May 2012
By Akira The Don on Thursday, May 31st, 2012

This is very excellent indeed. Shit even goes UK garage for a bit half way through. I am fucking sick of Illuminatzi chick in people’s artwork though, that shit was getting old in 2006 for the safe of sweet fuck. But like I said, amazing music. Via Southern Hospitality, who sayeth:

ATL bass god Daniel Disaster of Heroes & Villains / Mad Decent fame hooks up with BLKKMORRIS to form the disturbingly dope VAVLTBOYZ.

On the second volume of their Luxury Trap mixtape series, the pair reach far and wide to compile this “menagerie of bass, trap drums, rnb vocal samples, and various genres seamlessly blended to create the perfect soundtrack to a summer full of hedonism.” The tracklist really says it all. Enjoy.

1. Elite Gymnastics – Here in heaven 4 and 5 (CFCF remix)
2. RL Grime – Amphibian
3. Keith Sweat -Right and a Wrong Way (Scoop Deville Screw)
4. Jacques Greene – Another Girl
5. 14th – Hide Yourself
6. DJ Master D – Mad Drumz
7. Mariah Carey – Touch My Body ( Cyril Hann remix)
8. Bikini – R.I.P CFCF Remix
9. LOL BOYS – Cloudy
10. Drake – Find Your Love (kovu remix)
11. LOL BOYS – Cloudy Radius remix
12. Bones & Money – Anxious
13. Brenton Duvall – Cry if You need to
14.Disclosure – Boiling feat Sinead Harnett
15. Jeesie Ware – Running (Disclosure remix)
16. Brandy – I Wanna Be Down (we like turtles edit)
17. Artful Dodger & Robbie Craig Feat. Craig David – Woman Trouble
18. 14th – Chimes
19. Emeli Sande – Daddy ( Ifan Dayffd remix)
20. Ifan Dafydd – No Good
21. Ifan Dafydd – Miranda
22. Daley – Smoking Gun (Quest remix)
23. Lemonade – Neptune (Sinjin Hawke remix)
24. Beimajor feat Waka Flocka – Lights down low
25. Mister Tweeks – Hol Up Mister Tweeks remix
26. TEETH – Shawty
27. RL Grime – Art Money
28. No Scrubs (Rivers Gbeh remix)
29. J4M35 L34N – N1T3 TR4P
30. Justin Timberlake – Cry me a River (Brodinski screwed edit)

— By Akira The Don on Thursday, May 31st, 2012

By Akira The Don on Thursday, May 31st, 2012

Apparently this thing is tracks left over from the Blue Dream And Lean sessions. That’s crazed, cos they’re all amazing.

— By Akira The Don on Thursday, May 31st, 2012

Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

That’s me being amazed by the glory of the UNKILLABLE THUNDERCHRIST print, a thing of gargantuan beauty that measures a whopping 10″ square, comes with a lovely matte finish that stops light reflecting off it meaning you can enjoy it from all angles even in extreme lighting conditions, and can be ordered from my shop right now for the incredibly low price of ten (10) english pounds, which is $15 (fifteen) in Americana. AMAZING! This will go in the post tomorrow, along with the UNKILLABLE THUNDERCHRIST CDs, which I had hoped would go out while I was in the USA, but did not, for reasons far too boring to go into here. Suffice to say it will be worth the wait and I got the candies – as my dear Yankee chums call them – in.

YES! Hold tight for the big photo stuffed blog depicting the final third of my US adventures, along with the artistic spoils of said excursion, like those songs and that video I shot with Issue. Here’s a nice picture of us at the video shoot. Note the fitting sign above our lovely heeds.

Yeah, we were swagging hard. And speaking of the Bay, I just got an email from someone at Billboard, who thinks I run Lil B’s record label.

How weird is that? It reaises an intesrting and pretty amazing point though: Lil B described this record as a classical album, despite it being performed entirely on synths and sounding more like New Age relaxation music, and for that reason alone, it’s appearing the Billboard classical music charts this week. Absolutely amazing reality creation from the Basedgod there. I raise all of my hats, including this one, which is probably the illest hat in the Uk since I bought it back.

Yes, yes, yes and YES. That hat is almost as good as Andy Falkous from Future of The Left‘s open letter to the guy at Pitchfork who gave his album a bad, and factually inaccurate review.

…On ‘robocop 4 – fuck off robocop’ we will simply have to agree to disagree. However, if it is truly amongst the worst songs of the year then I am a giant bat and Pitchfork a cave into which I will shit golden effigies of your face.

Seriously, go read it right now, it is amazing, and probably the best music writing I’ve read since something Swells did in 96. Incidentally, I once described Andy Falkous in print as looking exactly like Steven Wells in my 5 star review of the first Mclusky album, which is probably why I got a thank you on their second album. See, my music journalism career wasn’t all Wu-Wear and Acid.

“As for the cover, well, there’s a penguin on it you stupid cunt.”

Hey! Speaking of clever politically aware musicians, here’s a lovely photo of my homie Time, with whom I made the modern classics Full Metal Alchemist and Too Sweet To Be Sour, all suited and booted and smiling next to the good Dr Noam Chomsky, who liked one of his articles (he writes articles on politrickery and whatnot as well as the dystopia-rapping) so much he invited him to come and speak with him the other week.

To that, I will raise a bowl of strawberries and a bottle of water. CHEERS!

Oh, finally, I got the following letter from a new listener:

I replied by informing William that the song was pretty self explanatory, then suggesting he read the lyrics on my website, as sometimes people can’t understand what I’m saying cos I say it so fast. It later dawned on me, hoever, that as a new listener, William might not have the level of context that say, I do, and people who’ve been with me since Living In The Future or even earlier have. See, William, I was, as the song says, always broke, from birth in fact. As recently as this song I was scrabbling down the back of the sofa for pennies when the electric went. Brokeness, once one is past the crawling stage anyway, is as much a mental trap as anything, and I wrote the song as a kind of magical sigil, designed to work continuously on a subconscious level, in order  that its joyous existence in the world would help bring material wealth in my direction, so that I might live a free, and less stressful life, and keep my woman in a manner more desserving of a creature so beautiful as she.

Thusfar it’s been working pretty well. I am about three times as well off monetarily as I was when I wrote it. True story! The solid gold house is not yet in my possession, and “some dope film” has yet to use the song, but I believe it to be close. I had an email from my publisher just the other day saying he’d had a number of LA based music supervisors in touch extolling my virtues. Just look at LiL B and his classical album. We are the architects of our destiny. And my destiny has a libary full of so many comics I’ll need a lader just to get to the S section in it.


— Wednesday, May 30th, 2012

By Akira The Don on Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Real talk, real shit. And here’s some real talk – The DReam is a fucking genius, the tiny bit of melody he blesses this joint with is enough to propel a solid street record to pop classic status.

PS – I heard that Lil Wayne “reply” (Foolish trend hopper, you so vain you went and thought it was about you!) and that thing was embarrassing. Wayne hasn’t been amazing since he did that Taking Over remix about why it’s OK for him to kiss Baby. Rage.

PS – Push’s head must be like, half the size of mine, I got two of those hat holes filled and my shit is tight, he got three and a load of room, braids and all. Amazing.

— By Akira The Don on Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

Tuesday, May 29th, 2012

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