Singer and songwriter Torazz is a 4EYMG artist from Prince George’s County, Maryland, and creates a new genre of music that he likes to call R&B/Pop. He sings R&B while the beat behind it is Pop, then merges the two streams into one unique style of music. Torazz is a self-described funny guy who wears his heart on his sleeve. Music has always been his outlet. He makes his music to help people get through their adversity, just as music has helped him get through his.
“Music is my therapy. Music got me here” – Torazz
Growing up as an only child appeared lonely for Torazz. As a teenager, with hormones raging and the feeling that his parents just didn’t understand- music was like a friend and confidante. When he was eleven years old, he began to write poems and put beats behind them. He grew up with music that his dad listened to often. Also, he was inspired at a young age by the music of Trey Songz, whose mixtapes and albums his dad would play. Although Torazz is not a rapper, he loves listening to Drake, whose music style allows him to sing along with rap.
“Singing and writing music gave me the feeling that I was talking to someone who could relate to what I was going through” – Torazz
Torazz’s experience while attending the annual Fairmount Heights Day celebration was a thrill-filled turning point, and he knew from that moment on that his music would take center stage in his life. His cousin Durell, who is an A&R for 4EYMG, asked him to go up on stage and sing. It was the first time he had ever sung in front of a large audience. Torazz had a couple of jobs before making music his job. He used to be a manager at DollarTree and later worked at Amazon. But the music never feels like a job to Torazz. “Music is just a lifestyle at this point.” He has been in a couple of sessions with other artists to give them input, but his main focus is on his music.
“Learn to network, and understand that you don’t know everything” – Torazz
Torazz believes in staying open-minded with wisdom- he takes to heart what he does. His priority is God and having a stronger foundation of people around him who “believe in the moment.” He is confident in his musical artistry and assures everyone that his work with ‘4EYMG’ will be just the beginning of a string of artistic successes. His progression from just a year ago has been phenomenal as he tests his limits and breaks barriers, taking the music seriously above all other distractions. Now that he’s working to find that single to become his city anthem. “Believe me- there is more to come!” Be sure to connect with Torazz on social media and digital music platforms.