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listen  2. Watch How It Go Down [Explicit]Termanology 4:00$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  3. Respect My Walk [Explicit]Termanology 3:03$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  4. Hood Shit [Explicit]Prodigy of Mobb Deep 3:55$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  5. Float [Explicit]Termanology 3:15$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen  6. Please Don't Go [Explicit]Paula Campbell 4:27$0.99  Buy MP3 
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listen10. So Amazing [Explicit]Termanology 3:52$0.99  Buy MP3 
listen11. Sorry I Lied To You [Explicit]Termanology 3:03$0.99  Buy MP3 
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listen13. The Chosen (Resurrecting The Game) [Explicit]Termanology 3:25$0.99  Buy MP3 

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (September 30, 2008)
  • Original Release Date: 2008
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Nature Sounds
  • ASIN: B001E82HBW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #445,392 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Hip Hop's rising star for 2008 is Termanology with the debut album production dream team for Politics As Usual LP in 2008. NY/Massachusetts-bred, New York-based Rapper Termanology presents one of this year's most anticipated albums. The record features a Who's Who of production royalty with DJ Premier, Hi-Tek, Pete Rock, The Alchemist, Havoc, Buckwild, Nottz and Large Professor providing tracks. "Termanology puts the MC back in MC'ing, he's a breath of fresh air in this dirty game." - Bun B. Growing up in the streets of the post-industrial, predominantly Latino city of Lawrence, MA, the half-white, half-Puerto Rican MC transitioned from silly freestyles at age nine to full-fledged records by 15. Constantly traveling between Boston and New York to pursue his music business dream, he released his first 12-inch in 2002.

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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By ctrx VINE VOICE on September 30, 2008
Format: Audio CD
Termanology gained a following with a mixtape series. He is, by all accounts, a good mixtape rapper: quick with a punchline and street-level lyricism without much conceptualism. Which is why I think his debut "Politics as Usual" was well approached. Each track here is provided by a certified legendary producer: DJ Premier and Nottz each contribute three and Easy Mo Bee, Buckwild, The Alchemist, Hi-Tek, Large Professor, Pete Rock, and Havoc each lend a track. These producers give a distinctly East Coast style to the LP.

Granted, Termanology is not always given the finest tracks from these producers, but with a list of beatsmiths this incredible, you know the music will be good. And Termanology doesn't disappoint. It's hard for him to shake the mixtape rapper tag, but he proves technically sound and capable over the disc's 45 minute running time. At times it is familiar and forgettable, and his most street-level songs are uninspired. But especially on the Premo tracks, he shows an energy that makes him impressive. Over the right beats, he complements the music and brings a substantial presence, dropping clever lines and showing insight into not only the "hood politics" he so adores but the music and community as well. There isn't a notably subpar track among the thirteen on the disc. The guest MCs are also impressive.

The best song is "We Killin' Ourselves," a dense and rich Pete Rock track with smooth sax and awesome percussion. Termanology raps passionately and dramatically about the black community's apathy toward responsibility and disease and Pete delivers a good hook. Count on the Soul Brother to provide not only the best piece of music on the album but also to bring out the best in a rapper on his own LP.
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By G$ on August 20, 2010
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
After putting out quite a few mixtapes, Termanology finally drops a full length album, and its a pretty good one. After hearing him on some mixtapes and appearances I had to check out an album of his, as he definitely has very good skill lyrically. As far as the album goes, it's pretty good, but he definitely could have dropped a better one. This one has only 12 songs so it's a little short. Of those 12, you get 1 classic, 1 is ok, the other 10 are good, but only 1 or 2 are real good. Guests appear on half of songs, rapping on 4 and doing the hook on 2. Production is pretty good as well, and handled by some great, well-known producers. DJ Premier & Nottz each do 3 songs, Buckwild, Pete Rock, Havoc, Hi-Tek, ALchmist, Large Professor all do 1 song. A nice album for fans of his to grab and looking forward to checking out his "Time Machine" and any future albums.

#2 - 10 (CALSSIC)
#3 - 8.5
#4 - 8.5 (f/ Prodigy of Mobb Deep)
#5 - 7.5
#6 - 8 (f/ Paula Campbell)
#7 - 8 (f/ Bun B of UGK)
#8 - 8 (f/ Sheek of LOX/D-Block & Freeway)
#9 - 8.5 (f/ Fizzy Womack of M.O.P)
#10 - 9 (nice beat)
#11 - 8
#12 - 8.5 (f/ Pete Rock -- nice deeper song & storyline)
#13 - 8.5

D. Carrillo -- Lawrence, MA
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Joseph A. Bevilacqua on October 1, 2008
Format: Audio CD
classic production list, primo, alc, hav, large pro, easy mo bee, nottz, pete rock soul brother # 1 choc boy wonder,buckwild, man if u an east coast 90s cat this is for u, term can spit, best lyrical dude out today, reppin mass heavy east coast flava
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Luc P. Alexandre on October 1, 2008
Format: Audio CD
What more can i say Term is one of the highlights of todays lacking hip hop game and he delivers on this one...i personally think he's a track or 2 short of a Classic

DOPE ALBUM!..definite buy!
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Elvin Gomez on October 7, 2008
Format: Audio CD
Termanology is the chosen that is the name of the last song on this album and it is very good.Term represents Lawrence very well in this album and he always gives you 100 percent He doesn't use much guest apperances because it is a Termanology album not everyone else album.He is going to be one to watch in the future
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