Video: Problem ft. Ne-Yo & Terrace Martin – Ain’t Like You

Tuesday, November 21st, 2017

Problem does not appear in his new new video for “Ain’t Like You” with Ne-Yo and Terrace Martin as it tracks the days of three friends preparing for Girl’s Night. Stream the new album Selfish at the link below.

Previously: Problem – Selfish (Album Stream)

Video: Terrace Martin & The Pollyseeds ft. Problem – Intentions

Monday, July 24th, 2017

Terrace Martin and his band The Pollyseeds throw a good old-fashioned house party with some help from Chachi in the new video for “Intentions,” off their debut album Sounds of Crenshaw Vol. 1. Watch above and stream the LP below now.
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Terrace Martin & The Pollyseeds ft. Problem – Intentions

Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Terrace Martin introduces his new Jazz supergroup The Pollyseeds with their debut single “Intentions” featuring Chachi aka Problem. The group is comprised of Terrace, Robert Glasper, Kamasi Washington, Trevor Lawrence Jr., Wyann Vaughn and vocalists Rose Gold and Chachi. Terrace spoke to Rolling Stone about the inspiration behind the collective and their upcoming debut Sounds of Crenshaw Vol 1, working with Herbie Hancock and Kendrick Lamar and much more. Check that out here and listen to the new cut below. It jams.

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Terrace Martin – Velvet Portraits (Album Stream)

Friday, April 1st, 2016


You just know this is gonna be a good listen. After getting plenty of people’s attention by putting his stamp on Kendrick Lamar’s renowned To Pimp A Butterfly (and Untitled Unmastered) in a major way, Terrace Martin delivers his new solo effort, Velvet Portraits. Guests include Kamasi Washington, Robert Glasper, Lalah Hathaway, Thundercat and others, as well as Martin’s band consisting of Curly Martin (drums), Brandon Eugene Owens (bass), and Robert ‘Sput’ Searight (keys).

Listen below and purchase now via Bandcamp.

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Terrace Martin – A Tribe Called West

Thursday, March 24th, 2016


The latest release from Terrace Martin’s upcoming Velvet Portraits album is both a tribute to one of the greatest Rap groups of all time, and yet another testament to the life-changing creativity of A Tribe Called Quest. Terrace has cited the group as one of his primary musical inspirations in the past and his new record “A Tribe Called West” is a sonic fan letter to the Queens foursome.

Martin explained to FADER how he was inspired to make the record during a trip to NYC:

“I was inspired by the energy of N.Y. alone to do different types of music. That’s why I love the city. But I also wanted to do something to say thank you to one of my favorite groups. Thank you for letting me know it’s okay to be different. Thank you for turning me on to jazz music, because without A Tribe Called Quest there would not be a Terrace Martin. I wouldn’t even be a musician because ATCQ is what made me want to play the saxophone.”

Listen below.

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Terrace Martin – Think of You & Patiently Waiting

Friday, March 11th, 2016


With his new album Velvet Portraits set for an April 1st release, artist and multi-instrumentalist Terrace Martin shares a couple of new tracks from the project. First up we have “Think of You,” which is a jazzy number featuring Kamasi Washington and vocals from Rose Gold. After that, check out the soulful throwback “Patiently Waiting” with Uncle Chucc and The Emotions.

Listen below.

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Terrace Martin – Valdez Off Crenshaw

Tuesday, February 16th, 2016


Check out a jazzy, yet still funky, new instrumental from Terrace Martin called “Valdez Off Crenshaw” that just premiered this afternoon via Zane Lowe on Beats 1. This will eventually live on Martin’s Velvet Portraits album, coming soon.

Listen below.

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Video: Lalah Hathaway ft. Snoop Dogg, Robert Glasper & Terrace Martin – Ghetto Boy

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

Lalah Hathaway, daughter of Donny, drops a new take on her father’s 1971 classic “Little Ghetto Boy” featuring a verse from Snoop Dogg plus instrumentation and production by Robert Glasper and Terrace Martin. Hathaway’s original cover of her dad’s track appeared on her 2015 album Live, but this new version is up on iTunes for purchase now.

Spotted: OKP

Previously: Terrace Martin ft.Snoop Dogg & Tone Trezure – Lets Go Get Stoned

Terrace Martin x Kendrick Lamar – Alright (II)

Tuesday, December 15th, 2015


Producer, musician and To Pimp A Butterfly collaborator Terrace Martin gives Kendrick Lamar’s “Alright” a jazz infused makeover.

He tells FADER:

“I wanted to do this remix as my part to continue to push the message of love and to celebrate change! My only goal with all my music is to help and spread good vibes. I’m just happy we are helping to push a positive energy around the world.”

Listen below.

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Kendrick Lamar – The Blacker The Berry (Prod. by Boi-1da & The Koz)

Monday, February 9th, 2015

I’m glad to see these two camps collaborating.

Produced by Boi-1da and The Koz; additional production by Terrace Martin and mixed by Ali.

Sidebar: Taraji has the album, meaning it’s complete.

Previously: 57th Annual Grammy Awards Winners