For The Record is the 2011 debut from hip hop recording artist Torae, an ample 15 tracks worth of high-caliber production and impeccable rhymes. Torae assembled an awe-inspiring crew of beatsmiths for accompaniment here from the renowned Pete Rock, DJ Premier, Diamond D and Large Professor to new legends 9th Wonder, Khrysis, Fatin, Illmind, Eric G., Marco Polo and Nottz. A refreshing return to the multifarious nature of 2008's Daily Conversation, the project is a notable change from 2009's Double Barrel with Marco Polo, and 2011's mono-thematic Heart Failure EP. He unleashes an array of cadences and intricately weaved rhyme patterns and is also at his most vulnerable and transparent on cuts like "Panorama" and "Reflection." Still there's no shortage of the hard-hitting audacity we have come to love ("Shakedown" and "You Ready") either.