I have just got back to Don Studios after a fine afternoon hanging out with my lil brother and his lady and their infant child, followed by a fine night with my ole man and his lady. We stayed up till 2:35 watching seventies Top of The Pops repeats and drinking whiskey and cokes, chased down with a cheap Tesco Gaviscon knock off. It was most joyous.
Hey, guess what i got off my my ole man and his lady?! An Iron Man T-Shirt, and ARKHAM CITY. So amazing, This means ALL of my presents this year have been superhero themed.
I am now going to play a bit of Skyrim, then I am going to do a bit of work.
Holy crap, Dexter’s back! What the hell will they do now? Can they top John Lithgow’s bathtub psycho, or Johnny Lee Miller’s Tom Cruise impersonation? Will his sister fall in love with another serial killer? Is the creepy bald guy from the office finally going to be revealed a serial killer? Will Angel wear a toupe? Has that baby started knocking off the other toddlers?
— By Akira The Don on Sunday, September 25th, 2011
Any month that includes a new Akira The Don mixtape is a fine one indeed. ATD 16 is here and as ever it’s free from Akira’s website or for a fiver you can get an individually spray painted CD case complete with your name “Is The Don” on the cover.
Mine featured some wonky spelling and a broken badge, but as if by magic a fresh corrected copy landed on my doormat the next morning.
ATD 16’s easily the best mixtape since ohh… ATD 15, featuring as it does all manner of cover versions, sneak previews of the new album, and general brilliance. On its 20th anniversary NWA’s “Express Yourself” gets reworked East London style with doo-wop, Dot Cotton, and the classic rhyme: “Simmer Simmer, I need a blade for my strimmer“
The Pet Shop Boys “Rent” is also “Don’ed” along with the finest remix of 2008, Akira’s take on Gonzo’s “Working Together“. It’s not all played for laughs, the stark “Eleven In My Mind” is a brooding warning as our civil liberties disappear in the name of fighting “terror”.
Cheers Music Like Dirt!
For you now then, the full singular version of 11 In My Mind Still, complete with intro, outro, and clean fade. Download, acapella and instrumental after the jump.
ATD16 – The Don is the new mixtape from Akira The Don. An hour-plus of brand new songs, bootlegs, awesomeness, and special guests including Littles, Big Narstie, Pixel, Marvin, Trencha, Shizzio, Son Of King Rebel and Mary Turner.
Listen to a 160kbps one track MP3 below. You can also buy a track-seperated CD quality MP3, or a personalised CD plus T Shirt.
ATD16 Personalised CD
The hand crafted, mini-LP-styled, limited edition, numbered CD comes with the oppurtunity to get whatever the heck you want written before “The Don”. Your Mum Is, Jimmy, Fat Bob, Snoop, Someone Really Ought To Kill, whatever you like.
ATD16 Personalised T Shirt.
Screen printed silver The Don logo on a lovely black cotton T Shirt. Same as the CD, you can get whatver you want written above “The Don”, handpainted by the OG Don, Dr A J Narkiewicz, AKA Ak Donovan ESQ.
CD & T shirt £16.99
CD Quality Track Seperated MP3
ATD16 as a track seperated 320kbps MP3 bundle. Comes with bonus track.
Akira The Don – Dennis’ Intro
Akira The Don – The Don
Akira The Don ft Littles & Marvin – Bladed
Akira The Don – Video Highway (Snippet)
Akira The Don ft Littles – Express Yourself
Akira The Don ft Littles- My Life
Akira The Don – Eleven In My Mind Still
Akira The Don – The Death of Beef As A Viable Marketing Strategy
Akira The Don – Miracle Whip
Akira The Don ft Pixel, Trencha, Big Narstie & Littles – Got Money?
Gonzales – Working Together (Akira The Don Remix)
Akira The Don ft Shizzio – Lissen
Mercantile Aims – Fun With Science
Akira The Don – Rent
Akira The Don – Push it To The Limit
Akira The Don ft Martin Carr – A Lonesome Town
Akira The Don ft Littles – No Matter What
Son Of King Rebel – I Don’t Love Jesus No More