Statik Selektah & Termanology


SXSW Records

Statik Selektah & Termanology

1982 (Brisk)

The East Coast's coldest rappers flocked to Statik Selektah's crisp production after 2008's Stick 2 the Script, but the Lawrence, Mass., native found a partner in Termanology, a sly, dexterous Lawrence rapper who's long shown promise but never had the proper platform to pop. On 1982, the duo flies off the handle from the tip, "The World Renown" flowing a slinky string production that thrusts Termanology's ever-changing flow onto the main stage. Things get grimy shortly thereafter with "People Are Running" and "Things I Dream," boosted by some filthy slop from M.O.P.'s Lil' Fame. 1982 starts to sound like a showcase for the sake of showcase by the time of the Sunday afternoon chorus croons on "Wedding Bells," with the sped-up soul of "Tell Me Lies," street-hop sampling "The Street Life," and boom-bap'd "The Radio" demonstrating little semblance of continuity. Dudes have talent to burn, but 1982 still spins on the compilation tip. (Wed., 12mid, Fuze)


A note to readers: Bold and uncensored, The Austin Chronicle has been Austin’s independent news source for almost 40 years, expressing the community’s political and environmental concerns and supporting its active cultural scene. Now more than ever, we need your support to continue supplying Austin with independent, free press. If real news is important to you, please consider making a donation of $5, $10 or whatever you can afford, to help keep our journalism on stands.

Support the Chronicle  

More Music Reviews
Texas Platters
Ben Buck
Kilroy (Record Review)

Derek Udensi, Feb. 21, 2020

Fall Platters
The Vapor Caves
Feel Yourself (Record Review)

Kahron Spearman, Nov. 29, 2019

More by Chase Hoffberger
Revisiting the Railroad Killer
Revisiting the Railroad Killer
Local journo Alex Hannaford’s Dead Man Talking podcast investigates the case against a man on death row

Nov. 16, 2018

EMS Union Set for Leadership Contest
EMS Union Set for Leadership Contest
Association to cast ballot between incumbent Tony Marquardt or challenger Selena Xie

Nov. 16, 2018


Statik Selektah & Termanology

One click gets you all the newsletters listed below

Breaking news, arts coverage, and daily events

Can't keep up with happenings around town? We can help.

Austin's queerest news and events

New recipes and food news delivered Mondays

All questions answered (satisfaction not guaranteed)

Information is power. Support the free press, so we can support Austin.   Support the Chronicle