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Torae: For The Record

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Hip hop recording artist Torae announces his upcoming debut offering; For The Record, on his Internal Affairs Entertainment imprint. Slated for release on November 1, 2011 the album is an ample fifteen tracks worth of high-caliber production and impeccable rhyme.

For The Record is sure to transcend the expectations of new listeners and staunch supporters alike, with veteran MCs like Masta Ace heralding it as his greatest contribution thus far..."The combination of stellar production and a focused and more introspective Torae makes this his best work to date," the fellow Brooklyn native stated.

Known for a roster of impressive collaborations, Torae has assembled an awe-inspiring crew of beatsmiths for accompaniment. From the renowned Pete Rock, DJ Premier, Diamond D and Large Professor; to those Torae labels "new legends," 9th Wonder, Khrysis, Fatin, Illmind, Eric G., Marco Polo and Nottz.

For The Record raises the bar Torae has set with previous releases. A refreshing return to the multifarious nature of 2008's "Daily Conversation", the project is a notable change from 2009's Double Barrel with Marco Polo, and this year's mono-thematic Heart Failure EP. Fans will hear his skills sharpened; an array of cadences and intricately weaved rhyme patterns. He is also at his most vulnerable and transparent; providing a view through a wide-angle lens at the man behind the MC, as heard on "Panorama" and "Reflection." Still there's no shortage of the hard-hitting audacity we love on tracks like "Shakedown" and "You Ready."

Also distinct is the absence of other voices on For The Record. According to Torae, the choice to forego lyrical assists was deliberate. "No one can tell my story like me," he asserted.

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1. Intro
Producers: Torae; Filthy Rich
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2. Alive
featuring Wes
Producers: Khrysis (of The Away Team)
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3. You Ready?
Producers: Marco Polo
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4. What It Sound Like
featuring Pav Bundy
Producers: Illmind
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5. Shakedown
Producers: 9th Wonder
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6. That Raw
Producers: Pete Rock
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7. Do The Math
Producers: Large Professor (of Main Source)
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8. Changes
Producers: Diamond D (of D.I.T.C.)
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9. Over You
featuring Wes
Producers: E. Jones
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10. Imagine
Producers: Eric G
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11. Only Way (Interlude)
Producers: 9th Wonder
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12. For The Record
Producers: DJ Premier (of Gang Starr)
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13. Thank You
Producers: Nottz
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14. Reflection
Producers: Eric G
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15. Panorama
featuring MeLa Machinko
Producers: Fatin "10" Horton
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Total Comments: 61
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 1/30/2014 7:51:00 PM; Partial IP: .201.65.74)
Location: az/ hell
Comment: Good cd , nothing creative or original but it'll make your head bob!!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 3/4/2013 3:16:00 PM; Partial IP: 76.238.238)
Location: brooklyn,new york
Comment: torae-best mc-9th wonder-best producer-real hip hop.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 10/27/2012 11:07:00 PM; Partial IP: .12.171.12)
Location: chiraq
Comment: great album. good production and good lyrics
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 9/25/2012 2:58:00 AM; Partial IP: .28.45.249)
Location: Bedford,England
Comment: Simply dope , this album grows on you.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 8/21/2012 11:54:00 PM; Partial IP: 18.195.185)
Location: Boston
Comment: Super dope album..the definition of hip hop. Banging from start to finish without skipping a track.
Name: (Posted: 3/14/2012 10:24:00 AM; Partial IP: .241.28.77)
Location: vegas
Comment: good tracks to go out and catch ups.
Name: (Posted: 3/12/2012 4:41:00 PM; Partial IP: 33.102.113)
Location: N.CAKALAK
Comment: YO 9TH CAME OFF ON (SHAKEDOWN)LOVE THE HORNS MY n*gga!! SHOW THESE n*ggaS THAT NORF CAKALAK GOT STYLES TOO!! KEEP REPRESENTIN KID....TORAE A DOPE ASS MC, DONT BATTLE THIS n*gga DAMN!!! LOL....GREAT ALBUM!!!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 2/10/2012 4:47:00 PM; Partial IP: 33.102.113)
Location: N.CAKALAK
Comment: DOPE ASS ALBUM....PERIOD!!!
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 1/31/2012 1:04:00 PM; Partial IP: 87.132.118)
Location: Vancouver
Comment: Dope. Classic beats from legendary producers. Torae is the future.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 1/14/2012 9:12:00 PM; Partial IP: 185.177.48)
Location: dA bUrG, FL Chi-Town
Comment: Dope album Torae always brings it. All of his albums are RAW!!! Well worth the MULA!!! K.C.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/20/2011 1:53:00 AM; Partial IP: 234.168.15)
Location: 802
Comment: This shit bangs torae goes in on every fuckin track what more could be asked from a greezy east coast release. !llmind and pete rock's beats on these werent boring. and this was released in 2011. that shld be enough to get you to wanna cop. torae salutes for this one fantastic shit man
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/12/2011 3:08:00 PM; Partial IP: 4.26.98.90)
Location: ROCKVILLE,MARYLAND
Comment: I'M READING ALL THESE COMMENTS AND I HAVE TO SAY WHAT THE HELL YOU EXPECT FROM AN ARTIST WHO NOT ONLY KEEPS IT TO THE CORE OF HIP HOP BUT ALSO PUSHES THE SOUND AS FAR AS THE NEW SCHOOL CATS.HIM SKYZOO AND MANY OTHER UNDERGOUND EAST COAST ARTIST ARE WHY I STILL HAVE A PASSION FOR HIP HOP I FIND THIS ALBUM TO BE INSPIRING AND TRENDY TO SAY THE LEAST MUHFUCKAZ!!!
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 12/2/2011 3:11:00 PM; Partial IP: .72.219.26)
Location: Copenhagen
Comment: Not as good as "Double Barrel" but still of very high quality, Torae and 80% of the productions are dope, and thats saying alot, with todays standards of releases.
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/29/2011 12:56:00 PM; Partial IP: 03.211.131)
Location: Ottawa, Canada
Comment: Didn't know about this cat until I fell on him by accident, and surprisingly, his beats and rhymes are pretty impressive!
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/26/2011 9:53:00 PM; Partial IP: 50.253.142)
Location: real
Comment: exapt, goods productors but the most have fail, really poor beats mm wsup with the olds productors, why canīt made great productions like in 90s, only premier is the more aceptable. this is just a decent album
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/26/2011 3:09:00 AM; Partial IP: 26.128.201)
Location: ughh
Comment: not releasing For The Record as a vinyl single is a criminal misdeed.
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 11/24/2011 2:26:00 PM; Partial IP: 88.180.253)
Location: Guadeloupe (West WI)
Comment: To much big Producers to fail on this. "For The Record (DJ Premier)" not bad but a classic Primo beat with nothing special. This album is soporific at the first listening, may be better after.
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/20/2011 11:19:00 AM; Partial IP: 8.41.187.3)
Location: detroit
Comment: Not bad, But Double barrel was way better. Guess I can't and won't let the 90's go. That's why I'm coping that 1990 more before this but this album is still tight. I just hope they do another double barrel some day.
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/17/2011 8:23:00 AM; Partial IP: 50.100.182)
Location: best
Comment: a decent album for this era
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/15/2011 7:31:00 PM; Partial IP: 33.211.147)
Location: Miami, USA
Comment: Absolute fucking fire, there is nothing else to say. Easily Torae's best album yet, and I didn't even like Double Barrel. Cop this immediately.
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/14/2011 11:16:00 AM; Partial IP: 240.28.200)
Location: Macedonia Via Taiwan
Comment: Marco and Prem beats are the ones I dig the most.The album is dope, not a classic but still dope.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/11/2011 8:13:00 AM; Partial IP: 196.169.12)
Location: New Jersey
Comment: co-sign, he's great.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/9/2011 11:00:00 PM; Partial IP: 5.49.14.85)
Location: BK
Comment: raw shiii
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/8/2011 4:37:00 PM; Partial IP: 53.105.252)
Location: chicago
Comment: some tracks on this album are average but still a pretty solid album.
Name: (Posted: 11/8/2011 7:34:00 AM; Partial IP: .132.84.31)
Location: brooklyn
Comment: my boy went hard. classic shit
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/8/2011 7:33:00 AM; Partial IP: .132.84.31)
Location: Melbourne
Comment: best album ive heard in 5 years
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/7/2011 10:54:00 AM; Partial IP: 150.133.69)
Location: scotland
Comment: 3 or 4 good tracks (premo shit brillant. was let down by marco's beat and pete rock (as usual). good mcing by torae
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/6/2011 12:48:00 PM; Partial IP: 253.159.99)
Location: virginia beach, va
Comment: very consistent album, quality the pete rock track of course, primo and others but the 14 joint with eric g really is my favorite shit -that mystical shit gets me every time and doesn't need to be really complicated
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/6/2011 6:36:00 AM; Partial IP: 112.55.212)
Location: sweden
Comment: really good record...
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/5/2011 3:06:00 AM; Partial IP: 58.153.204)
Location: Cape Town, South Africa
Comment: I have not listened to such record for long time. Big up to Duck Down Record & IWWMG, that's where true hip hop resides!!!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/3/2011 10:57:00 PM; Partial IP: 176.195.16)
Location: California
Comment: Straight Dope!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/3/2011 2:45:00 PM; Partial IP: 6.18.55.64)
Location: FL
Comment: Hip-Hop Album of the Year!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/3/2011 1:44:00 PM; Partial IP: 218.29.250)
Location: Montreal
Comment: excellent, my favorite release this year
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/3/2011 7:35:00 AM; Partial IP: 37.168.209)
Location: GER
Comment: Torae is ill,this album goes hard from top to bottom.very impressed!
Name: (Posted: 11/2/2011 6:43:00 AM; Partial IP: 250.222.38)
Location: Japan (reppin' G.A.)
Comment: Water Pussy, (my lady actually has you beat) Torae isn't part of the J-League...where'd you get that info? He's done a few collabo's with them but yeah man you dudes need to really stop acting like your life depends on whether on not you buy an album. If you dig the shit you dig it if not then don't buy the shit simple as that. Guess you think "MY BOY and HOMIE" need to be banned too huh?
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/1/2011 12:59:00 PM; Partial IP: .8.206.246)
Location: heLL
Comment: cop this
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/1/2011 11:29:00 AM; Partial IP: 81.232.169)
Location: Constanta, Romania
Comment: "For The Record" is by far the best track of the album. Premier is still the most consistent producer in the game
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 11/1/2011 8:26:00 AM; Partial IP: .71.123.36)
Location: North Carolina
Comment: the album is tight! it's that epic when you a have a great line of producers like that just make the album more hot than it should be.
Name: (Posted: 10/31/2011 10:23:00 PM; Partial IP: 235.150.38)
Location: T Dot
Comment: Surprise surprise the wackest beat on the album belongs to ILLMIND. What the F happened to this cat is he living on mars or sumtin. From one of the dopest of yester year to churning out these new industrial pot and pan sounds, just cant get with ILLMIND no more.
Name: (Posted: 10/29/2011 10:43:00 AM; Partial IP: 137.136.85)
Location: Pussy
Comment: Yo "ju ICE" the phrase "my dude" should be banned. When did Torae become part of the Justus League??this album HAS to be incredible. But the last time I said that about an album (judging by the producer lineup) I was letdown bigtime. And I'm talkin about termanology's album BTW. Nah, this will b good though. Toraes last album was actually real fuckin good, I think he knows what he's doin...
Name: (Posted: 10/24/2011 9:50:00 PM; Partial IP: 250.222.38)
Location: Japan (reppin' G.A.)
Comment: Lol, there should be a ban on the phrases "REAL TALK and NO HOMO" cause them shits is played the fuck out. On another note Georgia's favorite son fucks with Torae's music cause the n*gga's wordplay and rhyme delivery is a fuckin' problem and my dude is a beast on the mic. I'm still bumpin' SMOKE off the DOUBLE BARREL album with him and Marco Polo and that shit with him and Rustee Juxx, TURMOIL go hard too. Stop all the comparison's to this n*gga and that n*gga cause Torae sounds like himself and no one else right along with Elzhi, Blu, Rashid Hadee, Phonte, Big Pooh, Big Noyd, hell I could go on and on. So give the n*gga some credit for being his own man and a talented MC...again, what the fuck happened to the "REAL" fans of hip-hop music? J.U.-ICE
Name: (Posted: 10/20/2011 4:52:00 PM; Partial IP: 2.31.17.69)
Location: Germantown, PA
Comment: Torae is nice. Obviously you clowns are ignorant to official hiphop. With a lineup of producers like that on this album Helen Keller would sound dope spittin' on these beats lol!
Name: (Posted: 10/20/2011 1:18:00 AM; Partial IP: 146.180.64)
Location: thought
Comment: come on guys the album starts off pretty good, then shit gets wack, real talk.
Name: (Posted: 10/19/2011 11:20:00 PM; Partial IP: 24.221.228)
Location: The Ville,NC
Comment: Yesh! He tried to illmatic-up his status in Hiphop. And he did pretty well. Tor spits dat G rap caliber raps. Quality all around.
Name: (Posted: 10/15/2011 10:40:00 PM; Partial IP: .57.14.118)
Location: Philly,PA
Comment: All those talking shit on Torae must be Nikki Manaj,Drake, and Little Wayne marks. This shit is what I've been waiting for. It's good to have actual hip hop to listen too. You same peiolpe that speak ill of Torae, probably think Little Wayne and his wack ass Young Money Crew are true lyricists. Stick too your wack ass hip hop with those wack ass beats and choppy mic skills. Your hip hop tasdte is lousy. Long Live Underground Hip Hop!! The only hip hop that gets any of my hard earned money. Fuck that corny ass radio shit.
Name: (Posted: 10/13/2011 6:56:00 PM; Partial IP: 250.222.38)
Location: Japan (reppin' G.A.)
Comment: Woooowwwww!!! I don't know what's wrong with some of you dudes ear's...maybe too much wax from all that unsaturated bullshit they play on the radio. This shit bangs and that shit "YOU READY" produced by Marco Polo is my new Gears of War 3 shit. Maybe you dudes are stuck to radio. Dope boom bap shit!!! J.U.-ICE
Name: (Posted: 10/10/2011 3:44:00 PM; Partial IP: .81.254.50)
Location: Constanta, Romania
Comment: Quality music....
Name: (Posted: 10/8/2011 4:19:00 PM; Partial IP: .8.206.246)
Location: heLL
Comment: nice production line up
Name: (Posted: 10/7/2011 2:40:00 PM; Partial IP: 166.122.60)
Location: New Jersey
Comment: that track For The Record by Premo is hot!
Name: (Posted: 10/6/2011 1:40:00 PM; Partial IP: 50.233.209)
Location: honolulu hi
Comment: yo that Pete rock beat is bananas!!!!!
Name: (Posted: 10/4/2011 6:46:00 PM; Partial IP: 19.150.123)
Location: on target
Comment: nah, badass lame beats by a view fine producas (not on here) and some awful tracks of some boring fellas, plus Torae's not existing skillz.....givin' me a headache!
Name: (Posted: 10/4/2011 8:19:00 AM; Partial IP: 30.153.171)
Location: true underground hip hop world
Comment: DONT SLEEP ON THIS FULL STOP.
Name: (Posted: 9/30/2011 10:54:00 AM; Partial IP: .225.149.6)
Location: LOS ANGELES
Comment: DAMN I HOPE THERE'S AN INSTRUMENTAL...LYRICS KINDA WACK
Name: (Posted: 9/25/2011 6:09:00 PM; Partial IP: 1.33.158.3)
Location: Bolder
Comment: really?. . . You have to put Gang Star in parenthesis after DJ Premier? Really?
Name: (Posted: 9/17/2011 3:44:00 PM; Partial IP: .82.13.245)
Location: Dietroit
Comment: This shit gonna b crazy. Torae is the MAN
Name: (Posted: 9/16/2011 11:20:00 PM; Partial IP: 31.187.160)
Location: Ya Sister's Bed
Comment: Torae is wack? What a pollock!
Name: (Posted: 9/16/2011 12:59:00 PM; Partial IP: .52.174.35)
Location: POLAND
Comment: JUST COPING IT 4 THE PRODUCTION!!!!! TORAE IS WACK DUDE IS 2 GASED.
Name: (Posted: 9/16/2011 7:01:00 AM; Partial IP: 50.233.209)
Location: honolulu hi
Comment: tons of legendary producers on this album fuck this is gonna be a classic I can feel it! im crossing my fingers
Name: (Posted: 9/15/2011 9:07:00 PM; Partial IP: 32.195.139)
Location: Tampa, Florida
Comment: whoooaaa....should be dope.
Name: (Posted: 9/15/2011 7:53:00 AM; Partial IP: 00.194.115)
Location: Bedford , England
Comment: I cant wait to hear this album , alot of the best producers around .
Name: (Posted: 9/13/2011 12:34:00 AM; Partial IP: 84.156.102)
Location: LOS ANGELES
Comment: DAMN YOU COULDN'T ASK FOR BETTER PRODUCTION...WOW
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