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April 13, 2009

New Music: Torae & Marco Polo, But Wait

Filed under: Download, Hip Hop, Song — Tags: , , — Greg @ 2:15 pm


double barrel
Song: But Wait
Artist: Torae & Marco Polo
Album: Double Barrel
Label: Duck Down Records
Producer: Marco Polo
Notes: none
Analysis: Torae is one of the hungriest-sounding underground rappers out today, and in the first listen from his upcoming project with producer Marco Polo you can clearly hear it. His 2008 debut album Daily Conversation was a low-key release, but featured some big names behind the boards: DJ Premier, Black Milk, 9th Wonder and Khrysis all contributed. He’s recently signed to the evergrowing roster of Duck Down Records and has gotten together with another rising artist, producer Marco Polo for a full LP Double Barrel. ‘But Wait’ has a Hitchcockian sample mixed in with a hardcore New York style beat, and Torae seems more aggressive than I’ve heard him before. When rapping lines like (‘Used to go to different record labels tryin’ to get signed / now they leave me voice messages, I’m takin’ my time’), his content and flow remind me of a younger and hungrier Guess Who’s Back-era 50 Cent. Torae & Marco Polo seem like they have a good partnership going, and Double Barrel should be another solid Duck Down release.
Rating: 7.5
Source: Nah Right



  1. This album will be one of the years best June 2 Double Barrel I got my money under the mattress already

    Comment by Lotti — April 14, 2009 @ 10:14 am

  2. DOPE Torae actually checked this post.

    Comment by gM — April 14, 2009 @ 5:23 pm

  3. dope blog sir…keep it up!!

    Comment by matik86 — April 15, 2009 @ 12:32 am

  4. appreciate that my man thanks for the love

    Comment by gM — April 15, 2009 @ 6:03 pm

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