When We Were Young

Akira The Don

  • Uploaded on
    November 6, 2006
  • Recorded at
    The Shed, New York & Danny Saber's Masonic Lodge, LA
  • Produced by
    Akira The Don with James Brown, Danny Saber & Emile
  • Mixed by
    James Brown & Danny Saber
  • Mastered by
    Ted Jensen
  • Artwork by
    Akira The Don

When We Were Young was my debut LP, recorded in LA, New York and London in 2005 on goliath Yank label Interscope’s quarter-million dollar, and originally released by UK indie Something In Construction in 2006.

Available now from The Little Shop of Awesome on MP3 and CD. CD comes with complimentary digital download. Amen.



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click the track titles.


  1. Ronad
    April 5, 2010
    12:59 am

    this is one of the best alvums ever

  2. THE_SL1M_R3AP3R
    May 31, 2010
    2:08 pm

    Jeffing fantastic!!! Only problem is Akira once said he'd get me the vocal track and bpm of dead babies so i could do a rock cover and he never did… DAMN YOU AKIRA… DAMN YOU TO HELL!!!

    Love ya really dude, would still appreciate those tracks though.

  3. Dew_on_the_web
    January 27, 2011
    1:32 am

    ouais! c’est trop bien! bisous x

  4. MrHappyTurtle
    February 14, 2011
    6:29 pm

    Number 6! The Prisoner! 😀 Your songs on here are amazing!

  5. Anonymous
    February 15, 2011
    11:45 am

    Thank you!

  6. Zcarstheme
    February 20, 2011
    3:38 pm

    How I love this album. One of the greatest of that decade.

  7. Minimal Fox
    May 9, 2011
    3:12 am

    Absolutely smashing album! I’m here in AK and definitely trying to show Alaskans up here how real rap goes, and you’re an amazing example. :p

  8. Anonymous
    May 9, 2011
    10:49 am

    Alaskans?! Amazing. Thank you @facebook-100001499014060:disqus

  9. BrandonG
    May 18, 2011
    3:39 pm

     This is my favorite Album of yours and I have been spreading your music to every one that will listen. Its just a sond you cant keep to your self. Still going Hard here in Afghan! RESPECT!

  10. Freakke The Clown
    August 10, 2011
    8:56 pm

    Can I ask where the sound bytes from the opening of Back in the Day come from?  Sounds like a movie but I don’t know which.  I’d also like to say I like the use of the piano parts from Steinman/Meatloaf’s Lost Boys and Golden Girls in the song.

  11. Anonymous
    August 10, 2011
    9:11 pm

    Thank you mister clown. not a lot of people are familiar with that song. I love the whole album… as for the vocal samples, all the vocal samples on When We Were Young were taken from an old British TV show called The Prisoner…

  12. Freakke The Clown
    August 13, 2011
    5:40 pm

    Thanks, I was curious as it made mention of persons named by numbers and I think I’ve heard reference to it before from an Iron Maiden song.  Just wanted to check it out.

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