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Torae (born Torae L. Carr) is an American rapper from the Coney Island section of Brooklyn, New York. He has released a number of solo albums and collaborative works, and operates the independent record label Internal Affairs Entertainment. Torae gained recognition by collaborating with DJ Premier and Marco Polo.
After releasing his debut mixtape Daily Conversation in 2008, Torae and Polo went on to receive critical acclaim for their collaborative LP entitled Double Barrel. In 2007, HipHopDX featured him in their DXNext underground hip hop series. In the same year, he was named Chairman’s Choice in XXL. In addition to Polo and Premier, Torae has worked with producers Eric G., Black Milk, and Khrysis.
Torae has collaborated frequently with fellow Brooklyn MCs Skyzoo and Sha Stimuli. He has also worked with Tash of Tha Alkaholiks, Teflon, Chaundon, Sean Price, Masta Ace, Wale, Nefew, and Talib Kweli. He released his debut studio album, For the Record, on November 1, 2011. The album features the production from Pete Rock, Large Professor, DJ Premier, and the Grammy Award-winning 9th Wonder. The following year, he released an EP entitled Off the Record, which comprises eight songs recorded during the making of his debut album. On May 27, 2014, he and fellow Brooklyn rapper Skyzoo released their collaborative album, Barrel Brothers.« Back to Events