ConnectA

by Menz

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Touching on his history in stand-up comedy, depression, and a stint of drug abuse; Menz' debut mix-tape 'ConnectA' is a collection of bangerz and heartfelt tracks about community and following your heart regardless of others opinions.

For all things Tasmanian HipHop go to - www.TasHipHop.com

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released March 27, 2016

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Menz Hobart, Australia

Green Apple Licorice, Meditating, Rap.

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Track Name: What We Want
This is for all my people like,
Working those Nine to Fives,
You’re soldiers

V1
I wake up,
Seven A.M in the vaguest state,
Saying fuck my job, fuck my creator,
Fuck my boss, I’ll be my own maker.

You can’t rule what I do, say, love,
Bury my heart with a code of conduct, A construct to cage me,
Wow, where’d all my free time go?
They David Blane’d it.

Scoop out my soul laminate and frame it,
Employee of the month, addicted to payslips
Got me marked, like a star of David,
And what does hollow cost? I'll explain it;

Five Bank accounts, Three houses, two vehicles,
The bank owns it all, sound familiar?
Can you hear it in those lies that they feed to you;
Trapped, in the middle of your living room.

PCx2
and when you know the feeling swells and rises,
You see the things you’re turning a blind eye too,
You see why the gold consumed Midas.

CHx2
I said we do what we want, (crowd) ‘we do what we want’
I said we do what we want, (crowd) ‘we do what we want’
I said we do what we want, (crowd) ‘we do what we want’
I said we do what we want, (crowd) ‘we do what we want’

V2
Our Generation loves instant gratification?
They raped the lands that raised us,
For a Paycheck? In layman's that's fucking disgraceful
and it trickles down family trees in DNA

Kids consumed by money, denied their needs,
repulsed by love, propelled by greed.
A generation of worker ants, honey bees,
a hive mind with no time to plant seeds.

We wont line up the date they yell fire,
we speak these animals language like eliza
dont dolittle, never self pitiful,
we pit ourselves against them with every sylable

and while the rich are sitting and living on millions,
splitting divisions, thats what our mission is
consume knowledge, make life your sylabus
open your eyes tell the world what your vision is

PCx2
and when you know the feeling swells and rises,
You see the things you’re turning a blind eye too,
You see why the gold consumed Midas.

CHx2
I said we do what we want, (crowd) ‘we do what we want’
I said we do what we want, (crowd) ‘we do what we want’
I said we do what we want, (crowd) ‘we do what we want’
I said we do what we want, (crowd) ‘we do what we want’
Track Name: A Beautiful Friendship (prod. Stanners)
V1
A beautiful friendship, yes it is,
Yeah its Menz and hip-hop in your face like a French kiss.
Now your ears seem to orbit this mix,
With your predictions eclipsed like a spear mint

*breath* Refreshing.
When people who doubt learn their lesson.
Second guessing oppressed by their sweat when,
I just lift the bar, no bench pressing.

And all my stars seem to line up,
I do what I love and feel less like an outsider.
you’re a tourist, I’m inside it,
More Zodiac and less Ursa minor.

But still you try and light fires,
Try to burn the things I aspire to.
But I play that game every day dude so I handle flames
Like leather and crem brulet do.

V2
Everything I do has meaning,
So when I’m burnt I rise like a phoenix,
Spit fire, bell pepper bulimic, so fly that I defy physics.
Wright Brother? So hot starlight’s conceding.

Visualize it, that’s the secret.
Dorothy, I don’t want to stop dreaming
this black and white life has my brain leaking.

And though I’m broke with empty cupboards,
I can still throw you a bone, not Mother Hubbard
I explore what my passion and love is
and I quickly defy assumptions of others

So fuck what you say,
Watch your faces change as my songs play,
Ill shock you till you forget your name,
I guarantee it, always getting my own Hemmingway

V3
every day, saves me from the dark side that tempt me,
Hip Hop saves me from my dark place, Mirenghi
Envy of all cause your passion is no entry,
I simply walk through Mordor's, holding the key.

A never ending search to better me,
Never Artax relax and drown without energy
Never overwhelmed by the enemy,
Cause jealousy seldom beats anything, especially my weaponry

cant see? put on your glasses,
your dodging shots like Jackie Onassis
Betrayed me, Mathis, waylaid raps
And talk bull like Jackie O sanderlans shit

So don’t mess with my sharp wit
Or ill crack whip knowing you’ve got jack shit.
That’s why its catchy, don’t forget it
Menz and hip-hop, a beautiful friendship.

So beautiful,
So beautiful,
Motha fuckas so beautiful
Track Name: ConnectA (prod. Blunted Beatz)
V1
I’m less of a gangster, more of a romancer,
Fat stacks and snapbacks are just a distraction,
I want to connect, a love addict
Make long standing magic but Mischief Mismanaged

My Hap hazard cracks at moving masses lack in traction
I follow the white rabbit.
Swallow the slight sadness,
know they’re all acting, stop reacting and slacking and take action

or else I’ll blow like flak cannons, evil attack Gannon
four swords drawn quartered a game of backgammon,
That’s what I’m here rapping,
Enough love for a full house. Bob Sagot.

Blowing up like splitting the atom, its dirty work
Filling our cups, punch drunk love rapidly
So real no blanks like Brandon lee,
Never abandoning, till the man can see US.

Chx2
Change the world one bar at a time ah
Open our hearts when were penning a line cause
I just wanna ConnectA
I just wanna Connect Us


V2
Flash back to back pack, le snack
From a Rugrat I was jacked to fight back
Fight for the people like our ANZACs
And bushwhack that poison rat sac the man spreads

Like its bread and butter,
A cool cunning collection of death by money
But we’ve got dreams like sunny
And I will smith a future of music and choosing a passion that suits you

What’s your longing, mines boosting belonging
Through musing and head bopping and popping
And boot stomping and rocking and stocking your noggin
With prophesies, but I aint Jesus.

I don’t want you on your knees,
I just see the meaning hidden behind the greed
And I want our freedom.
Lead us to greener sectors,
I just want to ConnectA.
Track Name: Our World (prod. Patient Zero)
CHx2
Tired eyes, Nine five,
Suit tie, then retire die.
But I just want to inspire.
Make this world mine.

V1
I crash on a Friday night,
Eyes bloodshot, not high, it’s those fluorescent lights,
Office space steers careers into my other lives,
Paper chase brigadier, it’s not my major drive.

But I sit here day after day, pay after pay
Stunned by no phaser,
Lion to myself by no Major Laser,
Zions in sight but I can’t escape the matrix.

I can be brainless in my cages ‘I’m caught,
greens got me whipped like its Bulbasaur ,
Money got me feeling like I caught them all,
But I’m more fucked than Smurfette and sold my soul

And solder my soul to shackles, Serpents ,apples.
Old and fold my battles? Fuck that,
Ill saddle up, charge in like an animal. Why?
Cause this, its our world.

CHx2
Tired eyes, Nine five,
Suit tie, then retire die.
But I just want to inspire.
Make this world mine.





V2
So footclan, kick this habit,
Shred these papers, leave this place,
And escape this soul trap with nothing to say to them,
Cause they got two faces like alien.

Spit acid, but not like me, huh,
You can weep but they move while you don’t see,
Look like angels but act like demons,
Got constant teens to fill seats when we leave them

Heed then, My warding I plead you,
Stand up, chase dreams or they’ll bleed you dry
And you’ll sit at a desk for the rest of your life
Earning cash to buy shit that you don’t like

We are jacks wasted life,
Dreams aren’t just for when you sleep at night,
Don’t wait for fate to unfurl.
Why? Cause this. It’s our world.
Track Name: Listen (prod. Stanners)
V1
Old school, Got those vaudeville vibes
Audio ties it all together like some nautical vines, cause waves crash
And flows the way that I be inclined
So ill crow cause you know I’ve got a beautiful mind

But devoid of paranoia
Pursue this shit like its Helen of troy, uh
Thirst for vengeance I’m Inigomantoia, ill get you its simple
Draw you in, then you’ll flip, yes I’m Mr squiggle.

Cant quit the rap or id crash like a symbol,
Talk and time stops Malcom in the middle,
Hal breaks loose when I break bad,
Imperial march starts to pump when I rap that

Never worn Adidas snap backs or smoked crack
But I still rap and my shits Riddick like pitch black.
So let me take a breath, asthma
So you can hear me roar like Aslan.

And I escape your traps like Tadaaa
And show you a whole new world like Aladdin
So if you object sound your sirens.
But all I hear is silence


CH x2
Listen to me, (crowd) ‘I’m listening!’
I said listen to me (crowd) ‘I’m listening!’
Uh, now you gon listen to me
You can say what you please, but I’m gonna chance dreams





V2
I used to harmonise and sing with my guitar plucked,
Then I idolised and stood beside the stand-ups,
Then I evolved, cut them off cause my ideas shifted,
And they didn’t align with me, I don’t miss them.

I filet as my world keeps changing
rearrange my passions so I don’t go insane and
wont stop till I drown in accolades
I wont be put in a box, solid snake

Hip-Hops in my Mr. DNA
and till my Goldblums my life Uh, finds a way
and I chase this shit like pepe,
till my looney tunes are on the radio wa-aves.

So come with me or get out of my way,
And bump with me or get off of my stage,
And love with me or get out of my face,
And you can flap your jaw but ill prove you wrong till there’s nothing to say.

CH x2
Listen to me, (crowd) ‘I’m listening!’
I said listen to me (crowd) ‘I’m listening!’
Uh, now you gon listen to me
You can say what you please, but I’m gonna chance dreams

V3
Now this is a final word from your nemesis,
A letter addressed to fellas that are ‘better than this’,
So let me settle it, you’re irrelevant.
My biggest issue is this sentences sibilance.

In a house of cards with razors, blood thinners,
And unfortunate events, eat a lemony snickers,
You’re not yourself when you’re hungry. Huh,
Take a run at me, but if you’re a bull I’m Dundee.



Quick draw but youre fumbling,
Ill be the good, you be the bad and ugly,
If you’re lucky you’re lunchmeat, Man you messed up.
Off your face, I got Hannibal intellecta.

I electrify the look in her eyes, while you inspect her ,
With them go-go girls and low blows hurled
And faux braggadocio auderve,
Ace, I’ll eat your dreams in a single serve.

So watch the words that come out of your mouth.
And don’t doubt that I snuff dreams out.
Either you’re bleeding and hearing sirens,
Or toking on that sweet sweet cone of silence.

Listen to me.
Track Name: Private Eye (prod. Wake and Bake)
V1
I was eight or nine, Trauma lit a spark inside,
Now that feeling got me whipped like a cat o’ nine
And I know something aint right,
Cause were treating decent people like part of the third Reich

That’s why I meditate open my third eye
And I spy investigate hoping we’re alright
Try to placate a state of decay but denied it
cause these days and nights were already inside it.

That’s why we beg steal and borrow,
Cause our dark souls have our humanity hollow.
And blood borne children follow and wallow
In self-pity and sorry cause our cities are grottos

Modern Neanderthals animals, Buried in Adderall,
Murder and assault in centrefolds were cannibals.
Guns, gossip, reload your magazines.
All for profit. Nothing’s what it seems.

CHx2
Nothings what it seems,
They all profit wealth guns and greed.
Nothings what it seems,
Open your eyes and get set free, you know.

V2
Now I’ve already said too much cause
This has probably got me on a watch list.
I’m just tracking to live long and prosper
Not plant conspira-seeds and grow disasters.

But were over fed while the others are starving
So I’ll be that naughty dog that bites his master.
And crash boundaries for the last of us to see a bright future,
Not dread it like a Rasta does.

So, what do they ask of us,
Sucking stretched out like an octopus.
Deceptaconing us into being robotic, it’s psychotic.
Gotta escape and never give up.

Now I’m not saying we should rise up and riot,
I’m saying hold on to your hopes and desires,
Stay inspired despite the hatred and liars.
Fan flames, help others turn sparks to fires,

CHx2
Nothings what it seems,
They all profit wealth guns and greed.
Nothings what it seems,
Open your eyes and get set free, you know.
Track Name: AntiBody (prod. zoot)
Parents broke my heart,
So I spark up my own joint custody.
Caught in a landslide of a lack of love for me but,
The grass is greener than dealing with this anxiety

The doctor says I’m sick,
Cue the cognitive therapy and the meds,
It’s better than decent into apathy,
But I’m tempted by an old friend, a sedative,
Who quickly turned his head as an enemy, descending.

And as it hits my lips, I sip, on its sweet sweet nectar.
Lungs smoke filled and I instantly regret it,
but I know, I know I’ll forget it in a second.

Transported to another dimension,
An easy ascent, and then a quicker decent,
into a chronic depression, lit.

I could resist arrest but I’ve accepted it,
And I’ll do it again what is the lesson here.

I’m Houdini when escaping my problems,
They’re mousseline they’re dictating my options,
A quick martini to take the edge of and shit,
Now I’m doing that a little too often.

And my meds, One day I’ll get off them,
Not fall like autumn, but fly like Poppins,
Till then I’m an escapee,

The doctor says I’m sick, cause my mind is Anti body
Track Name: The Third Person - feat. Queen VHS (prod. Blunted Beatz)
V1 – Menz
Like cocaine addicted to stage high,
Coming down and I’m trying to fault find,
Incontinent, I’m shitting myself
and it tears me apart like a fault line.

All while denial sets in and I spiral,
A joy and I apartheid,
a self-hate crime, All denial.
What am I doing? No reply.

So I flow with oceans,
Eleven of me, with different emotions at the ready,
No control all devotion no soul,
So spent, no more withdrawals,

And I feel fraudulent.
Till im on stage again,
And it all makes sense.
Then it’s gone in a second.


CH
Dont give into fear and doubt,
I try to fight it
Let it go just let it out.
I try to fight it
Dont give into fear and doubt,
I try to fight it
Let it go just let it out.


V2 – VHS
I’m a cybernetic tiger,
Half lioness I’m a liger,
Napoleon is dynamite, I never steal I megabyte,
Super man the speed of light, Hip-hop is my kryptonite,

Yes, a flavour of a thousand tears.
A thousand years a thousand fears,
But when the beat goes static
Thoughts merge like traffic

Road rage forged in my solar plexus
Cant buy no lexus, got credit card excess
Try to kill these fears like a pesticide,
But im terrified, inside I hide

Cause this mask I’m wearing gets heavy,
Wanna leave the study room like a Chevy.
Still chasing a dream and plotting a scheme,
Wanna be on top not a trending meme. What?


CH
Dont give into fear and doubt,
I try to fight it
Let it go just let it out.
I try to fight it
Dont give into fear and doubt,
I try to fight it
Let it go just let it out.


V3 – Menz
With a mic I don’t feel alone,
E.T Microphone home,
Yeah the stars are my home,
Not in the pitch black dark with a jar full of glow worms,

So holmes, I deduce,
I need a light saber
Bounce back my own abuse
See a new angle not so acute, it’s no use.



Sitting feeling sad for me,
Achieving what Stevie Wonders eyes can see.
I tied myself up, boyscout,
I Need to get up, stretch out

More love, less doubt
More love not cash in my bank account,
I want a stage high?
Lifes a stage, no need to act it out.


V4 – VHS
With my middle finger to the fear,
This is gonna be my year,
Like the tower of babel I crumble,
Headberg on the mic yeah I mumble.

Cause I rarely drive steamboats dad,
Youre on my back like a shoulder pad,
Im an 80’s kid, ebay I bid,
I just want the things that I never had.

Surrounded by childish mementos,
When I think about it, so they really help though?
Sitting on the throne, im a queen
When its VHS I reign supreme,

My ambition seems so farfetched,
Like its drawn with an etch o’scetch,
Shake it out and start again,
Cause the sword is mighty but I’ve got a pen
Track Name: Puddem Up (prod. Patient Zero)
If you care for your brothers then puddem up
World can change in a minute if we want it to
Accost the blood lust costing us brothers
Ball bust the blues breaking skulls with batons son
X2

V1
Jazz hands to the sky it’s do or die,
Then alakazam blam it’s sad you lost your life
Precise sights got your chest tight and arrest while
Crime runs wild in the city under white lights

Collared monsters in the street, in the beat,
Keeping the peace? Or spreading trepidation with marching feet
And we can see, its why we got beef and sneak Kajit
Hiding from the cops elite, you see Rudy?

Wanna make lettuce where the Cos Be
Blocks are up, they’re swinging like Agassi
Fuzz fucking us up, fee fo fi fum
Woke sleeping giants bringing the ruckus to them

No soft stepping in moccasins
Were mocking them, cause we lost friends to these cops and feds,
Fuck an offence just for buying your meds
This isn’t how it is, it’s what we deserve better than





V2
Cream of the crop, seems to rise to the top
But when you’re born at the bottom know you sink like a rock,
Its hard not to, a fate your born into,
Its simple your fucked cause the system is crippled

Its triple threat, nature, up brining and feds.
trifecta of factors bringing you nearer to death, or life
And if you feel safe at night,
And yes I do understand and yes I am fucking while.


Don’t you care what equality is,
Cease and desist hard knocks stopping the kids,
Cease and desist rough cops popping our wigs
With lethal fists, cuffed wrists and choke hold grips, endless lists

Endless lists, ignorance isn’t bliss it’s pitiful.
Change doesn’t take miracles, safety’s not difficult.
Just put a mic to the people
They’re screaming like AHHHHHHHH
Track Name: How Did We Get Here (prod. Malek)
CH
Now I’m biting on your neck,
You dig your nails into my chest,
And I’m taking off your dress,
As we’re climbing into bed

You’ve got your legs around my head,
And you’re pulling on my hair,
But baby I’ve just got one question,
How did we get here, how did we.

V1
It was seven AM,
Just an ordinary day but,
Walked past as you dropped your papers,
Knelt down to save them and I saw your face.

Met eyes froze time and space,
And a slow smile had our hearts racing so crazy
Wind picks up got those forms sailing
But we don’t chase em fuck it,

I say what’s your name as I,
Help you up and it starts raining,
So we laugh and we run to the shade and cover,
Where we exchange numbers and the sky thunders

And we Fumble a hug As you say you’ve gotta run,
Turn and strut in the other direction,
Spin and smile when I text you the question,
Drinks tonight.

CH
Now I’m biting on your neck,
You dig your nails into my chest,
And I’m taking off your dress,
As we’re climbing into bed

You’ve got your legs around my head,
And you’re pulling on my hair,
But baby I’ve just got one question,
How did we get here, how did we.




V2
Eleven PM, and I see them as they stare
They heaving breathing, can’t believe that you’re in here
But your here for me, walk up in a red dress
I’m breathless and they all see.
So sexy next to me,
Perplexed as you’re kissing me.

1 drink, 2 drink, 3 drink, 4 Drink, 5
6 drink, 7 drink, 8 drink, I say ‘your mine’.
Dance floor we grind,
So drunk we’re blind,
Hold you from behind,
And whisper, and whisper.


CH
I’ll be biting on your neck,
You dig your nails into my chest,
And I’m taking off your dress,
As we’re climbing into bed

You’ve got your legs around my head,
And you’re pulling on my hair,
But baby I’ve just got one question,
How did we get here, how did we.





V3
We get in a taxi, back seat,
Kissing and relaxing, time lapsing
Snap snaps and touching and grabbing
As we weave through traffic, weave through traffic

Get back to my house all out,
Kissing on my living room couch,
On the dining room floor,
Then lead you through my bedroom door.
Track Name: Take It - feat. Dispraze & Reflekt (prod. Wake and Bake)
MENZ VERSE

It’s your dooms day like its ninety five.
Our certain set of skills keep the game alive,
Weve Taken the cake and making a wage from latter day saints,
Praising our angel cadence like amazing grace

My sermon sessions in in effect when paper to pen,
Weaponised to sentences to stick in your heads.
With Alphabet ammunition, lyrical bayonets
Flow blowing your cranium, lock stock it again.

Fuck a chicken shed, you eat Burnt toast and brains
We’ll get bread and respect, you get the minimum wage,
We got what it takes Chilin filling centre of stage
And in 28 days you’re killing feeling the rage

But pay homage… acknowledge our knowledge
Its folly to fuck with the brawlers and scholars
We chase it for love, don’t do it for dollars
we Take it, an open letter to the zombies


Yeah we find what we want, and we take it,
With every minute we wake,
The things that we say,
And with the music we make, we take it
Track Name: Grateful (prod. Blunted Beatz)
V1
Golden horses brought us together,
but we hard to tear each other apart with broken hearts.
Stayed steadfast for so long but love wasn’t enough,
White flag raised we gave it up.

I’ve never cried so hard, we were both at different stages,
So much love, but we didn’t want the same thing.
Right place wrong time, but I won’t be jaded.
I wouldn’t be alive without you and Mercedes.

Hades himself couldn’t pull me down now.
A tidal of mindful surrounds myself.
I reflect with perspective and self-acceptance
And reverence for the friends and connections I’m blessed with

I love them all, every single one,
What we’ve achieved as a team, everything I’ve done.
Every war I’ve won, never been alone.
Family grown together, and it has to be known I’m so grateful.

CH x6
I’m so grateful

V2
Maedi, I don’t know if you know but I wouldn’t be alive without you.
Whitby, I don’t know if you know but I wouldn’t be alive without you.
Katie, I don’t know if you know but I wouldn’t be alive without you.
Mercedes, I don’t know if you know but I wouldn’t be alive without you, I love you.

Danny, Warren, Dad, mum and the comedy scene
I sing your praises as my anthem.
All played a part in raising me,
From the man I am today from, me as a baby.


Its been a long windy road and it still is,
But I’ve made navigating it my business.
You call my turns like we’re rally drivers,
MacGyver, do the best with what we have, my advisers.

And where my triangle brothers at,
Jono and barz, that’s where the talents at.
Plus my camel buddies pat and nick,
Always repping that sweet sweet Rosny spirit.

Jake and I, cue the reject fun
Josh Morse, 22nd of jan son
2005 been there since day one so
Family grown together, and it has to be known I’m so grateful,