Toriono Newkirk, is a Hustleville, FL a.k.a. Jacksonville native, and from a very young age, Toriono was destined to be a star. His family even coined him as 90210 Toriono. His grandfather played trumpet for James Brown, The Jackson Five for 5 years and is credited on Cameo’s "She Strange" album.
Toriono’s father also became a popular independent artist and raised Toriono in the studio. Currently, the St. Leo University sophomore is focused on attaining a degree in business and marketing while recording and performing.
The 11-track project was released through Hustleville Inc. & GT/Empire Distribution. It has garnered rave reviews on music sites like IndieHipHop.com. “Michael Ealy” received spins on several college stations and full rotation spins 4th Quarter on Power106.1 in Jacksonville, Florida.
While his initial album release still gaining traction and new fans daily, 90210 Toriono is keeping the momentum going with the release of his second album just 4 months later entitled "The Sophomore" with hits like “Watermelon” and “Where I Come From” feat T76.