Daniel Carrillo (born October 8, 1982),[1] better known by his stage name Termanology, is an American rapper and record producer.[2] He first gained major 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. He is of Puerto Rican and French descent.

Birth nameDaniel Carrillo
Born (1982-10-08) October 8, 1982 (age 37)
OriginLawrence, Massachusetts, U.S.
GenresHip hop
Years active2002–present
  • ST. Records
  • Showoff Records
Associated acts

Life and careerEdit

In collaboration with the New Hampshire producer DC the MIDI Alien, Carrillo independently released the album Out the Gate in 2005.[3] The single "This Is Hip Hop" attracted the attention of The Source, which featured the rapper in its much-coveted "Unsigned Hype" column.[4] 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[5] and international[6] interest, including an appearance in XXL's "Show & Prove" column.[7]

The debut solo album release Politics as Usual on Nature Sounds in 2008 gathered together many of hip hop's most revered producers[8] 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.[9]

The rapper's mixtapes have also attracted critical attention. These include Hood Politics Vols. I–7[10] his project over J Dilla beats, If Heaven Was A Mile Away;[11] a collection of fifty of his verses, 50 Bodies; and the compilation of his mixtape cuts, Jackin' for Beats.[12]

ST. Da Squad[13] is the self-titled collaborative effort with his group ST. Da Squad. A selection of his featured appearances with other artists can be found on Da Cameo King. In 2009, he wrote and recorded an original song, titled "Here in Liberty City", for the soundtrack to the video game Grand Theft Auto: The Lost and Damned. The mixtape Time Machine, released in late 2009, was described by the artist as "somewhere between a mixtape and an album".[14][15]

1982 was released in October 2010, and is a joint release with producer Statik Selektah. On June 7, 2011, Termanology dropped the mixtape Cameo King II, which is a sequel to Da Cameo King. Later that year he and Ea$y Money made another collaborative project, entitled S.T.R.E.E.T. (Speakin' Thru Real Experience Every Time). In early 2012, Termanology released 50 Bodies Pt. 4 which was hosted by Statik Selektah, D-Stroy, and DJ Deadeye. A couple of months later he and Statik Selektah (1982), released their sophomore album called 2012. The video for Lights Down was shot in Japan and was featured on MTV Jams. In November 2012, Termanology & Lil Fame of the legendary rap group M.O.P., made a collaborative album called Fizzyology, a play on both of their stage names combined.

Hood Politics 7 was released on April 2013 which was promoted on MTV News "Mixtape Mondays". He performed his verse from "Up Every Night (Remix)", which features Kid Ink and Cory Gunz. On October 8, he released his album G.O.Y.A. (Gunz Or Yay Available) which was entirely produced by Shortfyuz. The first single was "Straight Off The Block" which featured DJ Kay Slay, Sheek Louch, and frequent collaborator Lil Fame. "Judo" was the third single that featured N.O.R.E.. To keep the buzz going on the G.O.Y.A. brand, they released a EP the following year on 4/20 called Mas G.O.Y.A.. The first single was "Front Door" which featured Sean Price. Late 2014, Termanology released the album Shut Up And Rap, with the bulk of production by Billy Loman. The singles included "The War Begins" (featuring Chris Rivers, H Blanco, & Inspectah Deck), "I Fucks With You" (featuring Lumidee and Cyrus DeShield), "Get Away" (featuring Skyzoo, Torae & Reks).

On July 7, 2016, Termanology released his first single for his new album More Politics, "We're Both Wrong" featuring Saigon and produced by Q-Tip.


Studio albums


  1. ^ Termanology and Statik Selektah to Release Collaborative Album 1982
    *Matthew M. Burke. "Dynamic Duo", The Phoenix, March 7, 2006.
  2. ^ Russell Contreras. "The Next Beat Poet", Boston Globe, January 22, 2006.
    * Chris Faroune. "In it for the long Term", Boston Herald, February 4, 2006.
  3. ^ Brolin Winning. "Allhiphop Reviews: Out the Gate", AllHipHop, February 2, 2006.
    * John Teufel. "Termanology and DC :: Out the Gate :: Showoff Records", rapreviews.com, February 14, 2006.
    * See also Burke and Contreras, above.
  4. ^ N.D. "Unsigned Hype", The Source, October 2005.
  5. ^ Chairman Mao. "Chairman's Choice", XXL, September 2006.
    * "Termanology : Watch How It Go Down/Think It Over :: Brick Records", DJ Magazine, September 2006.
    * Cherri Moon. "Termanology", URB, April 2007.
  6. ^ "Hip-Hop Single of the Month : Termanology :: Watch How It Go Down [Brick/Traffic]", Echoes (UK), September 2006.
    * "Termanology: Watch How It Go Down (Brick/Traffic)", Hip Hop Connection, September 2006.
    * Hugh Leask. "Termanology: The Word Is Out", Hip Hop Connection, December 2006.
  7. ^ D. J. Omude. "Show & Prove : Termanology:: Lyrics to Go", XXL, September 2006.
  8. ^ D.C. "Termanology: Roll of the Dice Archived 2011-10-02 at the Wayback Machine", Smooth, September 2008.
  9. ^ Mosi Reeves. "Reviews: Termanology: Politics as Usual", Spin, October 2008.
    * Chris Faroaone. "Termanology | Politics As Usual", Boston Phoenix, October 1, 2008.
    * Michele Centeno. "Termanology :: Politics As Usual[dead link]", URB, October 2008.
    * Felicia J. Barclay. "Termanology: Politics As Usual (Album Review)", AllHipHop, October 3, 2008.
    * Andrew Kameka. "Termanology - Politics As Usual", hiphopdx, October 3, 2008.
    * Martin Caballero. "Termanology: Politics as Usual Archived 2008-10-15 at the Wayback Machine", okayplayer, October 13, 2008.
    * Susan Kim. "Termanology :: Politics As Usual :: ST Records/Nature Sounds", rapreviews.com, November 4, 2008. Archived July 16, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  10. ^ Shaheem Reid, Rahman Dukes. "Mixtape Monday", mtv.com, January 16, 2006. Unsigned Hype is the third installment in the series.
    * Susan Kim. "Termanology :: Hood Politics IV, rapreviews.com, November 7, 2006.
    * Hugh Leask. ""Street Level: Mixtapes on the low", Hip Hop Connection, December 2006.
    * "Off the Radar", The Source, December 2006.
    * Adam Thomas. "Termanology: Hood Politics V (Mixtape) Archived 2012-07-01 at Archive.today", AllHipHop, August 30, 2007.
    * Pete Foreman. "Termanology: Hood Politics", AllHipHop, January 15, 2007.
    * Staff. "AllHipHop Year End", AllHipHop, January 15, 2007.
    * Kris Schumacher. "Termanology: Politic Ditto Archived 2008-12-04 at the Wayback Machine", AllHipHop, October 1, 2008.
  11. ^ Omar Mazariego. "Review:Termanology:If Heaven Was A Mile Away (A Tribute To J Dilla)", XXL, January 9, 2009.
    * Martin Caballero. "Gotta love it! Archived 2012-09-19 at the Wayback Machine", Boston Herald, January 9, 2009.
    * Staff. "Música Underground: Termanology Drops New Mixtape", MTV Tr3s, January 9, 2009.
    * Chris Faroane. "Due Dilla-gence", The Phoenix, March 31, 2009.
    * Jonathan Perry. "Termanology Speaks the Language", Boston Globe, April 10, 2009.
  12. ^ Omar Mazariego. "Reviews: DJ Delz & Termanology: Jackin’ For Beats", XXL, May 1, 2009.
    * Chris Faroane. "Boston Hip-Hop Disc and Mixtape Round-Up", The Phoenix, June 18, 2009. (Jackin’ for Beats reviewed.)
  13. ^ Shaheem Reid, Jayson Rodriguez, Rahman Dukes. "Mixtape Monday" mtv.com, March 7, 2008.
  14. ^ Jake Paine. "Termanology Readies Time Machine For September", hiphopdx, July 22, 2009.
  15. ^ Sean Ryon. "Termanology Talks Latest Project, State Of Hip-Hop", hiphopdx, August 18, 2009.
    * Amos Barshad. "And One Wild Dude", New York, August 23, 2009.
  16. ^ "Termanology & Statik Selektah 1982 Album - LatinRapper.com". Retrieved 15 August 2015.
  17. ^ Statik Selektah Speaks On Projects With Nas, Termanology, Action Bronson & Reks. YouTube. 25 August 2011. Retrieved 15 August 2015.
  18. ^ HipHopDX (21 September 2012). "Lil Fame & Termanology "Fizzyology" Tracklist & Cover Art". HipHopDX. Retrieved 15 August 2015.
  19. ^ http://www.djpremierblog.com/2017/08/29/slaine-termanology-anti-hero-tracklist/

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