of New Brunswick in computer science is still his main focus." - Eric Lewis - 21 February 2005

* Telegraph-Journal - New Brunswick - N.B. musicians garner 25 ECMA nominations - "Troy Neilson, aka Pimp-Tea, is a computer science master's student by day, rapper by night. The 25-year-old from tiny Charters Settlement, near Fredericton, leads the provincial pack with three nominations. Two of his songs (P. Titty and Shake Ya Caboose) are up for Urban Single Track Recording of the Year and he's also up for Manager of the Year." - Grant Kerr - 15 December 2004

* CBC News - Canada's Urban Music Awards Set for National X-Posure on CBC Television - "Best On-line Publication/Website: Hip Hop Canada - www.hiphopcanada.com" - July 2003.

* The Dalhousie Gazette - Halifax, NS - THE GCSAs: An Alternative for Bored Reporters - "Winner of The Golden Cane Award, for pimpin' at its finest: Pimp-T and Roarie Borealis - Whiter than Wonder Bread, T and sidekick Roarie were quite popular with all of their racial counterparts from the burbs who love hip hop, while the ladies shunned them in favour of Buck 65." - Gazette Staff - 27 Feb 2003.

* Canadian Press - Fredericton Artists up for ECMAs - 12 Dec 2002

* UMAC - Toronto, Ont - Canada’s Urban Music Awards 2000 Nominees - "HIPHOP/RAP RECORDING: Choclair (Ice Cold), Classified (Unpredictable), Michee Mee & Esthero (Slave), Pimp T (Tha Pimp T Theme), Rascalz (Global Warning)" - 10 Aug 2000

Video Play & TV Performances

* ZedTV - Video for 'Shake Ya Caboose' featured - 31 May 2005.

* Breakfast Television - Performances from Pimp Tea, Mickey D & Bonshah - 18 Feb 2005

* CBC Nova Scotia - ECMAs & the need for a Rap Recording Category - Linda Kelly - Interview with Pimp Tea, Bonshah, U Soul, Steve Horne - 16 Feb 2005

* CBC's Zed TV - Live video performance for 'Shake Ya Caboose' on Feedback Friday on Friday, Jan 28th, 2005.

* Global Noon with Duane Lowe - Pimp Tea interview & performance of 'Shake Ya Caboose,' 'Super Dude (Jorun remix)' & 'P. Tipty' with Mickey D & Bonshah on Friday, Jan 28th, 2005.

* CBC's Zed TV - Live video performance for 'Shake Ya Caboose' & 'Super Dude' on Thursday, Oct 7th, 2004.

* CBC's Zed TV - Live video performance for 'Super Dude' on special 'The Coast with The Most' episode of ZeD East - 14 May 2004.

* Rogers Television - New Brunswick - Moncton Music Stop live Pimp Tea performance at Music New Brunswick Week Showcase with interview - 18 April 2004.

* Rogers Television - New Brunswick - on First Local - Live performance & interview with Pimp Tea at 506 Compilation CD release in Sussex, NB - 2 times per week for 4 days - 23 Feb 2004 to 26 Feb 2004.

* MusiquePlus - Montreal, QC - on Dollaraclip - Live performance of 'Tha PIMP-T Theme' - 6 times per week for weeks of 1 June 2003; & 3 August 2003.

* ZedTV - Video for 'Tha PIMP-T Theme (Nevski remix)' featured - 25 March 2003.

* MuchMusic - Toronto, Ont - on Going Coastal - Deleted Scene Compilation Release - Performance & Interview with Pimp Tea - 30 March 2003.

* CBC New Brunswick - ECMA Glow Leaves New Brunswick Cold - Bob Mersereau - Interview with Pimp Tea regarding ECMAs - 14 Feb 2003

* MuchMusic - Toronto, Ont - on Ed's Big Wham Bam - Video play for 'Tha PIMP-T Theme' - 2 times per week for weeks of 25 Nov 2002; & 28 Jan 2003.

* MusiquePlus - Montreal, QC - on Dollaraclip - Video play for 'Tha PIMP-T Theme' - 6 times per week for weeks of 17 Nov 2002; 22 Dec 2002; 19 Jan 2003; 2 Feb 2003 & 6 July 2003.

* CBC's Newsworld - Canada - by Bob Mersereau - 'The Messer Legacy' - Aired on National TV on Oct 8, 2002.

Features / Interviews - 2004 to present

* ChartAttack.com - Canada - Atlantic Buzz: Atlantic Buzz: Goodbye Pimp Tea, Hello HOPE, Evolve - "After years of helping to develop the East Coast hip-hop scene (and plugging away at his Masters thesis on the side), ECMA-winning rapper Troy "Pimp Tea" Neilson is calling it a day and relocating to Ottawa. However, he has no plans to permanently lay down the mic." - 19 August 2005

* UNB Perspectives - Fredericton, NB - UNBF Computer Science Student Wins ECMA - "Last month, the master of computer science student at UNB Fredericton took home the 2005 ECMA for Best Urban Recording for his song Shake Ya Caboose. He also received a nomination for manager of the year." - Natalie Montgomery - 8 March 2005

* The Brunswickan - Fredericton, NB - East Coast Music Honoured - "After making cabooses shake for years now, Fredericton's own Pimp Tea took home the Urban Recording of the Year honours for his single 'Shake Ya Caboose' at the 2005 East Coast Music Awards." - Thomas Seamans & Troy Neilson - view article - 23 February 2005

* HFX (Thursday insert in Halifax Daily News) - Halifax, NS - "His party track Shake Ya Caboose (produced by Nevski) samples the popular guitar riff from Bob Marley's Exodus. For those wondering how a revolutionary anthem could get reincarnated into Shake Ya Caboose, Pimp Tea explains." - Shauntay Grant - 17 February 2005

* ChartAttack.com - Canada - ECMA 2005 Recap - Entry Number Two - "After logging off of the Delta computers, I ran into Pimp Tea, who offered me a ride back to Christian's. Tea and I went to get his mom's Pimpmobile, and when he turned the keys to the ignition, the sweet sounds of Kool & The Gang's 'Jungle Boogie' blasted from the stereo." - Jon Bruhm - 18 Feb 2005

* The Brunswickan - Fredericton, NB - Don Messer Would Be Proud - "Although Don Messer passed away before I was born, I know Fredericton's support of its musicians would have made him proud. In turn, I'm doing all I can to uphold the high level of respect his name commands by fully supporting the Atlantic Canadian hip-hop scene." - Troy Neilson - view article - 3 February 2005

* The Daily Gleaner - Fredericton, NB - Rapper modest about ECMA nominations - "'There are other artists who I feel should have been nominated in the urban category, but they chose not to apply or just didn't feel like applying to the ECMAs,' Neilson said with a shrug. 'I'm far from being the best rapper in town'." - Ian Scott - view article - 13 January 2005

* CFXY The Fox 105.3 FM - Fredericton, NB - Hung out with Mark Roberts & Fred McAusland on the Morning Show (Interview with Rap) promoting Fredericton Cares show - 13 Jan 2005

* CBC Information Morning - New Brunswick - Live Interview with Terry Seguin - 15 December 2004.

* Here - Tea Break: Troy Neilson - great grandnephew to fiddler Don Messer - puts a positive spin on hip hop - "I like being from New Brunswick because I've had to work harder to get exposure which helps make better music." - Kate Wright - 18 November 2004.

* Space Junkies - Interview with Pimp Tea - Wednesday Elektra - November 2004.

* CBC.ca Front Page - "Pimp Tea: Fredericton rap emcee and 'Super Dude' brings his offbeat style to ZeD" - 29 October 2004.

* Music Melt - 20 Questions with Pimp Tea - 11 October 2004.

* The Aquinian - Fredericton, NB - Pimp Tea "innovative, original" - "It may seem gimmicky and reminiscent of Weird Al, but Pimp Tea is far from that; he somehow masterfully and successfully combines Andre 3000 with Buck 65." - Lori Sheffield - view article - 6 October 2004.

* The Industry Cosign - Victoria, BC - Creative Creation: Pimp Tea Discusses the Creation of the An Urbal Remedy Album - "This month DJ Fusion decided to take CreativeCreation to visit our Hip-Hop neighbors north in Canada to see what some of the action and music is like around that way." - DJ Fusion - 7 Oct 2004.

* The Martlet - Victoria, BC - Pimp Tea's Not Your Typical MC - "An Urbal Remedy, Tea’s newest disc, is hip hop with a small town flavour. It spends most of its time delivering catchy beats and laugh-out-loud rhymes, but does show Neilson’s serious side on occasion." - Sean Patrick Sullivan - 9 September 2004.

* 106.9 Capital FM - CIBX - Fredericton, NB - Interview on 'East Coast Music Show' with Mark Roberts - 29 August 2004

* The Cape Breton Post - Sydney, NS - 26 August 2004.

* The Chronicle Herald - Nova Scotia - Tea's Hot - "Playing around with hip-hop imagery and overturning clichés are part of what makes Pimp Tea's tunes so enjoyable, like the faux-boasting of Super Dude or the party anthem Shake Ya Caboose" - Stephen Cooke - view article - 25 August 2004

* The Guardian - Charlottetown, PEI - Atlantic Hip-Hop Artist Launching CD at Myron's - view article - 23 August 2004.

* ChartAttack.com - Canada - Atlantic Buzz: Atlantic Buzz: Return Of The Sum, Ed The Sock Dissin' And Covering Eric's Trip - "Over in Fredericton, Pimp Tea dropped his sophomore album earlier this week on both CD and on vinyl." - 20 August 2004

* The Daily Gleaner - Fredericton, NB - Local musicians doing fine work - "There is no one quite like 25-year-old Troy Neilson. By day, he is an articulate, soft-spoken Masters student in Computer Science here at UNB. However, his musical persona Pimp Tea - is a unique form of rap that titillates and inspires. It is unique and brilliant, and it is totally home-grown." - Wilfred Langmaid - view article - 16 August 2004

* Noise (insert with flyers) - Fredericton, NB - Pimp Tea's Remedy for illin' on the way - "Pimp Tea has always been able to set aside tiresome clichés. With a mix of fun and thought provoking lyrics, an outrageously fun live show and passion for hip-hop, Pimp Tea hopes to bring back some of the fun." - Ben Conoley - view article - 14 August 2004

* HFX (Thursday insert in Halifax Daily News) - Halifax, NS - Pimp's the name, not the game - "My goal is just to make music that's positive and puts a different twist on things." - Shauntay Grant - view article - 12 August 2004

* The Daily Gleaner - Fredericton, NB - Rapper Pimp Tea to release album - "Rap emcee Pimp Tea says he had to make many sacrifices to produce his new CD entitled An Urbal Remedy." - James Harvey - view article - 11 August 2004

* interHipHop.com - Pimp Tea Interview - 10 Jan 2004

Radio Play - An Urbal Remedy

* !earshot - Canada - 'An Urbal Remedy' charted at # 17 nationally in Canada on hip-hop charts and # 137 overall on the top 200 charts for December 2004.

* !earshot - Canada - 'An Urbal Remedy' charted at # 7 nationally in Canada on hip-hop charts and # 78 overall on the top 200 charts for November 2004.

* !earshot - Canada - 'An Urbal Remedy' charted at # 15 nationally in Canada on hip-hop charts for October 2004.

* Rap Network Charts - North America - 'Shake Ya Caboose' charted at # 24 for October 4, 2004; #26 for October 18, 2004 & #30 for October 25, 2004 (compiled from 40+ of most influential campus DJs in North America).

* CJUM/UMFM - Winnipeg, MB - 'Shake Ya Caboose' featured on @Large & Kinetik's Hip Hop 101 - Best joints of 2004 charts - 15 Jan 2005.

* CFUV - Victoria, BC - 'An Urbal Remedy' peaked at # 10 on hip-hop charts for 3 Jan 2005.

* CHSR 97.9FM - Fredericton, NB - 'An Urbal Remedy' was ranked #7 on the top 10 most played albums for 2004.

* CKDJ - Ottawa, ON - 'This Is Me' was ranked #25 most played song for 2004 on CKDJ's 2004 Top 25 charts.

* CFMU - Hamilton, ON - 'An Urbal Remedy' peaked at #25 on overall charts for 10 Dec 2004 (Chart Attack).

* Croatia Radio 100.5 FM - Zagreb, Croatia - 'Shake Ya Caboose' peaked at #2 on DJ Jigida's charts - 11 Nov 2004.

* CFBX - Kamloops, BC - 'An Urbal Remedy' peaked at # 7 on hip-hop charts for 14 Nov 2004 (Chart Attack).

* KSMU - Springfield, MO - 'Shake Ya Caboose' peaked at #20 on DJ Imperial's charts - 27 Oct 2004.

* KSPC - Claremont, CA - 'Shake Ya Caboose' peaked at #5 on Kevin Sakoda's charts - 27 Oct 2004.

* KUCI - Los Angeles, CA - 'Shake Ya Caboose' peaked at #8 on Dexterity's charts - 27 Oct 2004.

* CFRO - Vancouver, BC - 'Shake Ya Caboose' peaked at #1 on DJ Sage's charts - 26 Oct 2004.

* CKCU - Ottawa, ON - 'Shake Ya Caboose' peaked at #2 on DJ Ducats charts - 26 Oct 2004.

* KVRI - Surrey, BC - 'Shake Ya Caboose' peaked at #2 on L Precise's charts - 26 Oct 2004.

* CHSR 97.9FM - Fredericton, NB - 'Shake Ya Caboose' peaked at # 1 on DJ STV's charts for 26 Oct 2004.

* CJUM/UMFM - Winnipeg, MB - 'Shake Ya Caboose' peaked at #7 on @Large & Kinetik's charts - 24 Oct 2004.

* CJSF - Burnaby, BC - 'An Urbal Remedy' peaked at # 6 on hip-hop charts for 22 Oct 2004 (Chart Attack).

* KKFI - Kansas City, MO - 'Shake Ya Caboose' peaked at #3 on Kiz One's charts - 20 Oct 2004.

* WXDU - Durham, NC - 'Shake Ya Caboose' peaked at #5 on DJ Bro-Rabb's charts - 20 Oct 2004.

* KOOP - Austin, TX - 'Shake Ya Caboose' peaked at #4 on DJ Kunal M's charts - 20 Oct 2004.

* Live365 - Everett, WA - 'Shake Ya Caboose' peaked at #4 on DJ Earthquake charts - 20 Oct 2004.

* CKRK - Toronto, ON - 'Shake Ya Caboose' peaked at #6 on Karam's charts - 20 Oct 2004.

* KTRU - Houston, TX - 'Shake Ya Caboose' peaked at #5 on D.L. charts - 20 Oct 2004.

* KCPR - San Luis Obispo, CA - 'Shake Ya Caboose' peaked at #14 on Jon?Doe charts - 20 Oct 2004.

* Croatian Radio 2 - Zagreb, Croatia - 'Shake Ya Caboose' peaked at #11 on DJ Oli Dobolli charts - 19 Oct 2004.

* CHMA - Sackville, NB - 'An Urbal Remedy' peaked at #29 on overall charts for 15 Oct 2004 (Chart Attack).

* KSMU - Springfield, MO - 'Shake Ya Caboose' peaked at #8 on Vinyl Richy charts - 14 Oct 2004.

* WAIF 88.3 FM - Cincinnati, OH - 'Shake Ya Caboose' peaked at #17 on G Fresh's charts - 13 Oct 2004.

* KOMG/WBFZ/THHS/TheHipHopStation.com - Springfield, MO - 'Shake Ya Caboose' peaked at #8 on Darin Gloe's charts - 13 Oct 2004.

* CJSF - Burnaby, BC - 'Shake Ya Caboose' peaked at #7 on Matt Chan's charts - 13 Oct 2004.

* WKDU - Philadelphia, PA - 'Shake Ya Caboose' peaked at #8 on Nate Abney's charts - 12 Oct 2004.

* CHUO - Ottawa, ON - 'An Urbal Remedy' peaked at # 5 on hip-hop charts for 8 Oct 2004 (Chart Attack).

* WRNU - Newark, NJ - 'Shake Ya Caboose' peaked at #15 on DJ Yoshi's charts - 4 Oct 2004.

* KURE - Des Moines, IA - 'Shake Ya Caboose' peaked at #15 on DJ Episode's charts - 30 Sept 2004.

* WOWL - Boca Raton, FL - 'Shake Ya Caboose' peaked at #16 on DJ Sun's charts - 29 Sept 2004.

* KVCU - Boulder, CO - 'Shake Ya Caboose' peaked at #19 on Inka One's charts - 29 Sept 2004.

* CFCR - Saskatoon, SK - 'An Urbal Remedy' peaked at # 3 on hip-hop charts for 24 Sept 2004 (Chart Attack).

* CHSR 97.9FM - Fredericton, NB - DJ STV's charts - 'An Urbal Remedy' peaked at # 1 on hip-hop LP charts for 24 Sept 2004 (Chart Attack).

* WRGP - Miami, FL - 'Shake Ya Caboose' peaked at #16 on Semp Rok & DJ Trees' charts - 23 Sept 2004.

* CHSR 97.9FM - Fredericton, NB - 'P. Titty' on Strictly Hip Hop with DJ STV - 23 Sept 2004.

* WMSC - Upper Montclair, NJ - 'Shake Ya Caboose' peaked at #20 on DJ Haze's charts - 22 Sept 2004.

* KGNU - Boulder, CO - 'Shake Ya Caboose' peaked at #28 on DJ Atropine's charts - 22 Sept 2004.

* WKPS - University Park, PA - 'Shake Ya Caboose' peaked at #28 on The Mayor Mike Jax's charts - 22 Sept 2004.

* KUSF - San Francisco, CA - 'Shake Ya Caboose' peaked at #27 on Raw B's charts - 22 Sept 2004.

* WFTU - Dix Hills, NY - 'Shake Ya Caboose' peaked at #30 on PrizMatik's charts - 22 Sept 2004.

* CKDJ - Ottawa, ON - 'This Is Me' peaked at #6 on Top 10 Requests charts - 20 Sept 2004.

* CHSR - Fredericton, NB - 'An Urbal Remedy' peaked at #2 on overall charts for 17 Sept 2004 (Chart Attack).

* CFBU - St. Catherines, ON - 'An Urbal Remedy' peaked at #5 on overall charts for 17 Sept 2004 (Chart Attack).

* WODU - Norfolk, VA - 'Shake Ya Caboose' added to Nesto's charts - 16 Sept 2004.

* WLUW - Chicago, IL - 'Funky Punks Anthem' played on 'Independent Music' - 16 Sept 2004.

* KURE - Des Moines, IA - 'Shake Ya Caboose' added to DJ Episode's charts - 15 Sept 2004.

* KCSU - Fort Collins, CO - 'Shake Ya Caboose' added to Milena "Jazzybell" Pastore's charts - 15 Sept 2004.

* WDBM - East Lansing, MI - 'Shake Ya Caboose' added to Benny Ben's charts - 15 Sept 2004.

* CJAM - Windsor, ON - light rotation - 13 Sept 2004.

* 717HipHop.com - Harrisburg, PA - 'Shake Ya Caboose' added to DJ Kristyles charts - 8 Sept 2004.

* Rainy Dawg Radio - Seattle, WA - 'Shake Ya Caboose' at #27 on DJ Ethx charts - 7 Sept 2004.

* CKCU 93.1FM - Ottawa, ON - 'This Is Me' on 'Peaceful Journey' with DJ Ducats - 3 Sept 2004.

* CISM 89.3 FM - Montreal, PQ - 'An Urbal Remedy' peaked at #21 on overall charts for 3 Sept 2004 (Chart Attack).

* CHMR - St. John's, NFLD - light rotation - 2 Sept 2004

* CFRE - Mississauga, ON - Light Rotation - 1 Sept 2004.

* CFRC - Kingston, ON - light rotation - 1 Sept 2004.

* CHSR 97.9FM - Fredericton, NB - 'Shake Ya Caboose' on 'Get On Your Groove' with Scout - 1 Sept 2004.

* 106.9 Capital FM - CIBX - Fredericton, NB - Played 'Tha PIMP-T Theme' on 'East Coast Music Show' - 29 August 2004

* CJUM/UMFM - Winnipeg, MB - 'Shake Ya Caboose' played on 'Hip Hop 101' with Episode - 28 Aug 2004.

* CKDU - Halifax, NS - 'An Urbal Remedy' peaked at # 9 on hip-hop charts for 27 Aug 2004 (Chart Attack).

* CKDU 97.5 FM - Halifax, NS - 'Hick Hop' - 26 Aug 2004

* CKUM 93.5 FM - Moncton, NB - 'Shake Ya Caboose' played during week of 24 Aug 2004

* CFMH - Saint John, NB - on Medusa's Snake Pit - 24 Aug 2004

* CFBU - St. Catharines, ON - on Emu Master Plot - 'Spoof Le Grand'?? - 23 Aug 2004

* CHMR - St. John's, NFLD - on Microphone Fiends - 'P. Titty' - 22 Aug 2004

* CKDU 97.5 FM - Halifax, NS - on The Maple Mothership - 'Shake Ya Caboose' - 21 Aug 2004

* CIUT - Toronto, ON - 'An Urbal Remedy' peaked at #24 on overall charts for 20 Aug 2004 (Chart Attack).

* CJSF - Burnaby, BC - 19 Aug 2004

* CKDU 97.5 FM - Halifax, NS - on Element of tha Underground - 'Super Dude (Jorun Remix)' - 19 Aug 2004

* CHSR 97.9FM - Fredericton, NB - on Strictly Hip Hop with DJ STV - 'Shake Ya Caboose' & 'Super Dude (Jorun remix)' - 19 Aug 2004.

* CKMS 100.3 FM - Waterloo, ON - on The Wax Jungle - 'This Is Me' - 19 Aug 2004.

* CHSR 97.9FM - Fredericton, NB - 'P. Tipty (live)' & 'This Is Me' with Scout - 18 Aug 2004.

* CKDU 97.5 FM - Halifax, NS - on The Maple Mothership - 'Super Dude (Jorun Remix)' - 14 Aug 2004

* CFOU - Trois-Rivieres, PQ - 'Shake Ya Caboose' & 'Super Dude (Jorun Remix) on 'La Chance au Coeur' - 13 Aug 2004.

* CBC Fredericton Information Morning - Fredericton, NB - 'P. Tipty (radio edit)' - 14 April 2004

* CFXY The Fox 105.3 FM - Fredericton, NB - Joke: Aerosmith Tribute Concert with song clips - 6 April 2004

Show Reviews - 2004 to present

* The Brunswickan - Fredericton, NB - A Great Show of Support - "Next was ‘Shake your Caboose!’ and I sure know I wanted to upon hearing and seeing Pimp Tea shake his. Man, he rocked! I understand why he’s nominated for two Urban Single Track Recordings of the Year, and let’s not leave out the stylings of Mickey D and Bonshah." - Catherine MacAskill - view article - 19 Jan 2005

* The Brunswickan - Fredericton, NB - Local hip hop scene goes for The Breaks - "Pimp Tea entertained the audience with his unique mix of hip-hop and humour." - Clarissa Andersen - 21 Jan 2004 - with picture

Album Reviews - An Urbal Remedy

* Phase 9 - "AN URBAL REMEDY is Pimp’s second album that continues with the party atmosphere from the debut album. To explain it a bit more, it is a reflection on the way early rap and hip-hop did not take itself too seriously and back then it was actually more enjoyable. From the opening intro, a smile is planted on your face." - EDF - read review - 22 February 2005

* Urbnet - "An Urbal Remedy, a tidy collection of well-produced tracks that will have you giggling as you’re bobbing your head. Styles flipped range from early nineties Miami Bass (“Super Dude – Jorun Remix”) to “Hick Hop”, a hybrid of rap and a small town hoedown." - Brad Miller - read review - 28 October 2004

* Grind Mode - "Pimp Tea's determination to address various topics makes this interesting listening as he speaks on matters like depression, the music business, love, himself and his university - even taking time to offer an 'Aerosmith Tribute Skit.'" - DJ Slim - 27 October 2004

* The Brunswickan - "This sophomore album is a distinctive blend of lyrics spelling out Troy's life and some hoppin tunes you can party and dance to... Comparing Pimp Tea to a top 10 hip hop artist would be like comparing a disco ball to cheese slices - Pimp Tea is in a league of his own." - 4.5 stars out of 5 - Erin Hancock - view review - 8 September 2004

* Smother.Net - "If you could imagine an MC 900 Ft. Jesus album with a hip-hop background, than you've got yourself 'An Urbal Remedy'." - J-Sin - read review - 6 September 2004

* Exclaim - "An Urbal Remedy shows more growth and maturity than just a change of name... An Urbal Remedy is simple but catchy, and fully stocked" - Thomas Quinlan - view review - September 2004

* Space Junkies - "There's not too many artists these days that can boast of a 100% complete original sound, but I think PIMP TEA pulls it off nicely." - Wednesday Elektra - September 2004

* The Reader - "It's strong stuff through and through, and a major improvement on his first effort." - Bob Mersereau - view review - 28 Aug 2004

* Peace Magazine - Headspace pg 74 - "Blurring the line between reality and fiction is Pimp Tea with his sophomore disc, The Urbal Remedy on Brockway Ent." - view article (pdf) - 26 August 2004

* ADDreviews - "Doesn't take himself too seriously, yet rocks dope beats." - Laze - read review - Aug. 17 2004

* Atlantic Seabreeze - "A great hip-hop album and Atlantic Seabreeze gives 5 stars out of 5 to the album." - John Gavin - read review - Aug. 13 2004

* Soul Shine Magazine - "Pimp Tea has an obvious passion for this music and his knowledge definitely adds another layer of depth to the listen." - Cameron Gordon - read review - Aug. 10 2004

Show Promos - 2004 to present

* Here Fredericton - Fredericton, NB - Everybody helps: ECMA-nominees do their Bit for Rsunami Relief Efforts - "'After the disaster, I wanted to do something myself but, as a student, I wanted to help but didn't have a lot of money,' says Pimp Tea. 'This is a great way to help out and it features some of the better acts. I'm really glad someone was doing this.'" - Kate Wright - 13 Jan 2005

* The Brunswickan - Fredericton, NB - Fredericton's Finest Band Together to Aid Tsunami Victims - "This is a great show of solidarity among the Maritime artists. They are rallying together for a cause while celebrating the fact that we can and will gladly do something to help those whose lives have been destroyed." - Catherine MacAskill - 12 Jan 2005

* Metro Marquee - Moncton, NB - Hip-hop artists look for Moncton beat - "'When we were just here in Moncton by ourselves, Pimp Tea was the first one to let us into that (hip-hop) circle,' says Thibodeau." - 16 September 2004

* ChartAttack.com - Canada - Atlantic Buzz - "Performing artists include Hot Toddy, Chris Colepaugh, The Ditchpigs, Pimp Tea, Dionisus, Vetch, JAR, Subliminal and many more." - 16 April 2004

* The Brunswickan - Fredericton, NB - Breaking it down, one more time - "Pimp Tea aka Troy Neilson has been nominated for an ECMA and a UMAC award; performed on MusiquePlus and the Canada Winter Games; and had his video played on MuchMusic & MusiquePlus." - Troy Neilson - 14 Jan 2004

Other - 2004 to present

* Chart Attack - Kid Rock Joins The Maritime Caravan - Jon Bruhm - 30 June 2004

* STU Journal - Ready to battle? Local MCs and hip-hop supporters come out for rap competition - Heather Ogilvie - 7 April 2004

* Chart Attack - Atlantic Buzz: Dead Red Finally Get It Together "Fredericton rapper and acronym enthusiast Pimp Tea recently launched his new "Super Dude" clothing line and also underwent a name change from his previous moniker, PIMP-T. He says the new spelling stands for "Positively Influencing More People To Excel Artistically." - Jon Bruhm - 27 February 2004

* Telegraph-Journal - Saint John, NB - High school student releases compilation of N.B. music talent - Grant Kerr - 4 February 2004

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