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Torae: Bar Enlightenment pt.2

blame it on Meka February 17, 2011

In the second part of Torae’s interview with the good folks of TheWellVersed, he talks Heart Failure, not being on BET and the one song that embodies his career.

TWV: If you had to do an interview but you couldn’t speak, and you had to pick out one song that embodies who you are, what would it be?

Torae: Wow, that’s the greatest question ever. One song? That’s difficult. I think I’m going to go with “Tayler Made,” which is a song from Daily Conversation with me telling a story to my daughter about music. She’s actually on it and does the hook. When it’s all said and done that’s me, I’m just a dude who loves music, life, and my kids. My son isn’t on the record unfortunately, but I only had one song to pick! I’m telling her she’s part of the reason why I do this. I want her to have a better life. At the end of the song I said whatever you want to do with your life, if you want to be a wife, pursue your career, be a student, an emcee, whatever, just make sure you give it your all. It leads into her coming into the booth and being on the song with me. It’s one of my favorite joints. People love it. I was in Germany and did my set, and a guy said, “Why didn’t you do ‘Tayler Made’?” It blew my mind for so many reasons because it’s such an obscure album track. It means a lot to me, but I didn’t feel like it meant as much to others. But it really touched so many people when it came out. I wanted to do it just to make sure I did something to represent my daughter and my love of my kids.

READ: Torae: Bar Enlightenment pt.2 [via TheWellVersed]
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