Torae - Point of View
I won’t say “most,” but a sizable portion of men out there are such suckers for a pretty face (among other physical attributes) that they never pause to wonder what’s beneath the surface. Not Torae – from the NYC mainstay’s Point of View, what’s on the inside counts at least as much as external features. This newly-leaked EP inclusion finds beatsmith Eric G (not to be confused, of course, with Eric B) slicing and dicing some catchy soul samples as the man who brought us Wun Tu Thr3 offers his perspective on love and attraction. Addressing a female who thinks that her good looks are all it’ll take to keep him by her side, the emcee explains that, “Your outer beauty is nothing without the inner, too / That’s like the tire and the rims with no inner tube.” Time for your point of view, Booth readers – is this record the full package, or is its dopeness only skin deep? If you’re digging it, I have a feeling that you’ll fall head-over-heels for the artist’s Heart Failure EP when it hits record stores and online retailers February 12.