Battle of the Bands Spotlight: Meet your host, Torae!

Posted by: tlaffernis, July 11, 2017 4:43 pm
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We’re excited to introduce this year’s Battle of the Bands MC and host with the most—rapper Torae!

Born and raised in Coney Island, Brooklyn, Torae’s career has spanned several parts of the hip hop industry: he’s been a rapper, radio personality, and actor—you name it, he’s done it.

He’s collaborated with hip hop greats Talib Kweli and Wale, and has also put in studio time with Mack Wilds, Pharoahe Monch, Skyzoo, Sean Price, and Little Brother. You’ll also see him on the red carpet, where he’s spent the last three years covering the BET Awards and Hip Hop Awards. 

Torae also had a stint working as a teacher, and, as a result, is looking forward to seeing the performances our young Battle of the Bands contestants will unleash on the crowd. “I’m most excited about seeing some new talent at Battle of the Bands, because for all the amazing shows I’ve been a part of, I’ve never done anything with talent young and fresh, right out of New York City!”

Ready for more Torae? Get your tickets to see him get the show on the road on July 27!