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Torae in 2010
Background information
Birth name Torae L. Carr
Also known as Da Young Veteran
Young Vet
Origin Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York City
Genres Hip hop
Years active 1996-present
Labels Internal Affairs Entertainment
Duck Down Records
Soulspazm Digital
Fat Beats Distribution

Torae (born Torae L. Carr) is an American rapper from the Coney Island section of Brooklyn, New York.


Torae gained recognition by collaborating with DJ Premier and Marco Polo. He and Polo went on to receive critical acclaim for their collaborative LP entitled Double Barrel. In 2007, Hip Hop DX featured him in their DXNext underground Hip Hop series.[1] In the same year, he was named Chairman's Choice in XXL.[2] 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 The Alkaholiks, Teflon, Chaundon, Sean Price, Masta Ace, Wale (rapper), Nefew and Talib Kweli.

He released his second studio album, For The Record, on November 8, 2011.

Complete Discography

  • TORAE - “Just Dat Simple” Unsigned Artists vol.1 (1996) UNSIGNED ARTISTS ENTERTAINMENT
  • TORAE - “Party On” “Lick A Shot” Unda’ Investigation, EP (1997) AFFINITY RECORDINGS
  • TORAE - “Gimme The Mic” b/w “Spice Thang”, 12” single (1998) INTERNAL AFFAIRS ENTERTAINMENT
  • TORAE - Make Room At The Top, Mixtape (2003) INTERNAL AFFAIRS ENTERTAINMENT
  • The Co. {Coalescence} - “Promises” b/w “T.I.M.E.”, 12” single (2006) AV8 RECORDS
  • 9th Wonder - “Merchant of Dreams” from Dream Merchant v.2, Album (2007) 6 HOLE RECORDS
  • Born Talent - “Deep With The Lyrical” from The Essence, Album (2007) 54 SIDE RECORDS
  • Dela - “Just Chill” from Atmosphere Airlines, Album (2007) DRINK WATER MUSIC
  • Skyzoo and TORAE - “Get It Done” b/w “Click”, 12” single (2007) FAT BEATS RECORDS
  • Chaundon - “3 Kings”, “Told You That” from Carnage, Album (2008) DEFEND MUSIC
  • DJ K.O. - “Someday”, “3 In The Chamber”, “That Knack” from Picture This, Album (2008) SHAMAN WORKS
  • eMC - “Backstage” from The Show, Album (2008) M3 RECORDS
  • Khrome - “Grizzly” from The Beasts Released, Album (2008) GODSENDANT MUSIC
  • Medinah Starr - “Beauty and Pain” from Serious Intermission, Album (2008) INTROSPECT RECORDS
  • Pumpkin Head - “Hands High” from Picture That, Album (2008) SOULSPAZM RECORDS
  • Shabaam Sahdeeq - “Keep Comin” from Relentless, Album (2008) MARVIAL, LLC
  • Statik Selektah - “Destined To Shine” from Stick 2 The Script, Album (2008) SHOWOFF RECORDS
  • Supastition - “It's All Over” from Leave Of Absence, Album (2008) DOMINATION RECORDS
  • TORAE - Daily Conversation, Mixtape (2008) INTERNAL AFFAIRS ENT./FAT BEATS
  • TORAE - Allow Me To Reintroduce Myself, Mixtape (2008) INTERNAL AFFAIRS ENTERTAINMENT
  • DJ JS1 - “Bang Da Underground” from No Sellout, Album (2009) GROUND ORIGINAL/FAT BEATS RECORDS
  • DJ Spinna - “Lyrics Is Back” from Sonic Smash, Album (2009) HIGH WATER MUSIC
  • El Da Sensei & The Returners - “Money [Part 2]” from The Money EP (2009) COALMINE RECORDS
  • Keelay & Zaire - “Saturday” from Prelude To Drive, EP (2009) MYX MUSIC LABEL
  • Lee Bannon - “A New Song” from Me & Marvin, Album (2009) TOY BOX MUSIC
  • Marco Polo & TORAE - Double Barrel, Album (2009) DUCK DOWN RECORDS
  • Marco Polo & TORAE - “Double Barrel” b/w “Hold Up” & “Combat Drills”, 12” single (2009) DUCK DOWN RECORDS/FAT BEATS
  • Rapper Big Pooh - “It's A Go” from Delightful Bars, Album (2009) HALL OF JUSTUS
  • Sha Stimuli - “What's Wrong With That? (Wake Up The World)” from My Soul To Keep, Album (2009) CHAMBER MUSIK
  • Shuko - “Super M.C.S.” from The Foundation, Album (2009) COALMINE RECORDS
  • Statik Selektah - “Destined To Shine (Obama Remix)” from Grand Theft Auto IV: The Lost & Damned (Special Edition), EP (2009) SHOWOFF RECORDS
  • Sean Price - “Duck Down” from Kimbo Price, Mixtape (2009) DUCK DOWN RECORDS
  • Beat*Society & DJ K.O. - “That Knack”, “3 In The Chamber”, “Someday” from Master Thieves 02: Picture These Remixes, Album (2010) SOULSPAZM RECORDS
  • Cimer Amor - “Another Classic” from Another Classic, EP (2010)
  • Cold Heat - “When It Rains” from Life Behind Bars (2010) GROUND ORIGINAL/SOULSPAZM RECORDS
  • Steele of Smif-N-Wessun - “Amerikkka's Nightmare” from Amerikkka's Nightmare, Pt 2 Children of War, Album (2010) DUCK DOWN RECORDS
  • Little Brother (group) - “24” from Left Back, Album (2010) HALL OF JUSTUS
  • M7 - “U Gotta Love It” from NYC The 5 Boroughs, Album (2010) M7 RECORDS
  • Marco Polo - “Combat Drills”, “Exile Radio Remix” from The Stupendous Adventures of Marco Polo, Album (2010) DUCK DOWN RECORDS
  • Statik Selektah - “Get Out” from 100 Proof The Hangover, Album (2010) SHOWOFF RECORDS
  • M-Dot & DJ Jean Maron - “Be Easy” Run MPC, Album (2010) Soulspazm Records/EMS Productions
  • Wale (rapper) & 9th Wonder - “Sharp” from Back To The Feature, Mixtape (2010) 9TH WONDER PRESENTS
  • TORAE - For The Record (2011)


  • DJ Vega Benetton - “Freestyle” from Streets of New York (2004)
  • Skyzoo - “Blackout” from The City’s Favorite (2005)
  • Marco Polo & Mick Boogie - “Casualty”, “Good God” from Newport Authority (2007)
  • Skyzoo - “Get It Done”, “Click”, “They Don’t Want It” from Corner Store Classic (2007)
  • Legend, DJ Nice & Statik Selektah - “Intro” from Back To Basics (2008)
  • Mick Boogie - “Hand On The Pump” from Mick Boogie Presents – The Honor Roll (2008)
  • Sha Stimuli & DJ Victorious - “Bentley” from The Secret (2008)
  • Sha Stimuli & DJ Victorious - “Coulda Been Me” from Sha Stimuli & DJ Victorious Presents March On Washington (2008)
  • Tanya Morgan - “Shake It Off” from Tanya Morgan Is A Rap Group (2008)
  • DJ Concept, Marco Polo & TORAE - Armed & Dangerous Mixtape (2009)
  • Cambatta - “Smooth Flight” from The Visionary, Mixtape (2009)
  • DJ Concept Presents Skyzoo, Chaundon, & TORAE - Three Kings Mixtape (2009)
  • DJ Critical Hype - “Intro”, “Wack DJ’s”, “Outro” from DJ Critical Hype presents Marco Polo Blends (2009)
  • Lee Bannon - “A New Song” from Me & Marvin (2009)
  • Mr. Mecca - “Over Here” from The Cover Run (2009)
  • Various Artists - “Smoke”, “Get It Done”, “Duck Down” from Duck Down Records Presents Download The Right Thing (2009)
  • Various Artists - “Pardon Me” from & Subconscious Threads Present – Spring Cleaning (2009)
  • DJ Quiz - “Freestyle” from Quiz Knows (2010)
  • Mick Boogie/NVME & Duck Down Records - “Talk Shit” from Survival Kit (2010)
  • Reks - “Rapanomics” from Between The Lines (2010)
  • TORAE - Heart Failure (2011) INTERNAL AFFAIRS ENT.


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