EXCLUSIVE: Torch Speaks on Bringing Back New York Hip-Hop

AllHipHop Staff

(AllHipHop News) In part two of AllHipHop.com's interview with Maybach Music rapper Torch, the Bronx-bred MC touched on bringing back the New York influence. Torch explained that New York was always on his mind, even after he headed to Miami to work with Rick Ross.

"That's what I actually set out to do [bring New York back], I was one of the first New York ni**as trying to do that," Torch told AllHIpHop.com. "I came down South fu**ing with Rozay from the get go.

"A BX ni**a representing from the city, so it's a beautiful situation to see all my ni**as coming full circle," Torch continued. "Now you've got a bunch of ni**as coming and their actually checking for us a little bit more. Now you've got to make music [that 's] a little more versatile. Before we were so in the box. Now there's a little more versatility going on, so now its about bringing a little bit of that boom back to the game. So ni**as know, you don't have to bounce every track to get love out here."

Torch also touched on working with controversial Triple C group member Gunplay.

"Gunplay is so unorthodox and crazy," Torch explained. "Anytime you're in the studio with him, he's going to bring the best out of you cause he's got so much energy. Just his energy and personailty feeding off it. It's a beautiful situation, that's why I can't wait till y'all hear his project 'Living Legend.' That's my ni**a for life, that's my family."

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Check out the second part of AllHipHop.com's interview with Torch below:

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