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HIP HOP’S RISING STAR, TERMANOLOGY, READIES DEBUT ALBUM BOASTING A DREAM TEAM CAST OF PLATINUM PRODUCERS INCLUDING DJ PREMIER, ALCHEMIST, HAVOC, NOTTZ, BUCKWILD, LARGE PROFESSOR, PETE ROCK, HI-TEK, EASY MO BEE AND GUEST APPEARANCES FROM PRODIGY, BUN B, SHEEK LOUCH, FREEWAY, LIL FAME,

HIP HOP’S RISING STAR, TERMANOLOGY, READIES DEBUT ALBUM BOASTING A DREAM TEAM CAST OF PLATINUM PRODUCERS INCLUDING DJ PREMIER, ALCHEMIST, HAVOC, NOTTZ, BUCKWILD, LARGE PROFESSOR, PETE ROCK, HI-TEK, EASY MO BEE AND GUEST APPEARANCES FROM PRODIGY, BUN B, SHEEK LOUCH, FREEWAY, LIL FAME,

“POLITICS AS USUAL” WILL BE RELEASED SEPTEMBER 30th, 2008 ST RECORDS/NATURE SOUND RECORDS

What the industry is saying about Termanology:

“Term has a unique desire for the culture because he touches the issues that I can relate to as a TRUE HIP-HOP HEAD..his flows are nice, and he stays creative with his subject matter…he even speaks for me and not every new MC comin’ up can do that.” – DJ Premier

“Termanology puts the MC back in MC’ing, he’s a breath of fresh air in this dirty game.” – Bun B

“Termanology shows he could be a leader of the new school” – The Source Magazine

New York, NY – Massachusetts-bred; New York-based rapper Termanology has now finished his official debut album Politics As Usual. One of this year’s most anticipated albums; it drops September 30th, 2008 through a joint venture between Term’s own ST. Records and Indy powerhouse Nature Sounds. Termanology’s debut merges the best of both worlds for all Hip-Hop fans, as its meshes classic boom-bap production from a virtual who’s who list of production royalty; DJ Premier, Hi-Tek, Pete Rock, The Alchemist, Havoc, Buckwild, Nottz and Large Professor all provide tracks, with Term’s lyricism, swagger and bravado.

Growing up in the streets of the post-industrial, predominantly Latino city of Lawrence, MA, the half-white, half-Puerto Rican MC transitioned from silly freestyles at age nine to full-fledged records by 15. Constantly traveling between Boston and New York to pursue his music business dream, Termanology released his first 12-inch in 2002. Through his alliance with influential mixtape DJ (and fellow Massachusetts native) Statik Selektah, Term began earning the respect of Boston’s Hip-Hop scene with several highly acclaimed 12″ singles.

At the onset of 2006, Term caught his big break when legendary producer DJ Premier, whom he met three years earlier, finally blessed him with one of his signature, scratch-laden beats. “Watch How It Go Down” instantly became an underground classic and Termanology appeared on 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.

Since then, Termanology has quickly climbed the industry ranks with his Hood Politics mixtape series and continued collaborations with DJ Premier and other big name producers. Term’s hard work resulted in a joint venture deal with Brooklyn-based label Nature Sounds, which he signed in late 2007. “I decided to go the Indy route to have total control of everything related to my project,” Term explains.

Nature Sounds is quickly becoming the indy home for classic hip-hop. During the last couple of years the label has released projects by several artists that include hip hop cult icon MF DOOM, Wu-Tang’s Masta Killa (Made In Brooklyn), the debut album from Havoc of Mobb Deep (The Kush), most recently, Pete Rock’s latest (NY’s Finest).

Term has already set things in motion for his debut, Politics As Usual, with the recent leak of the LP’s buzz-single, How We Rock,” which has the Internet buzzing and features Term rocking with two of Hip-Hop’s most beloved individuals, Bun B and DJ Premier (who produced “How We Rock”). Term has also shot a video for “How We Rock” and the video will be released to the masses shortly.

Tracklisting and credits for Termanology’s “Politics As Usual”:

1.) Its Time (Produced by Easy Mo Bee)
2.) Watch How It Go Down (Produced by DJ Premier)
3.) Respect My Walk (Produced by Buckwild)
4.) Hood Shit f/ Prodigy of Mobb Deep (Produced by The Alchemist)
5.) Float (Produced by Nottz)
6.) Please Don’t Go (Produced by Nottz)
7.) How We Rock f/ Bun B of UGK (Produced by DJ Premier)
8.) Drugs Crime & Gorillaz f/ Sheek Louch & Freeway (Produced by Nottz)
9.) In The Streets f/Lil Fame of M.O.P. (produced by Hi-Tek)
10.) So Amazing (Produced by DJ Premier)
11.) Sorry I Lied (Produced by Large Professor)
12.) We Killin Ourselves (Produced by Pete Rock)
13.) The Chosen (Resurrecting The Game) (Produced by Havoc)

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Freeway – Still Got Love video

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Freeway – Lights Get Low featuring Rick Ross & Dre video

Freeway – Lights Get Low featuring Rick Ross & Dre video

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Freeway – It’s Over video

Freeway – It’s Over video

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FREE AT LAST: FREEWAY TO RELEASE LONG-AWAITED SOPHOMORE LP NOVEMBER 20TH ON ROC-A-FELLA RECORDS – NEW ALBUM FREE AT LAST EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY JAY-Z & 50 CENT

FREE AT LAST: FREEWAY TO RELEASE LONG-AWAITED SOPHOMORE LP NOVEMBER 20TH ON ROC-A-FELLA RECORDS – NEW ALBUM FREE AT LAST EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY JAY-Z & 50 CENT

Guests include Jay, 50, Scarface, Busta Rhymes, Jadakiss & more

Free at Last is an album that capitalizes on [Freeway’s] constant hunger….he’s a monster.” – Village Voice

“[Freeway] raps about street life with heartsickness and thick details…The production is state-of-the-art soul-hop — sample-specked funk that stays hooky and relatively lean….Free shows off the mix of grit and pleasure that defines Free at Last.” – Rolling Stone

FREEWAY – “Still Got Love”

NEW YORK, NY – November 19, 2007 – North Philly’s native son Freeway has seen a lot since the 2003 release of his certified Gold Roc-A-Fella debut Philadelphia Freeway. Greeted with equally heavy doses of critical acclaim and hood love, Free found himself touring the world and sharing the spoils with the hottest crew in hip-hop, a meteoric rise that would prove to be not without struggle, sacrifice and consequence. Indeed, a lot has changed since then, and through it all, Freeway has remained, quite literally, on his grind.

That grind, as much a part of Freeway’s legendarily gruff delivery as his gritty lyricism, pours through every groove on Free’s long-awaited sophomore set Free At Last. Set for a November 20th release on Roc-A-Fella Records, Free at Last chronicles Freeway’s struggles to navigate an increasingly hostile and competitive musical environment, while remaining true to the streets, his friends and family, and most importantly himself.

“The past four years, a lot’s been goin’ on with me, personally,” explains Free. “I’m a Muslim, and I had the opportunity to go to Mecca, and that really brightened my horizons; the break-up at the Roc, that had me stagnant for a while to be honest; meanwhile, the music is changing, that’s how music is, constantly changing. As far as for me, I didn’t change anything in terms of my style, I do what I do. I’m a reality rapper, always have been, so I got a lot to say about what’s goin’ on. I let it all out on record. That’s why my fans love me.”

Co-executive produced by hip-hop’s two greatest giants – long-time friend and mentor JAY-Z and newfound ally 50 Cent – and featuring a virtual who’s who of raps brightest stars including guest spots from Scarface, Busta Rhymes, Jadakiss, 2 Short, Paul Wall and production from JR Rotem, Cool & Dre, Don Cannon, Bink, Dame Grease & more, Free At Last is a tour-de force, deftly recapturing that signature Roc-A-Fella sound while infusing it with a hunger and electricity that’s been missing since, well, Freeway’s last album.

“The industry’s goin’ through changes, and it’s about a lot of bullshit right now,” says Freeway of the new project. “Since I first came out, I’ve been watching very closely. Radio, video don’t support anymore. So I’ve been floodin’ the internet w freestyles, hittin’ the streets. The blogs and the networking sites are the new streets, obviously. That’s where the fans are. They want to hear your music, and you gotta give it to them. They’ll let you know real quick what they think!”

To that end, Free At Last is Freeway’s emancipation proclamation. Instead of pursuing a traditional single strategy, Free is following the heat generated from this summer’s street banger, “Rocafella Billionaires” featuring JAY-Z, by releasing four new tracks simultaneously: “It’s Over,” “Spit That Shit,” “Reppin’ The Streets,” and “When They Remember.” The tracks have been serviced to top DJ’s around the country as exclusives, and are available to stream at rocafella.com.

Stay tuned for more on Free At Last, and the return of Roc-A-Fella’s prodigal son, Freeway…

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FREEWAY Free At Last Roc-A-Fella Records November 20, 2007

FREEWAY Free At Last Roc-A-Fella Records November 20, 2007

AUDIO: “It’s Over

NEW ALBUM FREE AT LAST EXECUTIVE PRODUCED BY JAY-Z & 50 CENT

Guests include Jay, 50, Scarface, Rick Ross, Busta Rhymes, Jadakiss & more

NEW YORK, NY – October 24, 2007 – North Philly’s native son Freeway has seen a lot since the 2003 release of his certified Gold Roc-A-Fella debut Philadelphia Freeway. Greeted with equally heavy doses of critical acclaim and hood love, Free found himself touring the world and sharing the spoils with the hottest crew in hip-hop, a meteoric rise that would prove to be not without struggle, sacrifice and consequence. Indeed, a lot has changed since then, and through it all, Freeway has remained, quite literally, on his grind.

That grind, as much a part of Freeway’s legendarily gruff delivery as his gritty lyricism, pours through every groove on Free’s long-awaited sophomore set Free At Last. Set for a November 20th release on Roc-A-Fella Records, Free at Last chronicles Freeway’s struggles to navigate an increasingly hostile and competitive musical environment, while remaining true to the streets, his friends and family, and most importantly himself.

“The past four years, a lot’s been goin’ on with me, personally,” explains Free. “I’m a Muslim, and I had the opportunity to go to Mecca, and that really brightened my horizons; the break-up at the Roc, that had me stagnant for a while to be honest; meanwhile, the music is changing, that’s how music is, constantly changing. As far as for me, I didn’t change anything in terms of my style, I do what I do. I’m a reality rapper, always have been, so I got a lot to say about what’s goin’ on. I let it all out on record. That’s why my fans love me.”

Co-executive produced by hip-hop’s two greatest giants – long-time friend and mentor JAY-Z and newfound ally 50 Cent – and featuring a virtual who’s who of raps brightest stars including guest spots from Scarface, Rick Ross, Busta Rhymes, Jadakiss, 2 Short, Paul Wall and production from JR Rotem, Cool & Dre, Don Cannon, Bink, Dame Grease & more, Free At Last is a tour-de force, deftly recapturing that signature Roc-A-Fella sound while infusing it with a hunger and electricity that’s been missing since, well, Freeway’s last album.

“The industry’s goin’ through changes, and it’s about a lot of bullshit right now,” says Freeway of the new project. “Since I first came out, I’ve been watching very closely. Radio, video don’t support anymore. So I’ve been floodin’ the internet w freestyles, hittin’ the streets. The blogs and the networking sites are the new streets, obviously. That’s where the fans are. They want to hear your music, and you gotta give it to them. They’ll let you know real quick what they think!”

To that end, Free At Last is Freeway’s emancipation proclamation. Instead of pursuing a traditional single strategy, Free is following the heat generated from this summer’s street banger, “Rocafella Billionaires” featuring JAY-Z – and the new heat rock burning up the blogs “Step Back” featuring Lil’ Wayne – by releasing three new tracks simultaneously: “It’s Over,” “Still Got Love,” and “Lights Get Low” featuring Rick Ross. The tracks have been serviced to top DJ’s around the country as exclusives, and are available to stream at rocafella.com.