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, HipHopDX featured him in their DXNext underground Hip Hop series. The following year, he was featured in XXL magazine's "Show & Prove" section. In addition to Polo and Premier, Torae has worked with producers Pete Rock, Large Professor, Black Milk, and Khrysis. Torae has collaborated frequently with fellow Brooklyn MCs Skyzoo and Sha Stimuli. He has also worked with Tash of The Alkaholiks, M.O.P., Sean Price, Masta Ace, Wale, Little Brother and Talib Kweli.
He released his debut album, For The Record, on November 1, 2011.