Firestarter: One Thurd
Running in the same circle as juggernaut artists like Waka Flocka Flame, Gucci Mane and the roster at Mizay Entertainment could be intimidating, but the members of One Thurd aren’t scared.
“The way I feel about the whole situation is: When you’re young, you have more longevity,” Yung C told Mixtape Daily after the group performed at an Atlanta birthday party for Young Money’s Lil Chuckee. “The younger you are, the more opportunity you got. We still young; we’re just stepping in the ring.”
The trio — Yung C, 18, Lissa Luigi, 19, and Young Magic, 20 — are ready to take things to the next level. Being managed by Mizay Entertainment’s Deb Antney, mother and manager of Waka, has its perks, and the up-and-coming group is well aware of what the affiliation brings. “We gonna take advantage of all that anyway,” Lissa said. “We didn’t care; we met Flocka like, ’Hey, wassup, my boy? We here now; deal with it,’ ” she joked.
The Macon, Georgia, group is off to a great start thanks to their breakout single “Whoosh (Be Gone).” While the bouncy beat fits in with many of today’s rap hits, “Whoosh” is a unique jam that sends a positive message. The catchy song is aimed at haters and stands as an anti-bullying anthem.
“We’re leading on our generation and the generation after us. They need music that’s gonna lift them up and bring them out of negative situations,” Lissa said. “We’ve come out of a lot of things in our life too, so we feel like it’s important.”
Yung C added: “Where we come from, we see a lot of bullying, so we strong against it.”
With such a positive attitude, it seems One Thurd won’t be fading away anytime soon. “We all working hard to make good music so people can listen to,” Magic said. “We coming hard.”
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