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November 2010
By Akira The Don on Sunday, November 28th, 2010

From The Guardian:

The United States was catapulted into a worldwide diplomatic crisis today, with the leaking to the Guardian and other international media of more than 250,000 classified cables from its embassies, many sent as recently as February this year.

At the start of a series of daily extracts from the US embassy cables – many designated “secret” – the Guardian can disclose that Arab leaders are privately urging an air strike on Iran and that US officials have been instructed to spy on the UN leadership. These two revelations alone would be likely to reverberate around the world. But the secret dispatches which were obtained by WikiLeaks, the whistleblowers’ website, also reveal Washington’s evaluation of many other highly sensitive international issues.

These include a shift in relations between China and North Korea, high level concerns over Pakistan’s growing instability and details of clandestine US efforts to combat al-Qaida in Yemen.

Among scores of disclosures that are likely to cause uproar, the cables detail:

• Grave fears in Washington and London over the security of Pakistan’s nuclear weapons programme, with officials warning that as the country faces economic collapse, government employees could smuggle out enough nuclear material for terrorists to build a bomb.

• Suspicions of corruption in the Afghan government, with one cable alleging that vice president Zia Massoud was carrying $52m in cash when he was stopped during a visit to the United Arab Emirates. Massoud denies taking money out of Afghanistan.

• How the hacker attacks which forced Google to quit China in January were orchestrated by a senior member of the Politburo who typed his own name into the global version of the search engine and found articles criticising him personally.

• The extraordinarily close relationship between Vladimir Putin, the Russian prime minister, and Silvio Berlusconi, the Italian prime minister, which is causing intense US suspicion. Cables detail allegations of “lavish gifts”, lucrative energy contracts and the use by Berlusconi of a “shadowy” Russian-speaking Italian go-between.

• Allegations that Russia and its intelligence agencies are using mafia bosses to carry out criminal operations, with one cable reporting that the relationship is so close that the country has become a “virtual mafia state”.

• Devastating criticism of the UK’s military operations in Afghanistan by US commanders, the Afghan president and local officials in Helmand. The dispatches reveal particular contempt for the failure to impose security around Sangin – the town which has claimed more British lives than any other in the country.

• Inappropriate remarks by a member of the British royal family about a UK law enforcement agency and a foreign country.

The US has particularly intimate dealings with Britain, and some of the dispatches from the London embassy in Grosvenor Square will make uncomfortable reading in Whitehall and Westminster. They range from political criticisms of David Cameron to requests for specific intelligence about individual MPs.

Read the rest here.

— By Akira The Don on Sunday, November 28th, 2010

By Akira The Don on Sunday, November 28th, 2010

Man, that based shit is infectious, it took out the whole damn OF. GASSED!

— By Akira The Don on Sunday, November 28th, 2010

By Akira The Don on Sunday, November 28th, 2010

Ruff Diamondz. A Dot. Envy. Cherri. Baby Blue. Roxxxan. Lioness. Mz. Bratt. Lady Leshurr.

BIIIIIIG!

It is, indeed, “The Official Female version to Tinchy Stryder’s Game Over.” But that jawn didn’t kick off like:

“Uuuuurgh! Vagina! Monologues!”

Bars bars bars. A Dot is dope.

Rah though. I am especially proud of my Mancunain sister Envy for this one. Look out for some slick shit from us in the Very Soon.

— By Akira The Don on Sunday, November 28th, 2010

By Akira The Don on Saturday, November 27th, 2010

Woah! This kid is flipping SERIOUS. I am speechless. He’s nine, and he raps better than most of the top ten already. AND HIS SWAG IS FLIPPING MAXED OUT.  I wanna do a record with him, he’s amazing. And did I mention he’s flipping NINE?!?!?! He makes Tyler, The Creator look like RZA. Oddfuture bet watch the funk out.

Via Alabama Hustle.

— By Akira The Don on Saturday, November 27th, 2010

By Akira The Don on Saturday, November 27th, 2010

So, you know that G-Mane LP I posted the other day I was going nuts over? Damn, that’s a great album. But I nearly fell of my swivel chair when the last song came on. It’s called Let’s Roll… and it flips exactly the same Tom Petty sample I did on The Joint - from 2005′s ATD10 mixtape – in pretty much exactly the same way.

G-Mane’s is a bit slower and has different percussion. Naturally, I like mine better – it’s got dope-ass scratches and dope ass drums and anyway, it’s one of my favourite bootelgs I ever did. That’s the one Cee-lo said was dope.

G-Mane’s is ill though. I’d love to get hold of the acapella. And I wonder who produced it?

Either way, all praises due to Tom Petty. That’s some mean-ass harmonica.

G-Mane – Let’s Roll

Akira The Don ft Tom Petty & Method Man – The Joint

Tom Petty – You Don’t Know How It Feels

— By Akira The Don on Saturday, November 27th, 2010

By Akira The Don on Saturday, November 27th, 2010

From NewzForMe:

Willie Nelson found himself behind bars yet again today after being arrested for possession of pot in Sierra, Texas. It appears that laidback country crooner’s 2006 misdemeanor for having weed and magic mushrooms on his tour bus wasn’t enough to keep the legendary singer-songwriter on the straight and narrow, as Border Patrol allegedly seized six ounces of marijuana from Nelson as he and his entourage passed through a checkpoint at 9AM on Nov. 26.

The 77-year-old rocker was arrested and booked into the Hudspeth County Jail on a $2,500 bond, but has has since posted bail and rejoined his family and crew in Austin, Texas.

#FREEWILLIE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mr91LNqU4Vc

— By Akira The Don on Saturday, November 27th, 2010