Radio legend Troi Torain (STAR) always delivers hard-hitting objective truth. As a culture critic he is vicious, as a businessman he is relentless, as a luminary he is un-matched.
Considered a radio pioneer by many, STAR has set precedents on the urban landscape and was recently inducted into News One’s “Top 20 Black Radio Jockeys Of All Time.”
STAR & BUC WILD made the national stage on MTV (1999) but it was their radio show on New York’s Hot 97 and Power 105 (2000 – 2006) that secured their place in Hip-Hop history.
Torain’s resume includes The Source magazine, MTV Networks, Hot 97, Power 104.1, Power 105.1, Pulse 87, Hip-Hop Weekly magazine, Vladtv, Thisis50, 100.3 The Beat, shot97.com and VH1 (The Gossip Game).
This clip is from STAR’s LIVE show (12noon — 2pm) on http://shot97.com.
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