Mutual supporters since day one, FLüD watches caught up with Torae for their “On The Clock with FlüD” series. Here Tor discusses shooting the video to “What It Sound Like” in Thailand, the craziest thing he’s seen in New York & the “Off The Record” docuseries. Big shouts to Doug, Mel, Henry & Blue.
The Industry Cosign’s head honcho Big Ced caught up with Torae for their infamous 5 Questions. See how Tor answered what he’d do differently if anything, what the future holds for him, his style of writing & more HERE or after the jump.
With every passing day, Torae’s international presence continues to grow. This time East London’s The Blu Mile chops it up with Tor about his musical influences, dream collaborations & Hurricane Sandy. Check the interview HERE or after the jump.
Artwork aside this is a great post! Ever since Torae & Guilty got together on “Stomp” from 2009’s “Double Barrel the people (present company included) have been thirsty for more. Well with Guilty & Apollo Brown’s “Dice Game” the thirst is quenched. Potatoes is a hard hitting banger from Guilt & Brown that features Torae doing what he does best, beasting. Be sure to check the jam & cop that “Dice Game” HERE.
On September 19th Team Torae invades The Highline Ballroom in New York City along with Maffew Ragazino & Soul Khan (of The Brown Bag Allstars). Here’s your chance to see Torae do a full set of music & run through whatever he chooses from his catalog of 5 full length releases & features. We also got word he’ll be bringing some friends along too. The Highline Ballroon is located at 431 w. 16th street (btwn 9th & 10th Ave) doors open at 6pm showtime at 8pm. Tickets are $10 in advance & can be purchased HERE $15 at the door. For further in check out Highlineballroom.com
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.
“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!!