Torae Named A&R Of Soulspazm Records
"I've known Jim Drew, [CEO of Soulspazm] since 2007 when Marco Polo introduced us," Torae told HipHopDX. "We've been in business together since I dropped Daily Conversation [click to read] which was one of the first projects on Soulspazm Digital. I always admired his honesty and ginuine-ness in this business and he respected my hustle, talent and drive. During one of our talks, the A&R [position opening] came up and I was more than excited to make it happen. I get people asking me to listen to their music all the time but I've never been in a position to do more than just listen and give 'em some feedback. Now I can actually do something to help get their music out there if its dope."
Torae will be signing and developing artists to the label that's had a hand in introducing Hezekiah and Pumpkinhead, while also releasing albums from Supastition and Grand Agent. "The first cat I hollered at when I got the position was my homie Kil Ripkin from The Coalescence. I knew he had heat on deck and I wanted to make sure he knew Soulspazm was an option. I also got at my man Vandalyzm [click to read] from St. Louis. These are two ill dudes that aren't getting enough shine right now. The first deal I did was with War Machine for the B.A.M & Ric Rude project which drops September 1st."
Soulspazm CEO Jim Drew added, “We’re thrilled to have Torae come on board as an A&R for Soulspazm. Besides having a great ear for quality music, his experience as a successful independent artist is an invaluable tool for the artists we work with."
Torae & Marco Polo's Double Barrel [click to read] released earlier this year and is in stores now.