Those putting it down on the West Coast may not be grabbing the ears of every listener across the country, but regardless, the output is as strong as ever. The most impressive thing about the recent resurgence is the unity that stretches across all eras & subgenres that has never been so present as right now. Terrace Martin, whose faucet may be in dire need of repair, has three recent leaks that exemplify the new phase in the Golden State.
Alongside newcomer Kendrick Lamar he calls out those with their hands out on the soul-drenched “Thirsty.” Cyhi also shows up on the track that begins with the announcement that Locke High 2 with DJ Drama is on it’s way. On “Exersize,” he lets Snoop do what Snoop does over a funky backdrop that keeps heads nodding the whole way through. And on the third & final leak producer/MC teams up with underground hero Murs for “On Melrose” off their collaborative project Melrose. The song & the video are both as lighthearted as it gets and are enjoyable for a listen & a viewing. Especially a viewing though.
Terrace Martin Feat. Kendrick Lamar & CyHi Da Prynce – “Thirsty”
Terrace Martin Feat. Snoop Dogg – “Exersize”