Next week Torae returns to the motherland of his buddy Marco Polo, Italy. Marco along with Bassi Maestro & Ghemon Gilmar are gearing up to release their collaborative EP Marco Polo Presents: Per La Mia Gente (For My People). Torae will be performing a set of his own as well as joining the guys for “Get Live” their collaboration from Per La Mia Gente. Tor is very excited about getting to Italy for his 3rd time. More info after the jump.
For the fourth consecutive year Team Torae will be trooping down to the dirty south for the A3C Festival in Atlanta. This time in addition to Tor’s rapping & hosting duties he’s added panel speaking to his repertoire. Check the flyer for times & dates to catch Torae while he’s in town. Peace.
— Team Torae
This past Friday our very own Torae had the opportunity to judge 106 & Park’s “Freestyle Friday” segment along with producer 9th Wonder & Torch of Maybach Music Group. You can watch the awesome battle between Capili & Voss HERE.
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.
On Monday August 27, New York’s Highline Ballroom will play host to Serious As Cancer. The charity event is promoted by DJ Eclipse and DJ JS-1, and will feature performances by Masta Ace (with Marco Polo and Stricklin), O.C., Sadat X, Rahzel, Large Professor, Torae, PackFM, Rasheed Chappell & many surprise guests. 100% of the proceeds from the show will go towards children’s cancer research. The deejays for the evening will be DJ A.vee and DJ Riz with D-Stroy as host. Tickets may be purchased HERE.
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.
iHipHop.com caught up with Coney Island’s own Torae at the Rock Steady Crew’s 35th Anniversary show in Lincoln Park, NJ to discuss a variety of topics. In this exclusive interview Torae talks about the generation gap in New York Hip-Hop, getting respect from the older generation of MCs, his upcoming EP “Off The Record,” whether he prefers 9th Wonder or Khrysis on the boards, and who he’d like to collaborate with.
This weekend marks the 35th Anniversary of the Rock Steady Crew featuring B-Boy battles and live performances by Torae, Consequence, Maffew Ragazino & more. Peep the flyer for further info.