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Herbie Hancock Will Rock It With Kendrick, Snoop & Common On Next LP

Herbie Hancock is a 14-time Grammy Award recipient (as well as an Oscar winner) that many cite as a provider of their introduction to Hip-Hop and DJ'ing on television. Although the Jazz impresario's recording career began at the top of the '60s, Hip-Hop and Hancock helped each other achieve mainstream... Read more

Rapsody Explains How Erykah Badu’s “Mama’s Gun” Inspired “Laila’s Wisdom” (Video)

On Sunday, January 28, Rapsody will attend the 60th Annual Grammy Awards as a nominee. Having won trophies for past feature contributions (Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp A Butterfly), the Roc Nation/Jamla MC is up for Best Rap Album for Laila's Wisdom, the only woman in a category which also nominates... Read more

Rapsody’s Album Tracklist Features Some Of The Best MCs, But She’s In The Driver’s Seat

UPDATE: One day after confirming the features, Rapsody has shared the tracklist to Laila's Wisdom: The September 22 album tracks are as follows. The "Oooweee" collaboration with Aftermath Entertainment's Anderson .Paak previously appeared on late 2016's Crown EP. 1. "Laila's Wisdom" 2. "Power" (featuring Kendrick Lamar & Lance Skiiiwalker) 3. "Chrome... Read more

Terrace Martin’s Intricate “Portraits” Blend Jazz, Soul & Hip-Hop (Album Stream)

Terrace Martin is a musical purist. The longtime producer for Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, and YG makes many of his projects easily accessible to listeners looking to check out the brass musician and producer. His latest album, Velvet Portraits, is no exception. Featuring Lalah Hathaway, Thundercat, Robert Glasper and more,... Read more

Snoop Dogg Revisits Donny Hathaway’s “Little Ghetto Boy,” With His Daughter, Lalah (Video)

A recent match-up between Snoop Dogg, Lalah Hathaway, Terrace Martin, and Robert Glasper is a glorious collaboration which in many ways was thought of years ago. Hathaway, the daughter of the late Soul icon Donny, has released an updated version of her dad's 1972 classic, "Little Ghetto Boy." However, it's... Read more

Terrace Martin’s Latest Kendrick Lamar Remix Is More Than Alright (Audio)

Terrace Martin has been down with Kendrick Lamar and TDE since way back. So the Locke High horn player and producer takes a liberty, and throws his spin on what may very well be 2015's most meaningful song. Martin takes To Pimp A Butterfly single "Alright" and runs it through... Read more

YG Twists a P-Funk Classic for Some of That New California Love (Audio)

"I really got somethin' to say. I'm the only one that made it out the West without Dre. I'm the only one that's 'bout what he say. The only one that got hit and was walking the same day." YG may have obtained his success without the help of Dr.... Read more

From DJ Quik’s Late Protege Mausberg To Sufjan Stevens, Kendrick Lamar’s Butterfly Samples Plenty (Mix)

Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp A Butterfly continues resonating with Heads, many of whom are still giving the just-released album a first listen. Overall, the reaction appears extremely favorable to the body of work from the Compton, California MC who in 24 hours, broke Spotify's all-time per diem stream record. With... Read more

Terrace Martin Flips SZA & Chance The Rapper’s Child’s Play On Its Head (Audio)

Terrace Martin remixes are more than just half-baked re-purposed hits. Instead, the Locke High alum breaks out his arsenal of instruments, and bends a song's form, feel, and genre. An affiliate of the Top Dawg Entertainment family, the onetime Snoop Dogg protege undresses SZA's "Child's Play" single, which features Chance... Read more

Stream Terrace Martin’s New LP ft Snoop, Kendrick Lamar & More (Audio)

Terrace Martin has released 3ChordFold Pulse, which features new material from Kendrick Lamar, Snoop Dogg, Robert Glasper and more. This project showcases Martin's jazz chops even more than the incredibly soulful original 3ChordFold project. Check out the full stream below.... Read more

Put A Smile On With Terrace Martin & 9th Wonder (Video)

There are feel-good moments from our youth that occasionally seep into our mind's eye and remind us of simpler times. Some days, it's these little nuances in life that make it all the more worth living. That's the tone that Terrace Martin sets with warm visuals cutting between saxophone vignettes, giddy... Read more

Terrace Martin Loves Making Love-Making Music. His Valentines Day Mix Includes Chris Brown & Snoop Dogg (Mixtape)

Terrace Martin's music is always smooth enough for the car, the couch, the pool-party, and seemingly, the bedroom. The Locke High producer/saxophonist dropped off Love Music in time for the February 14th Valentines Day holiday, and he invited some high-profile homies including Snoop Dogg, Chris Brown, Tank, Problem, and James... Read more

Snoop Dogg & Terrace Martin Know About Trees… Christmas Trees (Audio)

1996's Christmas was accented beautifully by Snoop Dogg and Tha Dogg Pound's "Santa Clause Go Straight To The Ghetto." The Death Row Records video, complete with a '64 Chevrolet Impala sleigh, was a G-Funk addition to the growing Christmas Hip-Hop canon. Seventeen years later, Snoop and his Locke High homie... Read more

How Do You Make a Terrace Martin Track Funkier? Add Murs & Problem to It (Audio)

Veteran Snoop Dogg and Kurupt associate Terrace Martin brought an electrified Jazz to Hip-Hop in the last five years. One of the year's stronger releases was his Empire Distribution-released 3ChordFold LP, which features Kendrick Lamar and others. For one of those album's cuts, Terrace found a master in Relationship-Rap with... Read more

Terrace Martin Gives Drake’s From Time The Electro-Jazz Treatment (Audio)

Los Angeles-based Terrace Martin has been stepping out since Snoop Dogg's Ego Trippin' album. The Locke High alum has many styles, which are evident from his dynamic works with Kendrick Lamar, Kurupt, or Snoop. With his horn, keys, and synths, Terrace can make anything his own, while sharing it with... Read more

Terrace Martin – You’re the One (Video)

Terrace Martin is responsible in part for some of the more lush Kendrick Lamar tracks of the last couple of years (Ab-Soul's Outro, Real). The talented singer, rapper and producer released his own project a couple of months ago and has a new video for his song You're the One... Read more

AFH: Best Hip-Hop of August 2013 (Audio Playlist)

August may well go down as the hottest month of the year (literally and musically) when all is said and done. It will no doubt be remembered as the month Kendrick Lamar set the Hip-Hop world aflame with 1 verse and woke up the Hip-Hop Nation. In addition to Big... Read more

Terrace Martin – 3ChordFold (Full Album Stream)

Terrace Martin's 3ChordFold album hit stores today. The album features Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, Wiz Khalifa, Musiq Soulchild, Robert Glasper, James Fauntleroy, Lalah Hathaway, Snoop Dogg and more. If you like soulful hip-hop with introspective lyrics, this one's for you. You can stream the entire album below and purchase it here.... Read more

Terrace Martin – Triangleship ft Kendrick Lamar

Terrace Martin's new album 3ChordFold hits stores at midnight tonight. Until then, he's dropped another hot record. This one features none other than Kendrick Lamar on the hook. Check out Triangleship. Related: Terrace Martin – You’re The One ft. Ty Dolla $ign & Tone Trezure (Audio)... Read more

Rapsody – Never Know ft. Ab-Soul, Nipsey Hussle & Terrace Martin

I really love the Jamla/TDE/Nipsey Hussle connection. What 9th Wonder did so seamlessly with Brooklyn in the mid-'00s (Smif N' Wessun, Sean Price, Buckshot and Jean Grae) now seems to work with South Central, Los Angeles and C-Arson. "Never Know" is a truly versatile joint produced by the professor himself.... Read more

Terrace Martin – You’re The One ft. Ty Dolla $ign & Tone Trezure

To me, this sounds like a hybrid of DJ Quik and J Dilla, with a nice composition for two rising features. That being said, Terrace Martin is completely his own man, and one of the most exciting producers in Southern California since the '90s. His 3ChordFold is out next week... Read more

Terrace Martin – No Wrong, No Right ft Robert Glasper & James Fauntleroy (Video)

Terrace Martin (best known for his work with Kendrick Lamar--Ab-Soul's Outro, m.A.A.d. Cit, Real) is an incredibly talented triple threat. And, with co-signs from OG's like DJ Quik, you know he's one to watch. Here's his new video for No Wrong, No Right featuring Robert Glasper & James Fauntleroy. Related:... Read more

Terrace Martin – No Wrong, No Right ft Robert Glasper & James Fauntleroy

Terrace Martin is one of the most versatile new artists on the West Coast. Raised on DJ Quik grooves, coached by Snoop Dogg, and aligned with Black Hippy, Terrace incorporates Jazz and instrumentation in a way that defies genre expectations. Newly-released "No Wrong, No Right" is a great example of... Read more

Terrace Martin – Something Else ft Problem (Video)

Terrace Martin, the multidimensional artist, producer and musician, adds director to his impressive list of credits. Here's a short film he directed along with APlus that serves as the visual for "Something Else," Terrace's co-production with 9th Wonder. The video features Ab-Soul and a couple of nods to Kendrick Lamar... Read more

Terrace Martin – Somethin’ Else ft Problem (Prod. Terrace Martin & 9th Wonder)

Terrace Martin and 9th Wonder link up for another East Coast/West Coast production. Check out Something Else featuring Problem. Related: Terrace Martin – Why ft Jay Rock & Wendi Vaugn (Audio)... Read more

Terrace Martin – Why ft Jay Rock & Wendi Vaugn

Terrace Martin played sax for Kendrick Lamar during Kendrick's SNL performances this past weekend. Now, the talented producer/MC steps out and up to the mic with a fresh new song. Check out "Why" featuring Jay Rock and Wendi Vaugn. Related: Terrace Martin speaks on how the track for Kendrick Lamar’s... Read more

Terrace Martin Breaks Down the Making of Kendrick Lamar’s Real (Part 2) (Video)

Here's part 2 of the video where Terrace Martin breaks down the making of Kendrick Lamar's song "Real" from good kid, m.A.A.d. city. In this episode Terrace gets more technical about some of the techniques used to create the lush instrumentation on the track. Check out the video. Related: Kendrick... Read more

Terrace Martin Speaks on How the Track for Kendrick Lamar’s Real was Crafted (Video)

Much has been discussed about the lyrical content and story told on Kendrick Lamar's good kid, m.A.A.d. city. So much so that it's easy to forget that it is one of the most lushly-produced albums (in any genre) in the last several years. Here's part 1 of a video of... Read more

Terrace Martin – It’s Real ft Punch (Prod. 9th Wonder)

Terrace Martin is a talented up and coming producer who has worked with the likes of Snoop Dogg, Warren G, Kendrick Lamar and more. He's nice behind the boards...and the mic. For his latest, he grabs a hot beat from 9th Wonder. Check out It's Real featuring Punch. Related: Terrace... Read more

Terrace Martin – We Fly ft Snoop Dogg & Teedra Moses

Here's a laid-back, funky new track from Terrace Martin. Check out We Fly featuring Snoop Dogg and Teedra Moses. Related: Playlist celebrating the legendary Snoop Dogg (Audio & Video)... Read more

Kurupt – Let Off ft Terrace Martin, Ill Camille and Jay Rock

Here's another track featuring West Coast OG's and New G's. Check out Kurupt's Let Off featuring Terrace Martin, Ill Camille and Jay Rock.  Related: Tha Dogg Pound - Bouncin' ft Snoop Dogg and Dom Kennedy... Read more

Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock and Terrace Martin Speak on the next generation of West Coast Rap (Video)

Here's an interview of Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock and Terrace Martin from This Is 50.  Check it out.  Also, click here if you missed our playlist on the evolution of the West Coast sound from Dr. Dre to the future of the West featured in this interview. Props to This... Read more

Terrace Martin – Thoughts From Detention ft Yung Shep (Video)

Terrace Martin drops some more of that new West Coast heat on Thoughts from Detention featuring Yung Shep. Check out the video. You can also check out our playlist of the evolution of the West Coast sound from Ice-T to Kendrick Lamar here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4l735zqqB9s&feature=player_embedded... Read more

Terrace Martin – Do It Again ft Kendrick Lamar & Wiz Khalifa (Video)

Terrace Martin dropped his new song with Kendrick Lamar and Wiz Khalifa a couple of months ago. Here's the video. Check out Do It Again. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=fmkIziXMSmg... Read more

Terrace Martin – On Some Other Sh*t ft Problem and TayF 3rd (Video)

Terrace Martin is holding it down for that new West Coast sound. Here's the new video for his song On Some Other Sh*t featuring Problem and TayF 3rd. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=42Q99Sgas5w... Read more

Terrace Martin – Bounce Rock Skate ft DJ Quik, Snoop Dogg & Kurupt (Video)

This has been quite the week for lost gems. The latest is this video from Terrace Martin featuring DJ Quik, Snoop Dogg and Kurupt that never saw the light of day until now. Check out Bounce Rock Skate. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVnroyCfZHM&feature=player_embedded... Read more

Terrace Martin – Do It Again ft Kendrick Lamar and Wiz Khalifa

Here's the 2nd track from Terrace Martin's upcoming Locke High 2, album. Click below to listen to Do It Again featuring Kendrick Lamar and Wiz Khalifa.... Read more

Terrace Martin – Lithium ft AB & Punch

Here's some new Terrace Martin. Check out Lithium featuring AB & Punch. Click here to  download.... Read more

Here’s a new 9th Wonder joint that brings some of that 80s funk, along with a vocoder (not to be confused with autotune), and features by Terrace Martin and Phonte. You’ll also find a link to a 9th Wonder-inspired playlist. Check out One Night.

Need more 9th Wonder in your life? Here's a joint that brings some of that 80s funk, along with a vocoder (not to be confused with autotune). Oh, and it features Terrace Martin and Phonte. Check out One Night. If you missed 9th Wonder's No Pretending featuring Raekwon and Big... Read more

Stalley – Chevys & Spaceships (Video)

Stalley dropped the audio for Chevys & Spacehips a few months ago.  Here's the video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYpmsOGlrzc&feature=player_embedded Stalley rocks over a Stevie Wonder joint that Terrace Martin, Kendrick Lamar and CyHi The Prynce also killed last winter. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWMnpBMCa2U&feature=player_embedded Click here to download and check out the original Stevie Wonder song.... Read more

Terrace Martin is one of the hottest new beat makers out there. Here’s a whole EP full of solid joints.

It's called The Sex EP. Like the title, it comes in many varieties. There's some funk, some jazz, some slow joints...oh, and some hip-hop. Listen to the whole thing below. Download Mixtape... Read more

Terrace Martin and Big Snoop Dogg come with that West Coast G-Funk–2011 style.

This is the best #puffpuffpasstuesdays release...BY FAR. Check out Keep Going. Click here to download.  Everybody knows Snoop's classics from the 90's but he's quietly had some bangers in the 00's too...like this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zzh4dnjk0R4... Read more

Here’s a double dose of playlists this week. First up are some of the hotter new leaks of the last few weeks.

If you like cinematic tracks and that West Coast G-Funk/R&B-influenced sound, this one is for you. You'll find new joints from Terrace Martin, Wiz Khalifa, Snoop Dogg, DJ Quik, Chuwee, Kendrick Lamar and a few curve balls that fit like Consequence and Pusha T. Press play, sit back and enjoy.... Read more

Terrace Martin continues his run of smoothed out hot joints. We Ain’t Gotta Go sounds like vintage D’Angelo and Dwele and features Big Snoop Dogg.

It's another #DeviTerraceTuesday winner.  Check it out. Click here to download.  Here's some D'Angelo and Dwele if you want to keep it smoothed out for a while. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3y2aP0B4Ic http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxGkLOY0lwI.... Read more

TiRon & Ayomari dropped their hot joint Good Food last month. Here’s the video.

Between them, Terrace Martin, Kendrick Lamar and Dom Kennedy, the West Coast is on a major come up. http://vimeo.com/19852767... Read more

Need more Terrace Martin in your life? Check out him and Murs in the video for Fresh Kicks. The beat is TOUGH!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdgrHwV7qWI&feature=player_embedded... Read more

Terrace Martin wraps up his #DeviTerraceTuesdays with another soulful HOT joint. It’s called Go Get It and ft Wiz Khalifa, Ty$ and Neka B.

Terrace's The Sex EP drops next week. Click here to download.  Dig this?  Here's more from Terrace Martin.... Read more

Terrace Martin has been releasing some heat lately. His latest is a dope underground posse cut ft Murs, Schoolboy Q, Ab-Soul, Skeme, Problem and Casey Veggies.

This one weighs in at about 9 minutes strong.  There is no hook.  It's just a bunch of MCs spitting over a dope beat.  "Samples we can't even clear."  Real hip-hop. Click here to download and click here for more Terrace Martin. The length, lack of chorus and just endless... Read more

Wow. Terrace Martin, Kendrick Lamar and CyHi Da Prynce sound GOOD on this Stevie Wonder track. Check out Thirsty.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWMnpBMCa2U Click here to download. Here's the Stevie original called Rocket Love: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9Js4VNzZLk.... Read more