Termanology Rips A Funkmaster Flex Freestyle. Pardon The Interruption (Video)
It’s been just over a month since Lawrence, Massachusetts’s Termanology dropped More Politics, a self-released LP featuring Bun B, Styles P, Sheek Louch, Kxng Crooked, Joey Bada$$, Your Old Droog, and others. With just three songs featuring a solo Term’, the album is an inclusive affair with plenty of variety to offer listeners. But for those eager to hear him rock a beat on his own, his recent appearance on Hot 97 with Funkmaster Flex and Statik Selektah offers up all that…and then some.
With Smoothe da Hustler’s 1995 breakthrough record “Broken Language” serving as the instrumental, Termanology delivers nearly four minutes of bars, during which time he manages to weave in current events with tremendous capacity. It’s off to an aggressive start as he begins by saying “first off, fuck the mumble Rap,” alluding to the ongoing discussion about artists like Lil Yacthy and Lil Uzi Vert and their place in Hip-Hop music. “My cousin still in the can, sometimes I sit and plot/Another innocent man killed by a city cop,” he raps about the country’s police-violence epidemic. “Courts, judges, and pigs they all go hand-in-hand,” he rhymes before mentioning the falsified documents in the case of Sandra Bland’s death in police custody. He also mentions the untrustworthy news media, going as far as to say “Fox 5 feeding us lies, thinking we fools.”
Other notable references to today’s political climate include Colin Kaepernick, President Obama’s failure to address police violence, a money-hungry health-insurance industry, and more.