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.
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.
iHipHop.com caught up with Coney Island’s own Torae at the Rock Steady Crew’s 35th Anniversary show in Lincoln Park, NJ to discuss a variety of topics. In this exclusive interview Torae talks about the generation gap in New York Hip-Hop, getting respect from the older generation of MCs, his upcoming EP “Off The Record,” whether he prefers 9th Wonder or Khrysis on the boards, and who he’d like to collaborate with.
“I worked very hard on For The Record and recorded a lot of tracks with different producers. Some songs didn’t make the album, not because they were wack, but because I didn’t want to over saturate the project & storyline. Off The Record is something for true Torae fans. Songs that deserve to be heard. Think of it as The For The Record, Lost Tapes.” says Torae.
Off The Record will be released digitally via iTunes and other online retailers on Tuesday, August 28 2012.
2) New Day – prod. by Da Beatminerz
3) Steady Mobbin’ – prod. by 9th Wonder
4) Gettin’ Biz – prod. by Khrysis
5) The Journey Pt. II – prod. Marco Polo
6) What Does It All Mean – prod. by Roddy Rod
7) Eat Yall Words – prod. by Eric G.
8) Only Way (Full Version) – prod. by 9th Wonder
9) Over You (Alternate Version) – prod. by E. Jones
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.
“In a time where being lyrical is considered illegal, I continue to give you That Raw”
Our very own Torae has released the video for That Raw, the latest single from the recently released “For The Record”. Directed by Brian Robinson of Hyerground, the video is a three vignette story set in a time where being lyrical is considered criminal and selling “That Raw” is illegal. Scene one features “Street Hustler” Torae dealing words to a hungry customer in need his finest product. Scene two is set in an abandoned warehouse where product is being bagged up for shipping in this homage to the famous scene from “New Jack City.” In scene three, Torae pulls up to the final meeting spot, where he makes his biggest score yet – an ending that is sure to be both surprising and thought provoking.
FINALLY some new
Nasty Nas I can ride to. This is pretty dope right here, hope the LP offers the same. Somebody get this guy Rick Ross’ A&R!!
Illa Ghee & DJ Skizz were our guests on “Rap Is Outta Control” this past Sunday. We played joints off Ghee’s recently released album “Spectrum” and a couple off DJ Skizz’ upcoming producer album. Aside from that was a ton of new music and of course I nice freestyle from Illa Ghee at the end of the show. Playlist & links after the jump.
The good brother TC from The Smoking Section took some time to sit & chop it up with me about a whole array of things like: who was the inspiration behind “Heart Failure”, the importance of being able to make records & my overall career plan. For those that still like to read I’d suggest you check out “Fifteen Minutes With Torae” tout à l’heure…
Last week I sat down with Out Da Box TV for an interesting Q & A session. We discussed things like: balancing family life with the music business, the possibility of a collabo album with Skyzoo, my upcoming debut LP and much more. Good interview, check it out.
I can remember seeing the BTS for this vid like a year ago. Like before Wayne went & green screened everything pre-prison. Anywho it’s out now, Santana’s “Reagan Era” out soon.
Saigon came through “RIOC” this past Sunday to talk about the long awaited release of “The Greatest Story Never Told” which comes out on the 15th. To hear that interview as well as a lot of new music hit the jump.
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.
Currently the MOST slept on MC, I’m right after that though, hahaha. Shout to the homies Reks, Preem, Statik & the whole ShowOff/Boston crew. This shit is a MONSTER!! Oh & YES they hollered at me to be in the video they shot in Coney Island, but I was outta town. #Respect
Head to iTunes & SUPPORT some real sh*t for a change.
Yall know I rocks with the homie Rojas’ pen game.
He might be a little douchy as a person, but that boy can RAP!!
H.A.M. Freestyle (Download)
Oh and yes, I will post pics with me & the featured artist if I have ‘em. Live with it! It’s my damn blog, hahaha…
Initially I was posting this clip for Lil’ Kim’s ole Nicki Minaj hatin’ ass, but as I sat through the torture of waiting for her to take the stage I noticed something more disturbing then her new, new nose. Why in the f*ck are there 4 guys in army fatigue dancing to “Freak Gurl”?? Not that I’m saying have some half nekkid ladies on stage either I mean that’s what Kim is for but why have these horribly choreographed Q dog rejects up there. Wait, wait…do these niggas have on capris with fringes on the bottom?? iQuit!! Freaky indeed.