You’ve heard me go on about the sad state of hip hop these days and how I’m a student of the old school. That’s not to say I won’t listen to anything new. Sometimes, I’m in for a nice surprise – case in point, Torae. Hailing from Coney Island, Brooklyn, Torae may be new to your ears but he’s definitely not new to the scene. He’s been spittin’ his game since the 90’s with the likes of Masta Ace, The Clipse, Little Brother, Sean Price & countless others in addition to touring Canada & Europe all before signing a major recording contract. He’s been on many compilations and has been known to hang with Cam’ron and the Dipset. Torae has even worked with Nike – he recorded a song for Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James, which ran in a Nike ad for his signature shoe. His newest single “Wun, Tu, Thr3” just dropped on iTunes and you can cop it here for only $0.99. That’s nothin’! The hypnotic beat that lingers in your head long after you’ve heard the song is the work of San Francisco-based (via NY) producer T.Dragonette. Keep your ears to the street for T.Dragonette and Torae, I have a feeling we’ll be hearing a lot more from them.
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