Tony Dondetta

Tony Dondetta

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Dondetta doesn’t just rap the lyrics; he inhabits them and lives them out, making his tales of growing up and partying 3-dimensional in the most powerful of ways.

Biography

A New York native who grew up in four different places: New Jersey, South Carolina, Florida, and Kingston Jamaica, Dondetta took Violin lessons as a child but never got the chance to finish. He explains between other kids beating him up and family members laughing, he gave up quick and started to DJ to fill the void. Being a DJ exceeded his wildest dreams because it took him to another place and expanded his horizons even more. Almost immediately he started writing rhymes while doing shows at small clubs. Dondetta notes: I would throw a few lyrics in to pump up the club, which also helped with my confidence. I wasn’t focused on anything other than music and I loved sleeping in the back of my car knowing life was wide open and free of internal haters.

Recording his songs while rhyming on mixed tapes for friends, Dondetta saw their genuinely excited reaction. One friend named Black Deuce from Liberty City Miami was a DJ himself and flat out said, “you are an ok DJ but you are a better MC.” Like a kid with some candy, he ran with it. In the beginning, he said he was horrible at not knowing what to write. The only thing he knew was that he couldn’t write or sound like everyone else. So he studied the format and the best out there was Bob Marley, Rakim, Billy Joel, Tupac, and Notorious BIG. Dondetta explains “I thought Bob Marley was the King, Tina Turner the Queen, Biggie, Rakim and Tupac the offspring, with Billy Joel being the Creative Agent of Craftsmanship. I used their influence to understand the freedom of style by understanding the fundamentals. And I naturally gravitated to tightly woven stories with a nice dose of independence.”

His name began to grow over the next 4 years while stationed at Key West Florida as a serviceman from age 18 to 22. However he had to leave, and his next stop was California. There he learned the music business by watching various groups advertise and hustle their talents back and forth across the state. But the problem with California was his love for basketball, and with that came all the college scholarship offers to play. Thinking he could do both and later realizing that he couldn’t, the music was put on hold for a few years. Dondetta eventually lost interest in basketball after suffering a knee injury and his playing time diminish, but still had the appetite for music. He said he never felt out of control doing music. While going through rehab, he used it as an opportunity to write more than 25 songs. And once he was finished, there was no turning back to basketball – that was in the past, and music was the future. He put together beats by going online and searching for beat producing websites. There he found a treasure chest of talented producers looking for writers to put their creative work into motion. This is where Dondetta felt free to create and record continuously. He explains that every new beat is a different song and feels very lucky to be creative enough to write in any situation. Forming his own label Dondetta LLC, he produced videos and marketed those videos through Virool, YouTube, and other social media outlets.

This freedom allowed Dondetta to self-produce the Hypnotica CD as well as time to experiment while making it. He says, “I had to fight the old me to let the new me take flight.” He purchased a lot of beats that he never used because they seemed dated. And spent months on certain songs, refining them until he thought they were right and saying to himself “would I buy this?" With the help of a veteran studio engineer Scott at Pulse River Studios, the sound took shape on Booty Shakin Bidness, Here’s My Number, Push, and I Can Work It Out. The true test was Jango, one of the many online radio stations. The response was immediate and the scores went from 90% to 88%, then leveling out at 86% for 10 months. This was very exciting to see on 3 singles from a debut album.

From the opening notes of the albums first single, Booty Shakin Bidness, one hears the dripping bass combined with melodic irresistibility and lyrical incisiveness that are becoming Dondetta’s hallmarks. The song is about shapes moving from east to the west, north to the south in all different sizes. Dondetta says, “the vibe of it wraps up for me the way I felt standing around the TV as a kid watching video’s.” Indeed, that feeling of being a kid again is one that’s prevalent on Hynotica. Booty Shakin Bidness and I Can Work It Out are the album’s bookends, and everything was based on the tone of the two songs. Part of it is nostalgic, like seeing things through a child’s eyes in the way that everything is big and heightened. It’s that same sense of wonder that sweeps through the album. He explains “I write like that 17 year old standing on the corner knowing he’s the coolest thing since chrome wheels.” With the responding piano chords and car rattling bass mixed with reflective lyrics and propulsive rhythm, this digital album is 30 minutes of H

Lyrics

Here's My Number

Written By: A.J. L Joaquim aka Tony Dondetta

My number

Tony Dondetta

You know what it is baby

Here we go

If this number no good don’t give it to me

Don’t waist my time or yours.

Ah, ah, ah

I don’t know what you be doing but you looks good.

Sexy so sexy that’s why you Hollywood,

Everybody wants to know when you come in through

Mystifying your texts underlining with clues

Everyday’s a fly new day when it’s coming through you

That’s why I extend this offer just to you.

Chorus 2X
Here’s my number to keep in touch
yeah

Tony Dondetta
You me electric as far as the eye can see/lights camera action /reaction serendipity

Every level sim city only you and me

Double up that trouble when we bubble no copping a plea.

If there’s a problem I know you / you know me/

Bullet proof windows aint got nothing on you and me

That’s why they say the best things in life are for free.

Chorus2x

The greatest story was the life of you/

your lovely lady swirl makes me so gooey ooh/

no matter the situation you rocking Jimmy chew

Diamonds are rare but there’s only you.

Chorus 2x

If I were to unwind back in time it would be to know ya

Parallel universes cant hide all that luna

Life is a gamble for you I play poker

That’s why I do what I do just to stroke ya

Chorus 2x

Tony Dondetta

The air I breathe without you is like fire

My body moves only you my desire

They do anything to breakup this empire

Me you locked as two… Hay wire. chorus

Chorus 2x

Tony Dondetta

Booty Shakin Bidness

Written By: A.J. L Joaquim aka Tony Dondetta

Booty Shakin Bidness
By A.J. L Joaquim
Aka Tony Don Detta
BMI: Cold Ice Production
Copyright January 1st 2012

From the album
IBM – Intergalactic Booty Magnet

Intergalactic- Booty Magnet- Hypnotica so erotica switch to South paw now its rockin ya!

Chorus
Booty, booty shakin, shakin bidness and bidness is poppin!
Booty, booty shakin, shakin bidness and bidness is Boomin!
Booty, booty shakin, shakin bidness and bidness

I’m in that booty shaking bizness word!
All girls with curves get served!
Don’t hate respect that swurve!
Tony Don Detta the chedda go getta you know!

Booties come in all shapes - sizes /chocolate Carmel- prizes /like the price of gold – rises/ Stocks drop-buddy. Priceless! / No matter what they’ve done, booty shaking is still the one/ North to the South, East to the West/ 1 out 3 always shake the best/ Now if I focus it all on you- do it till it’s done 1-2/ Contort manipulate move the body/ like that man said- Lodi- dotty we came here tonight lets party/ Back to the fact of the matter at hand- booty shaking is still in demand/ Left- right left- now move to the left. /Who’s that chick -moving them hips -just like that looking in the back- Waiting on that- Boom Pap!

Chorus
Booty, booty shakin, shakin bizness and bizness is poppin!
Booty, booty shakin, shakin bizness and bizness is Boomin!
Booty, booty shakin, shakin bizness and bizness

I’m in that booty shaking bizness word!
All girls with curves get served!
Don’t hate respect that swurve!
Tony Don Detta the chedda go getta you know I’m!

Master of Cere-mony-/Lord of all Buda-macie/ makem Fein for fantasy/Setting it off with sexy schemes
Now that the bidness is poppin/Sweat from the walls is non-stopping /
3-quarter inch is just shocking/
Quake from the base Rocking!/

Split the world right down the middle.-Left to the right now solve the riddle- Multiply divide em out like skittles
(There goes upon the middle)
Don’t know what you doing/ but you look good moven/ don’t stop now you schooling/
Untapped talent just wilin/ 1080i in 3D 52”/ so sexy/

Chorus
Booty, booty shakin, shakin bidness and bidness is poppin!
Booty, booty shakin, shakin bidness and bidness is Boomin!
Booty, booty shakin, shakin bidness and bidiness

I’m in that booty shaking business word!
All girls with curves get served!
Don’t hate respect that swurve!
Tony Don Detta the chedda go getta you know

Intergalactic -Booty magnet- Earth girls- so fantastic Hypnotic - So Erotica -switch too south Paw now its rock in ya. Bob-it- weave it/ stick it move it/no doubt about how you do it- How low can you getta – shake a money make ah vendetta/
Who’s in charge?/ Watch them hips here’s the best part watch it kick/ Push, pull, slide dip/ Move it all around like a little cuppie doll- shakin it up and down until you want to take it off- You so crazy/ You aint shy- Focus all of it- choke swing on it. Hands on the hips now let me move wit it/ Chocolate, Carmel, vanilla- what have you done to a fella-make me yell out and go Ella-taken up all of my scrilla./All day this okay- you know how they like to play- play- Hustle-Hustle/

Chorus
Booty, booty shakin, shakin bidness and bidness s is poppin!
Booty, booty shakin, shakin bidness and bidness is Boomin!
Booty, booty shakin, shakin bidness and bidness

I’m in that booty shaking bizness word!
All girls with curves get served!
Don’t hate respect that swurve!
Tony Don Detta the chedda go getta

I Can Work It Out

Written By: A.J. L Joaquim aka Tony Dondetta

Work it out
By
Tony Dondetta (BMI)
Antoneo Lords Joaquim
Aka A.J Joauqim

Round #1-Chorus
I can work it- I can hook up – I can turn it around- I can make it.
I can work it- I can hook up – I can turn it around- I can make it.
I can work it- I can hook up – I can turn it around- I can make it.
I can work it- I can hook up – I can turn it around- I can make it.
Verse
I don’t know even know how I even got to this place or even this (point) in
My life -through a child’s eyes it was so clear- no fear and then it all disappeared.
With a Super Nova explosion position given. You pick the wrong side
You expected to sign that submission.
I sit back and look back, what a young one did –The deck was stacked I was guaranteed not to get any wins- the blindness of kindness –no one could off time this. No one to blame, even though I really could of really drop some names.
A full squad wit subs playing the blame game like looking for a love letter in a long line of hidden chains. Not even old enough to vote –My life to them was a joke- the pressure of the last shot
Still expected not to choke!
Like the lone ranger fuck danger! I ‘m a go in, I’m a get it in, all the way
To the bitter end, aah.
Chorus
I can work it- I can hook up – I can turn it around- I can make it.
I can work it- I can hook up – I can turn it around- I can make it.
I can work it- I can hook up – I can turn it around- I can make it.
I can work it- I can hook up – I can turn it around- I can make it.
Round 2
High school No surprise, no way shape or form that Dondetta ‘s even remotely cool.
So- I’ve, got to adapt to this unwritten rule- if I change my walk, talk, style.
I can breath for a while. But uh, you know it ain’t me -I cant be do them. Distractions are massive from home to school,
There’s a pressure Cassim. – So I hesitate the Jackals, kachel looking for a lane to make. Dondetta fall to his knees but you know that’s their 1st mistake. And oh how it’s so hard for a young mind to navigate them brakes. But my life is the prize and my futures on the line and um my dreams and aspirations they will not dine. No matter how many nights I sleep in the back of my old ride.
I’ll create my own space with my own taste I got to start somewhere or I am going now where wit out a pace. And If I can’t afford the ticket -I buy my own leer escape to the atmosphere - transform to the stratosphere.
I can work it- I can hook up – I can turn it around- I can make it.
I can work it- I can hook up – I can turn it around- I can make it.
I can work it- I can hook up – I can turn it around- I can make it.
I can work it- I can hook up – I can turn it around- I can make it.

Round 3 –
Cut from every team, angled in every way forgotten by my own for another day. Yeah to them my life just really don’t matter but what I really hate are the mixed messages everyday chit, chatter- with all that Love money lust dealing with the hidden agenda stuff and living out the back of my car yeah that shit surely sucks. But I got to save them bucks- in my mind it aint that tuff. Today my homie wired me some money. Yeah now you know that’s love- In the letter he said I know you need a bath and I better not hear about you putting your foot in somebody’s ass, You know I had to laugh with a anger tear in my eye as I got me a room wit a mirror on the ceiling steam it up for the night.
Hot shower hot pocket yo man to me that’s the life.
Somebody’s got it worse- so tomorrow I got to make this right
Keep it humble never fumble. Keep my mind to the grind and when they put on stage I’m a perform - for the prize.
Chorus
I can work it- I can hook up – I can turn it around- I can make it.
I can work it- I can hook up – I can turn it around- I can make it.
I can work it- I can hook up – I can turn it around- I can make it.
I can work it- I can hook up – I can turn it around- I can make it.

Discography

Booty Shakin Bidness***
Here's My Number****
I Can Work It out****
Push**
100Absolute***

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Set List

I Can Work it Out
Free Style Kingston 10
100 Absolute
Push
Here's My Number
The Entertainer
Booty Shakin Bidness