Terrace Martin releasing new LP (stream a track); Anna Wise released feminist anthem ‘BitchSlut,’ playing shows
Kendrick Lamar collaborator and producer Terrace Martin has announced a new album and released a new single that features fellow-Kendrick collaborator (and accomplished artist in his own right) Kamasi Washington. The album is called Velvet Portraits, and it hits on April 1 via Sounds of Crenshaw/Ropeadope. "Think of You" is indeed velvety, a catchy, smooth jazz song with a great melody and some distinctive Kamasi sax-playing. You can stream it below.
Meanwhile, another Kendrick collaborator Anna Wise released a new song and video. It's called "BitchSlut" -- a feminist anthem that tackles slutshaming and the double standards women have to deal with. She directed the video herself (it was shot on an iPhone). You can watch it below.
Anna is also opening for Petite Noir when he plays Mercury Lounge on March 26. Tickets for that are still on sale. She's also opening for the producer Photay with her group Sonnymoon at a midnight show at Baby's All Right on April 9. Tickets for that are on sale now.
Speaking of Kendrick, his new album untitled unmastered debuted at #1 on the Billboard charts, moving 178,000 units and marking his 2nd chart-topper in less than a year with To Pimp a Butterfly. He also has been in the news as his song "Alright," which has acted as a protest anthem since its release, was chanted by protestors at the cancelled Donald Trump rally in Chicago.
There's also a fun new Kendrick video, which was put out by Reebok, that finds Kendrick surprising fans at a school in England and engaging in a freestyle battle with some of them. You can watch that, along with a clip of the Chicago protests, and stream the new Terrace Martin and Anna Wise songs below.