G.O.Y.A. (Gunz Or Yay Available)
Arguably one of the best emcees to come out of Massachusetts, Termanology has been dropping gems since 2003. Now, 10 years deep in the game, he's finally getting the widespread recognition he deserves. A highly advanced lyricist with a distinct, breathy flow, he's worked with pretty much every hip-hop V.I.P. on the East Coast, including OGs like Premier and Pete Rock, plus next-generation hitmakers Statik Selektah and Action Bronson. Last year alone, he put out three outstanding projects: 2012 with Statik, Fizzyology with Lil Fame, and the fourth edition of his 50 Bodies mixtape series. Literally every track on G.O.Y.A. (Guns or Yay Available) is dope, with Term's wordy, Pun-influenced verses lighting up consistently strong, sample-based production from promising up-and-comers Shortfyuz, The Architype, and DJ Deadeye. Don't miss the rags-to-riches joint "American Dreamin'," the marimba-laced "Compra" with Tony Touch and Doo Wop, the cautionary tale "Cocaine Eyes" featuring Wais P, and "Judo" with N.O.R.E.