Five-Time GRAMMY-Nominated Artist and Producer Terrace Martin Pays Tribute to Women with “Her Thoughts” – Blending R&B, Jazz, and Hip-Hop

Album cover songs - R&B, Jazz, and Hip-Hop - SZA, Snoh Aalegra, H.E.R

Terrace Martin - Photo Credit: Samantha Whitehead

Hey music lovers!

Terrace Martin just dropped something special, and it’s called “Her Thoughts.” Imagine a musical journey where jazz meets hip-hop, and it’s a wild ride. This five-time GRAMMY-nominated artist and producer has curated a covers album that’s like a heartfelt shout-out to some amazing female artists we all adore.

So, let’s break it down. Starting off with “Snooze,” originally by SZA and bagging the 2024 GRAMMY for Best R&B Song, Terrace Martin flips it with his jazz-infused charm. The track sets the vibe for the whole album—smooth, soulful, and with a touch of Martin’s unique groove.

Cruising through Coco Jones’ “ICU” (the 2024 GRAMMY’s Best R&B Performance winner) and hitting up Snoh Aalegra’s “Whoa,” you can feel the love for the originals, but Martin adds his magic sauce. “Damage” with Brandee Younger & Derrick Hodge takes H.E.R.’s piece to another level, showcasing the power of collaboration.

Closing the show with “I Hate U,” Martin wraps up the album with a bow, expressing gratitude to the badass women who inspired this musical adventure. Oh, and don’t miss the official music video—it’s the perfect visual icing on the sonic cake.

“Her Thoughts” isn’t just an album; it’s Terrace Martin tipping his hat to the incredible women who’ve shaped the music scene. This one’s for those who appreciate a melting pot of R&B, jazz, and hip-hop.

With a lineup that reads like a VIP list for the best in contemporary R&B, “Her Thoughts” is a vibe. Terrace Martin isn’t just making music; he’s making a statement, celebrating the women who’ve left an indelible mark on the industry.

Martin says, “I covered six songs by my favorite artists on my new album. ‘Her Thoughts’ is my way of saying thank you and to show my appreciation for who they are and what they do. Sending love to the powerful women that inspired me to make this album.”

And guess what? You can catch Terrace Martin live on March 22 at the Novo in Los Angeles, joined by Alex Isley, James Fauntleroy, and Gallant. It’s not just a concert; it’s a chance to soak in the magic of “Her Thoughts” live. Tickets available HERE.

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Pump It Up Magazine Special Note: Back in the ’70s, Stevie Wonder discovered Michael B. Sutton’s incredible talents, who is now the co-owner of Pump It Up Magazine. Today, the legacy lives on! We’re thrilled to feature Terrace Martin, and it’s quite the coincidence that both Terrace and Michael, influential producers with labels named Sounds of Crenshaw and The Sound of LA, share a thematic connection. Despite not having crossed paths, their musical paths echo a harmonious narrative, each leaving an indelible mark on the diverse musical landscape.


Review written by Anissa Boudjaoui Sutton

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