STAR & BUC WILD SHOW 2/19/13
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.
Star & Buc Wild have spanned the arenas of radio, television and publishing. In translating their distinctive style-of-no-style to the mainstream, Torain perfected the unique ability to captivate wider, audiences without compromising authenticity.
Considered radio pioneers by many, Star & Buc Wild have set precedents on the urban landscape and were 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 (2000 – 2003) that secured their place in Hip-Hop history.
Star & Buc Wild’s resume includes Around The Way Mag, The Source, MTV Networks, Hot 97, Power 104.1, Power 105.1, Pulse 87, Hip-Hop Weekly magazine, Vladtv, Thisis50, 100.3 The Beat and shot97.com.
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In a 2003 interview while in between radio gigs, Torain revealed that there was a philosophical basis for what he presented to the airwaves. As a student of Ayn Rand’s principles of Objectivism, which stresses, among other things, that the proper moral basis of one’s life is rational self-interest, Torain embraced egocentricity, selfishness as a virtue, freethinking, capitalism and unadulterated self-confidence. However, his experiences as a “man of color” living in America led him to appreciate man’s true nature as hateful and to evaluate objectivism from that perspective. Thus evolved his personal branded philosophy of “objective hate.”
Objective hate developed from what Torain terms “explorations of hate as a man of color, without subscribing to tribalism.” According to his book,Objective Hate:The Prequel, the first of a three-part manifesto on his self-proclaimed personal branded philosophy, objective hate is “a practical philosophy formulated through the knowledge and wisdom of first-hand experience with mankind’s true nature.” As a personal form of thinking it is “a product of a determined egocentric journey into the realms of infinite possibilities, a testament to the holy and unholy powers of the mind of man.”
In a 2005 interview on the subject, Torain defined objective hate as “the total belief in one’s self with the full understanding of man’s true nature.” Professing to be informed by an awareness of man’s moral record, Torain concluded that man’s true nature is hateful, not inherently evil, but hateful, and using this understanding helps one to maneuver through the world.
Among some of the other principles and supposed benefits of objective hate: The processes of assumption, perception and intention release mankind from the stamp of being evil by nature. To declare man’s true nature evil would mean to be devoid of a vision of hope. To insist that there is no hope would be to leave no room for man to manifest. Survival is merely a choice of man’s will. Rage, obsession, and greed are conflicts of ideals, standards, or morals and the hatred of mankind is one of our greatest motivators.
Objective hate also holistically informs the thinking process and exposes the falsehood of subjective truth. It seeks to expand the possibilities of thought and encourage the explorative minds of the young. And finally, it asserts that the absolute value of an individual’s work is only thing that can condemn or authenticate one’s genius.
Torian receives flak from the high-brow intellectual community who say his personal philosophy is a perversion of Ayn Rand’s vision of objectivism. Star addressed the topic in his interview. “The reason I had to add hate to Objectivism is because of the reality of my existence, my will to survive and my lust for living life to its fullest. Let me expand on this for you. There is no parallel between Objectivism and hate. I’ve simply tied two ends of the rope together. Who is to say that my philosophy is wrong? I live it every hour. I experience it every day.”
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