DJ Delz & Termanology: Jackin’ For Beats
It seems like this is turning out to be the jacking for beats week. First Glasses juxed Dr. Dre’s catalog and now Termanology is jacking everybody that’s had classic material. Well, not exactly. These are mostly his best freestyles and songs from his previous mixtapes. And for those mainstream-radio-only-listening-ain’t-up-on-it-people who don’t keep up with what’s really hood, Termanology’s that half Latino-half French kid out of Lawrence, Mass (damn Red Sox) who’s been terrorizing the underground scene for a hot minute.
I love how all these real nuccas like me, Term and Styles P are on the same page about these tight pants wearing ass penckos. You have to wonder which rapper he’s talking about on “Tight Pants Are For Girls” where he questions, “Since when is it cool to dress like a dude that fucks another dude? Y’all To Wong Foo” (Y’all young bucks gotta go back to the mid 90s cinema to understand that last line).
But that’s just a quick sick line. His freestyle over Camp Lo’s “Luchini” instrumental was bananas like that republic on 5th ave. “Ayo I need that—Air Force Ones up on my feet, black/If I ain’t got ‘em then I’m coming with a ski mask/couple of burners and some niggas that’ll seize that/jewelry you got up on your neck so lean back/put your hands up in the air before the heat clap.” I know it sounds simple enough, but you have to hear the crazy flow behind it and the beat to really appreciate what this man said and did with the joint. But him being lyrical isn’t anything new to his fans. That’s why we love the kid. I mean that work he put in on “93 Til Infinity” just left me wishing he wouldn’t stop rhyming over that classic left coast beat.
Though this is mainly a compilation mixtape (I’ve heard most of these joints already), it’s still just as potent as it was the first time I heard it. Favorites like “Saga Begins,” “Circulate” and “Mass Appeal” are included on this mixtape. And it really doesn’t get much harder than “Say It” where Term, Sheek, Freeway, Saigon, Bun B and Joel Ortiz form like Voltron and roar one time for the hardcore. Anyone who doesn’t know about the kid Term would find this mixtape to be a nice and formal introduction. It displays some of his best material both old and new and showcases his lyrical ability over classic material and the infamous flow that Michael Phelps wouldn’t be able to swim through no matter how many bongs he hits.
Have a good and safe weekend, y’all. I remember: never trust a big butt and a smile; big breasts and a frown; or anyone who wears fake Jordans. Uno.-The Infamous O
Hottest Joint: “93 Til Infinity”
Weakest Joint: “Look So Hard”