Terrace Martin’s solo album, Velvet Portraits, came out last year, and it included a tribute to the city of Oakland. Martin released a video to accompany the track, which features footage of various locations around the East Bay. Martin spoken to Billboard about the video:
Places like Oakland and Baltimore, in my opinion, are the heartbeats of black America… I believe Oakland is so rich in culture, spirit and hustle, and it’s such an important city to me because the characteristics that I love about Oakland really put it all together.
Watch the clip for “Oakland” below.
Velvet Portraits is out now via Sounds of Crenshaw/Ropeadope.