This thing’s been on rotation in Don Towers for like, a year, thanks to finely tuned cats over at Southern Hospitality, now finally we have a resolutely out and proud visual with which to help combat the evil that still haunts us, no matter who’s managing the superstore.
— By Akira The Don on Thursday, November 1st, 2012
I am sat on a nice leather seat in the luxurious and futuristic confines of the San Francisco International airport, about to fly to LA. I am tired, hungover, and full of a great joy and wonder and thankfulness. I have had a amazing 5 days here in San Fran. I knew nothing in the way of detail about this trip, had no hotels booked, no studio booked, no dates or times or film crew… I just knew I was going to, somehow, make a record and a video with Issue, Spread Joy, and have some experiences… and that’s exactly what happened – in a fashion bigger, better and greater than even I had dared hope.
Thank you SO MUCH to all the wonderful people who showed me such a joyous and excellent time and helped me have some of my greatest adventures.
(I tell you about some of them when I get a bit of time. Like the one about saving a girl’s life when she collapsed during the eclipse.)
That pic up there was taken at Isoptope comics today, by the way, where Issue and I were filming the WORLD’S FINEST video, and doing an interview. I have a snapback tan line. Life is ace.
Issue tweeted these just now, which confirms that my Joy Mission is working, and that is a beautiful thing.
Here’s some photos from the past few days adventures.
BOOM! Have you some footage of me and Issue during our rather epic 13 hours session in Fremont’s legendary STREET SYMPHONY studios yesterday, with the ultra G Deegan Mack Adams!
It was an amazing time. We were working on our collaborative LP, World’s Finest. We made six songs! Six very ace, inspirational, trippy, weird, and joyous songs. It was an honour and a provedle to spend time and create great art with the young enigma ISSUE, who kept his mask on the whole time and writes verses in the time it was taking me to discuss the approach to the song… and it was a joy to work with Deegan, because as a production minded rap engineer he does exactly the same sort of shit with vocals and the song’s beat I would… but better. And for the first time in a very long time, all I had to do was write my raps and perform them in the booth.
I was also blessed to talk with E-40 on the phone, who apologies for not being able to make it down to the studio and was very flipping nice. “Enjoy it, and make every second in there count,” he said, wisely.
I will write more tomorrow, but right now i gott run and get the BART back to Frisco to take part in this crazy wacky races shit that’s going on today.