Termanology Keeps It 100 About His 14-Year Career In This Exclusive Interview @TermanologyST

Several years back I had the pleasure of interviewing Termanology, one of Hip Hop’s most prominent driving forces.  Over the decades he’s become an influential staple in Hip Hop, lyrically and as an appraised leader in the communities.  In our most recent interview we discussed his catalog of music that surpasses a decade, Good Dad Gang brand, his close ties and brotherhood with legendary artists, eight fingers of gold, and so much more! Tune in below.

MJ: I appreciate you taking time out of the studio and touring to chop it up, once again, with MJ.  Before we get into the music I want to talk about #GoodDadGang. Years ago during our first interaction I recall that movement was just in the take-off stages. Here we are years later and it’s now become a way of life in the homes of millions of families! #GoodDadGang is something near and dear to your heart. Talk about how it’s changed the lives and family ties across the world.

Term: Appreciate that. Good Dad Gang is something I take a lot of pride in. I didn’t intend on making it a global movement. I was just being a very proud father and posting up pics with my kids and the hashtag blew up. Once the name started getting noticed, I put the brand in motion and things elevated quickly from there. We now have a website, social media campaign, full on clothing line, over 70 tattoos, and back to school giveaways every year for children in poverty.

MJ:  That’s incredible as is the bond and brotherhood with fellow artists in the industry such as Slaine, Statik Selektah, DJ Premier, and Book Camp members. Have those relationships influenced the longevity of your career and success?

Term: Absolutely. Statik is one of my oldest friends and so is Slaine. Premier helped me in too many ways to name, including doing 10 songs with me, Sean Price, Smif-N-Wessun, multiple shows, studio sessions, and songs together. All of those guys are legendary and/ or on their way to being legendary if you ask me.

MJ: I couldn’t agree more, salute to all of them! Tell me a little about Termanology back in 2003 when “Hood Politics” was released…Tell me a little about Termanology now in 2018.  Looking back, what can you say about the artist you were then compared to who you are now?

Term: 2003 Termanology didn’t know anything about the music industry. He was just a hungry kid trying to make a name in Hip-Hop. 2018 Termanology is much wiser and aware of what the music industry is all about. I’m a much better artist overall now. I learned how to use my voice much better as I got deeper into my career.

MJ: You were young when you took the industry by storm without warning! Did you have support in your corner? Did you have mentors offering guidance and artist development? I ask this because now most up and coming artists are also young but the difference is they are not so receptive to the knowledge given by our pioneers who built this foundation for them.

Term: I came into the game independently with my own music. I was pressing up CD’s, tapes, and vinyl with my own money. I was putting up thousands of stickers with my own street team, doing hundreds of local shows and showing up 30 deep to all of them. I gained a local buzz like that. The dedication and hunger I showed in New England and in NY got me noticed by Krumbsnatcha, Statik, Dan Green, Lil Fame of M.O.P., Premier, Buckwild, Nature Sounds Records, Brick Records and a few others. But those are some of the names I think of that had a hand in helping me out early on with direction, music and opportunities.

 

MJ: Your grind and dedication speaks volumes! 2018, what is hot right now with Termanology? Any inside scoop on forthcoming projects and tour dates you can share?

Term: I just dropped a full length album with Slaine titled “Anti-Hero”. You can find that on all digital platforms, cd, and vinyl. I have a new project out right now with my group ST. Da Squad, and new album off my own label ST. Records was released on 4/20. The project is called “Lostsol 96’” by Producer “Shortfyuz”.

MJ: One of my guilty pleasures of interviewing is getting a little personal with artists and sharing that with fans. With that being said, let’s begin…Tell me your 3 top touring spots. If I scroll your playlist on your phone, who will I find? What are your 3 favorite father moments? Finally, talk about the rings. The gold never leaves those fingers but I have a feeling there is some history or nostalgia behind those rings.

Favorite tour spots:

My favorite touring spots would be Switzerland, Italy and Japan.

What’s on my playlist right now:

When it comes to music right now I am playing Willie the Kid & Klever Skemes EP, Freddie Gibbs SOD & Shortfyuz Lostol 96 LP on repeat.

Favorite Father moments:

Witnessing the birth of both of my children would be my greatest memory I would say.

Reason for the Rings:

I wear the rings is as a symbol of success. I grew up very poor and wearing the rings reminds me how far I made it. I can remember when I lived in the ghetto with no food and no heat. I came a long way and I am forever grateful and proud.

 

MJ: Speaking of fatherhood, how do you find the balance? Like I mentioned earlier you are much more than an artist. So between making music, touring, giving back to the community, and raising daughters, where is your balance?  For some artists that challenge of finding and maintaining a healthy balance can result in the end of careers.

Term: It is one of my biggest challenges honestly. It’s very hard to drive 500-1,000 + miles every single week back and forth from NY to Boston, etc., to do music full time and also be there for my kids. But somehow I managed to pull it off for the past 14 years. I guess it’s like they say, if you really care about something you will make time for it.

MJ: Facts upon facts! As we wrap up, is there anything else you want the world to know about Termanology?

Term: I got love for everyone and I wish people only the best. There is no hate in my heart, God Bless anyone reading this. Love is love.

MJ: I want to thank you again for taking time out to chop it up with MJ. As I say on the daily, “MJ’s always a fan first”.

 

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Stream Luxury Tax by 44 Roc on Spotify | @44SmooveRoc

 44 Roc is killin’ the clubs, media outlets, and radio with his new single “Luxury Tax”

Detroit artist 44 Roc has been making some noise with his new single Luxury Tax. This track “Luxury Tax” came across my desk yesterday, and I had to let you guys know about it!  Its no secret this track has been making waves with Dj’s across the nation for the past few months! The media outlets have been showing a lot of love, “Luxury Tax” has been featured on Hip Hop Since 1987, Hip Hop Dx, and Respect Magazine to name a few. 

Its a spin worthy song with a nice laid back vibe. Luxury Tax has been featured on several dope playlists on Spotify such as iTunes US Charts x Old School Hip Hop x Emy’s top tunes x New Wave Tunes🔥 x Vibe to These 🔥 just to name a few!

CLICK HERE TO STREAM – LUXURY TAX ON SPOTIFY TODAY!

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TRACK REVIEW
 
 148 bpm
Tempo
  03:08
Duration
  G#
Key
 
Danceability: 7.9 / 10
 
Energy: 5.65 / 10
 
Valence: 7.11 / 10
 
Liveness: 4.977 / 10
 
Speechiness: 5.27 / 10
 
 

NEW MUSIC | BUTTERKNIFE HAIRCUTS FT JOHN JIGG$ @JIGGSTHEGREAT “GRECIAN NUMERALS”

John Jigg$ is no amateur or slouch when it comes to his musical and business grind. In a short period of time he went from paving the industry streets to flying overseas for his own personal European Tour.

What perfect timing and absolute brilliance to release “Grecian Numerals” while packing his tour luggage. The record highlights his skill set and confirms with confidence the uphill journey to the prime of his career.

Jigg$ is swift yet combative with his bars. He leaves no room for debate that he is the total package to win. “When I finish doing damage you can bandage this up“. Bar for bar he is knocking down the competition, “True to the game new to the lame shit“.

April 13th kicked off The European Tour of John Jigg$, and just like he established on the record he is taking it to the top!

Listen to “Grecian Numerals” below. 

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Nu JerZey Devil’s new single/video “Take Money” | @nujerzeydevil

Nu Jerzey Devil has released the visual for his newest single Take Money.

Before we go into the video let’s take a minute to go over some info about Nu Jerzey Devil.

“I came from the Bottom, I taught myself how to Dj, how to shoot my own videos. I put
together a team I trusted, and we never stopped grinding” States Nu JerZey Devil, when asked about his humble beginnings. Where there’s a will, there’s a way and JerZ definitely paved his own way. Having learned to Dj in addition to producing at a young age, provided Nu JerZey Devil with the opportunity to produce for notable artists such as Lil Wayne, Neyo, and of course West Coast Hip Hop Artist; the Game who JerZ has been Djing for many years.

“Double C’s on the bag, Fifty-five on the tag, Take a ni**a for his last,
Leave the club with the cash, All she do is Take Money…All she do is
Take Money!”

Take Money is the perfect anthem for all those “Take Money”, always grinding type of women! The track produced by Bongo By The Way, Nu JerZey Devil rides this beat perfectly! In addition it’ll having you vibin’ to it while you light one up in the club, and pop some bottles with a few Get Money type of beautiful women!

The video is shot at JerZey’s second home…Miami! Take Money, directed by Shula The Don, who captured JerZey tearing through the city in a double R, partying at Miami’s hotspots and enjoying life with beautiful ladies by his side who are always about their business….

Always focused on that paper! Nu JerZey Devil is continuously on a money mission and Take Money, is art imitating JerZey’s real life events!

In the words of Ani Galestanian/LimitLess Entity

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