“Damn” has been the highlight of hip hop conversation recently and rightfully so. This past weekend, Compton hip hop artist Problem (who’s also been making media headlines for the unannounced 4.20 drop of his album with DJ Quik, Rosecrans) and Kendrick Lamar’s right-hand collaborator Terrace Martin stopped by The Pharmacy on Beats1 radio to talk about Kendrick’s newest release. Read more…
Of DAMN.’s 14 tracks — each one anxious, berserk, and beautifully intransigent in their own right — “LOYALTY.” might be the most measured: equal parts pop, funk, and brooding rap hymnal. “It’s so hard to be humble,” Rihanna intones across the song, which was co-produced by Terrace Martin, DJ Dahi, and in-house TDE beatmaker Sounwave. Read more…
Check out the newest remix of “Mask Off” as Terrace Martin takes the Future single and makes a trap banger into a jazz anthem. Only he could even do that… I mean, who else? Press play below and let us know what you think! Enjoy!
Terrace Martin has been busy for a few years now and he released his solo album ‘Velvet Portraits’ last year to continue that success. Today, he’s returning to that project with a 10-minute short film. A short story follows a man struggling with the loss of a past lover. In his words, “I wanted something to represent real life. I got with a great crew of writers & directors, Aplus Filmz, a great producer, Beny Ashburn, and some great new actors and dancers. After that art was made.” Peep it above.
Check out the newest video for “Oakland” from Terrace Martin. whose solo effort ‘Velvet Portrait’s secured a 2016 Grammy nomination for best R&B album. “Places like Oakland and Baltimore, in my opinion, are the heartbeats of black America,” he explained to Billboard. “I believe Oakland is so rich in culture, spirit and hustle, and it’s such an important city to me because the characteristics that I love about Oakland really put it all together.”
Terrace Martin has been around for a minute. Though it was his work on Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly—which he helped to shape by helming the contributions of a wide array of collaborators, including his childhood friends Kamasi Washington and Thundercat—that served as his introduction to music fans beyond the realm of modern jazz, he’s been a steady, indispensable presence at studios in and around L.A. In addition to his brilliant solo work, he also put in years working with Snoop Dogg.
Terrace Martin is back with a brand new album entitled ‘Velvet Portraits,’ his first solo project since Kendrick Lamar’s ‘To Pimp a Butterfly.’ In total this new affair has 14 new tracks with features from artists like Thundercat, Kamasi Washington, Tiffany Gouche, Robert Glasper, The Emotions and more. Pick it up on iTunes HERE and add it to your music collection! Enjoy!
With Terrace Martin’s ‘Velvet Portraits’ project around the corner, he has released a brand new track entitled “Push.” The song is supposed to sound like a soul record from the 1960s… Listen to the track below and let us know what you think. Enjoy!