Termanology, the 978 legend, releases “Goya 3,” his 41st project with production by Shortfyuz. It’s evident this album comes with a superabundant amount of pride. Watch the mini-documentary below for an inside scoop of Term breaking down the album with live footage of its fruition.
Term recruits his ST crew Reks, Ea$y Money, and Artistin, along with other Hip Hop heavyweights and legends including Cassidy, Lil Fame (M.O.P), Tek (Smif N Wessun), UFO Fev, Nems, Jared Evan, Rome Streetz, Jay Royale, Planet Asia, Nymlo, Oun P, Eto, Bonnie B, H Blanco, Wais P, Stunna Gang, Crimeapple, and Tony Touch. Production credits include Nef, Dreamlife Beats, Nas, Newdlez, and Jam.
The game’s notorious booth menace delivers 14 gritty, street-certified tracks, each multifarious in production and lyrical substance. “Salsa Moves” sets the album off and describes Term’s moves from the streets to TV screens as Hip Hop royalty…a global wildfire. An intro from a loca on the line sets the tone and entrance for Termanology in “Don Julio.” He’s in his zone with Don Julio overflowing in the studio amid mami’s, weed, and Henny. It’s clear Term’s from the law where there are no laws (watch the video below).
“The Shade”, a lyrical broadcast to naysayers, embodies Term’s 20 plus years of accolades. F*uck the likes, the streams, and one-dollar bills he’s sitting high up in skyscrapers scoping out enemies. “Broad Day” paints a vivid picture of villainous antics that go down in broad daylight without any regard to time, place, or who is around. In “T2” it is made windowpane clear that if it doesn’t involve making dollars then it simply doesn’t make sense. These are grown men that demand respect on the avenue and in the booth. In a cypher style vibe, Term and his ST crew show off their hood etiquette and threat-posing bars in “Derelect 3” (watch the video below).
“You aint no gangsta you aint no gangsta getting no paper aint getting no paper I put a red dot on your head I’m out here drug dealing mother*ck the feds.” In “Red Dot”, Term and his shooters line up military-style to handle business. The hook is sure to resonate while triggers ignite death. “Hunnit” can be noted as the anthem track off the album…Brooklyn meets 978…They’re carrying a hunnit bricks with a hunnit clips, surrounded by a hunnit chicks. Not everyone is built for that fast life. There’s a superior flex brewing in “Survive Illegal.” In a jewel for jewel dropping style, Term delivers a how-to survival guide, with chapters covering leaking body bags and plotting inside cathedrals.
“Limonda” serves as a celebratory track. How do you glorify success and daily wins? Simply add lemon drops into tall glasses of Hennesy. “Masked Up” brings the predatory vibe back into play. Term and his pack aren’t just spitting bars, they’re headhunting on industry and street slugs while showing off their chess moves and Steve Job’s power moves. “Put The Clock On” is a snippet into how bossed-up players move work not just physically but with mind-powered ploys.
In “Mobio” Term drops more jewels about the new world we live in. He mentions drifting souls and exposes slave trade along with society conjured false news, which leads into the finale of “Goya 3.” “Legacy” is an autobiography etched in stone with hood tales, nightmares, family business, and a tell-all on turning street dollars into monetized acres. For those not familiar with Termanology (shame on them) “Legacy” sums him up as both man and artist.
Overall, Termanology delivers yet another timeless gem for Hip Hop history books, turntables, vinyl shops, and even street corners. Stream/purchase “Goya 3” and connect with Termanology on Social Media @termanologyST.