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Pray for Coney Island

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

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Off The Record docuseries Episode 2 “What It Sound Like”

Episode 2 traces Torae’s journey as an MC, starting as a young kid with a maxed out credit card on a self- pressed vinyl single, which lead to his work with The Coalescence and breakout singles “Click” and “Get It Done” with Skyzoo and DJ Premier. Reeling from the support and new fan base he established, he then signed to Duck Down Records where he released the critically acclaimed joint effort “Double Barrel” with producer Marco Polo. The stage is now set for what is next to come: the recording of his debut solo album. With bills to pay and a family to feed, Tor knows he can’t live on props alone; with this album it’s make or break.

Episode 2 features appearances by DJ Premier, Skyzoo, Marco Polo, DJ Eclipse, Rich Ahee, and Noah Friedman of Duckdown Records. You can view Episode 2 HERE.


Off The Record docuseries Episode 1 “Alive”

In the first episode of Torae’s docu-series “Off The Record”, Torae, his mother and childhood friends, discuss his life growing up in the Coney Island area of Brooklyn, personal challenges he encountered as a kid, his introduction to Hip-Hop and his first live show. The Urban Daily will debut an episode every Wednesday in August. You can view Episode 1 HERE.


Torae Hosts BHF 2011

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@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.


Torae on BET’s “The Corner” (Video)

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Shot this in Harlem at Blackstar Video over a year ago with Skyzoo, Esso, Donny Goines & Poca. Just wanted to have it up here for all that missed it. Shouts to BET Digital & Jomo Davis for having me on. We got some big things planned for the very near future. Also big shouts to the lovely Dana Brewington


Skyzoo – The Great Debater Trailer (Video)

“With the upcoming June 7th release date of Skyzoo’s “The Great Debater” mixtape around the corner, we present “Debate Team Tuesdays”, a weekly series where new music, videos, and content from the tape will be released every tuesday at 12 noon, leading up to the June 7th release date of “The Great Debater”. For week 1 of Debate Team Tuesdays, we present the official trailer for “The Great Debater”, directed by Kenneth Price.”


Buckshot Performs Live (Video)

Bossman Buck performs the remix to Buck ‘Em Down live at Alphabet City. Shouts to Gas Face media on the footage.


Marco Polo Presents: The Exxecution vs. Double Barrel Tour (Video)

Clearly we haven’t leaned anything from slavery cuz Ruste & I allowed the white man to convince us to go on a trip AGAIN. Hey at least it wasn’t on a boat AND we made some money! Pt. 2 coming soon, promoters holla…


The Sit Down With Dee Vazquez: Blog Rappers Vs. Street Rappers (Pt.2) (Video)

Dee Vazquez Sits Down With Skyzoo, Torae, Uncle Murda and Jason Rodriguez (Part 2) from itsthebino.com on Vimeo.

Here’s the 2nd half of THIS. Shouts to Amber Ravenel


The Sit Down With Dee Vazquez: Blog Rappers Vs. Street Rappers (Pt.1) (Video)

Dee Vazquez Sits Down with Big K.R.I.T., Skyzoo, Torae, Uncle Murda and Jason Rodriguez (Part 1) from itsthebino.com on Vimeo.

I had a chance to sit with the amazing Dee Vazquez & a few homies to compare/contrast the “Blog Rapper” v. “The Street Rapper” a lot of interesting point were made here. Check out part 1. Shouts to Amber Ravenel on the link…