A casual look at the last year of superhero films reveals that the genre is in desperate need of revitalization. Outside of Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 and Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse, it was the weakest year for the genre since the first Avengers took the box office by storm. From The Flash, Ant-Man […] The post Why We Need More Black Superheroes On The Big Screen appeared first on NewsOne.

Hip-Hop has repeatedly proven that there is strength in numbers. The genre has a history of bringing together strong soloists for specific songs, or entire albums with great results, from Brand Nubian and Black Star  to Jay Z and Kanye’s The Throne.  While some unions can feel a little manufactured, in the best cases it’s a […]

Every MC dreams of getting a hit, but not quite like this. “If I get hit with all these eyes out here…” Skyzoo says almost challenging the myriad of cars speeding down this Brooklyn street on a Saturday night.  “I got hit by a fire truck stealing from the store,” his partner in rhyme Torae […]

Two of our favorite Brooklyn MCs, Skyzoo and Torae have finally made good on their promise to drop a full length album together named for one of their best collabs, “Barrel Brothers.” The collection caves in the streets on May 27th and features guest appearances by Sean Price, Sha Stimuli and Livin Proof. The first […]

  Torae has some explainin’ to do. Not only did he mistake Rich Homie Quan with the richer homie Future, but the BK native and SiruisXM Satellite Hip-Hop Nation host of “The Tor Guide” decided to let off on the Shop Boyz, Mims and a few others in his “Rhyme and Reason” freestyle. Welcome to […]

New York rapper and friend to the site, Torae is dropping a new mixtape called “Admission of Guilt” on March 13th. With the release date only being a few days away, Torae is finally treating fans to the tracklist, cover art work, and the guest features on the project. For the 13 track project, Torae […]

Christmas really should be about the spirit of giving, but we’ve all gotten that one gift that we gave the side-eye. Then there are those times we really had a lapse in judgement and tried to pass off a half-assed present in hopes they wouldn’t notice. We caught up with some rappers while they were […]


Given that the modern Rap game tends to overlook those that put real effort into their wordplay and lyrical content in favor of those that make “hot” music, a list like this is a must. I looked back at the year 2012 and I selected 10 emcees (rappers need not apply) that made the pen […]

In the final episode of rapper Torae’s “Off The Record” docu-series, his debut album is finally complete and Torae is back on the road to the A3C Festival in Atlanta, GA to rock the stage and do a live listening session for his album, For The Record. A who’s who is in attendance and the […]

In episode 4 of “For The Record,” Torae is in the final stretch of recording his album with a deadline to meet. Torae hits the road to Norfolk, VA to work with producer Nottz. After interviewing with DJ Bee of 103 Jamz and finishing the track “Thank You,”  he drives to Bright Lady Studios in […]

In the next episode of Torae’s “Off The Record” docu-series the MC  takes us behind the scenes of recording his album, For The Record. In episode 3, Torae meets with his business and creative consultants to answer the following questions:  How do we build buzz?  What producers will take us to the next level?  What […]