Joey Bada$$ & Termanology Started Out At The Bottom. Now They’re Top Shottas (Audio)

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Joey Bada$$ and Termanology remind listeners why they’re some of the “realest top shottas” when it comes to this generation’s true school spitters on the latest release off Term’s upcoming More Politics LP. Both MCs wax poetic about some of their personal struggles. Over a melancholy horn section, jazzy piano breakdown and bluesy guitar riff, Term’ speaks of “nightmares and mental wars” regarding his overwhelming responsibilities, financial troubles and the recent death of his aunt, while Pro Era front-man Jozif Badmon takes a more straightforward approach.

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Both lyricists rise above adversity, however, ending their verses on high notes—making the point that, regardless of their plagued thoughts, they are still on top of the game. Take Term’s last four bars, for example: “I keep it humble, don’t chill with people that’s gassed up / Some of my friends rich, some of ’em on they last buck / How could I stop showing you love ’cause you had bad luck? / Anybody could vouch for me, any hood I get mad love.

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Besides Joey, More Politics will feature an array of other dope collaborators, like Styles P, Sheek Louch, Bun B, Your Old Droog and Chris Rivers, to name a few—as well as an all-star lineup of producers, including Q-Tip, Just Blaze, Buckwild, Hi-Tek and Nottz.