Terrace Martin to Offer new Album ‘Velvet Portraits’ on April 1st
Terrace Martin has always been a big figure behind the hip hop scene in the West Coast. But it is important to note that he has been able to work with and make music with some very notable names in the West as well. He has actually had a collaboration in the past and it is expected that he will be doing for another time soon.
The latest from Martin is a series of studio pics that he has shared over his Instagram account. This has led many of his fans to believe that he is actually working on a new album. This is a high possibility especially due to the fact that some of the studio pics showed him along with Snoop Dogg and Kendrick Lamar. Hence, speculation has since been rife that he is going to drop a new album very soon.
As it turned out, the music producer is indeed working on a new album. He has revealed that the new undertaking is going to be titled ‘Velvet Portraits’. He has made the announcement on Twitter and later shared the same news on Instagram as well. He is expected to provide more details ad information on the album and what are the things that fans can actually expect from it.
Martin is an American music producer, he hails from Los Angeles in California. He has since been known for producing quite a number of records for many of the more prominent artists around including Snoop Dogg, Stevie Wonder, Busta Rhymes, Raphael Saadiq, Charlie Wilson, as well as Kendrick Lamar and many others. He is a multi instrumentalist as well. He is known to sample everything from classic to funk, to jazz, and even soul in the hip hop productions that he is usually involved in. he also works as an artist in his company Terrace Martin Music.
He has been recognized by the music industry elites and Hollywood and has been able to find favor mainly in the jazz world. He has actually played as a member if Billy Higgins. His big break came though when he diced to produce a drop with Snoop Dogg. He has since been one of Snoop Doggs’ most sought after producers after his minor hit Joystick with 213.
His debut album in 2010 titled the demo showed him both as a producer and as a rapper. The album included beats as well as guest verses from many artists. Among them are Wiz Khalifa, Snoop Dogg, as well as Overdoz. Last year, he was heavily involve don the development of the critically album by Kendrick Lamar ‘ To Pimp a Butterfly’.
He has since noted many of his role models in the music industry. He has stated that among his influences include Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Jackie McLean. Herbie Hancock, John Coltrane, Grover Washington Jr., Sonny Stitt, DJ Premier, Dr. Dre, Battlecat, Dj Quik, 1580 K-Day, as well as Pete Rock. He has also stated that he has started producing tracks for hip-hop because it has been considered as the music for his time. Despite all that, he said that he has never really lost touch with his love for jazz. Martin’s ‘Velvet Portrait’ will drop in record stores on April 1st.