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.
Repost!. 4 years ago I wrote this joint along with the homies Jon Hope & Sha Stimuli. Produced by Statik Selektah, it was our tribute to the election of Barack Obama into office. 4 years later he’s been re-elected & this joint sounds good as it did in 2008. Enjoy!
In celebration of the NBA season beginning this week, SOHH.com tipped things off with your favorite rappers boasting about their top teams. Our own Torae defends rocking with the New York Knicks over his borough’s Brooklyn Nets. Read it HERE.
Torae over Pete Rock production just works so well. Lyrics after the jump. #DailyBread
Shouts to Dean Brown, for the suggestion. It’s request week folks, hit up facebook.com/itstorae. Lyrics after the jump. #DailyBread
Shouts to Chris Biv, for the suggestion. I’m always indecisive when picking these beats. Lyrics after the jump. #DailyBread
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.
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
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.
“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.
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.
“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.
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.
The homie Young Cee hit me up a few weeks ago & asked me to jump on this beat. He told me he wanted to feature 2 other artists on it that got busy. I trusted he wouldn’t be pushing no wackness so I agreed, Paradise is the end result. This one is on the house yall, I’ll even throw in my lyrics after the jump. Enjoy
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.
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.
Here’s the official video to “Early 90′s” featuring Double A.B., Karniege & Torae. This track is hard body & the video adds classic imagery. Off The Swashbuckler vol. 1 dropping on Man Bites Dog Records.