The Dean's List

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Blvnt Records Presents: The Dean's List.

Who are "The Dean"? We are The Dedicated, Educated, Agitated Nobles our of our city. And we're not the only ones.

What is this? Something old, and something new. Something red and something blue. It's love, it's pain, and it's unapologetically raw. This is simply what happens when you gather a bunch of creatives who are surrounded by oppression and sadness. This is the light for all who can't see where the music's gone anymore.

This is a love letter.

- The Dean

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released July 1, 2016

Recorded, Mixed and Mastered in "The Art Trap," Erie, PA

Naji Adamson: executive producer, mix engineer, vox, drums, keys, bass
Elias Kerr: producer, lyrics, vox, guitar, bass
Dominic Ferrare: producer, lyrics, vox, bass
Marcus Neiman Atkinson Jr: lyrics, vox


Additional Vox:
Amina Violet
Darah Appling
Luis Pontilo
Giovanna Stewart


Artwork by Sophie Meiers: www.facebook.com/sophiezofie/


Special Thanks to:
Blvnt Records (www.blvntrecords.com)
Basement Transmissions (www.basementtransmissions.com)
Naji's Moooooom (luh you <3)
Bob Rigg

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Track Name: Crystals
Chorus:

I see crystals in your eyes
And they keep me satisfied
I see rubies in your smile
They keep me satisfied


NeimaN Verse:

Met you in the universe
It felt like paradise
Energy amber, common interests
Made us both unite

Ignited a spark that shot flames
Right in our hearts
Climbed each other's window
The soul is where it starts

Like on cue, you smiled
And rearranged my matter
Make me call the phone company
And get extra data

Your pedigree is of Cherokee
And I'm glad to have you
One grin from you
Turned a sad dog to a happy mastiff

No longer masquerading
Focused on communicating
Your aura adorable
I love your conversation

Cram like a processor
To hoard all of your information
Presence exquisite
To be around you is so amazing

As long as the sky's blue
I'll be feeling you
(I'll be feeling you!)

As long as the grass green
I'm down to say I do
I do!


Chorus:

I see crystals in your eyes
And they keep me satisfied
I see rubies in your smile
They keep me satisfied


Dommy Verse:

Way back when I used to say
Today really gon' be okay
Was smokin weed in the 6 speed C FG
Repeat 'til the seats in the whip decay

I'm tryna hit the bay
Beanie to the kicks is grey
These gold slits on my wrists could stay

But if I shift the play
I'm right back to that nine-to-five shit
For some kicks and some prison pay

Hell naw
Man I don't want it
Pains in my stomach
Tryna get blunted

You out for money and bitches
And all of these riches
A sickness I swear I don't want it
I do it for music

They say I'm on cool shit
That new dommy doo
Livin' life with his crew

They don't like what I do
They can lose it all on this powder like cue stick
Homie, that's true shit

Props go to my fake fans
Making music in skate vans
Crew necks and some Ray-Bans
This shit retarded no rain man

Girl, my love urban like spray cans
B-boys and some break dance
Just cook me dinner don't break plans
And I'll buy u diamonds and spray tans


Bridge:

I want you
Just as raining needs the blues
I want you
Just as right as rain, the truth

I need you (x6)
And I


Chorus:

I see crystals in your eyes
And they keep me satisfied
I see rubies in your smile
They keep me satisfied
(Oohs)
Track Name: Just Happened (feat. Amina Violet & Darah Appling)
NeimaN Verse:

Don't care if your eyebrows on fleek
Don't care if you party every week
I be at the crib smoking indo
Looking out a window at cops on the creep

Why they wanna kill me
Why they wanna kill you
Why they wanna kill us
Life's suppose to be free

Wonder why they wanna bill us
We're distracted, detached, and divided (split)
Malnourished and uneducated
We need to be reunited

Spark a fire, re-light the pilot
and get high as a pilot (30,000)
I feel a revolution coming on a
And I'm getting excited

Let them know we're alive (we're alive)
Let them know we've arrived (we've arrived)

Indigos with a halo
waiting on the say so
Don't make us ride

Ride out (x3)

Indigos with a halo
waiting on the say so
Don't make us ride


Chorus:

Boy I miss you
Boy I want you
Would you say you’ll come back

Boy I want you
Boy I miss you
Would just say come back

Baby baby
Whoa whoa
Yeah yeah
Whoa whoa whoa

Boy I miss you
Boy I want you
Baby baby
Oh yeah


Elias Verse:

It still ain’t picture perfect
Only works when the picture’s worth it
Life ‘round here like a deer in the headlights
Look at the east side
Oh, what a pigsty

Syringe on the sidewalk
The natives are thirsty and starving
I beg for your pardon when asking for change
I ain’t gonna coin that term
But I learned it from rage

I know that I’m hurting my liver
Life ain’t a burden
when drinking a burning river

In a white-washed world
Turn a black hole
Turn to a hopeless forgiver
In the form of a

Almost said a word
That was said by a man
Put his life on standby
And planned to be put
On his knees and his hands
And the scars on his back
And the need for attack

I think his name was Nat, in fact
Our minds are trapped
In the tears of the past
Hope the happiness lasts

I’ve been looking for some trust in the world
Get comfortable girl
Just put your feet on the dash

There are no answers
For questions so heavy
When people so petty
Just wait for the bomb
To just fall like confetti

Elias from Erie, PA
In my coffin half-empty or half-full
You tell me

Not wearing no colors for an XYZ
Not waiting for a you-text-me
Type of ‘proach
With a roach
Gettin’ ash in a motel sink

If don’t give up the ship the motto
Why does everyone just sit around
And wait to hit the lotto

Wrote and hid a message
With a boat inside a bottle
Binge that shit like
The day after tomorrow

So flow
just breathe
The truth ain’t fun enough to believe

Everybody wanna look like a million bucks
Two cents on a tummy tuck
I’ve been missing days when they weren’t numbered
Miss my youth and I miss that summer


Chorus:

Boy I miss you
Boy I want you
Would you say you’ll come back

Boy I want you
Boy I miss you
Would just say come back

Baby baby
Whoa whoa
Yeah yeah
Whoa whoa whoa

Boy I miss you
Boy I want you
Baby baby
Oh yeah


Dommy Verse:

Let her sing now
All the stages I bring down
Lemon sage in the raw
Good girl, gimme paw
Winter bathe her in mink now

Can't afford that
Ball in bring the Ford back
Charged up all on her self
Can't get by on her wealth
She the plug bring the chord back

She draped in Gucci
To the brim
My mama told me
To never sin

Let this cheers go down
What proof in this substance
Move from them sub hits
Let that bass go now

Abusin’ these drugs
And usin’ that cuff
To bring me to space right now

Cuz we interstellar
it started from cellars
And moved to the alley
But now we in public
she tryna be outy
Can't read that

I feel her like brail
My hands out in front of
The movements she trail

See I ain't accustomed to this
Like she workin’ customs
She always be bustin’
And try rubbin’ something on his

A student for loyalty
Got cameras around her
Like bringin’ In royalty
The vanity spoil me


Bridge:

I wasn’t prepared
I just miss you so much
Why’d you have to go?
Can’t you just come back?
Please?

I mean I know it’s nearly impossible
But please. Please.
I just need you once again.


Outro Chorus:

Baby Baby
Oh I miss you
Oh I want you
Say you’ll come back

Baby baby
Oh I lost you
Would you say you’ll come back

Baby baby
Oh I miss you
Oh I want you
Say you’ll come back

Baby baby
Oh I miss you
Oh I want you
Oh Yeah

Baby baby
Oh I miss you
Oh I want you
Say you’ll come back

Baby baby
Oh I miss you
Oh I want you
Say you’ll come back
Track Name: Braggin' Rights
Chorus:

All for you
For you
For you

It’s all for you
For you
For you
(x3)


NeimaN Verse:

Who got the fans hands in the air
I tell you I'm an artist cause I just don't care
A quiz and my woman said I'm narcissistic
She don't care cause the bred gone rise like Bisquik

Modest as a mouse but a king like a lion
I'll be down to earth ’til the day I'm in Zion
Wings on my back like I fell from Heaven
Squad plotting moves like Ocean's 11

It take risks to be at the top spot
Gamble your life and make sure the streak hot
Don't crap out no submission and no tap-out
Go hard at shows till you blackout

The light started illuminating me
Now the clique bound to shine
You just wait and see

Chorus:

Cause it’s all for you
For you
For you

It’s all for you
For you
For you

It is all for you
For you
For you

It’s all for you
For you
For you


Dommy Verse:

Said who’s high
Put ya hands down
Young man, this ain't fly

This ain't Pretty Ricky shit
Nothing you get jiggy with
Nothing that my city spit
This a blue sky

Blank canvas
New lines in these blank stanzas
Premature pullin’ blank hammers
Deep police scanners

Three deep with some heat
Put a price on they cleats
Better keep cameras
No sleep manners

Through it all
But the homie said it’s all for you
Paint it blue
Faintness of some grape too

Black ’n’ mild I’mma mix it with that Sunzu
Old thoughts from a young view

Tryna keep expression
All this talent, homie
Peep progression
Y’all can keep it in the sleepin’ session

Too high for ya fake ass lies
Tryna push these vibes
Through ya speaker section


Elias Verse:

And eat this erection
Glide in a ride with a beast inflection
I seek the peace with freaks costice

Leave the beach without a rinse of the feet
Now me and Mr. Sandman are locked between a dream

I was keen wide-eyed with a goal
If Only ain't a name
It's a dice when I roll

Gamble on the chance
To just handle the dope
Then make a lot cash
And go out of control or get comfortable

Shaping the game like pottery of a Native American saying “How”
Mothafucka’s flow is this proficient and how
People really tuning in like CNN how

When can I just run up on him
Get my 15 minutes
If you really want to get it
Better get it right now

I been waiting patient hasty for these vegan-ass rappers
To really start grazing on my damn cash cow
And that sound like

Oh when life hands you lemons
Debating hell and heaven
And pissing off all the reverends

Nothing compelling ‘bout your baggy life
You’re wearing tight mo'fucka
I deserve some damn braggin' rights

And I sacrifice
(x2)


Chorus:

Cause it’s all for you
For you
For you

It’s all for you
For you
For you
(x3)

It’s for you baby (x8)
Track Name: Déjà Vu
Elias Verse:

(It didn't last though)

I wobble through a wonderland
They comin’ for me wild now with grass

(It's in the past though)

Mind playing tricks on me
If you got the magic right now
Take a hit for me

Live from the underground
I swear my name was Krit’s story
Piss poor whipping through a city making history

I think we found a new era
Eye on the sparrow terror forming
While I’m coming with the clarity

Nobody listens apparently
Monkey see do be do be
Repeatedly out a parrot beak

Guess I'm squawk out the squad
You squeak dissin, sneakin’
Freek-a-leekin' like every weekend

And read between the lines of you crossing mine
Ain't got time for the perfect crime

Watch me Vietnam bomb
Any King Kong wanna make a hit song
Stronger than what we be on

They be off and on and off beyond belief no relief
There some grief in my tone of voice

Cousin OD'd last week
And that's void of choice

Last thing on my mind was a pill
And I do it for a thrill this is not a drill


Chorus:

I think I’ve seen this before
Ask me, I’ll tell you I’m sure
I think I’ve seen this before
It’s Deja Vu, it’s Deja Vu
(x2)


Dommy Verse:

See something ain't right
You hate life
You hate black You hate white
And day light

Toward the ground where ya face sits
In the category of another racist
Valume and bass hits

Grab the turnicat
Fine china catch a burn a bit
You spoonin’ false love but it's permanent

Ya veins chemists
Test chemicals the brains blemished
All ventricles a stay sentenced to this

Life of addiction
Pipe in ya mitten
Streets dry you might catch ya self
An orange prescription

All them suboxins like
Crack rock to the coca white
Some K2 you ain't smokin’ right

No pity
Petty I see you as weak
In ya crib for a week
Disposin’ piss in ya sheets

No rubbers fuck a michelin
Ya sugar daddy feedin’ needles
But we all know that ain't for no insulin


Outro:

Ooh, this prism it got me like
I strive for the darkness in any light
I do
It’s Deja Vu
Track Name: Closet Raps
Chorus:

Oh bastard you
I live in peace once I master you
In my closet writin’ raps for you
Doing whatever comes after you
(x2)


Dommy Verse:

Grape grow
Keep the blunt in session
Lake flow
What dimension

Closet raps a broke car
I came far from that
To all black with a nice suspension

Notebooks mix tapes
Crew life ‘bove the wrist placed
Flannel gang was the start of it
Back a cars rap
Never on some starvin’ shit

Everybody eatin’
Blowin’ weed
Rap easy when you smokin’ tree

Man that was me
And to the day
Sippin’ Henny
Neim with the Chardonnay

The cards a play
It's hard to say
Courvoisier
Where the garden lay

That's everyday
Fuck the pay
Fuck wit me?
We makin’ way

Shit
Nothin’ to me risin’ out the ashes
Such a sight to see like Kim K assets

In caskets
Lay ‘em out we makin’ classics
Jurassic
Nothin’ to me something
Jumpin’ brackets


NeimaN Verse:

Sitting in my closet
Just a common day
Alleviate the weight
Brewing on my brain

Numb wounds that proceed
To cause me pain
Block out the negatives
And create a wave

Tsunami tracks that tower Shaq
Bomb like Iraq
Make elderlies do the cabbage patch
And purchase some wax

My soul is vinyl
I zoom like Lionel cause I'm a star
Ain't got no timbos my life in limbo
Who raised the bar

Corporate jag offs
Pen let off assault
Haters know I'm seasoned
Yet they (Yet they)
Yet they're throwing salt

Got the recipe down to a tee
Early days of writing Raps in my closet
You will find me


Elias Verse:

It’s still looking like the same old city
only now I spark flame come and get me

The lake half full but it still so empty
Riding downtown on a ten speed

I take a right at the light
Never been the type to be consumed with an issue
That’s a bitch move

But lately I've thinking ‘bout a time in my life
Where the timing was right
I’d abide by the light and take a shot at the mic
Make you switch views

The natives never seen shit this true
They never had a plan they could stick to

My goals off the rip
Nothing but a west-side predator
Indebted to a culture
That ain’t his

The come up was basic
Writing raps here in the basement
Sounds like it was makeshift

Now there ain’t even peace to disturb
There ain’t enough glue in the mixture
I made something outta nothing
You ain’t frontin’ lil cousin
Repercussions are an insert

That goes to homies out in Pittsburgh
Play this at a Wharf on a Thursday night
You heard it right
Elias hit the burner twice
And still nice mothafucka check him out

I ain’t blessed up
I be blessed out
What to do with all this talent got me stressed out

The game is mess now
Nobody is listening to what matters most now!

Left all my bullshit in the past
Saved celebration to wait in the stash
Brown told me I just need to rap
But still big homie I ain’t figured out this bastard

Chorus:

Oh bastard you
I live in peace once I master you
In my closet writin’ raps for you
Doing whatever comes after you
(x2)
Track Name: Samson (Bonus Track)
Dommy Verse:

She got on all my favorite fabrics
Not a fashion addict
But I could peel off them layers to have it

Subtle she spoke
Provoke an antidote I'm feelin’ reckless
Our body's Tetris Picasso fleshes

This vodka got me
Damn you my favorite
Flavor on my tongue tryna shun
Cuz we flagrant

What's not accepted
I'm trumping groupies like
Ya fired if they not elected

They basic flaws defected
The state and laws affected

Cuz we ain't flashin’ vases
Expensive cash and watches
Music videos with bitches grabbin’ plastic crotches

Naw, we novice
A province of vets and prior bosses
Always cuttin’ losses
She stay in them goulashes

She stay in them goulashes
It’s raining outside
(Fuck you Neim, haha)


Chorus:

We in ya speakerbox
We in your low below
We make ya speakers knock
So let ya people know
(x2)

Bounce widdit widdit
Bounce
Bounce
(x4)


NeimaN Verse:

Hair long arms big
Like I'm doing crossfit
Opposition in my crosshair
Laura Croft shit

Bass like an elbow to yo temple
In a mosh pit
Greenery so nasty
You would think I'm smoking moss shit

Someone call the doctor
We got insurance now
Only rock and country allowed
In Erie insurance now

Fuck the hate, fuck the racists
Or anybody doubting
Ready to Ironman the Klan
Call me Robert Downey

Causing vaginal secretion
Better grab a Downey
Keep the lair secret
Creepy crabs tryna drown me

Impossible
I got gills for all you crustaceans
Stay on track like locomotives
Entering Union Station

Nothing general
Electric like I'm static shock
Invest now
The Dean accumulating massive stock

The groupies gon’ be swarming
Gotta protect the cock
Delilah's selling contaminated pussy
Up and down the block


Elias Verse:

As I enter front and center
I need plenty of ‘em pouring up for proper measure

I need weed so loud
A contact high could wake up Hellen Keller
Tryna Storm a cellar
Where the finest grapes are formed under pressure
Eating Haussen Feffer

I'm the maniac
Look at how they chain react
Switch the logo on they fitted cap
When I ain't play with that

Lay some pavement on your track
Write my name in wet cement
Let that shit dry out
but you can't step to me a-fucking-gain

I come through say fuck your friends
I swear they all playing pretend
I also need a place to go
Where this shit seems to never end

Stir the damn pot boy if you saucin’
Night of the living corn balls is a upon us
And if you flossin’ I'm Bernie Sanders with Caucasus
Elias got the people to reconsider the options
Like fuck the prophet
Stop it.


Chorus:

We in ya speakerbox
We in your low below
We make ya speakers knock
So let ya people know
(x2)

Bounce widdit widdit
Bounce
Bounce
(x4)