10 Essential Terrace Martin Productions
You might not know his name, but you've heard his sensuous sax soaring over tracks by Kendrick Lamar, YG, and other top-tier Los Angeles rappers. Or you saw him as the caged bird, shrieking and squawking on his horn from behind bars in Lamar's stupendous 2016 Grammy performance.
YG's "Still Brazy" (Review)
Two years ago, My Krazy Life surprised everyone. It was a debut album made by someone whose biggest claim to fame was novelty club smash "Toot It And Boot It," but somehow, it had the scope and consistency of a select few L.A. classics-- The Chronic, Doggystyle, and more recently, good kid, m.A.A.d city.
Stream Terrace Martin's New Album "Velvet Portraits"
West Coast producer Terrace Martin has helped craft some of the hottest music that’s come out of Los Angeles over the last decade, most recently including hits from YG ("Twist My Fingaz") and several off Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A ButterFly album, but now it’s Terrace’s time to shine. Looking to create a masterpiece of his own, the multi-talented musician just released his new album on Friday called Velvet Portraits.
Kendrick Lamar & His Team Explain The Making Of "To Pimp A Butterfly"
Kendrick Lamar is up for a whopping Grammy nominations, including Album of the Year and Song of the Year. The Compton rapper sat down with the Grammys along with Thundercat, Terrace Martin, Rapsody, Sounwave, and other architects of To Pimp a Butterfly to given an oral history of how the album came together. Here are few highlights from the interview:
Kendrick Lamar Reportedly Picks Next Single From "To Pimp A Butterfly"
A week after releasing To Pimp A Butterfly in March, Kendrick Lamar announced he would push "King Kunta" as an album single, and then in June he did the same with "Alright." In keeping with this trend of releasing singles in three month intervals, the new TPAB single will be "These Walls," reports HipHopnMore.
Kendrick Lamar Will Never Release The Song From His Colbert Performance
Back in December, when we knew very little about Kendrick Lamar's follow-up to good kid, m.A.A.d city, his performance on the series finale of the Colbert Report seemed like a huge hint. While we assumed that the "untitled" song was a sure bet to land on the LP, when To Pimp A Butterfly finally arrived, it was strangely nowhere to be found.
Samples Of The Week: March 19 (Kendrick Lamar Edition)
Whatever the conversation is in hip-hop this week, it'll be dominated by Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp A Butterfly. Even though it has almost as much live instrumentation as a Roots album, the epic project also manages to incorporate a ton of samples that pull from past eras of music.
A Tale Of Two Kendricks: "i" Vs. "The Blacker The Berry"
On paper, the two new Kendrick Lamar songs we've received in the past six months couldn't be more different.
Terrace Martin Announces "Times" Project, Release Date
Terrace Martin may be less than 12 months removed from the release of his acclaimed 3ChorusFold Pulse project, but that isn't stopping him from blessing fans with another project in 2014. Times, the latest project from Martin, is now officially slated to hit stores on November 18th (that's right, in just over two weeks). According to a press release sent out by EMPIRE Music, the project is set to feature contributions from Robert Glasper, Preston Harris, Javonte, and Uncle Chucc.
Big K.R.I.T. Reveals That "Cadillactica" Will Have Beats From Jim Jonsin, DJ Dahi And Terrace Martin
Big K.R.I.T. recently rocked the crowd at Seattle radio station KUBE 93's Summer Jam, but before doing so, he sat down with the station's DJ Hyphen to chop it up about his upcoming album, Cadillactica. Somewhat surprisingly, K.R.I.T. (who has always produced his own music) announced that he had recruited Jim Jonsin, DJ Dahi and Terrace Martin to help out with production on the album.
Terrace Martin Reveals Tracklist & Cover Art For "3ChordFold Pulse" [Update: Stream The Album]
The other week we received a new record from Terrace Martin, "Let's Go Get Stoned", featuring Snoop Dogg and Tone Trezure. The song lives on the producer's upcoming album which is an extension of his last one, 3ChordFold.
Stream Terrace Martin's "3ChordFold" In Its Entirety
After delivering his Kendrick Lamar-featured cut "Triangleship" yesterday, Terrace Martin has now officially released his new album 3ChordFold today. For that, fans can now listen to his full album for free by streaming it below.
Artwork & Tracklist Revealed For Terrace Martin's "3Chordfold"
The talented musician, producer, and rapper Terrace Martin is gearing up to release his upcoming album 3Chordfold. Tonight, he took to the web to reveal the official artwork and tracklisting to the project.