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By Akira The Don on Monday, February 1st, 2016

In which the self-styled Supervillian of the year explains his point of view.

BONUS:

In one of the most incredible acts of trollery/performance art I have ever witnessed on these here internets, Shkreli, backed by homies in ski-masks, taunts the fuck out of Ghostface and threatens to “erase [him] from the rap history books.” This dude is is beyond legendary by this point, he’s some kind of ancient myth.

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— By Akira The Don on Monday, February 1st, 2016

By Akira The Don on Thursday, January 14th, 2016

Damn, I wondered what Polow da Don was up to. Ripping off Vindaloo. Shit is catchy as fuck. Amazing.

Note how it turns into Heart Of Glass for 12 seconds towards the end.

LYRICS:

Cowardice
Are you serious?
Apologies for freedom
I can’t handle this
When freedom rings
Answer the call!
On your feet
Stand up tall!
Freedom’s on our shoulders
U.S.A.!
Enemies of freedom face the music
C’mon boys take them down
President Donald Trump knows how to make America great
Deal from strength or get crushed every time!
Over here
U.S.A.!
Over there
U.S.A.!
Freedom and liberty everywhere
Oh say can you see it’s not easy
But we have to stand up tall and answer freedom’s call
U.S.A.
U.S.A.!
U.S.A.
U.S.A.!
With the land of the free and the home of the brave U.S.A.
U.S.A.!
The stars and stripes are flying let’s celebrate our freedom
Inspire proudly freedom to the world
Ameritude
American pride
It’s attitude, it’s who we are, stand up tall
We’re the red white and blue, fiercely free that’s who
Our colors don’t run no siree
Over here
U.S.A.!
Over there
U.S.A.!
Freedom and liberty everywhere
U.S.A.!
Oh say can you see it’s not so easy
But we have to stand up tall and answer freedom’s call

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— By Akira The Don on Thursday, January 14th, 2016

By Akira The Don on Sunday, May 10th, 2015

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Damn that purple motherfucker still got it.

— By Akira The Don on Sunday, May 10th, 2015

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Akira The Don - Dreaming Of America

So just before Christmas I made a new item available in my shop, as I’d just emigrated and didn’t have an shirts or anything for people to gift each other with at those most Wonderful Time of Year. That item was A SONG, written and executed by me, Akira The Don, about whatever the person who bought it wanted. Sleeve also.

I did one of these songs last week, for a safe British dude called Ben. His friends clubbed together to get it him for his birthday, and sent me a very sweet letter enquiring as to whether the item was still available, which it was, and whether I was able to do it within the fortnight, which I was.

“Well that’s gonna make somebody happier than you can imagine,” came the reply, along with a list of things they wanted including in this song they were getting for their best friend’s birthday from one of his most favouitest musicians, truly a futuristic and amazing gift if e’er there was one.

The list was extensive, and included the following:

CULTURAL REFS:-

Ben’s love of John Hughes films – esp Ferris Bueller’s Day Off (this film taught Ben essential life skills for a teenage lad!)

Quentin Tarantino
Beastie Boys
Morrissey and The Smiths
The Rocky movies
Escape To Victory

Be fun to refer to changing technology of Ben’s life – when he was at school he had a Commodore 64, then Playstation, now it’s smartphones, twitter and facebook

Wes Anderson – esp Rushmore
Paul Thomas Anderson – esp Magnolia

SCHOOL DAYS:-

Ben was different from the other kids at school in that he loved American culture and sports – esp American Football, hip-hop, cool films

Ben’s favourite NFL team is Miami Dolphins, fav player was Dan Marino

We even formed our own American football team in the school playground, called the B.E. Panthers

Ben loved English literature – be great to weave some of it into the lyrics, we loved Gerard Manley Hopkins and his use of alliteration and onomatopaeia. Ben loved Shakespeare, especially Henry IV Part 1, in particular Hal’s soliloquy which he used as a mantra for life on many occasions! Be great to weave a line or two from this into it, he’d love that:-

If all the year were playing holidays,
To sport would be as tedious as to work;
But when they seldom come, they wished-for come,
And nothing pleaseth but rare accidents.
So, when this loose behaviour I throw off
And pay the debt I never promisèd,
By how much better than my word I am,
By so much shall I falsify men’s hopes;
And like bright metal on a sullen ground,
My reformation, glitt’ring o’er my fault,
Shall show more goodly and attract more eyes
Than that which hath no foil to set it off.
I’ll so offend to make offence a skill,
Redeeming time when men think least I will.

After school Ben went on a road trip round the States, taking in the country and culture he loved so much, where among his hi jinks he was taken in by the Moonies (church/cult)

UNI DAYS:-

Dudley Campus – best friends were Eddie, Christian, Jeremy, Tom Nash

Goldsmiths (nightclub) – all you can drink for 99p

Corridor 1 parties with the Dutch mafia

Stealing Farmer Dave’s milk from the kitchen

POST-UNI (last 18 years!):-

Scriptwriting / Making the short film “Going Home” in 2010 / Got played at film festival in Yorkshire

Has written several scripts, watches films every weekend, trying to get published, no luck yet!

That’s Ben’s dream, he lives for film scripts, desperately wants to be a film writer.

It will happen for him one day!

So, I poured myself a vodka soda, typed “America” into a search box, and sampled the first four bars of the first music that appeared. A few minutes later I had the chorus, and half an hour later I’d written the song. I poured another vodka soda, turned the lights down, and recorded it, right here in my MIDNITEbother Wadey’s Hollywood apartment, where a younger Ronald Reagan used to get up to all manner of no-good.

A few days later Ben was presented with his song. I’m told it was a very emotional moment.

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Anyway, I love the song, so with Ben’s permission I am sharing it today. HAPPY BIRTHDAY BEN, you uppercase G you.

Get your VERY OWN SONG for a limited time by cleeeeking here. And enjoy this brand new MIDNITEMEN remix while you’re at it. New shit coming very soon. SPLASH!

— Thursday, February 5th, 2015

By Akira The Don on Monday, December 22nd, 2014

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Perma-relevant. Time is a flat circle.

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— By Akira The Don on Monday, December 22nd, 2014

By Akira The Don on Sunday, December 7th, 2014

This is an amazing record. Had this on headphones earlier walking down Hollywood boulevard where a cop shot someone to death last night, through the protestors and the Spidermen and the Princes and Michael Jacksons. Shit was emotional as fuck.

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— By Akira The Don on Sunday, December 7th, 2014