Paul Wall & Termanology have just shared their newest single “Recognize My Car”, produced by the legendary Pete Rock, and announced their joint-album Start 2 Finish, slated for an April 8th release. The track finds Paul in the smooth pockets he’s known for, delivering a crisp hook and concise rhymes and Termanology providing his classic flair for lyricism. The track is about Paul’s signature car that is a staple of the Houston hip-hop community and an iconic accessory for the legendary MC. The music video is a mesh of NYC & Houston culture, with Paul & Term sporting a tri-state flow surrounded by low-riding cars and a quick cameo from hip-hop’s fabled jeweler Johnny Dang. “Recognize My Car” is a perfect exemplar of the unique musical identity of Paul & Term’s upcoming joint album Start 2 Finish, which is an exhibition of the sheer talent and finesse of two seasoned veterans in the game.
Start 2 Finish is a gritty & genuine collaborative project between Houston legend Paul Wall and the acclaimed tri-state rapper Termanology. Although the two MCs are from completely different worlds, what binds them together creatively is the constant pursuit of greatness on the mic. Even at his legendary stature, Paul Wall has always been a student of the game, and what excites him the most these days is what’s happening in the underground. This natural curiosity led him to the rap phenom Termanology, through a recommendation from their mutual friend and legendary NYC producer Statik Selektah. Paul & Term hold Statik in high regard, so the introduction was not taken lightly. After a few meetings and recording sessions, Term & Paul recognized an undeniable creative connection. The two became frequent collaborators and close friends, so the idea of working on an album together came naturally. The ethos behind the tape was to make an authentic, NYC-style hip-hop album, with Paul Wall rapping in a completely different style outside of his traditional wheelhouse and Termanology supplying the hard-hitting raps he’s known for. Start 2 Finish features production from Statik Selektah, Dame Grease, who produced a majority of DMX’s It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot, the iconic producer Pete Rock and even Term himself. The impressive guest list doesn’t stop there, with verses from Bun B, Nems, Millyz, Fly Anakin, and Kxng Crooked adding even more layers to the album. Along with the release of the album, Paul & Termanology have signed a limited number of vinyl copies of Start 2 Finish available for pre-order and will be delivered on release day, 4/8. This project is truly a meeting of the depths of hip-hop’s underground and the upper-echelon of rap’s royalty, all wrapped up in a sea of smooth beats and tight rhymes.