Termanology – Depths of Hell (ft. Slaine & Artisin) (Video)

Here comes another dope single given the video touch from Termanology’s latest album, Shut Up And Rap, produced by Billy Loman.  This track is all about riding in the darkness with the depths of your depravity.  Slaine and Artisin each join Term in dropping rhymes from the abyss.  Check the album if you have not already.

Termanology – The War Begins (ft. H. Blanco and Chris Rivers) (Video)

So this is the way the war begins?  Damn.  This shit was over before it started.  First off, Billy Loman, murked this beat.   This production is among the illest you will hear this year.   And Term is on a roll.  He has had some serious bangers over the course of the career but his fire is getting hotter as hit career progresses.  Blanco and Rivers are also unleashing some serious mayhem on this joint.

Term’s new album, Shut Up And Rap, is dropping next week and I will definitely be picking this up.

Top 50 Songs (2013)

Disclaimer:  It is hard and challenging to pick 50 tracks from the thousands upon thousands that dropped this year.  It is merely an attempt to list my favorite cuts of 2012.  Click the links to listen to the song!  I think it’s a great list.  There were a lot of great songs crafted this year and I know I left off some good ones.  I listened to 5,000+ tracks from 2012 alone this year, so as an artist, if you made this list you know you are on the forefront of my iTunes!

1. Said BeforeGoldini Bagwell

2. Rhyme Of The YearNino Bless

3. BelieversMayday

4. Outlive, Outshine Theo3

5.  WarStryfe and Marc Byrd

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Single You Out: H Blanco – Blessed (prod. by Statik Selektah)

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H Blanco is a new signee to Termanology’s roster.  I think he’s quite impressive on this track.  I know that I have heard him on some of Termanology’s past works and looking forward to what he might be doing in the future. Apparently he has  a new mixtape released in conjunction with Statik Selektah.  I think you guys should feel this joint.

 

AG Da Coroner – Crushed Grapes (2013)

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Artist: AG Da Coroner

Album: Crushed Grapes

Tracklisting:

1. Welcome To My World
2. Problem (ft. Lord Nez)
3. Not Gonna Cry
4. Ghetto Love (ft. Lord Nez & M. Reck)
5. Luca Brasi (Sleep)
6. Stars Are Born (ft. M. Reck)
7. What We Have (ft. Meyhem Lauren)
8. Live From Cheeta (ft. Lord Nez, Nutso, Spit Gemz, Realm Reality & Termanology)
9. New York Never Left

Note:

I saw AG Da Coroner make comments on Twitter a few weeks ago suggesting that some underground fans didn’t like Crushed Grapes because it wasn’t all just “hot bars”.   I couldn’t fathom it when I read it, so I feel obligated to set people straight.  This project is full of not only  top notch bars, but also production, guest shots, and content.  There’s really no other way to put  it.  I have never heard the Coroner make anything remotely soft or borderline and to suggest this project is less than stellar seems sacrilegious in the house of hip hop.

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Termanology – Straight Off The Block (ft. DJ Kay Slay, Sheek Louch & Lil Fame) (Video)

This is coming straight off of Term’s G.O.Y.A. project.  And when they call out hard body hip hop this is to which they refer.  Sheek Louch and Lil Fame each our contributors to this cut, which leads me to mention two things:

1)  Termanology is spitting some of the best bars of his career right now.  I have heard him deliver several dope cameos and this album really is the culmination of that dope sound.

2) Lil Fame has to be considered one of the most consistent emcees EVER.  He’s been spitting this dope shit through two decades and hasn’t changed one iota.

Demigodz – KILLmatic (2013)

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Artist: Demigodz

Album: KILLmatic

Source: I Knew This Was Coming!

Tracklisting:

1.  Intro (Giants On The Earth) (produced by Apathy)
2.  Demigodz Is Back (produced by Apathy)
3.  Dumb High ft. Open Mic (produced by Apathy)
4.  Never Take Me Out ft. Termanology (produced by Teddy Roxpin)
5.  Just Can’t Quit  ft. Scoop Deville (produced by Apathy)
6.  Worst Nightmare (produced by DJ Premier)
7.  Can’t Fool Me  ft. Eternia (produced by Apathy)
8.  DGZ x NYGz  ft. Panchi of NYG’z & DJ Premier (produced by Chumzilla)
9.  Dead In The Middle  (produced by Apathy)
10.  The Gospel According To…  ft. Planetary of Outerspace (produced by Skammadix)
11.  Raiders Cap  (produced by Apathy)
12.  The Fallen Angels  (produced by Apathy)
13.  The Summer Of Sam  (produced by The Snowgoons)
14.  Tomax & Xamot  (produced by Will C.)
15.  Captain Caveman ft. RA The Rugged Man (produced by Teddy Roxpin)
16.  Audi 5000  (produced by Marco Polo)

Note:

I was modestly excited about this project. I say modestly because usually when a collective like this comes together for an album the expectations far exceed the product.  With that being said, that is not the  case with this album.  This album is incredibly refined with proper production and scintillating rhyme schemes.  KILLmatic is a complete project.

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Ruste Juxx x The Arcitype – V.I.C. (2012)

Artist: Ruste Juxx x The Arcitype

Album: V.I.C.

Source:  Artist

Tracklisting:

01. V.I.C. (Intro) (feat. Zash Chinhara)
02. G.G.T.C.
03. Lava (feat. Termanology)
04. Can Only Be Me (feat. Genius)
05. The Life I Live (feat. Copywrite)
06. Jump Start (feat. DJ Slipwax, Jaysaun, Planet Asia & R.A. the Rugged Man)
07. Barbarian Bars (feat. Punchline)
08. Right There With Me (feat. XL, Sadat X & Skanks)
09. Rock to the Rhythm
10. She Get It In (feat. Genius)
11. The Walking Dead (feat. Shabaam Sahdeeq, Guilty Simpson & Ill Bill)
12. Where They Be At
13. That La La La (feat. Craig G & General Steele)
14. Stand Strong (feat. Sarah Miller)
15. Something Outta Hopeless (feat. Aisling Peartree)
16. Champion (feat. King Magnetic) (Bonus)
17. Summertime on the Ave (feat. KiKi, Promise & Skanks) (Bonus)
18. Give Em What They Want (feat. Genius & Illa Ghee) (Bonus)
19. That La La La (the WEEDmix) (feat. Viceversah & Cortez) (Bonus)

Note:

I can say, without hesitation, that Ruste Juxx has been on of the most prolific artists in the last few years.  He has been featured donzens of times on other people’s projects. He has been on a a blistering pace of almost releasing two albums a year and V.I.C. is his second of 2012.  His first project this year was with French producer Kyo Itachi, entitled Hardbodied Hip Hop.  That album was outstanding and I thought Juxx had outdone himself with that effort but, V.I.C. expounds even further on that effort, making it one of the top notch albums of 2012.   I believe one of the reasons this album shines so bright is the beat selection from producer, The Arcitype.  He is able to fuse different sounds together for an album that I really hadn’t heard before and that only enables Ruste Juxx to showcase even more of what he can do with the microphone.

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Famoso – Before Tha’ Dope Comes (2012)

I wish I had some time to talk about this release, but time is not on my side and I wanted to get this project out so you can all enjoy it.  If you like hard rhymes and beats served NYC style, this is something that you are going to want to check out.  A couple of the songs I had heard before but many of them were new to me.  A lot of great guest shots available on this one as well.

Be on the look out for Famoso’s, Tales From Tha’ Dopeside next month mean while get acquainted!

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