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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.

Splash.

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.

MEANWHILE IN WALES!

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…

OVER AND OUT.

SPLASH!

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— Thursday, July 10th, 2014

By Akira The Don on Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

“Now it’s 09 and I’m running with the Based God
Fire in  my eyes mix my soul with the napalm.”

I remember seeing this for the first time so clearly. It was a revelation. Changed my life. Changed rap forever. #TYBG

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— By Akira The Don on Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

By Akira The Don on Monday, May 12th, 2014

Before Rae Sremmurd were designating that No Flex Zone, there were three of them and they were called DEM OUTTA ST8 BOYZ and made gleeful post-Soulja autotune rap songs. Like this.

By the way, cursory google of “St8 Boys’ will demonstrate why they changed their name, Lil Wayne didn’t really sign Fly Young Red.

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— By Akira The Don on Monday, May 12th, 2014

By Akira The Don on Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

Love these guys. The joy levels are ridiculous.

EDIT: We had to remix it

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— By Akira The Don on Wednesday, May 7th, 2014

By Akira The Don on Monday, May 5th, 2014

“Get your Mum off the estate, get an estate agent/just left your mum on an estate ageing.”

SPLASH.

Many bars from my ole pal. Some excellent shit in here.

Obviously I can’t cosign him moaning about people wearing tight leather though, my favourite trousers are my tight leather trousers AND WOT? Why do you care what people are wearing anyway homie?

Ace to see dude reinvigorated on the mike again anyway.

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— By Akira The Don on Monday, May 5th, 2014

By Akira The Don on Friday, May 2nd, 2014

W00t, Boosie’s the same height as me.

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— By Akira The Don on Friday, May 2nd, 2014