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best R&B Album!

We're beaming with pride here as Terrace Martin's Velvet Portraits snags a Grammy nomination for best R&B Album! When Terrace told us the world needs more good songs, we believed him and watched as he created an album that was reminiscent of the great R&B albums of the past with a solid contemproary feel. We;'re thrilled for the band as well - Sput Searight, Curly Martin, Brandon Eugene Owens and all of the guests who appeared. And it's all just in time for the album to hit on vinyl - pick it up right here

Velvet Portraits Vinyl Preorder

It's on the way folks - Terrace Martin's Velvet Portraits is being pressed onto Vinyl next week in all of its audio glory. A double LP, gatefold style, 180g Black Vinyl with collectors sleeve. We'll be assembling everything at the Ropeadope Store the following week and shipping them out just in time for the holidays. Plus there are 30 copies signed by Terrace - drop in right here and reserve your copy. 

Each One Teach One

The Polly Seeds

Dig this - Terrace Martin has a new band dubbed THE POLLY SEEDS and they're hitting the road for a tour of Europe next month. But not before they hit BRICfest in Brooklyn on October 15th. The Polly Seeds are Trevor Lawrence Jr on drums, Taber Gable on keys, and Brandon Eugene Owens on bass. Check the full story on the tour and upcoming news form our friends at Okayplayer. Then grab your passport and meet us there. 

The Checkout

WBGO's Simon Rentner stretches out with Terrace Martin in a sometimes deep, sometimes funny, all the time off the rails interview from Montreal. Terrace talks about his 2016 release Velvet Portraits, his life in LA, working with Herbie Hanock, and most importantly how A Tribe Called Quest changed his life. Dig in right here, drop by here to pick up Velvet Portraits, and get your ass to Brooklyn on August 11 as Herbie Hancock brings out his new band. Robert Glasper and Bad Bad Not Good are also on the bill. Yep. 

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Think Of You - Terrace Martin