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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…
Here’s the on air interview I did with The Ear Peace (Natalio Tabaco & Linda Lights) last week at PNC Radio, shouts to SupaLaura, the homie A King and Damien Lemon. Funny, funny stuff. The Ear Peace airs Every Thursdays on pncradio.fm More videos on vimeo.com/supalaura. Hit the jump for my one on one with Laura that same night.
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.
Shouts again to the good folks at Pool Vodka for holding down the open bar at The #HeartFailure release party. They caught some dope footage (above) as well. Sidebar: I TOTALLY forgot to bring that bottle home with me, Bryan whattup??
I wanna thank everyone that came out to the “Heart Failure” release party last week. It’s always a humbling experience when I see the people that actually support my movement. I don’t wanna name names but I had some really amazing people come out last Thursday. THANK YOU ALL. Shouts to all the sponsors of the event as well. There were a few photographers in the building for sure, salute you all for the coverage. Click HERE for pictures from the release party courtesy of Photo Rob.
And now on to the reason we were celebrating. “Heart Failure” is available for sale NOW!!. In the 1st day we were able to crack the top 200 on iTunes, today I’d like to hit the top 100 or even top 50. I can’t do it without yall though. Head over to iTunes, leave a comment & grab a song or two….or eleven, haha. Thanks, without you there no me. Real Rap!
So with the release of any new project comes radio & press. Salute to every journalist & radio jock that gives a good got damn to sit & speak with me and a bigger shout to everyone that sits down to read or listen to a Torae interview. With that said the homie Amanda Bassa wrote a dope 2 part piece on me entitled “Bar Enlightenment” for The Well Versed where she chose a few lines of mine & I did the knowledge on ’em. I also chopped it up with the homie 730 from HipHopGame for a nice little write up that started off speaking about Heart Failure but ended up talking about 6 grader classroom outbursts, social networks & the documentation of blow jobs, hahaha very interesting read indeed. For shits & giggles I’ll throw in the audio of my time with the legendary Tony Touch on his Toca Tuesdays show on Shade 45. I went for about 20 good bars….definitely decent.
(Interview footage coming soon)
Well folks the day is upon us. Flowers, cards, candy & a whole bunch of other unnecessary BS. Don’t you people know all you need is love & music. Allow me if you will to provide a nice soundtrack for all of this evenings festivities. Play this on your way to the restaurant, hotel or while you’re in the back set of your jeep swinging an ep’. Word to James Todd Smith.