By Akira The Don on Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

A video three months after the single drops? Damn, this must be a hit by this point.

So, this song HAS grown on me. But I just noticed a troubling line. Forsooth:

“You the whole package/plus you pay your taxes/ you my Wonder Woman call me Mr Fantastic.”

Now this is troubling for a number of reasons. One: what’s so good about a girl that pays taxes? ‘Mm-hmm, legitimising a corrupt system and founding war gives me wood, yessir.’ WEIRD, Bob. And two: what would Wonder Woman want with Mr Fantastic? He’s MARRIED, and she’s an Amazonian Princess with Morals. Plus they live in entirely different universes! Anyway, since Disney bought Marvel I don’t see another Amalgam happening any time soon. With that line B.o.B. has cursed and doomed his relationship. I hope he’s happy.

— By Akira The Don on Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

By Akira The Don on Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

“The label wanted Juicy!”

Rugged tells a great tale, always. This is the tale of  The Renaissance…

This is The Renaissance:


AND this is some crazy remix I found on Youtube:

— By Akira The Don on Wednesday, March 10th, 2010

By Akira The Don on Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

“This three fingered son of a bitch. He has no soul!”

Biggie shares a death day with Charles Bukowski, who died on this very day, March 9th, in 1994, when I was 13. I like the idea of them rampaging around The Christian heaven together. What larks! Anyway. I have gone on about Bukowski a lot over the years. I am a massive fan of his writing. Hot Water Music is one of my Desert Island Books. I have read it maybe ten or more times, and it gets better and better.

Robert Ebert has a gang of cool Hank stuff over here.

— By Akira The Don on Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

By Akira The Don on Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

This is so ace. Lioness needs to drop SONGS already dammit, she’s too good to be spitting on the sidelines.

Rah, is Lioness Bearman’s sister? I dunno why I think that. But I do. And where the hell is Bearman anyway?

— By Akira The Don on Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

By Akira The Don on Tuesday, March 9th, 2010


Rest In Peace to the Black Frank White. I’m posting this because I love the song, this is some amazing footage of a moment in history… and because Biggie said Method outrapped him on this song. Biggie was a dude like that.

Aw hell. Here’s the studio version.

— By Akira The Don on Tuesday, March 9th, 2010

By Akira The Don on Tuesday, March 9th, 2010


That is a question I have been asking myself, as every time I look at Twitter I see my old pal Bizzle practically foaming at the mouth over some “catting” that N Dubz, and Tulsa in particular, have done to him.

Well, now I know, because Joey told me. With the video above. I think this case is cut and dried, and Bizzle is right: He should never sing again!

ROLFCOPETER ON A DINOSAUR! Only joking Bizzlor.  What it is, is Bizzle sent Tulisa from N Dubz a demo of a song, which sounds deeply similar to their recent hit, I Need You. Anyway, N Dubz have responded, claiming they finished recording their song two  months before Bizzle sent them his demo.


“Man don’t need to cat tunes off you rudeboy,” spits the one who’s name I can’t remember, looking deeply hurt. “Man write hits.” He then goes on to insinuate that Bizzle is looking to cash in on the Camden trio’s success.


Bizzle responds by pointing out how big his house is. “Check the TV though, dunn know. BAM!” He then instructs N Dubz not to “gass the people” by showing files called “rough mix”. “That don’t prove nothing!” he barks, pointedly, and proceeds to show an email in which Tulisa appears to like his demo, suggesting extra vocal parts that could “spice it up”. No embedding of the video is allowed, however, and comments are disabled. Dude, internets don’t like that ish!

“Look at this table! This is Italian glass table fam!” he concludes, with a flourish.


Then DAPPY gets involved! UH OH! He’s coming at your ass with METADATA!

We proceed to get a lengthy lecture on the content of N Dubz’ metadata.

(Also, I learn from this video N Dubz use SOUNDFORGE! Snap!)

“Where can you modify the date?” gibbers Dappy, excitedly. “It’s impossible bruv! It’s impossible!”

Bizzle responds by pointing out that a person could show a file and play a different song. DUH! However, he has blocked his video from being embedded. AND disabled comments. Again. This won’t help His cause, and might give the WRONG IMPRESSION. But I understand. N Dubz stans go hard on the internets, real talk. Those little buggers could swarm a man’s site and merk that thing into tiny dead pieces. BAM! I still get about a hundred hits a day from people seaching “Tulisa swine flu” and “dappy hat”. TRUE TALK.

“Man’s not 12 years old fam,” notes Bizzle, sternly.


EDIT: Bizzle just hit me up to let me know he’s sorted the Embedding issue. Cheers Biz!

— By Akira The Don on Tuesday, March 9th, 2010