New Torae Songs, Mixtapes & Videos


Feature Image

An Indie Industry: Torae on the Realities of Making Hip-Hop Money [Feature ]

Ever since the inaugural inception of the recording business as we know it amongst the bustling streets of New York City in the early 1900s, a rather one-sided power dynamic distancing a small set of major record label... Read More

El Gant ft. Torae & DJ Devastate - Truth Hurts Artwork

El Gant ft. Torae & DJ Devastate - Truth Hurts [Stream]

The Truth Hurts—especially when you happen to be fake as f**k. On this freshly-minted single, his first feature since March’s Five One Eight, El Gant dumps a chilly bucket of realness over his so-called... Read More

Average Rating: 21021
Skyzoo x Torae - Blue Yankee Fitted Artwork

Skyzoo x Torae - Blue Yankee Fitted [Stream]

In the ever changing landscape of Hip-Hop in New York, the city will soon have a new album to proudly represent its streets and its people. That album will have none other than NYC’s finest, Skyzoo and Torae, holding it... Read More

Average Rating: 32101
Feature Image

See Twista, Problem & More, Plus a DJBooth DJ Showcase at The Indie Life (SXSW) [Feature ]

SXSW may have started as an independent music festival, but over the years it's become as corporate as a Wal-Mart stockholders meeting as everyone from Doritos to Yahoo has set up shop in Austin. However, there are still some... Read More

Sauce Money ft. Skyzoo, Troy Ave, Torae & Maffew Ragazino - The Borough Artwork

Sauce Money ft. Skyzoo, Troy Ave, Torae & Maffew Ragazino - The Borough [Stream]

Sauce Money is a first-time featuree in the DJBooth, but he’s far from a newcomer to the game. His guest appearances on Big Daddy Kane’s Daddy’s Home and Jay Z‘s Reasonable Doubt speak to just how deep... Read More

Average Rating: 32121
Bishop Lamont ft. Torae & Flowers - Invasion Artwork

Bishop Lamont ft. Torae & Flowers - Invasion [Stream & Download]

Soft emcees should be shaking in their shoes right about now. On the lead single off his next mixtape, Bishop Lamont and two equally uncompromising colleagues join forces to mount a full-scale Invasion of the rap game.... Read More

Average Rating: 32101
First Division ft. Torae - The Trade Artwork

First Division ft. Torae - The Trade [Stream & Download]

Once you get a taste of the powerful breakbeat supporting First Division‘s debut feature, you should know exactly what to expect from the joint. If not, allow KRS-One to school you: “The boom-bap means just that / It... Read More

Average Rating: 43211
DEMOS Soundtrack Cover

DEMOS Soundtrack [Album]

DEMOS is one of the only documentaries to truly delve into the world of independent hip-hop. Through interviews with Black Thought, Talib Kweli, Naughty By Nature and many more, DEMOS provides artists with an inside look at... Read More

Average Rating: 54321
Hannibal Stax & Marco Polo ft. Torae - Warriorz Drum Artwork

Hannibal Stax & Marco Polo ft. Torae - Warriorz Drum [Stream]

Last month, B.K. rhymesayer Hannibal Stax and veteran producer Marco Polo kicked off promotion for their collaborative debut album with 48 Bars of Death, a grimy, lyrically-oriented selection which earned praise in the Booth... Read More

Average Rating: 32101
Reckonize Real ft. Torae, M-Dot & Tribeca - The Business Artwork

Reckonize Real ft. Torae, M-Dot & Tribeca - The Business [Stream & Download]

If real recognize real, then the real among our readers are sure to recognize Reckonize Real. Based on his latest record, I reckon Reckonize Real is as real as they come. Tongue-twisters aside, I think ya’ll will agree... Read More

Average Rating: 43210
Skyzoo & Torae (aka The Barrel Brothers) - The Get Up Artwork

Skyzoo & Torae (aka The Barrel Brothers) - The Get Up [Stream]

If you’ve been thinking, “I need some new Barrel Brothers music in my life” lately, then today is like winning the musical lottery. Skyzoo and Torae are back with a trunk-rattling new joint called The Get... Read More

Average Rating: 32101
Torae ft. The Kid Daytona - Soirée Artwork

Torae ft. The Kid Daytona - Soirée [Stream & Download]

For many young artists the club is the place to be to indulge in a lavish, excess-driven lifestyle. For a seasoned veteran like Torae, however, the club isn’t sophisticated enough; he prefers to have a swanky Soirée.... Read More

Average Rating: 32121
Torae ft. Skyzoo - Cash Still Rules Artwork

Torae ft. Skyzoo - Cash Still Rules [Stream & Download]

C.R.E.A.M., the Wu Tang Clan‘s classic ‘94 single, saw Raekwon, Method Man and Inspektah Deck reflecting on the extent to which paper, and their struggle to obtain it, shaped their lives from an early age. Nearly... Read More

Average Rating: 32101
Torae - Admission of Guilt Cover

Torae - Admission of Guilt [Album]

Veteran emcee Torae has released his highly-anticipated new mixtape, Admission Of Guilt, for free digital download via his imprint Internal Affairs Entertainment, in conjunction with Steel Magnolia Group and DJBooth.net. The... Read More

Average Rating: 43210
Feature Image

Duck Down & Javotti Media to Present SXSW Showcase Featuring Talib Kweli, Black Moon & More! [Feature ]

Austin, Tx. -- As part of this week's South by Southwest festivities, Duck Down Records and Javotti Media will be bringing together a formidable lineup of underground hip-hop artists for a showcase at Austin's Haven... Read More

Torae ft. Pharoahe Monch - What’s Love Artwork

Torae ft. Pharoahe Monch - What’s Love [Stream & Download]

Keeping it real and staying true to your vision may be fulfilling, but warm, fuzzy feelings aren’t going to put food on your family’s table. Well-acquainted with the conflict that arises when art and commerce... Read More

Average Rating: 32101
Torae - Black Christmas EP Cover

Torae - Black Christmas EP [Album]

This holiday season Torae has decided to give the gift of free music, which arrives to our pages in the form of a new five-track EP. Black Christmas includes previously-featured stand out "Waiting On Christmas Day." Making... Read More

Average Rating: 43211
Torae ft. Bluu Suede - Waiting On Christmas Day Artwork

Torae ft. Bluu Suede - Waiting On Christmas Day [Stream & Download]

Raise your hand if you are sick of hearing the same 12 Christmas tunes. Between radio stations that only play Christmas songs and every store playing Deck The Halls on loop, it can often be too much, even for the most... Read More

Average Rating: 21021
Feature Image

AWAR Celebrates “Laws of Nature” With Torae, Brown Bag All-Stars & More [Feature ]

Last week AWAR hit the stage in NYC to celebrate the release of his new album, The Laws of Nature, and DJBoothTV was there to document the dopeness. Special guest include fellow NY representers Torae, the Brown Bag All-Stars... Read More

Torae Pic

Torae ft. Pav Bundy - What It Sound Like [Stream]

More than a quarter-century after the release of Prince’s seminal Purple Rain soundtrack, I still have no f**king idea What It Sounds Like when doves cry. (I mean, what was he referring to—the backing track? Himself... Read More

Average Rating: 21321
Skyzoo ft. Torae - Know That Cash Rules Artwork

Skyzoo ft. Torae - Know That Cash Rules [Stream]

Back in 1994, the Wu-Tang Clan offered what just might be the most concise, and accurate summations of our society ever pressed to wax, “Cash rules everything around me, C.R.E.A.M., get the money, dolla dolla bill... Read More

Average Rating: 32101
Torae ft. Khrysis - Gettin’ Biz Artwork

Torae ft. Khrysis - Gettin’ Biz [Stream]

Yesterday, site regular Torae stepped into The DJBooth to offer his latest street release for streaming and digital purchase. Today, on newly-released EP inclusion The Biz, not only is the BK representative raking in the... Read More

Average Rating: 32101
Torae - Off The Record EP Cover

Torae - Off The Record EP [Album]

In conjunction with his five-episode docuseries, Torae is proud to announce the digital release Off The Record, an nine-song EP recorded during the making of For The Record. Off The Record features production by 9th Wonder,... Read More

Average Rating: 43210
Odd Couple ft. Uno Hype, Emilio Rojas & Torae - Average Guy Artwork

Odd Couple ft. Uno Hype, Emilio Rojas & Torae - Average Guy [Stream & Download]

Previously introduced to The DJBooth with Skyzoo collab Speak It Vivid, the Odd Couple return to our pages with Average Guy, the latest single off their forthcoming EP release. Here, the Windy City beat crew’s lush soul... Read More

Average Rating: 43211
Torae - That Raw Artwork

Torae - That Raw [Stream]

Though there’s a time and a place of every kind of music (well, except for Kenny G.), I think I speak for many heads when I say that uncut, gimmick-free hip-hop is always welcome in my headphones. Realizing that dope... Read More

Average Rating: 43211
Torae - Do The Math (Re-Produced) EP Cover

Torae - Do The Math (Re-Produced) EP [Album]

The DJBooth is proud to present the inaugural entry in Re-Produced, an exclusive series in which three hand-selected beatsmiths each offer his or her own spin on a record by a reader-approved artist. The first EP in the... Read More

Average Rating: 43211
Feature Image

Re-Produced Profile: King I Divine [DJBooth Interview Exclusive] [Feature ]

This week, The DJBooth will be kicking off Re-Produced, an exclusive EP series in which three hand-picked producers will put their own spin on a record by a reader-approved artist. The inaugural entry will be based around Do... Read More

Feature Image

Re-Produced Profile: BroadNMarket [DJBooth Interview Exclusive] [Feature ]

This week, The DJBooth will be kicking off Re-Produced, an exclusive EP series in which three hand-picked producers will put their own spin on a record by a reader-approved artist. The inaugural entry will be based around Do... Read More

Feature Image

Re-Produced Profile: Beewirks [DJBooth Interview Exclusive] [Feature ]

This week, The DJBooth will be kicking off Re-Produced, an exclusive EP series in which three hand-picked producers will put their own spin on a record by a reader-approved artist. The inaugural entry will be based around "Do... Read More

Feature Image

The Road to SXSW: Torae [Feature ]

(Photo credit: Robert Adam Mayer) The DJBooth is proud to announce that Torae will be rocking on our stage for this year's SXSW music festival in Austin. Known for his relentlessly on point rhymes and classic style, Torae... Read More

M-Phazes ft. Burke & Torae - Another Classic Artwork

M-Phazes ft. Burke & Torae - Another Classic [Stream]

Another day, Another Classic joint from M-Phazes. Last heard contributing his hard-edged production stylings to a reader-acclaimed remix of The Raw, the Australian beatsmith switches it up to deliver something a little... Read More

Average Rating: 32121
Torae - Real Talk Artwork

Torae - Real Talk [Stream]

In a genre populated by crossover hits and R&B/rap hybrids, hip-hop needs its hardcore counter-balance to ring loud and true in order for things to level out a bit. Rapper Torae felt more than obliged to drop a new... Read More

Average Rating: 32101
Tona ft. Torae & Eternia - Happy New Year Artwork

Tona ft. Torae & Eternia - Happy New Year [Stream & Download]

Though the ball dropped this past weekend, it’s not too late to celebrate the advent of 2012 with a quality underground jam like Tona‘s latest effort. Here, the Scarborough, Ontario rhymesayer teams up with Torae... Read More

Average Rating: 32121
Focus… ft. Torae, iLL Camille & Nikki Grier - High Off Music Artwork

Focus… ft. Torae, iLL Camille & Nikki Grier - High Off Music [Stream & Download]

After a steady stream of dope leaks, Focus… is finally ready to unleash his latest street album upon the world—well, almost ready. Just in case anyone’s still sleeping on the project, the Booth-approved... Read More

Average Rating: 32121
Rel!g!on ft. Ras Kass, Planet Asia, Jasiri X & Torae - Classical Music Artwork

Rel!g!on ft. Ras Kass, Planet Asia, Jasiri X & Torae - Classical Music [Stream & Download]

Like many of us, REL!G!ON sometimes amuses himself by dreaming up fictional rap supergroups—unlike us, however, he has the wherewithal to make those fantasies a reality. On Booth debut Classical Music, the up-and-coming... Read More

Average Rating: 32101
Torae - For the Record Cover

Torae - For the Record [Album]

It’s rare that an album arrives without any hype. Before albums are finally leaked legally released hip-hop nation has typically been debating its context for weeks, if not months. Can he actually live up to the hype? Are... Read Full Review

Average Rating: 43210
Torae - For The Record Artwork

Torae - For The Record [Stream & Download]

Click “Listen Now” above to watch Torae’s “For the Record” video. There is absolutely nothing in hip-hop that feels better than when a DJ Premier beat is rocked by a talented and authoritative... Read More

Average Rating: 43210
Feature Image

Torae Offers “For the Record” for Streaming/Direct Purchase via The DJBooth [Feature ]

New York, NY - Ceaselessly dope Brooklyn emcee Torae has teamed up with The DJBooth to offer fans a direct purchase of his new album, For the Record. Clocking in at 15 original tracks, For the Record contains highly-rated... Read More

Torae - For the Record (Album) Cover

Torae - For the Record (Album) [Album]

Ceaselessly dope Brooklyn emcee Torae has teamed up with The DJBooth to offer fans a direct purchase of his new album, For the Record. Clocking in at 15 original tracks, For the Record contains highly-rated singles Do the... Read More

Average Rating: 54321
Torae - Do the Math Artwork

Torae - Do the Math [Stream & Download]

Contrary to the title, Torae‘s latest LP leak doesn’t feature the Northeastern mainstay practicing his times tables over a dope instrumental. Instead, the emcee plays historical revisionist, imagining an alternate... Read More

Average Rating: 32101
Torae Pic

Rah Digga ft. Torae & Styles P - You Got It (Remix) [Stream & Download]

Absent from our pages since she brought us Booth-exclusive freestyle #194 back in August 2010, Jersey underground vet Rah Digga makes her return with a newly-remixed version of You Got It, a cut off her most recent studio... Read More

Average Rating: 21021
Torae Pic

Nina B & Torae - Skies So Grey [Stream & Download]

After introducing herself to our audience two weeks ago, with the Skyzoo-assisted Picture This, Nina B is back in the Booth with the newest leak off her forthcoming project Remember me B*tch! The Bosstress is Back. ... Read More

Average Rating: 43211
Torae Pic

Torae - Point of View [Stream & Download]

I won’t say “most,” but a sizable portion of men out there are such suckers for a pretty face (among other physical attributes) that they never pause to wonder what’s beneath the surface. Not Torae – from... Read More

Average Rating: 32121
Torae Pic

Talib Kweli, Torae, John Robinson & Tiffany Paige - Someday (Madwreck Remix) [Stream]

Back in 2008, Jersey’s DJ K.O. gathered an all-star cast of mainstream heavyweights and underground notables for his debut full-length, Picture This. Fast-forward two years (man, how time flies) and beatsmith Madwreck... Read More

Average Rating: 43211
Torae Pic

Skyzoo & !llmind ft. Torae - Barrel Brothers [Stream]

On Barrel Brothers, a cut off 2007’s Big Doe Rehab, Wu-Tang heavyweight Ghostface hooked up with Beanie Sigel and Styles P. to craft a hard-hitting street banger for the ages. Three years later, beatsmith !llmind and... Read More

Average Rating: 32101
Torae Pic

REKS ft. Slaine & Torae - Rap-A-Nomics [Stream]

Perhaps no theme is more integral to rap than the rags-to-riches story, in which an ambitious up-and-comer with nothing to his name but an enterprising spirit, talent, and a rock-solid work ethic hustles his way from abject... Read More

Average Rating: 32101
Feature Image

DJ Critical Hype Drops Marco Polo “Blends Mix CD” Hosted By Torae [Download] [Feature ]

New York, NY -- Producer Marco Polo has joined forces with DJ Critical Hype to bring listeners a new collection of tracks set to his own boardwork. Hosted by Polo's Double Barrel partner, Torae, and featuring verses by Nas,... Read More

Feature Image

Marco Polo & Torae Present “Party Crashers” on Double Barrel Tuesdays (Pt. 7) [Feature ]

Boston, MA -- Since March 25th, emcee Torae and producer Marco Polo have been releasing weekly video and audio in anticipation of collaborative album Double Barrel. For installment number seven of Double Barrel Tuesdays, the... Read More

Feature Image

Torae & Marco Polo to Release Weekly Video/Audio in Anticipation of “Double Barrel” LP [Feature ]

New York, NY -- Emcee/production duo Torae and Marco Polo have announced plans to release exclusive video and audio every Tuesday leading up to the June 2nd release of collaborative LP Double Barrel. In the first... Read More

Feature Image

Torae & Marco Polo Ink Deal with Duck Down Records; Prep “Double Barrel” for Spring Release [Feature ]

New York, NY -- Continuing to add to its growing roster of artists, Duck Down Records welcomes Torae & Marco Polo to the Duck Down family. The MC/Producer team is prepping a new album entitled Double Barrel, which will be... Read More

Torae Pic

Keelay and Zaire ft. Torae & Tiffany Paige - Saturday [Stream]

The Sole Vibe movement has been responsible for some of DJBooth’s most acclaimed artists, including Zion I, DJ Revolution, and Oddisee, so you know we’re frequently checking up on that movement.  You can... Read More

Average Rating: 32121
Torae Pic

Torae - Wun Tu Thr3 [Stream]

NYC emcee Torae‘s first foray into the Booth may have been a bit of a misstep; Somethin’ to See found the rapper arguing that hip-hop needed some replenishin’ and he was the man for the job, but several site... Read More

Average Rating: 21321
Feature Image

B.A.R.S Live at Knitting Factory [Exclusive Coverage] [Feature ]

New York, NY -- If fans of hip hop’s freshman class were looking for a showcase Tuesday night, they probably ended up kicking it at Donny Goines’ B.A.R.S. Live event at the Knitting Factory. Proceeds were donated to The... Read More

Torae Pic

DJ K.O. ft. Talib Kweli, Torae, John Robinson & Tiffany Paige - Someday [Stream]

In today’s era of user-friendly production software like Reason and FruityLoops, it seems like anyone with a laptop and ten free minutes can make a halfway decent hip-hop beat. The use of drum kits, mixers, and other... Read More

Average Rating: 32101
Torae Pic

Torae - Somethin’ To See [Stream]

Virtually every underground rapper from New York City believes that “hip-hop is in very poor shape” and that it’s their destiny to “bring it back to the glory days.”  Joining this non-exclusive club is... Read More

Average Rating: 21021
Feature Image

Torae to Release Debut LP, “Daily Conversation,” on January 29th [Feature ]

New York, NY -- TORAE was up four hours before you this morning. By the second time you hit snooze on any given day he could be in the booth recording your new favorite song, penning his next feature on a hot compilation or... Read More