Birth name – Daniel Carrillo
Born – October 8, 1982 (age 30)
Origin – Lawrence, Massachusetts, US
Genres – Hip hop, East Coast hip hop
Years active – 2004—present
Labels – ShowOff
Associated acts – Statik Selektah, Bun B, M.O.P., DJ Premier, Mobb Deep, Busta Rhymes, Reks, Skyzoo, Action Bronson
Daniel Carrillo (born in October 8, 1982), better known as Termanology is a rapper from Lawrence, Massachusetts. He first came to wide attention with the 2006 single “Watch How It Go Down”. A solo album, Politics As Usual, was released in 2008. He has made a number of collaborative albums, such as 1982 (released in 2010) and is known also for his prolific mixtape output.
In collaboration with the New Hampshire producer DC the MIDI Alien, Carrillo independently released the album Out the Gate in 2005. The single “This Is Hip Hop” attracted the attention of The Source, which featured the rapper in its much-coveted “Unsigned Hype” column. A friendship with the Gang Starr Foundation member Krumbsnatcha led to a meeting with DJ Premier, who was a fan of “This Is Hip Hop”. Termanology’s DJ Premier-produced 2006 single “Watch How It Go Down” generated considerable national and international interest, including an appearance in XXL’s “Show & Prove” column.
The debut solo album release Politics As Usual on Nature Sounds in 2008 gathered together many of hip hop’s most revered producers as DJ Premier was joined by names like Pete Rock, Large Professor, Easy Mo Bee, and Buckwild. It was well received by critics, though many reviewers noted it lacked the focused aggression throughout that “Watch How It Go Down” had promised.
The rapper’s mixtapes have also attracted critical attention. These include Hood Politics Vols. I–VI; his project over J Dilla beats, If Heaven Was A Mile Away; a collection of fifty of his verses, 50 Bodies; and the compilation of his mixtape cuts, Jackin’ for Beats.
ST Da Squad is his collaboration with rappers Ea$y Money, Hectic and Snuk. A selection of his featured appearances with other artists can be found on Da Cameo King. The project Time Machine, released in late 2009, was described by the artist as “somewhere between a mixtape and an album”.1982 was released in October 2010, and is a joint release with producer Statik Selektah.
Out the Gate (with DC the Midi Alien) (ST Records, 2005)
Politics As Usual (Nature Sounds, 2008)
1982 (with Statik Selektah as 1982) (Showoff Records, 2010)
2012 (with Statik Selektah as 1982) (Showoff Records, 2012)
Fizzyology (with Lil’ Fame) (November 6, 2012)
1982 The EP (with Statik Selektah) (2010)
The Evening News EP (with Statik Selektah) (2010)
Hood Politics series
Hood Politics (2003)
III: Unsigned Hype (2005)
IV: Show And Prove (2006)
VI: Time Machine (2009)
50 Bodies series
50 Bodies (2007)
Da Cameo King series
Da Cameo King (2008)
If Heaven Was A Mile Away (A Tribute To J Dilla) (2009)
Jackin’ For Beats (2009)
1982: The Diamond Collection (with Statik Selektah) (2010)
He also gained fame after making the original song “Here in Liberty City” for the game Grand Theft Auto: The Lost and Damned.
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