Torae over Pete Rock production just works so well. Lyrics after the jump. #DailyBread
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.
“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.
In celebration of For The Record dropping on limited edition red vinyl Torae decided to go in over one of his favorite current Pete Rock beats. Enjoy.
The album is finally here folks. It’s been getting great reviews from the public & critics alike. Thank you all that’ve supported it. If you’re still looking to get involved here are some direct links. iTunes, Fat Beats, UGHH, Amazon, Bandcamp, Best Buy, Emusic, Rhapsody, DJ Booth, Zune, Napster, Beatport & Juno. Thanks again #ForTheRecord!
Came across some dope footage of me rocking at A3C this year courtesy of indiemuzikspotlight. Hit the jump for Shakedown & Double Barrel.