Terrace Martin

Terrace Martin

Biography

A multi-instrumentalist, rapper, singer, and producer from Los Angeles, California, Terrace Martin spent nearly a decade behind the scenes before dropping his debut album in 2013. The first record the young Martin bought was EPMD's single "You Gots to Chill," and while his love of hip-hop grew afterward, he also began to appreciate Michael Jackson and discovered jazz thanks to Jackson's regular producer, Quincy Jones. He picked up the saxophone, landed a gig playing sax with P. Diddy at just 17, landed a gig playing with Snoop Dogg at 18, and gained a scholarship to go to college after the Tonight Show Band's leader, Kevin Eubanks, heard his playing.

He kicked off his production career in 2004 with work for 213, Shawnna, and others, and in 2005 he worked with a pair of West Coast legends, landing a track with Warren G along with three cuts on the collection Bigg Snoop Dogg Presents: Welcome to tha Chuuch - Da Album. Snoop also gave Martin his first production credit on a single when "Neva Have 2 Worry" dropped in 2008. That same year he released the mixtape Locke High with DJ Drama as host, while 2010 saw him partnering with DJ Devi Dev on the mixtape Here, My Dear. In 2011 he joined forces with rapper Murs for the collaborative effort Melrose, plus Devi Dev on the Sex EP. The next year he would contribute to Kendrick Lamar's album good kid, m.A.A.d city, while 2013 saw him release his first solo album, 3ChordFold. The debut album featured guest appearances from Lamar, Snoop, Ab-Soul, Robert Glasper, and others.

During the next couple years, he racked up an assortment of credits on albums by Lamar, Big K.R.I.T., Travi$ Scott, and Ty Dolla $ign, among others. Signed to the Ropeadope label, he released Velvet Portraits in 2016. Much of the album consisted of relaxed R&B grooves. Glasper, Thundercat, and Lalah Hathaway were featured as guest artists.

Discography

Terrace Martin - 808s & Sax Breaks

Terrace Martin - 808s & Sax Breaks

Ocean View2009
Terrace Martin - Signal Flow

Terrace Martin - Signal Flow

AKAI Music2011
Terrace Martin - Hard Drives: Instrumentals V. 1

Terrace Martin - Hard Drives: Instrumentals V. 1

AKAI Music2011
Murs & Terrace Martin - Melrose

Murs & Terrace Martin - Melrose

Murs 3162011
Terrace Martin - Locke High 2

Terrace Martin - Locke High 2

EMPIRE Recordings, AKAI Music2011
Terrace Martin - Here, My Dear

Terrace Martin - Here, My Dear

EMPIRE Recordings, AKAI Music2011
Terrace Martin - 4 Luv Suite

Terrace Martin - 4 Luv Suite

EMPIRE Recordings, AKAI Music2012
Terrace Martin - 3ChordFold

Terrace Martin - 3ChordFold

AKAI Music2013
Terrace Martin - 3ChordFold - Remixed

Terrace Martin - 3ChordFold - Remixed

AKAI Music, EMPIRE Recordings2013
Terrace Martin - 3ChordFold Pulse

Terrace Martin - 3ChordFold Pulse

AKAI Music2014
Terrace Martin - Times

Terrace Martin - Times

AKAI Music, EMPIRE Recordings2014
Terrace Martin - Velvet Portraits

Terrace Martin - Velvet Portraits

Ropeadope Records, Sounds Of Crenshaw2016

Guest Appearances

Kurupt - Streetlights
  • Face Down

Kurupt - Streetlights

Penagon Records2010
Soopafly - Best Kept Secret
  • GFunk Martian

Soopafly - Best Kept Secret

Fly2k Records2011
9th Wonder - The Wonder Years
  • A Star U R

9th Wonder - The Wonder Years

It's A Wonderful World Music Group, Jamla2011
Frank Nitt - Jewels In My Backpack
  • Zoned Out

Frank Nitt - Jewels In My Backpack

Delicious Vinyl2011
IamSu - Kilt 2
  • Float

IamSu - Kilt 2

HBK Gang2013
IamSu - Kilt 2 (Deluxe Edition)
  • Float

IamSu - Kilt 2 (Deluxe Edition)

HBK Gang2013
Problem - The Separation
  • Lay Your Head Back

Problem - The Separation

Diamond Lane Music Group, LLC2013
Ab-Soul & Jay Rock - Two Black Hippy
  • Never Know

Ab-Soul & Jay Rock - Two Black Hippy

Dundridge Entertainment, Unlimited Business2014
Lupe Fiasco - Tetsuo & Youth
  • Body Of Work

Lupe Fiasco - Tetsuo & Youth

Atlantic2015
Kendrick Lamar - Untitled Unmastered.
  • Body Of Work

Kendrick Lamar - Untitled Unmastered.

Top Dawg Entertainment, Aftermath Records, Interscope Records2016
Problem - Selfish
  • Ain't Like You

Problem - Selfish

Diamond Lane Music Group, EMPIRE2017
Mozzy - Spiritual Conversations - EP
  • Interlude

Mozzy - Spiritual Conversations - EP

Mozzy Records, EMPIRE2018

Compilations

Various - Snoop Dogg Presents The Big Squeeze
  • Be Thankful

Various - Snoop Dogg Presents The Big Squeeze

KOCH Records2007
EMPIRE Distribution - The Best Of 2011
  • Smoke With Me

EMPIRE Distribution - The Best Of 2011

EMPIRE Distribution2011

Production

Eastwood - Christian: Name Vs. Way Of Life
  • Hands High

Eastwood - Christian: Name Vs. Way Of Life

Christian Records2003
Various - Hidden Beach Recordings Presents: Hidden Hits Vol. 1
  • Better

Various - Hidden Beach Recordings Presents: Hidden Hits Vol. 1

Hidden Beach Recordings2003
213 - The Hard Way
  • Joysticc

213 - The Hard Way

TVT Records2004
Shawnna - Worth Tha Weight
  • Super Freak

Shawnna - Worth Tha Weight

Def Jam Recordings2004
Chico & Coolwadda ‎- Parallel
  • Parallel

Chico & Coolwadda ‎- Parallel

FourFiveSix Entertainment2004
Various - Definition. The Hip-Hop Compilation
  • Neblina Outro

Various - Definition. The Hip-Hop Compilation

Neblina Records2004
Warren G - In The Mid-Nite Hour
  • PYT

Warren G - In The Mid-Nite Hour

Hawino Records, Lightyear Entertainment2005
Various - Bigg Snoop Dogg Presents Welcome To Tha Chuuch: Da Album
  • Shake That Shit

Various - Bigg Snoop Dogg Presents Welcome To Tha Chuuch: Da Album

Koch Records2005
Snoop Dogg - Tha Blue Carpet Treatment
  • Gangbangn 101

Snoop Dogg - Tha Blue Carpet Treatment

Geffen Records2006
Talib Kweli - Eardrum
  • Give 'Em Hell

Talib Kweli - Eardrum

Blacksmith Music, Warner Bros. Records2006
Various - Snoop Dogg Presents The Big Squeeze
  • Be Thankful

Various - Snoop Dogg Presents The Big Squeeze

KOCH Records2007
L.A. Zu - Animal Kingdom

L.A. Zu - Animal Kingdom

Barber-Q-Records, Zu Tribe2007
Snoop Dogg - Ego Trippin
  • Neva Have 2 Worry

Snoop Dogg - Ego Trippin

Geffen Records2008
G. Malone - The Electric Chair
  • Just Another Day

G. Malone - The Electric Chair

Tha Bizness2008
Murs - Murs For President
  • A Part Of Me

Murs - Murs For President

Warner Bros. Records2008
Various - Murs 3:16 Presents: Murs And The Misadventures Of The Nova Express
  • 1st Love

Various - Murs 3:16 Presents: Murs And The Misadventures Of The Nova Express

Murs 3:162008
Living Legends - Legendary Music Volume 2
  • 1st Love

Living Legends - Legendary Music Volume 2

Legendary Music (US)2008
Lalah Hathaway - Self Portrait
  • 1 Mile

Lalah Hathaway - Self Portrait

Stax2008
Snoop Dogg - Malice N Wonderland
  • 2 Minute Warning

Snoop Dogg - Malice N Wonderland

Capitol Records, Doggy Style Records, EMI Music2009
DJ Quik & Kurupt - BlaQKout
  • The Appeal

DJ Quik & Kurupt - BlaQKout

Mad Science2009
Kurupt - Streetlights
  • Face Down

Kurupt - Streetlights

Penagon Records2010
Quincy Jones - Q: Soul Bossa Nostra
  • Get The Funk Out Of My Face

Quincy Jones - Q: Soul Bossa Nostra

Qwest Records, Interscope Records2010
DJ Drama - Third Power

DJ Drama - Third Power

E1 Music2011
Kendrick Lamar - Section 80
  • Ab-Soul's Outro

Kendrick Lamar - Section 80

Top Dawg Entertainment2011
Jay Rock - Follow Me Home
  • Just Like Me

Jay Rock - Follow Me Home

Strange Music, Top Dawg Entertainment, RBC Records2011
Strong Arm Steady - Arms & Hammers
  • Blow My Horn

Strong Arm Steady - Arms & Hammers

Element 9, Blacksmith Music2011
Murs - Varsity Blues 2 - EP
  • First Love Blues

Murs - Varsity Blues 2 - EP

Murs 3162011
Murs & Terrace Martin - Melrose
  • All Tracks

Murs & Terrace Martin - Melrose

Murs 3162011
Problem - Hotels (Deluxe Edition)
  • La La La

Problem - Hotels (Deluxe Edition)

Diamond Lane Music Group, LLC2011
Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d city
  • Real

Kendrick Lamar - good kid, m.A.A.d city

Aftermath Entertainment, Interscope Records2012
Snoop Lion - Reincarnated
  • The Good Good

Snoop Lion - Reincarnated

Berhane Sound System, Mad Decent, Vice Records, RCA2013
Robert Glasper Experiment - Black Radio 2
  • Persevere

Robert Glasper Experiment - Black Radio 2

Blue Note2013
Talib Kweli - Prisoner Of Conscious
  • Favela Love

Talib Kweli - Prisoner Of Conscious

Javotti Media2013
Terrace Martin - 3ChordFold
  • Triangle Ship

Terrace Martin - 3ChordFold

AKAI Music2013
Problem - The Separation
  • The Beginning

Problem - The Separation

Diamond Lane Music Group, LLC2013
Stalley - Honest Cowboy
  • NineteenEighty7

Stalley - Honest Cowboy

MMG, Atlantic2013
Big K.R.I.T. - Cadillactica
  • Angels

Big K.R.I.T. - Cadillactica

Def Jam Recordings2014
Ab-Soul - These Days...
  • Kendrick Lamar's Interlude

Ab-Soul - These Days...

Top Dawg Entertainment2014
Kurupt - Ta Tha Moon And Bacc: Kurupts Moon Rock Project
  • Kurupted

Kurupt - Ta Tha Moon And Bacc: Kurupts Moon Rock Project

Penagon Records, Sicfuc2014
YG - My Krazy Life
  • Sorry Momma

YG - My Krazy Life

Def Jam Recordings2014
Travis Scott - Rodeo
  • Apple Pie

Travis Scott - Rodeo

Epic, Sony Music2015
Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly
  • Complexion (A Zulu Love)

Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly

Top Dawg Entertainment, Aftermath Entertainment, Interscope Records2015
Problem - Mollywood 3: The Relapse (B Side) [Deluxe Edition]
  • 50 Shades Of Grey

Problem - Mollywood 3: The Relapse (B Side) [Deluxe Edition]

Diamond Lane Music Group, Inc.2015
Kendrick Lamar - Damn
  • Loyalty

Kendrick Lamar - Damn

Top Dawg Entertainment, Aftermath Entertainment, Interscope Records2017