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By Akira The Don on Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

Dude I used to fancy this puppet so much, damn.

— By Akira The Don on Tuesday, January 28th, 2014

By Akira The Don on Monday, February 7th, 2011

Daaaaamn homie! 400,000 views in a month, that is some BIG TIME GANGSTER SHIT!

Nice to see that a rapper getting big on Youtube with a video that isn’t all tits and ass and… OH HANG ON!

— By Akira The Don on Monday, February 7th, 2011

By Akira The Don on Monday, August 16th, 2010

Haha. “Durr.” That’s Dickensian that is.

— By Akira The Don on Monday, August 16th, 2010

Friday, May 14th, 2010

Envy & Akira The Don, backstage at her LP launch party at Cargo earlier this year

Akira The Don ft Envy – Winners
From ATD23: The Street Fighter Mixtape

I think this song is appropriate for today.

Yesterday, I dropped my new mixtape. Today it has had over 15,000 streams on Sound Cloud alone. Ridonculously massive gaming site Kotaku.com called it “The Best Gaming Mixtape You’ll Ever Hear”. Kiss My Geek, brilliantly, exclaimed, “Ca donne une SUPA DUPA HOT SHIIIIT!” My Twitter feed exploded, and continues to explode, with appreciative folks from all over the world. My website crashed, and took down a whole gang of other websites with it.

A pretty awesome early birthday present, basically. Thank you all! You rule!

As for Winners (big up Southern Hospitality for the drop!), that was the FIRST beat I  made for the mixtape. I made the song with my ole buddy Envy last week. She was streaming the process via her laptop, futuristically enough, so her inspirationally dedicated #EnvyArmy got to see the process. A week later they all got to hear it, gratis. Awesome.

I got the following email this morning:

never heard anything of ur productions before, but kotaku´s mr crescente got me hooked up with it in article … so i just got one question as an fellow producer i need 2 know the sample of that “winners” track … by far the most superb … very good puttin such a beat on it .. gives the sample such a drive u digg ? well u should u produced it ^^
and that girl, while i really dont get along well with oxford english (even if i´m half jamaican), really put some vibe to it … at first u think yeah rite girl … but as i heard the song the second time ? i was blown ^_°

greetz
DNS

Well, first off, thank you for the email, and for appreciating my drums! My drums have gotten way better since I started banging them out on my MPD, its been a major breakthrough for me…

Second, Envy’s English is not Oxford, it’s Manchester! Which is in the North of this weird-ass island. And that’s one of the reason’s her flow is so ill. The other is that she is pretty much a genius. As for the sample? It’s Street Fighter II Victory – Hadouken Theme Song, an absolutely brilliant piece of music. So here you go, my new friend, and all my other friends, new, old, forgotten, remembered:

Awesome, non? I am looking forward to breaking down more of this Street Fighter ish over the next week. Some of the sampling is pretty straight, like here… and some is really not at all. Like The Title. That joint was SO FUN TO MAKE! Oh my LORD!

But! What joints do YOU want to see zoomed in on? and what do you want to know? Lemme know, I make it happen.

Right. I better get off and do lots of work. My Mum’s coming to see me today, to celebrate my birthday and say things like “you’ll always be my little boy! It seems like only yesterday that you were this big!” And so on. I can’t wait!

Download The Street Fighter mixtape for FREE here!

— Friday, May 14th, 2010

By Akira The Don on Monday, October 5th, 2009

So, MTV just dropped their Hottest MCs list. It went thusly:

#10: Raekwon
#9: 50 Cent
#8: Fabolous
#7: Young Jeezy
#6: Gucci Mane
#5: Rick Ross
#4: Kanye West
#3: Drake
#2: Lil Wayne
#1: Jay-Z

Big up Rae! The cries across the wires though: Rick Ross is hotter than Eminem? Man, the internets are going NUTS! And I quote:

man fucc these niggas Em has Bodied all 4 of these niggas Bodied Jay-Z and his Gay ass Lil brother Nas had an album Named Nigga come out and go gold and Nas TI Ludacris Kid Cudi and Eminem not on there I can see not seeing one but all 5 not on there fuck this list I would spit in Buttahman Face for bithing about 50 being on this list and not having em on here at all somebody mad at the interscope brand~
The Internets, 2009

And so on and so on. I’m waiting for Joe Budden to drop a video crying about it. Well, not waiting, obviously. I do have real things to look forward to you know. Anyway, one should remember that this is a “hottest” list, so it should be regarded as if it were the opinion of Paris Hilton. Which it may well be.

— By Akira The Don on Monday, October 5th, 2009

Saturday, July 24th, 2004

So, I got some (ha!) sleep, and I listened to the noises Birddogg was making up here while I was down in New York, doing whatever it was I was doing in New York. Like, there’s some ill stuff. But one in particular is just tremendous. it is mighty. It fills my heart. And prefectly fits so many of the raps I was writing in New York, tempom flow, everything. So, what I’ve done, is draw various raps, and bits of raps, together, to create this New York song that’s been brewing all the time I’ve been here. It is best I get it out now, before I FORGET.

Annoyingly, the necassary component is missing. So piss.

Bad: All the stuff I bought last week – food, drink, socks, weed – is gone. Mostly. I got a lot of Ritz crackers, peanut butter and macaroni.
Good: There’s a Death’s Head Moth on my window. (See right)
Bad: There is animal shit by my window.
Good: The air outside is fresh and envigorating.
Bad: The air in the top level of the house, in which I am supposed to be dwelling, is thick with the stink of animal and of animal excrement.

I went to turn on the sauna earlier, and nearly trod in cat shit. Or dog shit. It could be both. Whatever. It’s like, wow, sauna! Oh, catshit. Wow! Oh. Wow! Oh.
Etc. So, I wanted to go into town and get a job today, to pay for my ticket back to New York, but waited about for people to come with me rather than just doing it, and the end result is it’s super late now, too late to get a job anywhere, and everyone’s going into town to go out, save me, who must stay at home cos he has no ID (this is a worry), and it’s too far to chance not being allowed in anywhere.

A ha!

So I should write more now. I wrote a bunch earlier. Phil is worrying that Amy has forotten his ass, as she went in her tiny car to take Cecelia and James over an hour ago. But she hasn’t forgotten him. It’s just miles from ShanGayKen to Woodstoock! A HA!

I just asked Spiky if he has a message for the world. He said, “spitroast!” So there you go.

— Saturday, July 24th, 2004