He did such a wonderful job last year, we’re excited to welcome back the one and only Torae as host and MC for the 4th Annual Battle of the Bands!

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 Torae on the red carpet, where he’s covered the BET Awards and Hip Hop Awards.

Torae brought his positive energy to hosting last year's competition, and made our audience as much a part of the show as our contestants. He's glad to be back, and he can't wait to see this year's talent!

Get Your Free Tickets Now, and join Torae and our talented artists on June 30!