Hustle to Summerfest — Young Torch
“The reason I wrote my first song was because I beat a video game,” Torch said; he was so happy when he finished Ratchet and Clank, he wrote himself and his cousin a verse.
“We performed that for my mom and sister downstairs. I wasn’t even scared.”
At the 1st Heat of the MidWestMadeMenENT two-round contests, I could see why. Young Torch brought an inexhaustible energy. I don’t think he took much time off from the stage even during the other performances on April 1.
He said he’s been hungry since high school, after he got into a talent show.
“It was crazy; the whole school knew my name,” Young Torch said, “and I just want to take this to the next level.”
As far as those looking to hear some of his music, Young Torch would have you listen to “Game Over”
Young Torch is working on releasing some new art on his Soundcloud — and I’ve seen him at work — soon, but not until after the final elimination of the MidWestMadeMenENT Hip Hop competition May 20, starting at 9 p.m.
The top three performers advance to play 30-minute sets at the Summerfest Ground Floor Stage on July 3.
Note: Check back for profiles on the other contestants.
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