Artist Spotlight: Meet Coney Island’s Own-TORAE

Posted by Q at 7:31 pm

Torae

If you like real Hip Hop, you’ll love Torae. I always find it rewarding to seek out the next hottest artist and give them a platform to showcase their work, their bio and give our readers an opportunity to fall in love with an artist they may not have heard of before. We usually post emerging artists…new artists that need a platform. But Torae is not a new artist. Torae has been rapping for years. He dropped his first album, in 2009 called “Double Barel.” While doing press runs for his album, some really important relationships were formed. One of these important relationships was with DJ Eclipse of SiriusXM’s Hip-Hop Nation. He just so happened to be in need of a new co-host for his show Rap Is Outta Control. Who better to give such an opportunity than a dope realist rapper from the biggest Hip Hop capital of the world?

Torae says he was pretty apprehensive about it because he didn’t want people to get it misconstrued, like, ‘Are you a rapper or are you a radio guy?’,” Torae recalls. “But I try not to block my own blessing. So he gave it  shot! Three weeks in as Eclipse right-hand man, the Double Barrel MC fell in love with radio. Even though Torae was torn with what people would think of him, he realized some of the best rappers had other careers as well! Look at some of the really good actors that were also rappers; 2pac, Queen Latifah, LL Cool J and one of the best to do it…Will Smith aka “The Fresh Prince” So thinking of these amazing artists it made Torae feel better about his dual career path.

I personally got acquainted with Torae when I was riding down the street listening to “Hip Hop Nation” on SiriusXM radio. He was interviewing someone and I just really liked his authenticity. Of course SiriusXM radio is uncensored so I felt he was really able to be himself and delve in to the questions and the truth in what not only he wanted to know..but truly what the fans wanted to know. I was like, “Who is this Torae; The TorGuide?” Then me being me. I googled him and continued to listen to him between 5pm-10pm. When I found out he was a rapper, I as intrigued and while listening to a few of his songs, I knew I needed to do a feature on him.

Torae has a new album dropping in exactly 2wks called “Torae Entitled”

You can go to his website itstorae.com and read his full bio and listen to additional songs. Three of his most recent releases from ‘Entitled’ the tracks are ‘Get Down” x Pete Rock and ‘Saturday Night’ and “Let Em’ Know”

Here’s his most recent video from his song ‘Let em’ Know” produced by Jahlil Beats

Please follow him on social media. He’s extremely humble and approachable. So, if you have a question for him, feel free to ask!

www.itstorae.comwww.twitter.com/toraewww.facebook.com/itstorae

 

Sci-Fi & Fashion : Star Wars Edition

Posted by Roni at 4:59 pm

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Last night was the premier of one of the greatest sci-fi movie series “Star Wars: The Force Awakens”. The event was live streamed on the Star Wars website for all the fans that could not make it to the event in Los Angeles at the Dolby Theater.

Whatever forces are supposed to be awaken on the movies world wide movie release date this Friday December 18th have awaken the fashion Gods as last nights premier.  Not only was the fashion attire looking good for any red carpet event some celebs came out dressed for the Star Wars theme and rocked it!

These lovely ladies have made to the best dressed list of last nights event.

Karrueche Tran - Star Wars

Karrueche Tran – Star Wars

First off, we have Karrueche Tran channeling a modern day Princess Leia. Styled by Bryon Javar, Karrueche wore a suit by Balenciaga; Shoes: Giuseppe Zanotti; Clutch: Torry Burch;  Jewlery: Jared Lehr Jewelry; Flash Tats: K Ink Collection; Hair styled by: Tiger (@tigerbahmb on Instagram).

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Coldplay featuring Beyoncé : Hymn For the Weekend

Posted by Q at 9:38 am

Beyonce and Chris Martin

I was browsing one of my favorite sites, SandraRose  and ran across some new hot music. However, it was her actual post that was so interesting, So much that, I thought I would share it with you. Of course any article that mentions Beyoncé and Rihanna in the same sentence, is always a good read:

It reads: “A few years ago, Complex.com had a story about Beyoncé turning down a collabo with British band Coldplay. Coldplay ended up contacting a more grateful Rihanna instead.

“Well, I did write a song for Beyoncé, but it got rejected by her A&R people. And the one I wrote for Rihanna didn’t get rejected,” Coldplay frontman Chris Martin told Maxim.

What a difference a few years makes.

Now that Beyoncé’s star isn’t shining as brightly she didn’t hesitate to jump on Coldplay’s hot new track. Martin didn’t even have to beg Beyoncé’s people. Continue Reading »

Creeper Life

Posted by at 10:17 am
Puma Creeper

Puma Creeper

Oh Rih Rih, that woman just keeps on giving it to us! If it’s not in her daily fashion photos, it’s in her music, it’s on the big screen, or in her clothing line. But recently the fab pop star has finally produced some magic since Puma announced her Creative Director. Rihanna has launched her new campaign for the shoes “Creeper” that will be apart of the “Fenty by Rihanna” collection fearuring Travis Scott Sept. 25th. Continue Reading »

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