By Akira The Don on Friday, October 7th, 2016


This bangs and Deliverance remains one of the most underrated albums of all time.

— By Akira The Don on Friday, October 7th, 2016

By Akira The Don on Saturday, May 2nd, 2015

I’m really feeling these new Yelawolf joints, the soul is shining through.

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— By Akira The Don on Saturday, May 2nd, 2015

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

I first came across Alabama legend G-Mane in 2010, which seems like another era already. I connected with the sound instantly. Somewhere between Nate Dogg and Pimp C, it had style, soul, substance, swag, swang and superior storytelling in abundance. I made me want to learn to drive again so I could cruise around in some great boat of  a vehicle banging it. It was his Sex, Drugs And Money tape, on which he hit a beat that sampled Tom Petty, same song I sampled on Show The Joint.

So, despite coming from entirely different places, we were already united by music. That is the power of recorded sound, brothers and sisters. And a few years later, he hit me up on twitter for some beats, and I sent him some, and he liked the one that sampled Mercury Rev, and asked me to rap on it with him, and lo, there it was, Anglesey to Alabama, united in sound for eternity.


And now its been released, as part of his brand new album In God We Trust, which you can stream above, and purchase here. Its G Mane, so you already know its another beautiful collection of timeless rap music. Dude is as consistent as consistent comes. I’m working on some new shit for him right now, so you can look forward to more cross cultural country classics. Amen.


I have been continuing to run on my beach, go for walks every morning, and spend happy, happy times with my girl and my son. I’ve also been drawing more one off albums sleeves for people, so get yours while you still can. Oh, and I do believe MIDNITEMEN just got their first official remix commission from a legendary artist. Can’t wait for you to hear it.

Speaking of which, I do believe there’ll be a new transmission today…



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— Thursday, July 10th, 2014

By Akira The Don on Friday, January 3rd, 2014

Dave Pensado visits Nashville, where he checks out some swaggy new mike and has an interesting conversation about the state of country music in Legends Studio.

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— By Akira The Don on Friday, January 3rd, 2014

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013


GMANE says: “GMANE teams up with London’s own Akira The Don, who also produced the track, to create dat ultimate smoke and ride music!!”

ATD says:

“Alabama country rap legend GMANE and I connected via Twitter last year, as is the contemporary and righteous way. We realised we had a shared musical heritage, both having sampled the same Tom Petty joint, he retweeted one of my mix tapes and I sent him some beats, which he said were unlike “anything [he] ever heard before.” Then I didn’t hear anything from him for ages and forgot about it until a few weeks ago he sent me back one of them, based around a backwards Mercury Rev loop, all vocalled up and beautiful, asking if I wanted to add some raps to it. The song came through as a one track MP3, as he’d had some kind of hard drive fakery incident, but I was able, with professional skills, to mix in elements of the original production, along with new ones, and give it some of that hi-fi audio quality it deserved. And, obviously I blessed it with a sweet sixteen.

ENJOY THIS FINE SHIT! And look out for more in the future.



PS, make sure you check the new Cam’ron tape, DonMane and GMane agree shit is fucking awesome.

Speaking of Dipset (LIIIIIINK!) here’s a flick of me and Duke Da God and the Priority Crew going ham in LA last week. Amen.

Akira The DOn, Duke Da God, Adrian MArtinez, Priority CRew, TEDDY'S LA

Gmane x Akira The Don

— Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

By Akira The Don on Friday, July 19th, 2013

A tearjerking gem of an episode of Live From The Streets, in which rap records are made on the roads.

Massive massive massive props to Green, producer of all those dope records with Pace Won, for this, and the rest of the series, which I recommend very fucking highly. Inspirational shit to warm the soul.

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— By Akira The Don on Friday, July 19th, 2013