Termanology | Interview
From Lawrence, MA, Termanology began writing rhymes at age 15. He traveled back and forth from Boston to New York for various opportunities, releasing his first record on vinyl in 2001. Closely tied to Statik Selektah, Termanology earned the respect of Boston’s hip hop scene with several 12″ releases as well as his Hood Politics mixtapes, which gradually featured more highly regarded lyricists like Royce Da 5’9″ and the late Guru. After releasing his 2005 album, Out The Gate, with producer DC The Midi Alien, Termanology was introduced to DJ Premier through Krumbsnatcha. Premier and Termanology collaborated on the song “Watch How It Go Down”, which led to Termanology receiving international exposure. In 2008, Termanology released his debut solo album, Politics As Usual, with producers DJ Premier, Pete Rock, Large Professor, Easy Mo Bee, and Buckwild. Termanology and Statik Selektah have teamed up under the name 1982 to represent real hip hop and the essence of how hip hop music should be remembered.