Lawrence has never been known as a hip-hop hotbed, but TERMANOLOGY stands poised to put the city on smash. In recent months, the 23-year-old Puerto Rican wordsmith has garnered attention from the likes of MTV, Allhiphiphop.com, and The Source, and for good reason: hot off his award-nominated Hood Politics mixtape, he's dropping a new collaboration with producer DC, Out the Gate (St. Records/Showoff). Term's a student of rap music, not just of the rap game, and the imprint of everyone from Bone Thugs-N-Harmony to Big Pun can be heard in his hybrid of socially conscious and gangsta styles. He and DC celebrate the release of the new disc with their crew, ST. DA SQUAD, local legends ESOTERIC and AKROBATIC, PROSPECT (of Terror Squad), LEE WILSON, and the SKITZOFRENIKS. DJ DEADEYE and Showoff honcho STATIK SELEKTAH (who was up at 50 Cent's superbowl party!) will be manning the wheels of steel at Bill’s Bar, 5.5 Lansdowne St, Boston | 617.421.9678.
LISTEN: Termanology & DC, "This Is Hip Hop" (mp3)LISTEN: Termanology & DC, "Motion Picture" (mp3)LISTEN: Termanology & DC feat. Checkmark and Ghetto, "Never Be the Same" (mp3)WATCH: Termanology & DC, "Motion Picture" (.wmv)