Check the banging single “You Should Go Home” feat. Bun B & Masspike Miles!
Statik Selektah and Termanology to Release Collaborative album “1982” on October 26th, 2010
Since late in 2009, Emcee/Producer tandem Statik Selektah and Termanology have been hard at work on their landmark collaborative album 1982. Now New York transplants, Statik and Termonology are Massachusetts natives and have worked together frequently throughout the last five years—yet 1982 marks their first full-length project together.
Termanology began making a name for himself with several highly acclaimed 12″ singles. At the onset of 2006, Term’s big break came when DJ Premier blessed him with one of his signature, scratch-laden beats. “Watch How It Go Down” instantly became an underground classic and with it Termanology thrusted himself onto Hip-Hop’s international radar. The conscious hood anthem garnered the earnest MC tons of praise, landing him in The Source’s “Unsigned Hype” and XXL’s “Show and Prove” columns. On September 30, 2008, he released his debut album, Politics As Usual, to critical acclaim. Politics As Usual featured production and appearances from Hip-hop heavyweights such as Bun B, Prodigy, Freeway, Sheek Louch, The Alchemist, Pete Rock, Buckwild, Easy Mo Bee & Large Professor.
Establishing his own spot amongst the ranks of East Coast hip-hop’s seminal figures, DJ/producer Statik Selektah utilized his turntabling skills and ingenuity in PR and promotions to break some of the region’s most promising artists, bearing his own influence on the national mixtape circuit. As a producer he has worked with Talib Kweli, Bun B, Styles P, Consequence, Freeway, M.O.P. and Jadakiss (among many others); and most importantly, the DJ became a major-player on the mixtape circuit as his releases with Nas, Q-Tip, John Legend, and Saigon received major accolades and write-up’s. Statik dropped his first LP, Spell My Name Right in 2007, Stick 2 the Script in 2008 and his third full-length solo-project, 100 Proof: The Hangover in 2010.
Statik has revealed that 1982 will be released on October 26, 2010 through Showoff Records, in conjunction with Term’s ST. Records and famed Boston underground Hip Hop imprint—Brick. The 1st leak from the album is the grimey headnodder “Goin Back.” The record has been getting rave reviews on the net, radio & streets alike and features legendary West Coast act Xzibit (MTV’s Pimp My Ride) & “The Hustler” Cassidy. A video is in the works for “Goin Back” with director John Colombo, who recently shot visuals the for official single off the 1982 album – “You Should Go Home,” which features “Mr. 5 Mics” Bun B & Maybach Music crooner Masspike Miles. The video for “You Should Go Home” is out now and the single is available on Itunes & All digital stores.
With the release date for the project now on the horizon, Termanology laments on the project named after his and Statik’s mutual year of birth – “I’m excited, the album is finally here and hip-hop is in desperate need of an album like this right now.” Other album highlights include Term spazzing out on the 100 bar intro “The World Renown” and linking up with legendary MC’s Inspectah Deck, Styles P & M.O.P.
As an added bonus, Statik Selektah has also revealed that the duo will release a free Bonus EP of exclusive material to those who provide proof of purchase of the album.
Produced by Rain, and featuring contributions from Headnodic, Reks, Edo G and more!
MC Moe Pope’s career first took off in the early 2000s with Bay Area-based hip-hop band Mission (who later became known as Crown City Rockers). After a series of 12″s, Pope appeared on the group’s LP, One, in 2001, before he decided to return to Boston in order to look after his daughter. Back in his hometown, he connected with rapper/producer Insight and his five-man outfit, Electric (aka Electric Company). Along with members Anonymous and Raheem Jamal, Pope broke off from Electric to form Project Move, issuing their debut album, Love Gone Wrong/Butterfly Theory, in 2006. As each group’s members went off to make solo records, Pope reunited with his former Crown City cohort Headnodic for the 2008 well received collaborative album Megaphone.
2010 finds Moe Pope with a new production partner and a new label for his latest and most mature work to date, Life After God. Produced (almost entirely – Headnodic does supply the last beat as a bridge to the next Megaphone project) by upstart beat smith Rain (who has laid tracks for Masta Ace, Blacastan, Day Laborers and others), Life After God is what contemporary Hip Hop should sound like; not scarred to take chances sonically but with it’s roots firmly planted in traditional Boom Bap and Rock.
The duo enlists the vocals of fellow Beantown legends Edo. G and REKS, Punk crooner/hypeman Chris Talkin and live instrumentation from Crown City Rockers alum. Brick Records is pleased to release this collective vision of Moe Pope and Rain, packaged in a 6 panel CD wallet and including full lyric sheets.
Envision the MC/Producer platform of Pete Rock & CL Smooth blended with the abstract prose of Bob Dylan and the pure adrenalin angst of Bad Brains and prepare for your Life After God.
Known for his classic hard core style, no-sellout attitude, and a true life story that would make the most street minded A&R envious, rhyme animal Blacastan is sure to cement his name in the annals of hip hop.
Growing up in Hartford, CT Blac began to take an interest in hip hop music during his teen years, but it was violence and street life that took up most of his time. Thanks to his strong-arm style while taking care of business, a 16-year-old Blacastan was tried as an adult when he was arrested in the mid-’90s. Serving his sentence left him plenty of time for listening and writing. He favored the underground sound of the Lyricist Lounge and Soundbombing series along with artists like Nas, Mobb Deep, The Wu Tang Clan and Pharoahe Monch. After digging deeper and deeper into the underground while working on his own rhymes, he emerged from prison with an impressive skill set, a throwback style, and an unmatched drive and determination. His first mixtape Me Against the Radio became a favorite in the underground and an internet cult classic, especially it’s key cut and video, “Life Of A Tape.” Appearances on releases from Blue Sky Black Death, Krumbsnatcha, Jean Grae, Esoteric and Apathy followed. The extremely limited CD-only Master Of Reality mixtape with The Bladerunners (7L & Beyonder) garnered the emerging rhyme juggernaut even more momentum.
So now the resurrection of realness reigns supreme; a return to the hard core east coast hip hop that many have forgotten or turned their backs on. Many, but not Blac. And his peers and fans are responding. The full length opus entitled “Blac Sabbath” is finally here. The debut album boasts production & vocals from some of the elite in the game: Statik Selektah, Blue Sky Black Death, Mr. Green, Colombeyond, Esoteric and Celph Titled. So dust off your hoodies and timbs, twist the cap on the Olde E, split the dutch and get ready to experience the sound that many are dubbing the ‘savior of underground rap music’. Homeboys and homegirls, The Blac Sabbath is here.
01. BLAC SABBATH INTRO
02. BLAC MAGIC
03. THE DICE LIFE
04. 3010 FEAT. ESOTERIC AND CELPH TITLED
05. CRATE DIGGAZ FEAT. COLOMBEYOND
06. BEST THAT I CAN FEAT. MARK FURY AND COLOMBEYOND
07. CITY TO CITY
08. THE WAY IT’S DONE FEAT. BAD NEWZ
09. RETURNIN’ TO NAM
11. YOU WOULDN’T BELIEVE
12. THE WORLD FEAT. COLOMBEYOND
13. ANYTHING LESS
14. CRAC HOUSE
15. THE DARC KRYSTAL
16. HOW CAN YOU BE SO SURE
17. THE LIFE OF A TAPE
18. LIFE IS NOT A GAME FEAT. COLOMBEYOND / OUTRO
19. THE REAL (REMIX) *DIGITAL EXCLUSIVE BONUS TRACK*