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Coney Island, NY | Established. Jan 01, 2008 | INDIE

Coney Island, NY | INDIE
Established on Jan, 2008
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"Torae & Ebro Talk – All Praises Due on Beats 1 Live on Apple Music"

Torae stopped over at Beats 1 / Apple Music with Ebro Darden, to talk about his latest EP – All Praises Due. They discuss Torae working with producer Praise, co-production, lyricism, live shows, and how the project came together. Ebro also asks about being independent and what that means for the young veteran. - Beats1 / Apple Music

"Torae Freestyles His Interview on Sway in the Morning"

Torae steps into Sway's Universe during his press run for All Praises Due and spits a freestyle to answer Sway's questions. This has never been done on Sway in the Morning and can only be done by a true emcee of the highest caliber. #TEAMTORAE - Sway's Universe / Shade45 / SiriusXM Radio

"Torae visits Open Late with Peter Rosenberg on Complex"

Torae stops by Complex and visits Open Late with Peter Rosenberg. They talk about everything from Vic Mensa and XXXTentacion to Quavo's new album and the future of Migos. They also discuss the release of All Praises Due, the new project from Torae & Praise. - Open Late w/ Peter Rosenberg / Complex


‘Round Of Applause
Torae adds another project to his resume. Linking up with producer, Corey “Praise” Thomas, the pair release the collaborative project, All Praises Due. Lead by “Take Notes,” the remaining tracks can be streamed below. - Rap Radar

"HipHop Since 1987 x Torae"

Torae, one of Hip Hop’s most respected figures has teamed up with Praise to drop one of the most promising true-to-the-game singles for the fall. “Take Notes” gives a combination of fiery punches mixed with motivational tonality –done with such articulation. Honing his skills through hustle & simply Brooklyn living, Torae has once again painted us a picture of true ambition, persistence, and artistry through the lyrical scope.

From XXL listing Torae as Chairman’s Choice to Hip Hop DX featuring him in DX Next, Torae has proven that multi-tasking is second nature to him–as he currently holds down Sirius XM’s Hip Hop Nation radio show. - HipHop Since 1987 x Torae

"Premier Wuz Here x Torae"

Rather than wait until Friday to drop his next project, Torae and producer Praise release All Praises Due. The EP consists of 8 tracks and no guests. Just Torae rocking over Praise production. Give it a listen in its entirety now. - Premier Wuz Here (Dj Premier)

"Torae On The M+M+M Show"

When most cats look at Brooklyn native Torae they see one of a few things. A globetrotting MC known for bars, tours and microphone bad-assery? Sure. The host of a Sirius satellite radio that interviews actors, rappers and celebs alike? Totally But how many know the dedicated husband and father who's been making the black family look fly since before #Instagram with his latest project #AllPraisesDue coming soon, The Coney Island kid sat with @MrMecc & KLavenne to talk money, music and marriage on the #MMMKPodcast. -




Torae is the true concept of a ‘renaissance man’ — rapper, radio personality, host, entrepreneur, actor, and philanthropist. A Coney Island, Brooklyn NY native, Torae grew beyond the mischief of his youth and got focused on music and his career – one of the best decisions he’s ever made.

Initially gaining recognition by collaborating with DJ Premier and Marco Polo on his breakthrough mixtape ‘Daily Conversation’ in 2007, he and Polo went on to receive critical acclaim for their collaborative LP ‘Double Barrel’ on Duck Down Records in 2009. The album received an XL in XXL magazine. Torae was also featured in XXL’s ‘Show & Prove’ section, The Source magazine’s ‘Off The Radar’ & Hip-Hop Weekly’s ‘Next to Blow’ series. Torae’s online accolades include being named DXNext by while highlighted him in their ‘Breeding Ground’ section. In addition to DJ Premier and Marco Polo, Torae has worked with producers Pete RockJahlil Beats9th WonderMr. PorterLarge Professor & more. Collaborations include WaleMack WildsPharoahe MonchLittle BrotherSkyzooSean PriceTalib KweliBun B. & others.

Although the allure of the street life seemed to be an easy way out of the hood, Torae saw the bigger picture & chose the legal route working various jobs including being a teacher to pay for studio time & film videos. Torae’s investment in his music career paid off when after the release of ‘Daily Conversation’ he was invited to tour Canada & Europe by hip-hop legend Masta Ace. This was an opportunity he didn’t take lightly and by virtue of his amazing stage performance Torae has consistently toured every year since.

At the height of Torae’s popularity as an MC, DJ Eclipse of SiriusXM’s Hip-Hop Nation let Torae know he was in need of a new co-host for his show Rap Is Outta Control. Apprehensive at first, Torae then dove in headfirst and spent almost 4 years as DJ Eclipse’s co-host before getting his own show in 2013. “The Tor Guide,” initially a Sunday morning show now airs 6 days a week on Hip-Hop Nation.

Being a host on one of the largest radio platforms in the world has also opened up other opportunities for Torae. He’s been doing red carpet coverage of the BET Awards & Hip-Hop Awards over the past three years. He hosts live performances nationwide and has been at the forefront of the Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival co-hosting since 2010. As an actor, he appeared in VH1’s ‘The Breaks,’ and is currently attending acting classes. He’s also done voice-over work for the Brooklyn Nets in their television spots as well as the writer & performer of their theme song.

When Torae isn’t somewhere in the limelight he’s behind the scenes organizing charitable functions like the ‘We Got Your Back’ school supply giveaway & ‘Let’s Talk Turkey’ the Thanksgiving food donation he holds at the YMCA in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn where he was raised.

Simply put, Torae’s ‘Brooklyn Boy done good’ story is bigger than even he imagined it would be. The beginning is far different from the present and even the future, whatever that may hold.

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