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.
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.
“In a time where being lyrical is considered illegal, I continue to give you That Raw”
Our very own Torae has released the video for That Raw, the latest single from the recently released “For The Record”. Directed by Brian Robinson of Hyerground, the video is a three vignette story set in a time where being lyrical is considered criminal and selling “That Raw” is illegal. Scene one features “Street Hustler” Torae dealing words to a hungry customer in need his finest product. Scene two is set in an abandoned warehouse where product is being bagged up for shipping in this homage to the famous scene from “New Jack City.” In scene three, Torae pulls up to the final meeting spot, where he makes his biggest score yet – an ending that is sure to be both surprising and thought provoking.
Here’s last weeks RIOC show. No guests but there were plenty of new joints to play. Also, Eclipse will be filling in for DJ Premier this Friday as he’s out with Nas on the Rock The Bells tour. You can catch him (usually) along with Panchi on Fridays on “Live From HeadQCourterz” on Hip Hop Nation Sirius XM and then Torae, J57 and myself on Sunday nights on “Rap Is Outta Control”. 10pm-12am. Playlist after the jump.
Illa Ghee & DJ Skizz were our guests on “Rap Is Outta Control” this past Sunday. We played joints off Ghee’s recently released album “Spectrum” and a couple off DJ Skizz’ upcoming producer album. Aside from that was a ton of new music and of course I nice freestyle from Illa Ghee at the end of the show. Playlist & links after the jump.
This is that NY filth I’m looking for from the Mobb. I love this more!