Can you move the crowd? You either can, or you can’t… No gimmicks, no glamour and no glitz, no kickstarters–just “Shut Up And Rap”! That’s exactly what Termanology is doing on his upcoming new album; letting his music do the talking.
A lot has changed since Term initially cut his teeth with several highly acclaimed 12″ singles and a debut album, Politics As Usual (2008), that included a Mt. Rushmore like array of producers (DJ Premier, Pete Rock, Large Professor, Havoc, Alchemist, Hi-Tek, Buckwild & Nottz) which garnered tons of praise landing him in The Source’s “Unsigned Hype” and XXL’s “Show and Prove” columns. Since, he has released a collaborative effort with M.O.P.’s Lil Fame (Fizzyology) and two-projects under the moniker 1982 with his brother from another mother Statik Selektah. Term has been included on BET and MTV, and spent a ton of time in 2014 touring, promoting the albums ‘GOYA’ and ‘MAS GOYA’, in over twenty European countries on the Rap Mayhem Tour which featured Step Brothers Madchild, and DJ Revolution, and recent dates in Japan with DJ Tony Touch.
However, the one constant throughout has always been Term’s ability to spit.
Shut Up And Rap boasts sixteen-tracks and features guest appearances from the legendary INS Deck, M.O.P.’s Lil Fame, Skyzoo, Torae, Slaine, Willie The Kid, DJ Doo Wop and REKS. Billy Loman supplies the majority of the soundscape for Shut Up And Rap, but Term continues to show his diversity and flexes his production muscle for one track and Alchemist and Statik Selektah join forces to co-produce the super-banger “El Wave.”
Term says: “A big part of this album is breaking new talent… a lot of times in the past I was focused on getting the biggest names on my albums, but this one was less about status and more about dudes who can just plain spit, regardless of their fame…”