Terrace Martin Debuts Video For Oakland

 Terrace Martin’s Velvet Portraits has a Grammy nomination for Best R&B album and he thinks the recognition is a triumph for his Crenshaw neighborhood in Los Angeles. “Oakland” is from Velvet Portraits and it’s about Martin’s belief in the city as one of the Black heartbeats of America. The song features Lalah Hathway’s vocals and the video is a series of city scenes directed by Lola Ridgell.