I’m starting to get in the swing of this. R.I.P to the great J Dilla, I’m sure we would’ve made some amazing music together. Thanks again to everyone spreading the music everyday. Word of mouth WORKS!! Lyrics after the jump #DailyBread
Salute to everyone checking these out on the day to day basis. Make sure you tell a friend, spread the links & posts. Word of mouth WORKS!! Lyrics after the jump #DailyBread
Another day, another banger from Torae. Team Torae is totally loving these drops everyday. This one comes courtesy of a 9th Wonder instrumental & Tor goes IN!! Lyrics after the jump #DailyBread
2 days in a row, wow Christmas came early this year. Tonight Tor is going over some dope DJ Premier instrumental. Lyrics after the jump. #DailyBread
Torae was feeling generous & decided to let this one go tonight. We hope this happens a little more often, don’t you? Produced by King I Divine. Lyrics after the jump #DailyBread
Presented by: FLuD Watches & 9Face Clothing
Official music video for “What It Sound Like” featuring Pav Bundy. Produced by !llmind off Torae’s album “For The Record“. Available now.
Directed by: Todd Angkasuwan
Filmed on location in Bangkok, Thailand
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.
“Hello, Brooklyn” is an interview series here at BrooklynBullshit that sets out to profile various Brooklyn residents – who are these people that live in this glorious borough of ours? What do they do? Where do they live? How does Brooklyn look through their eyes? Meet your neighbors and learn about various things happening in Brooklyn…and to start off the series, we turned to Coney Island native Torae, a well-respected Hip Hop artist who many know through his various works released over the years.
Read the interview 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
On Monday August 27, New York’s Highline Ballroom will play host to Serious As Cancer. The charity event is promoted by DJ Eclipse and DJ JS-1, and will feature performances by Masta Ace (with Marco Polo and Stricklin), O.C., Sadat X, Rahzel, Large Professor, Torae, PackFM, Rasheed Chappell & many surprise guests. 100% of the proceeds from the show will go towards children’s cancer research. The deejays for the evening will be DJ A.vee and DJ Riz with D-Stroy as host. Tickets may be purchased HERE.
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.
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.
“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
This weekend marks the 35th Anniversary of the Rock Steady Crew featuring B-Boy battles and live performances by Torae, Consequence, Maffew Ragazino & more. Peep the flyer for further info.
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.
This year we are pleased to announce Torae will head out to the 4th Annual Beatshot Music Festival featuring: EDO. G, El Da Sensei, J-Live, Kev Brown and many more. The event will be held at Red Square Albany 388 Broadway Albany New York. The dates are Friday, July 6. at 7 PM to 2 AM and Saturday 4 PM to 2 AM. $10 per day/$15 for both days. Full line up after the jump.
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.
Dart Tosser Academy presents “The Orientation”
FEATURING SKYZOO W/ SPECIAL GUEST TORAE
HOSTED BY RHYMEFEST
WITH PERFORMANCES BY:
LS AND AVIAN NALEJ
DJ RTST ON THE 1’S & 2’S
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.