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May 2014
By Akira The Don on Friday, May 30th, 2014

SAD BOYS STAND UUPPPPPP!

#TYBG

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— By Akira The Don on Friday, May 30th, 2014

By Akira The Don on Friday, May 30th, 2014

The debut we owe to Tim Westwood is immeasurable. I was nine years old or something sat up late with two fingers on the cassette recorder taping his radio show, getting exposed to rap music.

This video is wonderful, a peek into the crates and crate digging history of the UK’s most influential rap DJ.

 

BONUS:

— By Akira The Don on Friday, May 30th, 2014

By Akira The Don on Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Lushness.

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— By Akira The Don on Thursday, May 29th, 2014

By Akira The Don on Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Following a billion songs about weed, half a billion songs about MDMA, and a quarter of a billion songs about acid, the universe gets the entirely unapologetic “actually coke can be super fun” anthem the world was waiting for… and its also the most sincere song RiFF RAFF’s done since that one from 2010 about people stealing from his crib in Houston the name of which escapes me and is thus bugging the crap out of me.

Neon Icon is actually dropping then. Amazing. What happened to all those superstar features Jody was claiming tho? A$AP Rocky and Wiz and Drake and so on? What we got, Chance The Rapper and Mac Miller? That’s some middle of the mall shit, surely? Not that it matters if the record is as jamming as these singles. And does that mean we’ll eventually get the Harry Fraud LP? What about Iced Out My Lighthouse? So many questions.

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— By Akira The Don on Thursday, May 29th, 2014

By Akira The Don on Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

“Didn’t matter if you had a Lex, Beamer or a Benz
As long as you had room for all of your friends.”

This song is so sad, and will likely get sadder as the years go by.

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— By Akira The Don on Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

By Akira The Don on Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

“Fuck rap. its mind control.”

It was basically this and Nigga Please that made me certain I wanted to rap.

Still sound amazing.

“BONUS:

The ultra dope funk version he made with Taylor Savvy a few years later, that one might actually be able to get away with playing in a club without getting bottled. Actually sound even better today than it did at the time.

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— By Akira The Don on Wednesday, May 28th, 2014