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REVIEW:Termanology:If Heaven Was A Mile Away (A Tribute To J Dilla)

Not since Christopher Rios said “I’m all about business and enterprising, advising financial advisors on franchising and widen they horizons/devising ideas with master minders/moving on they stash with diamonds/first we get the cash then we laugh like minors,” has a Puerto Rican MC blown me away with his rhyme patterns and flow (Sorry Tru, Joel, & Jim. And Banks, you really don’t count). Now me personally, I hate comparing rappers to legends like Big, Pac or Pun, but like them, Term has a gift for this art form that allows him to draw and paint pictures like a hip-hop Todd McFarlane.

This man said, “I come with a razor drippin’ with AIDS to rip ya face up/I got my pistol laid up, haters better hit the gym up/invest in a vest, the best of the best, the rest will be jest/mix a little cut with the fish/I’ma insane spitter, and I run with the pain dealers/old school spitters say I remind them of Kane (nucca!)/politically, analytically, I am physically every bit of a real MC, trilogy after trilogy,” on “Circulate.” Does that not warrant a round of applause? What’s poppin’? Does this man have to brawl in a Louis Vuitton store (keepin’ it gayngster!) with Justin Timberlake to get ya’ll attention??

Underage crumb bums like Tyga and Yung Berg are getting record deals that allow them to cop Transformers Ice and this dude nada? Talk about injustice. He kicked 100 bars that were so mouth watering that I needed that saliva-sucking thing that dentists use (Should I have said “Pause” at anytime in that sentence?). “Code Of The St.” had me ready to get on my Brooklyn bullsh*t and scuff my brand new crispy Timbs on a muthaf*cka’s face. Tyga couldn’t motivate me to dirty my socks, man.

The Boston Boricua went in on “OHH,” with the flow and delivery at the end of every line like “Ohh!” Joint was hot, dunn! The concept behind “What Type of Money” and the way it was executed was straight fuego. And son created a sound so laid back and chill on “Spazz Out” that it made me wanna go get a fat sack with a pint of Hennessy and lay back!

And honestly I would’ve never thought Term, Sheek, Freeway, Bun B, Saigon & Joell Ortiz would sound like a dream team on “Say It.” Real talk, Term got that sh*t. His rhymes are outstanding, his lyrics are thought-provoking and his flows couldn’t be bottled by Poland or Evian if they tried. Using the J Dilla (RIP) beats to create his brand of music was an added bonus to his already hot stable of mixtapes. And I’m just asking, is it too soon to crown him the King of Boston? Or does that title still go to Benzino or Everlast? -The Infamous O

Hottest Joint: “Say It”

Weakest Joint: “Down With The King”


  • Danny Myers

    Yeah, Term is the king of Boston,(whatever thats worth) but the nigga been nice. He wil recieve the recognition he deserves soon enough.

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        Stop posting this bullshit everywhere you go. Your shit is WACK homie. I went to your page to give you a chance, and you give us that?? JERZEY is right.

        Everybody postin! Dont even TRY to go to this wack nigga shit. He’s garbage.

  • http://www.hip-hopkings.com Stu

    This mixtape is fire. Very good dedication to a legend of the game.

  • DILLA DAWG

    this mixtape is crazy!!! best of 09 for sure

    download it here

    http://www.zshare.net/download/53542480b2a04722/

    http://www.mediafire.com/?1mnwmrjdyoj

  • NBA ALL DAY

    King Of Boston? Didn’t The pligrams leave England because they didn’t want to deal with a king??? Food for thought.

    Ask Term who the king of boston is.
    I think he’ll say GURU or BIG SHUG.

  • te noh

    There’s only one king of Boston, and his name is Edo G.

    “I’m from the Bury but not the fruit yall.”

    Seriously, Edo, Akro, and Lif get way more Boston love than Term.

  • henny hendrix

    Term is on some other shit, props to him and the whole ST. cuz they all ill, R.I.P. DILLA

  • YEZIIIR

    who the hell is edo g. anyways, Term is killin it, reppin hard my dude!

  • O

    Word?! I need some Edo G product. I haven’t heard enough from him. Wishing used to be my sh*t!

  • nattiez

    I have been on this kid for the last few months. when i heard the Bun track i was intrigued but then i found more of his stuff and loaded up my MP3 when i went on vacation. im 33 and im about them lyrics and flows and he has it all. only old school people will understand the power of the term ” nice” but this dude is “nice” with his. fuck who is king. the kid is just straight up nice with them words.

  • nattiez

    i will say though that Ed og is the godfather of that boston shit. “Be a father to your child”…………………..

  • O

    I think that’s why I’m feeling this mixtape so much. Lyrics and flows aren’t what today’s “MCs” are trying to create. They just wanna make ringtone music and get paid. Ain’t trying to leave no real legacy. Enter Termanology…

  • http://www.xxlmag.com Bean

    All i needed to read was the 1st paragraph to see that u recognize TRUE, REAL and TALENTED hip hop artists. I mean exactly, what does he have to do to get ur guys attention (he has done a remix w/ christina aguilara prod.by preemo for u mainstream hip hop “fans”, but seriously people WE, as fans need to step up to the plate & support the real and talented artists out there like Term an cop his mixtapes and debut cd “Politics as Usual” which is online, i went to FYE & they had 1 copy of it there, 1 copy!? & im from MA. where he is from & i was shocked.Come on peeps im a 23yr old white boy from the burbs & even i c it, y’all need to WAKE THE F… UP!

  • Big Perm

    Yo I picked up this mixtape earlier this week and it’s just nothing but straight fire….especially the track “circulate” shit is ridiculous!

  • http://www.theunderwriters.blogspot.com THE UNDERWRITER

    Yeah, Term’s been bringing it with this mixtape. I had been wondering who was gonna pick up some of Dilla’s unknown gems. Dude does it justice.

  • furious…styles!!!

    yo this is one of the dudes Ive been looking at
    for the last two three years
    homie does have fire in em
    he’s just gotta find himself an investor to invest in em

  • D-Money

    this mixtape is fire

    and since when has everlast been from boston????

  • Rotterdam

    Term is sick!! ever since “Watch how it go down” he’s been doin’ it. Politics as usual was a hot album too, real nice!

    (By the way, Infamous O, It’s Joell, not Joel.
    “J-O-E- Double what i never take” :p)

  • ShowTime

    Circulate is My shit..Im bout to Dl that shit in a few..Like my man was telling me after listening to my shit..You got the lyrics man you just need that hit..Thats what Term needs.. To get that attention..He stepping his shit up..that hit will come.

    Review is on point..I dont if its the same person all the time but them shits be on point.

    and Term >> Joel Ortiz

    “When you think of Show-Time, you thinking of a Clock”

    http://www.myspace.com/showtimeny

  • Casey

    Was that an infomercial or a review?

  • dan99

    What’s the gotdamn ratings?

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