Torii Wolf is now ‘Free’ with help from Macklemore and DJ Premier.
Torii Wolf has emerged onto the music scene as if she was shot out of a cannon. The singer/songwriter from Wantagh, New York who traded coasts-bouncing around West Coast cities and in doing so enhanced herself artistically; shunning categories, genres, confinement and convention.
Thanks to her sultry voice, range and musicality, Torii has enjoyed a precipitous rise.Â Leading up to her solo-debut, Torii has already premiered music with Pitchfork, Complex, Pigeons & Planes, Mass Appeal, Vibe & Okayplayer and been tapped for Vevoâ€™s â€œdscvrâ€ series (past alumni include Sam Smith, Alessia Cara, Tove Lo, Hozier & DNCE).
With an iconic producer who has a habit of producing and contributing to classic projects manning the boards, Torii Wolf & DJ Premierâ€™s forthcoming collaborative union bum-rushes the walls of genres, age and expectations to let the world know a Flow Riiot is upon us.
â€œProduced By DJ Premier.â€ From Gang Starr, The Notorious B.I.G, Jay-Z, Nas, Dr. Dre, Kanye West, Mos Def, Common, Mac Miller, Snoop Dogg, Cee-Lo Green, The Game, KRS-One, Ludacris, Joey Bada$$ and his most recent vehicle; PRhyme (with Royce 5â€™9â€); over the course of twenty-five trendsetting years, those four words have become synonymous with the cornerstone of hip-hopâ€™s sound.
However, â€œPreemoâ€ as heâ€™s affectionately known, has always been a conduit for artists of all genres to affix their lyrics to his complex rhythmsâ€”Dâ€™Angelo, Janet Jackson, Miguel, Anderson .Paak, Lion Babe, Macy Gray, Neneh Cherry, Maroon 5 & Christina Aguilera (which his work won a Grammy for) to name just a few. Throughout it all; Grammyâ€™s, Platinum & Gold plaques, undeniable icon status, Premier has orchestrated a sound that remains a hallmark of positive and advanced music.
While Preem has previously collaborated with fellow iconic female artists, in none of the aforementioned examples has he taken the reigns to not only produce the bulk of the material, but too also serve as executive producer.Â With a resume like Premierâ€™s it takes a lot to get his attention—and perhaps more importantly; his respect.
Torii Wolfâ€™s debut solo-debut, Flow Riiot, will be released on 9-29-17 via DJ Premierâ€™s TTT (To The Top) imprint.