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On this episode of TCOHHL (The Chronicles of a Hip Hop Legend) Radio, D.D. Turner welcomes his older, Corey Turner, Esq. to the TCOHHL experience and together they kick it with celebrated DJ, Music Producer, Documentarian, Hip Hop purveyor/protector, and Host of the Fran Lover Show, Fran Lover. With a relationship that goes back more than 30 years [with origins firmly planted in the Linden Housing development located in the East New York section of Brooklyn – NYC], the discussion unfolds in a manner that proves familiar, insightful, nostalgic, and entertaining.

And regarding the playlist? Let’s just say we appropriately explore Hip Hop’s Rap music timeline through an unfiltered and undisturbed East New York lens.

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Youthful expression in Hip Hop has always been fundamental to the culture. After all, the youth collectively are and have always been responsible for the long-term sustainability and progressiveness of the culture. In a recent conversation, I went on record saying that Hip Hop and I are twins; there are very few recollected moments in my life in which Hip Hop hasn’t been a major fixture.

In this regard, DJ Kool Flash and I are similar. Where we differ however is DJ Kool Flash’s ability to profess her support of the culture [at her present age] in a way that is extremely passionate, expressive, and masterful.

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This week on TCOHHL (The Chronicles of a Hip Hop Legend) Radio (4/20/2016), D.D. Turner and C. Stats kick it with the talented future legend, DJ Kool Flash. During our time spent with DJ Kool Flash, we discuss her Hip Hop roots, her favorite Hip Hop artists, and equally as exciting and riveting, her introduction and ongoing skill development as a Turntablist. And regarding the playlist? Let’s just say it bridges the musical gap and effectively celebrates those Hip Hop artists that started out young…Like DJ Kool Flash.

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In Hip Hop context, how would you define the title, Lyricist? Here’s my submission:
Lyricist [liruh-sist] : One whom is endowed with the ability to express popular thought and perception through the skillful execution of rhyme sequences, patterns, and constructs all while adhering to the sacred tenants of Hip Hop culture.

This definition explains [Coney Island] Brooklyn, New York City’s, Torae Carr exquisitely. As a polished Emcee, Torae has committed himself to an undeniable consistency over the years by delivering lyrical craftwork that is replete with formidable punchlines and observations that go straight to the heart, mind, and soul of his fans. And to reinforce the complimentary perceptions of those of us that comprise his loyal fan base, our celebrated TorGuide has blessed us with, Entitled; a full length project that satisfies the expectations of even the most unforgiving Hip Hop music critic. From “Get Down” to “C.I.’s Finest” to the “Shoutro,” Torae takes us on an explorative journey of his own maturation, offering disclosure along the way through his lyrical prowess about his life experiences, love, and loss.

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But to think of Torae as only a lyricist is as absurd as regarding Imhotep as only the High Priest of Heliopolis. Torae’s career also boasts his role as a regular SiriusXM radio show host where his self-titled TorGuide show provides quality Hip Hop programming to the masses. And most recently, he has proven his versatility and discipline yet again by submitting himself to the realm of acting, appearing in the pilot episode of the VH1 feature, The Breaks.

Torea’s interest in disciplines outside of Emceeing is implicit and speaks to the idea of long term career sustainability perhaps being the desire of most Lyricists and Rappers but is only achieved when there is a willingness to explore brand expansion opportunities that go beyond the scope of music; consider the careers of Ice Cube, Will Smith, LL Cool J, Queen Latifah, Ludacris, Ice T, Common, T.I., and Mos Def. And now, Torae.

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Torae has borrowed a page from the golden playbook of our Hip Hop transcending elder statesmen/women by pursuing and mastering fields outside of the culture. And like these legends, his journey of self-exploration and maturation through music has prepared him for the realization of his life’s path. And as he has showed us through his hard work, sacrifice, and determination over the years, he’s not just deserving of all of the good things that are to come for he and his family, he’s Entitled.

-D.D. Turner, Founder – #TCOHHL (The Chronicles of a Hip Hop Legend)

Click the below links to hear our recent interview with Torae:

The “Torae” Chapter (U.S. Version)

The “Torae” Chapter (International Version)

 

 

Did you know that the H.H.D. Domain (Feedback’s Crib) in “The Chronicles if a Hip Hop Legend” is inspired by an actual location in Brooklyn, NYC’s, East New York section? Just look for the huge mountain at the Pennsylvania Ave exit along the eastbound Belt Pkwy. Well, it appears that the good folks at Google have hooked us up. Check out the map reference! Even more of a reason why you should check for this series. Visit chroniclesofahiphoplegend.com to get the #freeaudiobook today!
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The Chronicles of a Hip Hop Legend literary series represents the first multi-installment Hip Hop Fanta-Sci series. Albeit a work of fiction, the tale incorporates some aspects of real Hip Hop history to make for a comprehensive and captivating read/listen. Tune in every month as we release an additional 5 chapters of the installment. Simply follow us to receive the announcement of our new uploads. Our release schedule is as follows:

August – Chapters 1-5
September – Chapters 6-10
October – Chapters 11-15
November – Chapters 16-20
December – In recognition of the Holiday Season, it is likely that our gift to you will come in the form of more than the usual 5 chapter release!
January – Chapters 21-25
February – Chapters 26-30
March – Chapters 30-36

By March, you would have completed the entire 1st book in The Chronicles of a Hip Hop Legend series and will prepared to take on the 2nd installment in the series, Cipher and The Lost Relic of Pangea’s Core. So stay tuned, it is sure to be a magical ride for you and the culture of Hip Hop. Word is born!

Visit chroniclesofahiphoplegend.com to begin your #freeaudiobook journey!

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Get the #Freeaudiobook today! Take the journey 2 save Hip Hop from evil! Visit chroniclesofahiphoplegend.com #hiphopfantasci

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The release is around the corner! Free streaming and download of the entire first installment (36 Chapters): The Chronicles of a Hip Hop Legend, Paths of Grand Wizardry.

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The audiobook recording for, The Chronicles of a Hip Hop Legend – Paths of Grand Wizardry (Book #1), is underway. D.D. Turner, author of the literary series, dropped by the recording studio last night to lend his voice to the narrative. By the way, did we mention that we will be giving this away for free! Visit http://www.chroniclesofahiphoplegend.com Stay tuned…

#FreeAudiobook #TheChroniclesOfAHipHopLegend

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The audiobook recording for, The Chronicles of a Hip Hop Legend – Paths of Grand Wizardry (Book #1), is underway. D.D. Turner, author of the literary series, dropped by the recording studio last night to lend his voice to the narrative. By the way, did we mention that we will be giving this away for free! Visit http://www.chroniclesofahiphoplegend.com Stay tuned…

#FreeAudiobook #TheChroniclesOfAHipHopLegend

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We know that we’ve been away for a while but we are working diligently to enhance the readers/listeners experience while amidst The Chronicles of a Hip Hop Legend world. With this said, in a few weeks we will be launching an offer that involves Us giving You something for FREE! Salute!

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