Terrace Martin’s work within the music trade dates again to the mid-2000s. He began off as a jazz producer, however following some work with Snoop Dogg within the mid-2000s, Martin would go on to mix his jazz palette with hip-hop sounds as he labored with rappers like Kendrick Lamar, Denzel Curry, Cordae, Massive KRIT, Travis Scott, Ab-Soul, Jay Rock, and extra. Martin has additionally put 9 albums over the course of 10 years along with his first one being 2011’s Melrose with Murs and his most up-to-date one being 2021’s Drones. Regardless of all his success, Martin is placing an finish to his work with hip-hop artists.
In a prolonged letter that he shared on social media, Martin revealed that he would not work with “rap mates” sooner or later.
“It simply hit me, I’ve helped individuals my complete profession. I’ve helped the largest artist to the smallest artist.
Whether or not or not it’s producing a report or enjoying keys or sax solos or bringing in musicians to reinforce an album to only giving recreation from all of my experiences.
Now I notice that the love and assist I’ve been giving for YEARS has by no means been returned once I want it.
“I’ve waived publishing, credit, cash and so on on the power of relationships, on the “love,” and to look at my “rapper mates” overpay these producers who come to me for pointers and suggestions is the last word slap within the face. So I’m achieved. I’m not working with anymore rap mates.”
Whereas Martin’s presence within the rap world can be missed, he’s nonetheless serving to craft some nice data by way of current tasks like Robert Glasper’s Black Radio III.
You’ll be able to view Martin’s letter within the put up above.