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My 2 Cents on: Kendrick Lamar’s “good kid m.A.A.d city”

Since everybody is a critic these these days I decided to add my 2 cents into the mix. First off let me say if you didn’t PURCHASE this CD or legally download it FOH with your opinion. It cost $9.99 or more to make a comment round here. Check my thoughts on the album after the jump.

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Album Preview at The 7th Annual A3C Hip Hop Festival

Unique Squared Mobile Studio, Internal Affairs Entertainment and Avid, Maker of Protools Presents…

Torae’s For the Record Album Preview Event at the 7th Annual A3C Hip Hop Festival

Come by the Unique Squared Mobile Studio Bus at the 7th Annual A3C Festival for a FIRST TIME LISTEN of Torae’s new album For The Record.

What: FIRST LISTEN: An Album Preview for Torae’s For The Record
When: Friday, October 7, 2011

Where: Unique Squared Mobile Studio at the 7th Annual A3C Hip Hop Festival
Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm
RSVP: http://fortherecordatl.eventbrite.com

Space is extremely limited so please RSVP if you want to attend. RSVPs granted on a first come, first served basis.

For press interviews, questions or any other inquiries, please e-mail fortherecordatl@gmail.com

Follow @Torae, @A3C, and @MobileUnique for updates!

For The Record is available everywhere on 11.1.11.

Pre-Order the album now at FatBeats.com

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Download the free sampler NOW! Click the image below for the free download.  Hear what everyone’s been raving about!

Known for a roster of impressive collaborations, Torae has assembled an awe-inspiring crew of beatsmiths for accompaniment. From the renowned Pete Rock, DJ Premier, Diamond D and Large Professor; to those Torae labels “new legends,” 9th Wonder, Khrysis, Fatin, Illmind, Eric G., Marco Polo and Nottz.

“The combination of stellar production and a focused and more introspective Torae makes this his best work to date,” states Brooklyn legend, Masta Ace

For The Record raises the bar Torae has set with previous releases. A refreshing return to the multifarious nature of 2008’s “Daily Conversation”, the project is a notable change from 2009’s Double Barrel with Marco Polo, and this year’s mono-thematic Heart Failure EP. Fans will hear his skills sharpened; an array of cadences and intricately weaved rhyme patterns. He is also at his most vulnerable and transparent; providing a view through a wide-angle lens at the man behind the MC, as heard on “Panorama” and “Reflection.” Still there’s no shortage of the hard-hitting audacity we love on tracks like “Shakedown” and “You Ready.”

Also distinct is the absence of other voices on For The Record. According to Torae, the choice to forego lyrical assists was deliberate. “No one can tell my story like me.”


For The Record – 11/1/11

Finally….it’s here. I’m very pleased to announce that my official debut album “For The Record” will be released on November 1, 2011. I’m sure some of you are scratching your head if you own “Daily Conversation” or “Double Barrel”. Daily was a mixtape that went on the become a retail release due to the buzz around it after “Click” & “Get It Done”. Double Barrel was a collaborative effort between Marco Polo & I. For The Record is 100% all me. Ideas, concepts, song titles, beats EVERYTHING. I’m very proud of it & hope you all love it the way I do. Tracklist, producer line up & press release after the jump.

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Heart Failure Cover Shoot

Behind every great photo is a great photo shoot, well maybe not always but this one was pretty good. Shouts to the homie Photo Rob & the young lady in the pictures. Hell I’ll even be nice & add a stream of the song playing in the clip. “Let It Go” produced by Khrysis & featuring the lovely “sounds” of Mone Divine. Heart Failure mixtape Feb 14th & iTunes tagless version Feb 15th.


Point of View (prod. by Eric G.)

Here’s the 1st leak off Heart Failure “Point of View” prod. by Eric G.

Torae – Point Of View (prod. by Eric G.) | Alternate Link


Kanye West’s “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” Album Art

So apparently this is what Kanye submitted as his album artwork & it was banned. No way they’d be able to put this in Walmart fam. Listen as an artist I’m about the art but this….is that a titty?? Hey what do I know, hell what do yall think about it??? Good ass job or too twisted & dark?