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

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...

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

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...

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

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...

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

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...

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

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...

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Re-Produced Profile: BroadNMarket [DJBooth Interview Exclusive]

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...

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Re-Produced Profile: Beewirks [DJBooth Interview Exclusive]

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...

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The Road to SXSW: Torae

(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...

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

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...

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

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,...

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

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...

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

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...

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

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...

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

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...

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

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...

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