Mutual supporters since day one, FLüD watches caught up with Torae for their “On The Clock with FlüD” series. Here Tor discusses shooting the video to “What It Sound Like” in Thailand, the craziest thing he’s seen in New York & the “Off The Record” docuseries. Big shouts to Doug, Mel, Henry & Blue.
The Industry Cosign’s head honcho Big Ced caught up with Torae for their infamous 5 Questions. See how Tor answered what he’d do differently if anything, what the future holds for him, his style of writing & more HERE or after the jump.
Repost!. 4 years ago I wrote this joint along with the homies Jon Hope & Sha Stimuli. Produced by Statik Selektah, it was our tribute to the election of Barack Obama into office. 4 years later he’s been re-elected & this joint sounds good as it did in 2008. Enjoy!
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
NQM traveled down to Atlanta at A3C and they caught up with Torae at the New Era “Meet & Greet”. They chopped it up about Tor’s latest EP, “Off The Record,” his favorite track “Journey Pt II and more. Torae also talks about wanting to work with Just Blaze, Erick Sermon as well as Marsha Ambrosius and Chaka Chan. Lastly, Torae talks about his next project and “dream project”. Shouts to Junie & Ace.
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.
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.
Shouts to Dean Brown, for the suggestion. It’s request week folks, hit up facebook.com/itstorae. Lyrics after the jump. #DailyBread
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
Presented by: FLuD Watches & 9Face Clothing
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.
“Hello, Brooklyn” is an interview series here at BrooklynBullshit that sets out to profile various Brooklyn residents – who are these people that live in this glorious borough of ours? What do they do? Where do they live? How does Brooklyn look through their eyes? Meet your neighbors and learn about various things happening in Brooklyn…and to start off the series, we turned to Coney Island native Torae, a well-respected Hip Hop artist who many know through his various works released over the years.
Read the interview 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.
In the final episode of rapper Torae’s “Off The Record” docu-series, his debut album is finally complete and Torae is back on the road to the A3C Festival in Atlanta, GA to rock the stage and do a live listening session for his album, For The Record. A who’s who is in attendance and the reception from the press, supporters and colleagues is fully supportive.
Back in BK, Tor goes on a media blitz hitting DJ Tony Touch’s Toca Tuesdays, Live From HeadQcourterz w/ DJ Premier, and The Halftime Show with DJ Eclipse. After that is his Boston show and instore at UGHH, and his Brooklyn instore at the Fat Beats pop-up store.
Tor then heads to Europe where he finishes out the year and asks the question…is it all worth it? The finale episode of Off The Record, will definitely answer that question and more. Guest appearances include DJ Eclipse, DJ Tony Touch, DJ Premier, Sha Stimuli, Masta Ace & more.
Music by: Eric G.
Directed by: Mike Quigley
Now in the final stretch – and with a deadline to meet – Torae hits the road to Norfolk, VA to work with producer Nottz. After interviewing with DJ Bee of 103 Jamz and finishing the track “Thank You”, he drives to Bright Lady Studios in North Carolina to record with 9th Wonder, Khrysis, E. Jones, Fatin and the rest of The Soul Council. Upon his return to NYC, he heads back to the studio to finish the title single “For The Record” with DJ Premier and to get the album mixed and mastered. With all the travel and marathon studio sessions, will he get the hit song he’s looking for? Will the album be completed in time? For The Record is due soon, and with no more money, and even less time, Torae is in the race to the finish line.
Directed by: Mike Quigley
Music by: Eric G.
Guest Appearances: DJ Premier, Nottz, DJ Bee, 9th Wonder, Khrysis, E.Jones, Fatin, Rapsody, Young Guru, J57 & Rich Ahee.
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.
Watch episode 3 HERE.
So now it’s time to make the album. The creative piece is key, but there’s also a business aspect that can sometimes go ignored. In episode 3, Torae meets with his business and creative consultants to answer the following questions: How do we build buzz? What producers will take us to the next level? What deal should we go with for distribution? Finally; we follow him into the studio as he records with Large Professor and we finally see how “Norbert” came to be.
Guest Appearances: Large Professor, Combat Jack, Dallas Penn, 9th Wonder, Soul Khan, J57, Amber Ravenel and Lena Kasambalides.
DJ Eclipse set off Rap Is Outta Control on Sunday with this joint off Tor’s new EP slated for an August 28th release. It’s the 2nd installment of The Journey he started on Daily Conversation. The Journey Pt. II produced by Marco Polo.
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.