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Torch (rapper)

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Frederick Hahn, better known by his stage name Torch, is a German rapper with Haitian roots from Heidelberg. He was among the first German rappers who began rapping in German in the mid-1980s in Heidelberg, laying the foundation for the success of German hip hop music.

In 1987, Torch founded the group Advanced Chemistry with Toni L, Linguist, Gee-One and DJ Mike MD. In 1992, the song Fremd im eigenen Land ("Stranger in one's own country") became the group's first hit. Primarily due to exposure on the cable television network MTV, the song garnered attention outside of Germany's hip hop scene, which was still quite small at the time.

Torch's first (and so far only) solo-album was Blauer Samt ("Blue Velvet), released in 2000.

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