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.
Latest RIOC playlist below. New Artifacts album on the way as well as an EP from DJ Soko. Those not wanting to wait can cop DJ Soko’s 7″ on Mello Music Group featuring Guilty Simpson that recently dropped. Playlist after the jump.
Here’s last Sunday’s “RIOC” Playlist. You can catch the show every Sunday night from 10pm-12am EST on Hip Hop Nation Sirius XM. The show also repeats Friday mornings from 4am-6am. Playlist after the jump.
Here’s this past Sunday’s RIOC playlist. Torae is back in effect after being out of town for the last 5 Sundays. Lot of good music out there. Visit www.fatbeats.com to purchase some of that music. Playlist after the jump.
Yesterday the dynamic duo of DJ Premier & Bumpy Knuckles were up at RIOC alongside DJ Eclipse and D-Stroy. Make sure you cop their EP “StOoDiOtYmE” that drops digitally on Tuesday 3/6/12 and their full length album “The Kollexxxion” on 3/27/12. AND, if you are in the NYC area you should DEFINITELY check out their album release party at Highline Ballroom on 3/26/12 with additional performances by M.O.P., O.C., Heather B, Big Shug, Kid Capri on the wheels, Flavor Flav hosting and special unannounced guests. Boom Bap at it’s finest!
As you may or may not have heard we can no longer post links from our show on SiriusXM. We can however still post the playlists in hopes that you’ll support some of the artists heard on Rap Is Outta Control. Playlist after the jump.
This casual convo from last Sunday’s Rap Is Outta Control has taken on a life of it’s own since it hit the net. DJ Eclipse was out & Preem was filling in with me, our loyal listener/caller Greg from upstate ALWAYS has an intriguing question or two & the rest as they say is history.
No guests on Sunday just a bunch of music. We used sendspace for the links this week as fileswap was trippin’. Once you click the links below that brings you to the sendspace page you should then click the second link (not the one on top). Click the one that says “click here to start download from sendspace”. Playlist after the jump.
On Sunday we had a full house with Demigodz representatives Apathy & Motive as well as Rasheed Chappell & Kenny Dope. Ap’s new album “Honkey Kong” is out now and so is Rasheed’s “Future Before Nostalgia” which is entirely produced by Kenny Dope. Jokes, info, music and a mean freestyle can all be heard below, I wanted to jump in but we ran out of time. Playlist after the jump.
Outerspace were our guests Sunday on “Rap Is Outta Control”. Their new album “My Brother’s Keeper” is out now on Enemy Soil Records. Check the show to hear some joints off their album as well as the ill rhyme session at the end. We also premiered a new cut off of Evidence’s “Cats & Dogs” album which comes out in 3 weeks. And big shout out to my man DJ Premier who stopped by at the beginning of the show to recap on this past weekends Rock The Bells concert in NY. His set with Nas, AZ & Pete Rock was monumental. The unexpected performance of “Live From The BBQ” with Fatal, Akinyele & Large Pro was a once in a lifetime experience. And MC Serch also made an appearance marking the first time that him and Nas ever performed “Back To The Grill”. Playlist after the jump.
Here’s last weeks RIOC show. No guests but there were plenty of new joints to play. Also, Eclipse will be filling in for DJ Premier this Friday as he’s out with Nas on the Rock The Bells tour. You can catch him (usually) along with Panchi on Fridays on “Live From HeadQCourterz” on Hip Hop Nation Sirius XM and then Torae, J57 and myself on Sunday nights on “Rap Is Outta Control”. 10pm-12am. Playlist after the jump.
Here’s Sunday’s show with our Wu-affiliated guest Timbo King. You can get his album “From Babylon To Timbuktu” on Aug. 30 when it drops. A few joints from the album can be heard on the show below as well as a mean freestyle at the end. Don’t let anyone tell you there isn’t any good music out there. They just don’t know where to look. Matter of fact two friends of mine dropped albums today worth getting. Slaine “A World With No Skies 2.0” and Median “The Sender”. Support the artists that you like and radio shows like these that provide an alternative to what’s become the norm in “mainstream rap music”.
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Below are links from this past Sunday’s show with guests Sadat X & Will Tell who just dropped their album “No Features” which is available digitally. Hit the jump for playlist.
Here’s Sunday’s RIOC show with guests DJ JS-1 who just dropped his album “No One Cares” and Vast Aire who’s album “OX 2010: A Street Odyssey” is out as well. Joints from both albums along with other new music can be heard on the show. And make sure you check Vast and Double AB’s freestyle session at the end. Hit the jump for playlist & links.
Cold Heat & Blacastan were our guests on “Rap Is Outta Control” this past Sunday. Make sure you check for the Cold Heat (Jak Danielz & Johnny Walker) “Raising The Bar” album which is out 7/19 as well as some upcoming projects from Blacastan. We also had General Steele from Smif-N-Wessun call us up to talk about what happened at their record release party for “Monumental” and the altercation with NYPD. And along with that is a batch of brand new music for y’all to check out. Hit the jump for playlist & links.