Torrance "Street Symphony" Esmond
Torrance “Street Symphony” Esmond draws from two primary influences: hip-hop culture and orchestral ballads. He is a Grammy-winning and nominated producer in categories that span from Rap to Children's music. The Memphis-born and Nashville-bred talent is an anomaly; he is innovative, passionate, philanthropic and scholarly. He is acclaimed for unifying heavy drums with strings, brass, piano chords and layered melodies that hit all the right notes. Through his extensive connections the music whiz yielded his first industry job as VP of A&R at Reach Records, home to Christian Hip-Hop star Lecrae. Under his leadership, he helped to take the recording artist from underground to mainstream scoring 2 Grammys. From there he racked up production credits with Meek Mill, 2 Chainz, Yo Gotti, and Wale to name a few. The heat-maker added another Grammy-nod under his belt for his work on Nipsey Hussle’s - Victory Lap (“Hussle & Motivate”) in the Best Rap Album category. Inspired by the business acumen of Diddy, Street Symphony admired the redefined cachet he brought to the title of producer. Street Symphony established his own imprint Track Or Die where he signs artist and production talent. His knowledge and strong network has made him an invaluable resource where he’s negotiated deals on behalf of those within his circle of influence as well as for himself. In 2015 two prestigious events occurred for Street Symphony; he established the Street Symphony Scholarship for aspiring music business students at his alma mater (MTSU) and March 7th was declared Street Symphony Day in Nashville. While continuing to work with the household names in the industry, he also currently serves as an adjunct professor at MTSU spearheading a new Hip-Hop & R&B class.