Torae of Barrel Brothers | Interview
Torae is an emcee from Brooklyn, NY. As an employee of Bad Boy Records in the 90s, he began recording with many DJs on their mixtapes. After recording two songs with DJ Premier alongside Skyzoo in 2007, there was anticipation for a solo Torae album. In 2008, Torae released the album Daily Conversation with production from 9th Wonder, Black Milk, and Khrysis. Torae then joined Masta Ace on tour, performing for tens of thousands of fans in countries Canada, Poland, Germany and Romania. In 2009, Torae teamed up with Marco Polo to record the album, Double Barrel, and awarded Indie Album Of The Year at the 2009 Underground Music Awards. In 2011, Torae released the mixtape, Heart Failure, with production from Eric G. He followed up that same year with the album, For The Record, with production by Khrysis, Marco Polo, 9th Wonder, Pete Rock, Large Professor, Diamond D, DJ Premier, Nottz, and more.