Torae gained recognition by collaborating with DJ Premier and Marco Polo. He and Polo went on to receive critical acclaim for their collaborative LP entitled Double Barrel. In 2007, Hip Hop DX featured him in their DXNext underground Hip Hop series. In the same year, he was named Chairman's Choice in XXL. In addition to Marco Polo and Premier, Torae has worked with producers Pete Rock., Black Milk, 9th Wonder, Large Professor & many other well known producers. Torae has collaborated frequently with fellow Brooklyn MCs Skyzoo and Sha Stimuli. He has also worked with MOP, Tash of The Alkaholiks, Little Brother, Guilty Simpson, Sean Price, Masta Ace, Wale, Bun B. and Pharoahe Monch.
He released his official album, For The Record, on November 1, 2011.