Torres relaxes at home, where he lives with his adopted mother MaryJean Foss. "She got me out of foster care," he said. "She raised me since I was like 12, so I call her mom."
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Dj Raffy performs at the corner of Northwest 16th Avenue and Northwest 43rd Street. "I do it to entertain people,” he said. “I do it to make people happy."
Rafael Torres, 23, raps and dances for passing motorists at the corner of Northwest 16th Avenue and Northwest 43rd Street in Gainesville. "When I feel out there I feel alive. I feel good," he said. "I feel like I’m in the studio, like I’m in a live out-there performance."
Torres orders ice cream at D'Lites Emporium, 4216 NW 16th Blvd., after performing as Dj Raffy.