Thursday, September 18, 2008
Torae "Allow Me To Reintroduce Myself"
While I haven't been too visible on the blogging scene for far too long, I was still listening to tracks and albums continually. This blog right here will be for those albums I hear that need to be discovered by any means necessary.
Torae is an emcee out of NY spitting serious. Armed with a flow that brings to mind the best his city has to offer and a swagger on par with the "SLU" crew (Don't worry he comes harder than any of them did!) if you haven't heard the kid it's only a matter of time.
Having dropped a debut "street" album, Daily Conversation, in January, he teamed up with Okayplayer, Legend and DJ Nice to put out what sits before your eyes. Allow Me To Reintroduce Myself is filled with the griminess you expect from New York, but which has been missing for far to long.
Picking a number of original beats to rock on from the likes of Khrysis, 9th Wonder and Marco Polo along with some of the best instrumentals we have seen over the years Torae demonstrates just what it is the Bad Boy & Dipset camps have seen: The kid can spit!
But don't let those names fool you, this isn't bubblegum sillyness, this is straight Hip Hop from the heart and Torae is determined to make his name known - let him introduce himself.