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Representing: Bronx, New York
Key Cameos: Rick Ross, Busta Rhymes, Trey Songz
Real Spit: Rick Ross’ Maybach Music Group is making a ton of noise these days. But before the Boss scooped up new recruits Wale, Meek Mill and Pill, MMG was flanked by Triple C’s, Ross’ three-man group consisting of Gunplay, Young Bleed and Bronx, New York, native [artist id="1177887"]Torch[/artist].
Known for bringing lyrical heat to tracks, Torch is spitting flames on his latest mixtape, U.F.O. There are no unidentified flying objects, however. “A lot of people hear ‘U.F.O.’ and they think spaceships. Well, I put my own little flip on it,” Torch revealed to Mixtape Daily. “My version of U.F.O. stands for ‘Underestimated, forgotten and overlooked.’ I went from under financial depression to under federal observation, so it best describes my life and what I was going through.”
On the tape, Torch brings his street tales to life and gets help from a pretty star-studded guest list. MMG CEO Ross appears on “Reala State,” while Busta Rhymes, Yo Gotti, N.O.R.E. and Waka Flocka Flame help out on “Bang Yo City (Remix).” R&B star Trey Songz finds his vocals attached to the heart-felt “Eulogy,” and Kevin Cossom contributes to the flirty “All Mine.”
With such a diverse and notable lineup, Torch fills in the blanks with his New York wit and street-bred delivery, like a boss is supposed to.
Joints to Check For
»“Bang Yo City” – “[Busta Rhymes] seen me on my grind for a long time, so it was only right that he reached out and I reached back. I didn’t jump at it when he reached out at me: I had to make sure I had the right beat. But as soon as I heard the beat — shout-out to Boi-1da, the Grammy Award-winning producer of ‘Bang Yo City.’ I heard ‘Bus’ — it just sound like ‘Wild for Da Night’ [by Rampage]. As soon as he heard it, he gave the same energy back that I thought he was gonna give.”
»“Reala State” – “We did that MMG thing up in the studio, went in with a lot of energy, came out with a street banger.”
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