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Torae Returns to Italy (10/31-11/7)

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.


Barrel Brothers (Torae & Skyzoo) Euro Tour Dates

Torae & Skyzoo will be hitting the road in December for a European tour. Be sure to check them out when they’re in your town. Dates, venues & flyers after the jump.

Album Preview at The 7th Annual A3C Hip Hop Festival

Unique Squared Mobile Studio, Internal Affairs Entertainment and Avid, Maker of Protools Presents…

Torae’s For the Record Album Preview Event at the 7th Annual A3C Hip Hop Festival

Come by the Unique Squared Mobile Studio Bus at the 7th Annual A3C Festival for a FIRST TIME LISTEN of Torae’s new album For The Record.

What: FIRST LISTEN: An Album Preview for Torae’s For The Record
When: Friday, October 7, 2011

Where: Unique Squared Mobile Studio at the 7th Annual A3C Hip Hop Festival
Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm

Space is extremely limited so please RSVP if you want to attend. RSVPs granted on a first come, first served basis.

For press interviews, questions or any other inquiries, please e-mail

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For The Record is available everywhere on 11.1.11.

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Known for a roster of impressive collaborations, Torae has assembled an awe-inspiring crew of beatsmiths for accompaniment. From the renowned Pete Rock, DJ Premier, Diamond D and Large Professor; to those Torae labels “new legends,” 9th Wonder, Khrysis, Fatin, Illmind, Eric G., Marco Polo and Nottz.

“The combination of stellar production and a focused and more introspective Torae makes this his best work to date,” states Brooklyn legend, Masta Ace

For The Record raises the bar Torae has set with previous releases. A refreshing return to the multifarious nature of 2008’s “Daily Conversation”, the project is a notable change from 2009’s Double Barrel with Marco Polo, and this year’s mono-thematic Heart Failure EP. Fans will hear his skills sharpened; an array of cadences and intricately weaved rhyme patterns. He is also at his most vulnerable and transparent; providing a view through a wide-angle lens at the man behind the MC, as heard on “Panorama” and “Reflection.” Still there’s no shortage of the hard-hitting audacity we love on tracks like “Shakedown” and “You Ready.”

Also distinct is the absence of other voices on For The Record. According to Torae, the choice to forego lyrical assists was deliberate. “No one can tell my story like me.”

Pete Rock vs. Premier Live at RTB ’11 (Video)

For all those planning on making it out to Rock The Bells here’s a glimpse of what you get during Nas‘ intermission. Good Lawd!!! I hope this Pete Rock/Premo album happens….I’m posta be on that!

Kevin Hart Movie Trailer (Video)

I caught the tour when it stopped out in Long Island & let me state on record Kevin Hart is THEE funniest black comedian on the scene right now. Make sure you catch the film when it drops September 9th. “Alright, alright, alriiiiight”

Greg Nice on Rap Is Outta Control

Me & DJ Eclipse chop it up with Greg Nice on Rap Is Outta Control, where he tells a story about going over Russell Simmons’ head to do a song with New Kids On The Block & talks about the origin of the song title DWYCK. Great times kicking it with the legendary homie. Peep the flick after the jump…


Macascene & HIJS present: Torae

Here’s an interview I did out in Amsterdam during the Exxecution vs. Double Barrel tour. The quote they’ve been using to summarize it is “I’m Hoodies & Jeans, Not Red Skinny Jeans & Funny Colored Hats” hahaha. Did I say that??? Sure I did. Shouts to Erlyn & Macascene. Enjoy…

Euro Reezy (Eiffel Tower Edition)

In a rare occurrence, I actually got to see something special in one of the countries I visited. Check Marco Polo & I kicking it at the Eiffel Tower in Paris France. Of course MP is being an ass & of course I’m encouraging that behavior.

Party Crashers & Double Barrel live in Münster Germany

Here’s some good footage of me performing Party Crashers & Double Barrel at Skater’s Palace in Munster. It was my 2nd time rocking that spot & the crowd showed lots of love just like the 1st. Germany whattup!!

Marco Polo, Torae & Ruste Juxx Euro Tour (Schedule)

Thu, 16th – BERLIN/GERMANY – Instore with –
Fri, September 17th – BERLIN/GERMANY – Bohannon Soul Club
Sat, September 18th – MUENSTER/GERMANY – Skaters Palace
Sun, September 19th – BREDA/NETHERLANDS – Breda Barst Festival
Mon, September 20th – AMSTERDAM/NETHERLANDS – Bitterzoet
Tue, September 21st – BRUSSELS/BELGIUM – NEXX Club
Thu, September 23rd – VIENNA/AUSTRIA – Replugged
Fri, September 24th – GRAZ/AUSTRIA – Postgarage
Sun, September 26th – KRAKOW/POLAND – Forty Kleparz
Tue, September 28th – LYON/FRANCE – La Marquise
Wed, September 29th – TORINO/ITALY – Lapsus Artefatti
Thu, September 30th – ZURICH/SUISSE – EXIL

Fri, 1st – AARAU/SUISSE – Floesserplatz
Sat, 2nd – ARHUS/DENMARK – VoxHall Arhus Festival
Mon, 4th – PARIS/FRANCE – la Bellevilloise