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Torae – Love Is War ft. Lydia Caesar

This is by far one of my favorite records. I’ve had this beat for like 4 years I always wanted to use it but I never had the project, song idea etcetera so once I decided to do Heart Failure I pulled it out the stash. I played it for Lydia Caesar along with a few other but she loved this beat. She wrote the hook and bridge around my verses & then we tweaked a few words here & there together. The end result is Love Is War. It’s been a favorite of men & women since it’s release. I guess everyone can relate to being fed up in one way or another. Be on the look out for Lydia too, she’s an amazing singer, songwriter & performer…

Love Is War (ft. Lydia Caesar) | Alternate Link

Torae – Outta Here (ft. Mike Shorey) prod. by Woody

Here’s where the whole Heart Failure project begins on this song. All good right? let’s see where it’s at 11 tracks later. Big up to Woody on the beat & Mike Shorey on the hook. Lemme throw in some classic Mike Shorey & Fab after the jump.

Outta Here (ft. Mike Shorey) (Download)


Malcolm and Martin – Movement Music

Wait til yall hear this LP on February 1st. AMAZING!!! The guys will also be performing in NYC for Beat*Society Feb. 12th. Hit the jump for the flyer…


Beat*Society NYC

Here’s the one you’ve been waiting for folks. The return of the ORIGINAL producer/beat showcase is BACK. The flyer says it all & you can cop tickets here. Don’t play ya self & miss this!!!

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.

Heart Failure – Cover & Tracklist

On Feb 14th me & the homie DJ Blazita in association with Honey Mag & Flud Watches are dropping a little something for Valentine’s Day. Heart Failure is a 10 song project with a relationship theme. It covers everything from meeting, to dating, to sexing & breaking up. It’s pretty much what happens between Tribe’s “Electric Relaxation” & Main Source’s “Looking At The Front Door”. Hit the jump for tracklist & credits…

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

Torae x A3C 2010

The good folks over at 2dopeboyz (Shake & Meka) along with my man’s J Hatch & Don of iStandard graciously requested my services (along with DJ E Holla) for this years A3C music festival. A3C is a 3 day hip-hop festival that takes place in Atlanta annually. This will be my 3rd year rocking out there & their 6th year putting it on. I look forward to it, as it should be a very dope time indeed. Full list of performers after the jump…

Rap Is Outta Control (6/13/10)

Here is this past Sunday’s RIOC show with DJ Eclipse & I. No guests last week, just HEAT. We were commenting on the Celtics/Lakers game however. Even though I was kinda pulling for Boston be clear I’m a Knicks fan for life!! Make sure you tune in this Sunday as we chop it up with J Ro, Maylay Sparks & K Sparks collectively known as Stupit Amerikinz.

Links & playlist after the jump…

Kil Ripkin – Not You (video)

Here’s a DOPE joint from my Coalescence homie & big brother Kil Ripkin called “Not You” produced by Eric G. & directed by Science Projects. You see how I like to keep it all in the family right #noarchiebunker enjoy…

The 1st time is never easy

Wassup yall. This blog WILL GET BETTER, soon as I find someone to show me how to finesse it. Until then welcome anyhow. I’d assume you know who I am if you’re here. If not allow me to introduce myself. I’m Torae an MC outta Coney Island, Brooklyn NY. I’m currently signed to Duck Down Records, I also A&R for Soulspazm Records & I co-host “Rap Is Outta Control” on Sirius/XM Radio with DJ Eclipse. That about it for now, if you have twitter holla at ya boy @Torae….