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
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.
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.
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.
The legendary Large Professor came by RIOC this past Sunday promoting his new album “Professor @ Large” which is out now on Fat Beats Records. You can check out his new video for “Key To The City” below. The album is dope and so was the show Sunday. Hit the jump for the playlist.
Here’s Sunday’s RIOC playlist with guests Kool Keith & Apollo Brown. Shout out to DJ Soko who was hanging out with us as well and to Slaine who called in to give us an update on La Coka Nostra. Speaking of which, the new video from LCN “Mind Your Business” produced by DJ Premier dropped this week and you can peep it as well as this week’s playlist the playlist after the jump.
Here’s the playlist from Sunday’s RIOC show with guests Ray West, A.G. & Kurious. They have an album coming out July 17th called “Luv NY” entirely produced by Ray West and featuring A.G., Kool Keith, Roc Marciano, Kurious & O.C. on the mic. Brought to you by the good people at Red Apples 45.
Make sure to check “Rap Is Outta Control” every Sunday night with DJ Eclipse, Torae & J57 from 10pm-12am on Hip Hop Nation Sirius XM. Show repeats Friday mornings from 4am-6am.
And don’t forget our good friend DJ Premier is back on Friday nights with “Live From Headqcourterz” on Hip Hop Nation Sirius XM from 10pm-12am. Playlist after the jump.
With most of D.I.T.C. in the place they built on all of their latest individual projects as well as what it took to get the entire crew back into the studio. O.C. & Apollo Brown’s “Trophies” album dropped recently (and is incredible) and you can grab Showbiz & A.G.’s “Pre-Loaded” HERE. “Pre-Loaded” is just a warm up to get you ready for “Mugshot Music” which drops later this year. AND they are 9 songs deep into the D.I.T.C. album as well. Playlist after the jump.
Wordsworth (Punch N’ Words/eMC) was our guest this past Sunday on RIOC. His new album “The Photo Album” hits stores on June 12. It’s always great to hear an artist who’s been around as long as Words not only continue to make music, but make probably his best album yet. You can check http://www.fatbeats.com for that album when it drops as well as many other dope releases. Playlist after the jump.