Terrace Martin Shares Potent, Tribe-Inspired New Single
On April 1st, Terrace Martin will release his third studio album, Velvet Portraits, wrangling the likes of Robert Glasper, Kamasi Washington, Lalah Hathaway and Thundercat for an album that promises to continue the To Pimp A Butterfly legacy with a grip of its foremost contributors.
Last week, we heard Martin and Washington’s cerebral campaign-starter, “Think Of You.” Today, however, Martin shares another taste of what’s to come with the heady, A Tribe Called Quest-inspired single “Tribe Called West.” Born out of an extended stay in NYC, “Tribe Called West” is as much of a salute to Phife, Tip and Ali Shaheed as it is a continuation of the free-jazz toting legacy of one of hip-hop’s most influential collectives. And it couldn’t be a more a timely one, as we continue to pay tribute and remember The Five Foot Assassin in the wake of such an incredible loss to the culture.
Stream Terrace Martin’s potently-sentimental new joint down below. If you’re looking to catch him in-the-flesh, hop the next flight to the Bay Area to see your boy rock at SFJAZZ on April 10th. Pre-order Velvet Portraits on iTunes today.