Tuesday, January 18, 2022

Terrace Martin – Tribe Called West

Terrace Martin is back with a new track titled ‘Tribe Called West’, which drops in honor of the passing of A Tribe Called Quest‘s Phife Dawg. The song also features Keyon Harrold and will live on Terrace’s new album Velvet Portraits. Stream the track below, and read Terrace’s statement that came from the track’s premiere below.

“I was in N.Y.C. last summer and it was a hot summer,” Martin wrote, describing the song’s meaning in a note to The FADER. “I was inspired by the energy of N.Y. alone to do different types of music. That’s why I love the city. But I also wanted to do something to say thank you to one of my favorite groups. Thank you for letting me know it’s okay to be different. Thank you for turning me on to jazz music, because without A Tribe Called Quest there would not be a Terrace Martin. I wouldn’t even be a musician because ATCQ is what made me want to play the saxophone. I wanted to get someone involved on it with me who understood the power and love of Tribe so I decided to call one of my best friends, Keyon Harrold, featured on the trumpet.”

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