The About Dunn D page. Seasoned Tasmanian rapper Dunn D started raising a few eyebrows as an MC in the live funk flavored. Hip-hop band ‘Unleash The Nugget’ throughout early 2002. During the UTN days the group played alongside the likes of True Live. SS Pecker, Simon Wright and the Eclectic among others,. And performed at music festivals such as Soundscape and Falls Festival and Gone South. UTN were actually the first ever band to play on the Falls Festival Marion Bay main stage.
About Dunn D
Unleash The Nugget
There are many Dunn D releases as at 2022. Seasoned Tasmanian rapper Dunn D started raising a few eyebrows as an MC in the live funk flavored. Hip-hop band ‘Unleash The Nugget’ throughout early 2002. Since then the group have played alongside the likes of True Live. SS Pecker, Simon Wright and the Eclectic among others, and performed at music festivals such as Soundscape and Falls Festival. The group have since released an EP by the name of ‘The Illustrated Guide to Rifles and Submachine Guns’.
Heads of State
Throughout the next couple of years, Dunn began entering local hip hop battles. Which saw him connecting with local hip hop artists. As well as writing and recording demo tracks which never saw the light of day until 2005. When Dunn D began performing and recording with a four man hip hop outfit named ‘Heads Of State’. The group included Tasmanian hip hop veterans DJ Dameza, DJ Grotesque and Mdusu. The group released a full length album in 07 titled ‘Making the Best of What We’ve Got’
Loose Cannons – About Dunn D
After the crew disbanded in 2008. He began focusing on his solo material and called in the help of Launceston hip hop producer Akouo. To begin producing his debut solo album. He began performing with Akouo (on the decks) and MC Jonny Hack in late 2008. Dunn D releases.
In 2011 Dunn & Mdusu joined forces again under the crew name ‘Mic Dons’. They made a few releases including some cypher sessions.
Over the years Dunn has racked up numerous support gigs. A testament to his passion for live performance. He has performed alongside the likes of: GZA, Xzibit, Chali 2na. Funkoars, Bliss n Eso, Illy, Koolism, D’Opus & Roshambo. The Herd, Simplex, Muph & Plutonic, K21, Classified, Pegz, Snob Scrilla, Urthboy & Downsyde to name a few.
Throughout 2010-2012, Dunn became a mainstay in the Australian battle rap scene. Having some classic match-ups against the likes of: Kerser. Greeley, Planz, Cryptic, Gabi & Lou Lou, Devast8r, Cortext, Lethal and Mike Pipes. And quickly cemented his status as a top tier battler in Australia.
Dunn D went on to dominate world battle leagues of acapella hip hop battles. Taking it to Canada, the UK, and South Africa. Dominating against world heavyweights including Shuffle T and Bobby Rex from the UK and Big Kannon at Canada’s King of the Dot – KOTD. Some big names then came to Australia to battle Dunn D such as American battle legends Head Ice and Cortez.
Debut Release – About Dunn D
At the beginning of 2012, he released his debut self titled album. And spent majority of the year gigging around the country to promote it.
The Pelican LP
Dunn D released his sophomore album- ‘The Pelican L.P’. With production from Hobart heavyweights DaVinci & Mdusu, and guest features from Manaz Ill. Greeley & Fluence, the Pelican L.P is a fresh take on the style Dunn Is renowned for.
The Phoenix LP
The next album release was The Phoenix in 2020 which has hit singles Shadows from Shine, and Icarus. He also released a cover song Press Release on Youtube by Lyrical Commission. The video is a one take video of Dunn D playing guitar and singing the song in his own style. Do yourself a favor and check it out!
The Future – Dunn D
Year of the Jordan should bring a new release with some big names collaborating on his third studio album.