Posted by Dave
Rap News Network
3/27/2007 12:40:23 PM
Tags and topics realted to this article include Snoop Dogg and Terrace Martin. Hip Hop, Rap and New Releases.
Warner Bros. Records is pleased to announce that it has signed a label and production deal with Terrace Martin, a Los Angeles rapper and producer who has worked with Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent and Talib Kweli, among others.
Under the terms of the deal, Warner Bros. Records will market, promote, and distribute artists that Martin signs to his company Jakai Music Group. Martin will also produce current Warner Bros. Records' artists (e.g. Talib Kweli's upcoming Blacksmith/WBR release), as well as put out his own music, including his debut album, which he is currently working on.
"Terrace is a throwback to a pure form of musician -- he believes in crafting real music and conceptual songs. When Craig Aaronson, Naim Ali and I banded together to sign Terrace Martin, we all knew we had the total package of artist/producer/entrepreneur," says A&R Director Tick.
Currently Martin is best known for his production work on albums by Snoop Dogg, such as Snoop's gold-certified 2006 album "Tha Blue Carpet Treatment," and other artists in Tha Dogg Pound.
Terrace, who is also a jazz saxophonist who has played with Stevie Wonder and Herbie Hancock, describes his style as, "sounds that would happen if [hip-hop artist/producer] Hi-Tek was to have lunch with the Beatles, then go play with Michael Jackson's monkeys, then go kick it with Miles Davis. It's fun, feel-good music."
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