“Young Torrento is the definition of what a rapper, let alone what a person should be. He handles his business on the mic and off and because of that, he naturally garners respect.” – Craven, State Run Music Group

As of late, the NOUE has received a tremendous response on our mixtape series. Young Torrento, of the NOUE All-Stars, is one of our artists who appeared on the “2011 Essence Festivalmixtape, as well as “The Allies”. Young Torrento embodies the definition of DEDICATION, no doubt about it.

A strong minded, hard working young man, Young Torrento puts in the time needed to finely hone his craft.  

Young Torrento records, promotes and is learning the ins and outs of the industry, as any artist worth his salt must do. Music is in his blood, as is hustling – hustling in the music game, that is.

NOUE had an opportunity to feature the State Run artist – star of the “Jet Skis & Heinekensmixtape series. Check out what Young Torrento had to say:

NOUE: We understand that 3 of your biggest influences in music were Fiend, Soulja Slim and Rakim. Who were some other musical influences you had growing up? Tell us about that.

YOUNG TORRENTO: My older brother and cousin used to always play hip hop around me and Rakim was always my favorite rapper. Soulja Slim was always my favorite New Orleans artist. He was the realest that ever did it, hands down, and Fiend always influenced me because of the way he commanded his listeners with his voice. Fiend always keeps it real and he has a positive message. I still listen to all of their music – every CD until this day. My mom also played all kinds of music around me. I came up listening to all kinds of music, from Etta James to Patti Labelle, to Bounce, Run DMC, and just about everybody. I love music, but I’m mostly inspired by New Orleans music.

NOUE: You have a strong work ethic – that’s obvious. If Young Torrento had a “mission statement”, what would that be?

YOUNG TORRENTO: Life is a blessing. When you wake up every morning and don’t make the best out of it, you’re the only one to blame!

NOUE: How important is hard work in achieving your goals?

YOUNG TORRENTO: Hard work is the MOST important thing. When you set goals for yourself, it’s like you’re testing yourself. You have something to achieve and the only way to get it is through hard work! Nobody is going to give you anything. You have to earn it yourself.

NOUE: Tell us about your State Run/7 Batts family.

YOUNG TORRENTO: State Run was started by my partner, Richard Smith (Craven). He’s from Independence and he likes my style, so when we linked up, it just clicked. We also have 2 ladies on the label, Ms. Tina Phresh and Ms. Whitney White. We also have a young gunna named Drastic. He’s 16 and the boy a beast. 7Batts is a label I started in 2009 and I run it with my partner, David Schetrompf (Big D). I have a few artists that I’m working with, like a young lady from the 17th named Ms. Nice. We just working slow and trying to make good music, ya heard me.

NOUE: What’s on Young Torrento’s music player right now?

YOUNG TORRENTO: Right now I’m listening to Devious, Majesty Sozai, NOUE ALL STARS and ALLIES, Marsha Ambrosia, Lil Funnel, Bizzy Bee, Na’Tee, Jets and Irongang, Dipset, Game, Wiz Khalifa, Big Sean, Miguel, and that Eminem and Royce the 5’9 joint – my opinion, best album of the year.

NOUE: What artist is on your playlist right now that our readers may be surprised to learn that you listen to?

YOUNG TORRENTO: Probably Marsha Ambrosia. Like, she is one of my favorite artists. I think she is one of the most talented people in the industry. I’ve been a fan of hers since Floetry. One day I can hopefully get her to sing on one of my songs.


NOUE SIDENOTE: Be on the lookout for Young Torrento. With his talent, drive, work ethic, and determination, he is sure to make his mark on the world, all the while representing that New Orleans brand.

2 Responses to “FEATURED NOUE ARTIST: Young Torrento”

  1. write up on boy @YoungTorrento in #Heatmag

  2. True shyt!!! Love it bruh!!! Keep dat fire and holdin it down for dat 504!!!!

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