The Great DUNZO (EP)

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Information on "The Great Dunzo (EP)" –titled by br( )ke

Hip Hop producer br( )ke and I formed a fast friendship over SoundCloud messages and soon I was sending him my acapella stems for a nearly 11 minute song I'd recorded over a beat he'd provided, aptly called "dunzo ammo", which I didn't initially like! With those lengthy vocal stem files, br( )ke took several months splitting, splicing, arranging, matching, blending my raps into completely new instrumentals, grooves, and textured soundscapes. He surprised me when I heard the songs back, completed, in fundamentally new form and structure. Yet, to my delight, the integrity of my vocal takes weren't lacking in the new mixes, rather, were enhanced by br( )ke's keen attention to sonic detail!

The 'ammo' idea, presented by br( )ke's original beat title, provoked me to Go Real Hard for this feature, like "hit[ting] the shooting range" to "empty out a full clip". Digging up skeletons, I'd combined 7 separate lyric-files from my digital notebook stockpile, written casually between 2013 and 2017.

Quirky, dumb lines like "You might just pass the test, brother Slugsworth's watching/ Wonkavision never seen a slug worth watching," bring me way back to a time when I would drive the college mail-truck on the daily route, pass under Milwaukee's Marquette Interchange and park by the train tracks to write down the fun/far-out bars I'd channeled-in while "working". 2013, this was the sacred, manic time between letting go my father and getting marked with a fictitious bipolar disorder diagnosis.

The more recent ammo-lyric-files had been written, perhaps after a long work-day at the metal stamping co., in the special hours of afternoon, reading, resting, thinking, praying... or maybe late night on the Riverwest porch, in a thick, aggressive haze of frustration with Ego shadows bouncing playfully 'round my conspiracy-ridden, blame-hungry, stoned+stabilized "imagination".

Having br( )ke approach the tall labor of mixing/mastering this project to such crystalized form for the final "The Great DUNZO (EP)" was a beautifully healing experience from my angle. Why "healing"? Much of the ammo-lyric-files I'd used for my lyrics were so very charged with near-malicious and sarcastic vibratory emotion. Rapping ammo-lyric-files 1-7 all together, reading them off computer paper for ~10 min, was a seriously intense process, considering the frequent wickedness contained in purposely provocative phrases. Amazingly, the darkness was quelled, not only by my seasoned, 2018-view, but by br( )ke's as well!

With lines like: "I tried to ring the alarm/ I mean no harm" written 'round late 2016, I'll still ask myself: ring What alarm, for What reason? It usually feels like no alarm will ever wake the sleeping. And besides, I only "tried" to ring it, but really then, didn't ring it! Perhaps I need the sleeping to stay sleeping... bless them! Yes, "cryptic" might be a way to describe Dunzo's poetic, often. And there are people who hate "cryptic" and people who tolerate "cryptic". So what if it's cryptic + wicked, I'm beginning to think that's okay. br( )ke helped make it okay... and I'll be grateful to him and this invaluable work, continually.

–Nicholas

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released June 29, 2018

Album art by br( )ke and L. D. Richardson:
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Instrumentals by br( )ke
Production/mixing/mastering by br( )ke
Lyrics written/performed by Dunzo Donalds
Recorded by Dunzo Donalds @ humm. hot. rec. stu. in Kenosha, WI, USA

Released by:
Helfygoodrecords
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[hidden track included in $3.00 DL] "mp3ref- br( )ke- AMMO FILE (1-7) (ft. Dunzo Donalds)" [10:55] additional credits:
Production/mixing/mastering by Dunzo Donalds

[hidden track included in $3.00 DL] "Smellington Piff - Site. br( )ke midi Remix" [02:29] credits:
Instrumental by br( )ke
Remix production/mixing/mastering by br( )ke
"Site" by Smellington Piff is from Smellington Piff's "Notice of Eviction", released December 8, 2014 by Real Life Drama Records –Glastonbury, UK
Lyrics/performance by Smellington Piff (L. Owen)
Original "Site" instrumental produced by Leaf Dog (J. Leigh)

"Smellington Piff - Site. br( )ke midi Remix" released on 04/24/2018
OG Link: soundcloud.com/br0kebeats/smellington-piff-site-brke-midi-remix [STRAIGHT-CLICKING THIS LINK OPENS SOUNDCLOUD IN SAME BROWSER WINDOW]

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Nicholas J (Dunzo) appears courtesy of Raw Biznas Productions

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Track Name: Height, Width, Depth. Feat* DUNZO "this is all dream" DONALDS
[INTRODUCTION]
It’s take three!
(It’s take five now, shi–)
(You told me I had to tell you the truth. Why?
I've been lying to you, yeah.)
It’s take three, yeah. A lot of it –a lot of it
I’m trying to hit it all.

(I got the truth if you want the truth..
There are truths)

I got the truth if you want the truth..
(There are truths)

[VERSE]
Truly price less, yah
A night like this...
Twice flight risk
Hype bicep twist
Galavant easily
Over many shores
Savage rant reading
Like its plenty more in store
Several more where that came from
Using same drums
Wonder can you really make it rain
When you famous
I’m not dangerous
Bet I’m working all the angles
City of angels like the Lakers...

Hyperbolic hyperbole
I’m just that large
Overdone exaggeration
Trust that sarge
It’s very clear to me that
I’m no longer welcome
It’s very clear to me
That I’m not welcome

Love a “b"? No way.
Hug a “b"? Okay!
Smile like Huckabee
Another be in love with me
Luckily I'm blessed
But I feel so underdressed
I feel so close to God
When I caress your breasts

Yeah I just joke I jest
I'm high smoke i injest
They say 'dont do drugs’
‘Cuz you might just see your best
You might just pass the test
Brother Slugsworth's watching
Wonkavision never seen a slug worth watching
You might pass the seed to your
Super human salt beings
You should pass the keys through your
Cutie poopie offsprings
This is just an offering
Blending in with all things
Revolving evolving revolving
(Evolving revolving evolving etc.)

I climbed up a ladder
Then I fell down two shutes
Flew the coop in a super suit
And then I went “swoosh"
Oops, yah
Two steep steppes
No rest for a wicked one
Name a man you know who
Ever knew these depths
Slipped and grew a liquid tounge
Simpleton– middle son
I missed him when I hit the bong
And now I’m looking outward
Couldn’t do a pout
If you put one on my mouth–
Words

i
have
been
trying
to
reach
you

you
will
by
my
conduit
if
you
could
see
like
a
seuss
might

zues
like

characteristics
of
a
moose
right?

otherkin
rights
we
brothers
with
bikes

racing
down
the
block
quick
and
nick
he
always
took
last
look
fast

dunzo
comin'
with
that
shit
that...

with
that
shit
that…
(Dunzo comin’ with that shit…)

Rotate me on a falcrum
Sensory the outcome
We-hope-and-we-I-EEE-insist-the-
Understand-the-plight-of-an-
En–genera–n-is-a-[humming]
(Mount-ton fountain-of-youth-
Anglos-thought-it-was-a-secret
Angels-arent-around-
If-you're-cloudy-in-surround-sound)
Angels-arent-around-
If-you’re…
(Angels-arent-around-
If-you're-cloudy-in-surround-sound etc.)

I rap and go home
(I rap and go home
This could break the dome)

I rap and go home
(I rap and go home)
This could break the dome
(This could break the dome)
It's about being in a crowd and still feeling alone
(It's about being in a crowd and still feeling alone)

(Angels-arent-around-
If-you're-cloudy-in-surround-sound etc.)

[end]
Track Name: Perspective. Feat* DUNZO "this is all dream" DONALDS
[VERSE]
I’ll explain a proposition in poetical form
An essay in parts, resembles more of a storm
Elements of patterned rhythms vocalized and understood
This an opportunity to tell some stories bout the good

If you are young man like I was
Taking drugs like who I always knew I was
Have fun but too many of us over-drunk
Tippin' inta simple sickness
Stricken with a slipped maniscus
There is this richness
I’m Tiny Rick with the timid sentence
Separated paragraph deeper impact then cement hits

[INSTRUMENTAL BREAK]

Add another note...
The quotes are bound to appear and dissapear
It's thick in the smear...
I use to press it
Glued on to your neural tubes
The aura: blue
Like LED– a crystal vision
My center liftin'
Felt the jam and got inspired
Write it down and read it later
Put the pen to paper, I’m–
Over-grown and off the vapors
See you once and see you later
Do me a favor:
Check your man's totality
For the faculty
Just another day toe-taggin' these
Cat/rat trajedies– we magically
Out-dance catastrophies
And add trophies
From performances so dope for free...
I deserve
A stack of hundreds for the skills I have
Developed in the lab
While working on a Mac
Learning apps
Bitch give me half! aaah
It's happenstance
We met each other on a distant path
The lithograph describes
The fitness track
So figure that
Just a pen and pad
So take a stab
Whipped with a liquid staff
Neutral and uninspired
Went and conspired
To shun communities like you and me
I tried to speak the spooky truth to you
Like how much you get paid
To send innocent youths to prison groups

Who gets a second chance
To fascinate the fam and
Over look out on the land?
Fathom that! yah
I own as far as I can see
It's all for me and you and us
It’s palpable and I’m living natural
No Pop-Tarts in my pantry bro
I’m out here gathering nuts
To save for chilling gusts
It's up to us to push the higher rungs
Ring the bell– let's start the revolution
When I say so
So say “go"
Un momento
You don’t get a say so

It’s not an option to say "no" to
Rockin' on the spot then
Walkie talkin’ pop-spin
On a himple Hip Hop gem
(simple Hip Hop gem)
…On and on,
Take a step ahead before you dead
Paralyzed mind
That's reluctant redirection
yeh
So look around!
Whey-are you now?
Look ar–a–
Where are you now?

(Can I live?)

(I don’t give a fºck about your views–
This is paradise
I don’t care to listen to you spew
So don’t share it twice
Do not talk my ear off
Didn’t ask you for that bºllshºt
I might hit the shooting range
Empty out a full clip
I live here in Riverwest
It’s horrible in many ways
Walk around at night time
Sweetie, I don’t feel safe
I’m just another white hippie
Been looking for MDMA
Send me away
I’m clever as ever
You never thought
I might sacrifice it all
Huh? yeah
I guess you just never knew me at all
Funny how it falls and a bºtch like me stands tall

[end]
Track Name: 3hree. Feat* DUNZO "this is all dream” DONALDS
[INTRODUCTION]
Yah,
I guess you just never knew me at all!
Funny how it falls and a bºtch like me stands tall

[VERSE]
Talk about conspiracy
It's heavy in my own home, the–
Art of controversy
It’s potent in my dome, this–
Provocateur shºt
I’ll hit you where it fºcking hurts, I’m–
Gender-queer Republican
Latch on all my words

Don’t want the respect of a fºckhead
Who can’t see straight
I cooked myself a meal…
Got myself a clean plate
‘Cuz These Days
I wonder less and less
About the vastness
Twenty long years I’ve been an
Av-er-age ºss-kiss
I made this beat in college–
It must be worth 30,000 dollars
Honest
No promise for the blonde bºtch– it’s me
It’s always been me the whole time
I use my whole mind, go grind
Overtime: ~$14.50

This
(This)
Right here
(Right here)
Is my
Confessional
(–Fessional)
Can I speak to you
(To you)
A speech
(A speech)
That’s special though?
(That’s special though)
I touch the sky
In my real life, yeah?
Without a single word to be heard, yeah?

This media is nothing but distraction, yeah?
(Yeah)
That rectangle you staring: quite empty, yeah?
(Yeah)
Now you’re opinions are formed for you, yeah?
(Yeah)
Me too
(Me too?)
Yeah?
(Yeah)
Me too
(You too?)
Yeah
What do we do?
(Huh?)
What can be done?
(I-onno...)
(Are you done?)
Isn’t this is fun? Yeah
(Oh? No)
What could be done?
(Yeah?)
Isn’t this is fun?
(No)

[BRIDGE]
I tried to ring the alarm
I mean no harm
I mean no harm
[x4]

(I tried to ring the alarm
I mean no harm
I mean no harm)

[VERSE]
The whole fridge needs to get cleaned–
Now!
Talk about divisive
Getting righteous with devices
No one fºcks with niceness
The internet is silent
Call my boy a spy and
You get priced like an item
I’ve sized him
Six foot tall in high heels
It’s a steal how I get adults to squeal
I don’t feel
I don’t–
Sticks and stones will break your bones
But words?...

(I tried to ring the alarm
I mean no harm
I mean no harm)

I said:
The whole fridge needs to get cleaned–
Now!
Talk about devices
Getting righteous with devices
No one fºcks with niceness
The internet is silent
Call my boy a spy and
You get prized like an item

No one fºcks with niceness
The internet is silent
Call my boy a spy and
You get prized like an item
I’ve sized him
…Will break ya–

(I tried to ring the alarm
I mean no harm
I mean no harm)

…Will break your bones, sti–
Sticks and stones will break your bones
…Will break your bones

(Retract that statement
You forgot the phrase
Here’s why I disagree
The sweetie’s nonviolent

It’s just words
Can I live?
Is this what?!
Can I live?
It’s just words
Is this what?!
Can I live?
Is this what?!
Can I live?
(Is this what?!)
Can I live?
It’s just words
Can I–
Is this what?!)

[end]
Track Name: mp3ref- br( )ke- AMMO FILE (1-7) (ft. Dunzo Donalds)
Title:
Br( )ke- Ammo file 1-7 (B*tch Give Me Half/Revolving) (ft. Dunzo Donalds)

Beat plays 3 or 4 times

[ammo4]
u told me i had to tll u the truth.
i’ve been lyon g to you
yes

i got the truth if u want the truth..
there are truths
-----

[ammo1]
truly price less
a night like this
twice flight risk
hype bicep twist
galavant easily
over many shores
savage rant reading
like its plenty more in store
several more where that came from
using same drums
wonder can you really make it rain
when you famous
i’m not dangerous
bet i’m working all the angles
city of angels like the lakers

hyperbolic hyperbole
i’m just that large
overdone exaggeration
trust that sarge

IT’S VERY CLEAR TO ME
that i’m not welcome
it’s very clear to me that i’m no longer welcome
------

[ammo 7]
Love a b? No way. Hug a b? Okay.
Smile like Huckabee another be in love with me.
Luckily, I'm blessed. But I feel so underdressed.
I feel so close to God when I caress your breasts

yeah I just joke I jest. I'm high smoke i injest.
They say 'dont do drugs' cuz you might just see your best.
You might just pass the test, brother slugsworth's watching.
--Wonkavision never saw a slug worth watching.
You might pass the seed to your super human salt beings.
You should pass the keys thru your cutie poopie offsprings.
This is just an offering, blending in with all things. Revolving evolving revolving evolving revolving evolving
(And then something will blow up)
-----

[ammo5]
I climbed up a latter
then i fell down two shoots
flew the coop in a super suit
and then i went swoosh
oops
two steep steppes
no rest for a wicked one
name a man you know who
ever knew these depths.
slipped and grew a liquid tounge
simpleton
middle son
i missed him when i hit the bong
and now i’m looking outward
i couldn’t do a pout
if you put one on my mouth,
words
i
have
been
trying
to
reach
you

you
will
by
my
conduit
if
you
rhyme
me
like
a
seuss
might

zues
like

characteristics
of
a
moose

right?

otherkin
rights

we
brothers
with
bikes

racing
down
the
block
quick
and
nick
he
always
took
last

look
fast

dunzo
comin
with
some
shit
that


rotate me on a falcrum
sensory the outcome

we-hope-we-wish-i-insist
understand-a-plight-of-an-entire-
generation-its-a-mount-ton
fountain-of-youth-
anglos-thought-it-was-a-secret
angels-arent-around-
if-youre-cloudy-in-surround-sound



pshhh
i rap and go home.

this could break the dome.
its about being in a crowd still feeling alone.
-----

[ammo3]
i’ll explain a proposition in poetical form
an essay in parts, resembles more of a storm
elements of patterned rhythms vocalized and understood
this an opportunity to tell some stories bout the good

if you are young man like i was
taking drugs like who i always knew i was
have fun but too many of us over-drunk
tippin inta simple sickness
stricken with a slipped maniscus

there is the richness
i’m tiny rick in the timid sentence
separated paragraph deeper impact then cement hits
-----

[ammo2]
add another note
the quotes are bound to appear and disapear
its thick in the smear
i use to press it glued on to your neural tubes
the aura: blue. like led a crystal vision
my center liftin
felt the jam
and got inspired
write it down and read it later
put the pen to paper; i'm
over grown and off the vapors
see you once and see you later
do me a favor: check your
mans totality
for the faculty
its just another day toetagin these
cat rat trajedies
we magically out dance catastrophies
and add trophies
from performances so dope for free
i deserve.
a stack of hundreds for the skills i have
developed in the lab
while working on a mac
learning apps
bitch give me half
its happenstance
we met each other on a distant path
the lithograph describes
the fitness track
so figure that
just a pen and pad
so take a stab
whipped with a liquid staff?
neutral and uninspired
went and conspired
to shun communities like me and you
i tried to speak the spooky truth to you
like how much you get paid
to send innocent youths to prison groups

who gets a second chance
to fascinate the fam and over look out on the land
fathom that.
i own as far as i can see
and its all for me and you and us
it’s palpable and i’m living natural
no pop tarts in my pantry brah
i’m out here gathering nuts
to save for chilling gusts
and its up to us to push up higher rungs
ring the bell lets start the revolution when i say so
so say go
un momento
you don’t get a say so

It’s not an option to say no to rocking on the spot then
walkie talking pop spin on a simple hip hop gem
forward, on and on, take a step ahead before you dead
paralyzed mind and thats a reluctant redirection

Look around?
Where are you now!
----

[ammo 6]
can i live?
can i live?

i don’t give a fuck about your views
this is paradise
i don’t care to listen to you spew
so don’t share it twice
do not talk my ear off
didn’t ask you for that bullshit
i might hit the shooting range
empty out a full clip
i live here in riverwest
it’s horrible in many ways
walk around at night time
sweetie i don’t feel safe

i’m just another white hippy
been looking for mdma
send me away
i’m clever as ever
you never thought
i would sacrifice it all
huh? yeah
i guess you just never knew me at all
huh?
funny how it falls and a bitch like me stands tall

talk about conspiracy
its heavy in my own home
the art of controversy=
it’s potent in my dome
this provocateur shit
i’ll hit you where it fucking hurts
i’m gender queer republican
now latch on all my words

don’t want the respect of a fuckhead who can’t see straight.
i cooked myself a meal
and got myself a clean plate
cuz these days
i wonder less and less about the vastness
20 long years i’ve been an average, asskiss
i made this beat in college
it must be worth 30,000 dollars
honest
no promise for the blond bitch
it’s me.
it’s always been me the whole time
i use my whole mind
go grind
it’s overtime
14.50

see this shit right here
my
confessional
can i speak to you
a speech
that’s special tho
i touch the sky
in my real life yeah?
without a single word to be heard, yeah
this media is nothing but distraction yeah?
that rectangle you staring, quite empty, yeah?
now you’re opinions are formed for you yeah?
me too,
yeah
me too
yea
what do we do
what could be done
are you done?
isn’t this is fun?

i tried to ring the alarm
i don’t mean no harm
i don’t mean no harm

i tried to ring the alarm
i don’t mean no harm
i don’t mean no harm

the whole fridge needs to get cleaned
now
talk about divisive
getting righteous
with devices
no one fucks with niceness
the internet is silent
call my boy a spy and
you get priced like an item
i’ve sized him
6ft tall
in high heels
it’s a steal
how i get adults to squeal
i don’t feel


sticks and stones will break your bones
but words?
x8
retract that statement
you forgot the phrase
here’s why i disagree
the sweetie’s nonviolent

just words
can i live?
this is it what?!
shhhh
Track Name: Smellington Piff - Smellington Piff - Site. br( )ke midi Remix
SMELLINGTON PIFF lyrics copied via Genius.com

Ya ya ya
I've been raised in the muck since I was a ickle pup
In double decker buses caravans and trucks
With dreadlocked hippies and pissed off punks
Located where it stinks of the pungent skunk
I never went school I coched and smoked bongs
Hot box my home like I set off a smoke bomb
I'm never living in them council flats
I'm never giving them no council tax
All I need is weed wood food and gas
A roof above my head and a bed to crash
If you lock me out bolt croppers chop the locks off
Chat shit my big brothers will knock your block off
The cheapskates and their second hand knockoffs
Arrive in a convoy two miles long you can't stop us
Call the coppers I know my rights
Got to take us to court so we're here for the night

We're coming from a place called site
We live in wagons trucks buses and caravans
I'm living in a place called site
We drive in clapped out bangers and camper vans

Chased by the pigs and hated by the masses
This is how we live robbing skips and dodging taxes
Classed beneath the lowest classes
No cash flow growing outdoor plants and pressing hashes
Conflicting with gobby rednecks and snobby fascists
To ever get us off your premises you better bring a bulldozer
Never stopping the coppers want us to pull over
In the van with the lads nabbing a new roamer supreme
Covered in chrome and cream she tows like a dream
Passing though your town like a stream
If homes where the heart is I live on my sleeve
I represent where I'm from and speak for what I believe
For starters I'll have your guts for garters
If you ever mess with my extended family
But hate breeds hate and I'm just trying to love
Rest in peace to my friends in the heavens above

We're coming from a place called site
We live in wagons trucks buses and caravans
I'm living in a place called site
We drive in clapped out bangers and camper vans

I was raised on site where the piss heads fight
The dogs bark and bite it gets dark at night
So spark a light

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