important rapper of the german hip-hop culture. living in heidelberg.
first was writer before doing the mc thing.
in the early 90s member of "advanced chemistry", a german rappin crew against violence and disrespect of races.
after many german rappers with english lyrics in the 80s, torch was the first german rapper.
the track "blauer schein" (blue glow, also bill, but also means appearance) is about an "100-mark-schein" (100 mark bill blue
the old german currency) and it's effects on people. torch criticizes the commercialisation.
afrikaa bambaataa taps him as the leader of the zulu nation in germany because of his political, anti-racist lyrics!!!!!
the rappin 100mark-schein in torch's "blauer schein":
"so viele denken, ich gehöre ihnen, doch sie gehören alle mir, schaut nur, wie sie mir dienen"
"so many people thinkin, I would be theirs, but they're all mine, look how they're servin me"
"...die pudelmütze ist meine krone!"
"the beany is my crown"
28 Nisan 2007, Cumartesi