In 2009 I did this joint as an ode to the neighborhood I grew up in, Coney Island. With last weeks hurricane Coney Island is nothing like it once was. Homes destroyed, lives turned upside down & utter chaos. I’m re-upping this song to remember C.I. as it once was & to provide a source of inspiration to the remaining C.I. residence. There are some devastating photos of the aftermath after the jump. #PrayforCI
I took it elsewhere tonight, Friday night lights. Lyrics after the jump. #DailyBread
Title is self explanatory, so are the rhymes. Lyrics after the jump. #DailyBread
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Official music video for “What It Sound Like” featuring Pav Bundy. Produced by !llmind off Torae’s album “For The Record“. Available now.
Directed by: Todd Angkasuwan
Filmed on location in Bangkok, Thailand
When Torae & Sha Stimuli collab expect great things to happen. Save The Day pt 2 is definitely one of those great thing! A sequel to Tor’s 2008 track “Save The Day” Sha’s picks up right where they left off. This !llmind produced banger is indeed super hero music. Stream it below & cop it if you love it.
On September 19th Team Torae invades The Highline Ballroom in New York City along with Maffew Ragazino & Soul Khan (of The Brown Bag Allstars). Here’s your chance to see Torae do a full set of music & run through whatever he chooses from his catalog of 5 full length releases & features. We also got word he’ll be bringing some friends along too. The Highline Ballroon is located at 431 w. 16th street (btwn 9th & 10th Ave) doors open at 6pm showtime at 8pm. Tickets are $10 in advance & can be purchased HERE $15 at the door. For further in check out Highlineballroom.com
Here’s some footage shot by Zoi of Bad-Perm.com of Torae performing “That Raw” & “For The Record” during the Serious As Cancer event in NYC. Enjoy & make sure you come out to The Highline Ballroom on Sept 19th to catch some of this live.
Do The Math performed live at Public Assembly. Introduction by none other than my homie Chaundon.
It was crazy to wake up to this news this morning. My condolences to his friends & family.
Here’s the 1st leak off the album “Do The Math” produced by the great Large Professor and cut up by the homie Shylow. “For The Record” drops 11/1/11…
@Torae hosts the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival for the second year in a row and got BET Digital to provide a glimpse behind the scenes. Features headliner Q-Tip along with Kanye West & Busta Rhymes and interviews with Rah Digga, Nitty Scott, MC, Homeboy Sandman & more.
The wonderful folks at Brooklyn Bodega are having me back for the 2nd annual #SaluteTheDJ. This time my man D-Stroy will be co-hosting so you already know it’s gonna be bananas. Maseo, Rich Medina & DJ Total Eclipse are this years men on the wheels & if it’s anything like last years you do not wanna miss it!! Wednesday March 30th at Southpaw, doors open at 8pm. See you there.
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We had the homie Sauce [ll] on Rap Is Outta Control a few weeks back. We spoke about ghostwriting, the current state of music & of course I had to ask what his relationship with Jay Z is like now. Full show & playlist after the jump.
Cake! No not the slang word for money and no not the banger by Lloyd Banks & Fatin. I’m talking about actual deliciously baked frosted goodness! Tonight please join Skyzoo, Nina B. and yours truly as we present to you “Rapper’s Delight” along with the fine folks at Con Amore. You may remember that name from my release party as they provided the delicious red velvet cupcakes & Heart Failure watch cake the guests snacked on. Tonight Nina, Sky & I will be unveiling 3 cakes we each designed along with Alysia J. of Con Amore. I suppose it’s a battle of sorts but ultimately the winner will be all in attendance. If you’re in Brooklyn tonight joint us at Nicholas Variety 560 Fulton Street at 7:00pm to RSVP email BKConAmore@gmail.com
Absolutely dig these vignettes to the fullest. It would take someone from France to come up with some authentic hip-hop shit though smh. Meth is one of my idols along with LL & Ice Cube just so yall know. I had the pleasure of filming one of these clips as well, peep it after the jump also hit up nyminute.arte.tv for more clips. Shouts to Matheieu Rochet.
This is by far one of my favorite records. I’ve had this beat for like 4 years I always wanted to use it but I never had the project, song idea etcetera so once I decided to do Heart Failure I pulled it out the stash. I played it for Lydia Caesar along with a few other but she loved this beat. She wrote the hook and bridge around my verses & then we tweaked a few words here & there together. The end result is Love Is War. It’s been a favorite of men & women since it’s release. I guess everyone can relate to being fed up in one way or another. Be on the look out for Lydia too, she’s an amazing singer, songwriter & performer…
The good brother TC from The Smoking Section took some time to sit & chop it up with me about a whole array of things like: who was the inspiration behind “Heart Failure”, the importance of being able to make records & my overall career plan. For those that still like to read I’d suggest you check out “Fifteen Minutes With Torae” tout à l’heure…
Last week I sat down with Out Da Box TV for an interesting Q & A session. We discussed things like: balancing family life with the music business, the possibility of a collabo album with Skyzoo, my upcoming debut LP and much more. Good interview, check it out.